(for Janice and Dorothy, who helped make our lives wonderful)
Another death today
Yes, she was older.
Yes, she had been sick a while.
But the sadness is still heart rending
the emptiness is still a raw hole.
I know death is necessary.
I know it is inevitable.
It brings pain and sorrow,
but it also gives us an opportunity.
It gives us a chance to cherish
all the memories we have left.
It gives us a chance to celebrate
a wonderful life that was.