Poem for Lois and Ellie

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Poem for Lois and Ellie

it is
a joy
to be remembered
and revered
by true friends
from places
long ago
in the years
of our youth…
before
fate and time
determined
our destinations.
it is a joy
to remember
the uninhibited
freedom
in which we
walked
and learned
and played.
leaving
indelible
marks
on
our hearts.
and now I hear
that Lois has preceded us
into the next-world ventures.
she is the leader now
not just the
younger sibling
of a friend.
and I wish her spirit
glorious rest;
as my tears
return me
to the reality
of life;
it’s pleasure, it’s pain, it’s hope.
and of the days
of better
and
of
worse.

Linda Tauhid
July 17, 2014