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Walking to Paradise
by Tyrone Vincent Banks

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
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In Memory of Victoria Mendes

Walking to Paradise


©2004 Tyrone Vincent Banks


 


 


I see a vision


Clear as if seen by my own eyes


The cold rain strikes to pavement


Like the tears of the ones who will miss you


 


Invisible footsteps splash through the surface of scattered puddles


I see the outline of your spirit created as the rain cascades off of your form


 


I can hear your voice


The voice that comforted others as you suffered discomfort


 


I can see your smile


The smile that you smiled in spite of your struggles


 


I can see your hands


 


Hands that influenced to fate of others


Hands that carried your little one through the sun, the rain and the storms


Hands that would try to do for others in spite of your pain


 


I can hear your voice


The voice of an Angel


Your harmonic rhythm and words that attach themselves to my heart


 and to the hearts of others.


 


I remember the first day that I met you


I remember the conversations


I remember how you loved your husband


I remember how you cared for your son


 


I am seeing you from the other side


You walk towards paradise but you continue to look back


You do not want to go but you must


 


My brave warrior


My brave sister


My brave friend


My cheering section…


 


I can remember our last conversation from your bed in the hospital over one year ago


I can remember how you told others of my writing


 


I’ve been loosing a lot of people lately


Some unborn and some who were alive


 


You walk through the rain that fell on the night that you crossed over


You realize that your journey has concluded and another will begin


You feel the warmth


You feel the fingers and hands of paradise grasp you


Those that have passed on before you await your arrival


 


Know that we love you and together, as a family, we will get through the pain


And remember you for all of eternity as that person…


The one who inspired others


The one who did make a difference


 


Walk into paradise and join the chorus of Angels


Sing loud and please the Lord


For your struggle is over now my cousin


 


And as I said to you as your soul prepared for its departure that evening -


We will see each other again.


 


Dedicated to Victoria Mendes


Rest In Peace.


 

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