Yesterday, I attended the funeral of a beloved cousin.
Mary Alice Smith
Her eldest daughter read this poem she wrote in honor of her
beloved Mother. I'd like to share it with you.
I've cried a million tears this year
And just when I thought I was done,
Pain and sorrow came back in
And I cried another one.
A special lady left today
That breaks my heart in two,
Rain clouds came, the sun went away
Lord, she went to be with you.
She was my Mommy
When I was a little girl,
And as I grew to be a woman
My mentor and best friend too.
She never met a stranger
As they always became a friend,
She talked to everyone she met
No matter where or when.
If you needed someone to lean on
Mom was always there,
Taking in all the strays
There was always enough to share.
She loved everyone in equal measure
Mother, Sister, Brother, Friend,
Her children and grandchildren
Were special treasures till the end.
Now she's smiling down upon us
Doing cartwheels in the sky,
Sitting on the porch swing
With her father by her side.
I'm in a better place now
She softly whispers in my ear,
And please keep all the happy memories
They'll help chase away your tears.
Written in loving memory
your devoted daughter
Karen A. Roupp©
May 30, 2003
This Midi is: "Amazing Grace"
June 1, 2003