Yesterday they laid my best friend, Pat, to rest. She bravely battled pancreatic cancer since she was diagnosed on her fifty-fifth birthday. My heart is saddened to have lost my pal and confidante, but know she's in a better place. Here is my ode to Pat:
A new angel dwells in heaven,
she moved in just today.
I got the dreaded phone call saying,
"your friend has passed away."
I can't see her face, or touch her
hand or tell her not to go.
I didn't get to say "goodbye" or
say "I love you so."
But I know she still can hear me,
she didn't go far away.
She dwells within my memories
and all my yesterdays.
I'll hold her image in my heart
and remember what I see.
I'll not forget the times we've shared,
My special friend and me!
July 30, 2003 in tribute to Patricia Ann Suwyn, a mother, a wife and a wonderful person. Rest in Peace my friend...we'll meet again someday. Find a shady spot and wait for me.