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To a Loving Soul

You taught us words
and now we remember you in verse
You taught us phrases
and now we remember you in prose

You taught us compassion
and now we remember you in kindness
you taught us laughter
and now we remember you in smiles

You taught us humility
and now we remember you in reverence
you taught us generosity
and now we remember you in charity

Time brought us together
Yet it took us far apart
Distance divided us wide
Now fate took you far

And into that place
which we call heaven
let your soul rest
forever in peace


(Dedicated to dear Late OPA)

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