The newspaper told of your kindness
That you were a nurse for thirty years
Reported that you had three children
Married for even longer than your career
It said that you died placidly in your bed
But you were like that all of your days
Talked of your charities and functions and such
Detailed your civic mindedness with praise
Your obituary did not say it all though
Forgotten was your prayerful devotion
Worshiping and singing all the old hymns
Your soul would praise and fill with emotion
© Carol Campbell 2015
Obituary, noun: a notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person.
Placid, adjective: (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited; (especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.
Resonant, adjective: (of sound) deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring; (resonant with) (of a place) filled or resounding with (a sound); having the ability to evoke or suggest enduring images, memories, or emotions; (of a room, a musical instrument, or a hollow body) tending to reinforce or prolong sounds, especially by synchronous vibration; (of a color) enhancing or enriching another color or colors by contrast.
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