Goodbye my dear aunt,
It seems I never had the chance,
To visit enough these years,
When you smiled or lost tears.
I should have found time,
To leave these rooms of mine,
To show my brain is not bare,
To say I knew and cared,
That my father was your brother,
And there is no other
Like family, cousins and aunts,
To keep in touch and dance,
Through life, if by chance.
For blood is the vine of the limb,
That brings us together and then,
Through the years keeping close,
Dropping in to say hello.
I know life was not easy for you,
Hardships and sorrows you knew,
But you weathered it with the Lord,
And with Him, you were restored.
I remember your love and wit,
You were feisty and funny, and I fit-
Sometimes within your mold,
I was like you I have been told.
Yesterday was the last goodbye,
As you slept, we all cried,
And I hope that you'll forgive..
That I missed your bountiful gifts,
Of the clock that can't turn back,
Of time that runs on track.
Of memories lost, not made,
Of sunshine midst the shade,
Of warmth within the fold,
From youth to growing old.
And as you stand on the balcony above,
Looking down, I am knowing your love.
(c) October 14 2010 Carol Rader
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