she was and is a beautiful soul, Daisy B. Belcher Lockhart
Dear Mother, A Letter of Remembrance
I went to your grave today
Where you and daddy lay
In body but not in soul;
You parted eight years ago.
And while I lingered there
I remembered the softness of your hair--
The way it curled above your brow.
I think of it even now
The way it shimmered like corn silk
Enhancing your skin as smooth as milk.
Oh, my dearest mother
I miss your voice like no other--
The comfort of your tender words.
Your singing of hymns I often heard
Bring me such a peace today
As I think of you and the way
You lived your life as Jesus said.
By His words and deeds, you were led.
And how your prayers helped me see
The trust of a woman on bended knee
Offering herself in complete submission
To the Holiness of God's guided mission.
For you in the life you truly lived
Are a reflection of the love you'd give
To any who would pass your door
You gave a blessing that oft restored
Faith in the lonely and rejected.
You were spiritually infected
With the tenderness of God's grace.
You lived it out; it showed in your face.
Oh, my momma so merciful and good
Thank you for showing me the way I should
Live, love, and forgive.
Thank you for the life you lived.
The flowers that I left for daddy and you
Are nothing compared to the beauty true
Of all that you were and are and will be
Sweet Mother, you mean the world to me.
I miss you...
Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2008-05-02 at 01:46
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