| Shirley's Poem
|Surely someone could say this better,
Perhaps one with the poet's tongue;
Or perchance a choir of angels,
So your praises may be sung.
However I am afraid at best,
You are left with only me;
So listen up very carefully,
And see what we shall see.
I have watched you now for ages,
And your kindness is most clear;
As is your steadfast caring,
To all of us who hold you dear.
Rare are people of your character,
In this life those like you are few;
Who set aside their own lives,
To be a friend that's always true.
Let us now examine the evidence,
That sets you from the rest apart;
To me it is really quite obvious,
It is the size of your loving heart.
Ever ready to spread its love,
And open to those in need;
Of all those I have encountered,
Yours is above the rest indeed.
Your tender spirit has renewed me,
And it may not have been the goal;
But the love that you have shared,
Has forever touched my soul.
© November 2001