This is a poem about my Aunt who was a huge inspiration to me and even in death continues to inspire me in my everyday life. I believe that she is in every action that I make and shows people her spirit through my speaking and my message to the world.
One Totally Cool Aunt
Dessert before dinner, always
Finger puppet shows, fabulous
Poking holes in the Sees candy, sly
Forest walks and exploring, adventurous
How do I explain what you meant to me?
A diagnosis of cancer,
My superhuman Aunt becomes human
Given 6 months to live,
I knew she could beat it.
Her faith in God rises above all else
She keeps all her loved ones positive with her energy
Three daughters and a husband struggle to say goodbye.
Little did they know her struggle would span a decade?
Three magical white weddings, seven flourishing grandchildren.
She sees this all through her somber struggling eyes.
Eyes beginning to droop, body beginning to fail
She senses the end is near.
With family crying in the waiting room not ready to let her go,
She assures them that she will not be far,
just a prayer away.