Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day Daughter

In April I wrote a Tribute to my neice, Tara, who was tragically killed, leaving behind 3 young children.

This is a beautiful poem my cousin (her mother) wrote for her - and I wanted to share it with you.

(for Tara on her Birthday July 4th)

Your eyes represent the innocence and the brillance of the Fourth of July
The innocence of the child in wonderment at the fireworks,
The brillance of your personality blazing across the sky.

You are no long limited by the earth and it plains,
You are now are a part of the heavens.

When I see the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I will think of you,
The innocence, openness, and hopefulness of a child.
The brillance of what was, is now, and shall in the future be,
You see, you left behind three brillant sparks for us to marvel at (Leo, Maya and Travis);
and they will lead us on where you left off.

When I look at the fireworks, it is their brillance and uniqueness that catch my attention,
more so than the time spent in the air.
People will remember your beautiful smile - which has no earthly bounds.

Your presence on this planet definitely gives up hope, and lights up the darkness -
like fireworks on Independence Day.

These beautiful words are from the heart of a grieving mother who still wants to share Tara's beauty and love of live with all of us.


Christie Cottage said...

That's beautiful Pam!

Sixsisters said...

Lovely Pam . Thanks for sharing this with us.

Beth said...

A beautiful tribute! ((hugs)) for you & your family...

MagdaleneJewels said...

Thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts and words. I am sure Tara hears them all.

Mamta said...

Lovely poem. Hope she is happy as the fireworks in heaven