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Poetry Friday : August 19, 2016.

This evening, I collected words that family, friends, colleagues, and former students shared on my friend’s Facebook page and wrote a brief eulogy. I felted comforted as I read and gathered their words and as I put them into the lines of this found poem.

Dear beautiful friend
It’s so unfair
Your time came too soon
You left the earth today

Growing up
In a small neighborhood
We had imagination, sprinklers
Bicycles, tricycles, picnics,
… and YOU
You NEVER left anyone out
You made people smile
You inspired us
A beautiful soul
An incredible woman
The bravest and strongest
With kindness unmeasurable
Everyone’s friend
With a shoulder to cry on
And laughter to share
You lived your life with integrity
Touched us in deep lasting ways
You were unconditional
Shaping lives of countless children
A most favorite teacher
Your legacy will continue
We said goodbye
Hearts are in pieces
We celebrate your life!


Let’s all go over to Dori Reads to share and read poetry.
Thank you Dori for hosting Poetry Friday this week.