This poem was inspired by the recent passing of a dear friend. I dedicate these words in memory of the countless people who have, sadly, battled an illness and lost. I also offer my prayers to those who may still be suffering from illnesses.
To them, I must say, please do not ever lose hope. Your will to fight is stronger than you know.
She knew her fate was less than grand
Yet, her soul vowed to take a stand
Despite the odds, she fought to live
Throughout each day the Lord would give
When tired and frail, she chose to rise
Until her illness hushed her sighs
No greater fighter has there been
And never will there be again.
In life, she had a gentle heart
The kind that sets someone apart
From those before and those who’ll be
She lived by grace and dignity
She was a Mother to her own
And every other she had known
Her sun has set; her time has passed
But, her memory will always last.
She knew the outcome was quite grim
But life, to her, was not a whim
She mustered strength, courage and might
Until she could no longer fight
Though she is gone, she left behind
A lesson to share with mankind
Life may not always be the best
Yet, vow to live, as you are blessed.
© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reviewed by Huda Orfali
|Heart felt tribute
an inspiring courage indeed
May God bless her soul
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|This is a fabulous poem and a fitting memorial. I have a friend who is fighting breast cancer now and I think she would really like this. I might try to print it out and send it to her if you don't object?
Anyway, thanks for letting the rest of the poetry world see this. Keep writing and keep fighting. (Sounds like a plan, eh?)
|Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
|Jill, I'm sure your friend's family will cherish what you've written, I know I do. It brought tears to my eyes - as I think about the struggles of my 3 sons and their deaths. This one is going into my 'library.'
God bless you,
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
A most beautiful eulogy to those who suffer no more, and inspiration to those facing illness to not give up the fight. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. :(
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Words of courage and hope; I needed this today, Jill! What a beautiful write; thank you for sharing! Very well written!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :)
Not ill, but feeling frustrated about waiting for my stupid disability to be approved; living on nothing is driving me NUTZ!!!!
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|My prayers are for you. Your friend is in a new garden.
She is blooming without pain.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|a beautiful tribute to your friend|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|I am sorry for your loss, she sounds alot like my dear friend Melissa who I lost back in February