What flights of time Eternal

Await you on the wing!

Your stay on Earth --

A wondrous gift of beauty.


You shall not pass,

Your presence lingers on --

For you have tapped the fount

Of depths of love

In all you meet.


Your purpose here fulfilled,

Your legacy of hope,

Kind and fair-minded,

Friendly and warm,

Steadfast, and modest.


Aware the end is near,

You show no fear

No melancholy regrets.


Though borne in pain

And sacrifice,

Your subtle charm

And enigmatic smile

Imply a secret pleasantry

Sourced your courage.


Off on the wing

To realms

Of tender sleep.




1997 -- 2007 by Pasqual S. Schievella