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Offline Shenmue654

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Mom's Eulogy
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:20:13 PM »
So my Mom died of Alzheimer's Disease in December, and her funeral was in early January. This was the eulogy that I wrote for the funeral, which Mar delivered and thus made everyone there think I was the second coming of Edgar Allen Poe. (The guy is a brilliant orator, but for some weird reason only does his thing when it confers no benefit on us whatsoever.) Anyway, here's the poem. Our last word on Mom.

Who sings for the comforting fire in their hearth?
 Who extols the praises of quiet support?
 Who describes the perfect laugh for other people‚Äôs jokes?
 Who speaks of the triumph of a will against the darkness
 Those many triumphs that no one records?


Who writes treatises on an unassuming painting?
 Painted with passion and grace and gentle spirit
 Who discusses the virtues of social skills that calm and heal?
 Who lives through countless perfect walks
 Under a golden forest Sun
 And writes of the person beside them?

No one writes about people who do those things
 No one speaks of their glory
 No one drinks to their name
 No one lets their voices be heard
 Rarely do they get what they deserve

I knew a woman like that once
 I remember her well
 She was there when I had a tale to tell
 She was there when I blathered on about fading glory
 She read every last horrible story

She was a consummate mother and wife
 She was there at the last moments of her life
 I came in selfish and with dignity gone
 My sick Mom took one look and asked me what was wrong.

Beth Israel was there for us all
 With a kind smile and gentle nod
 And she will be there at the throne of God.

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Re: Mom's Eulogy
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 04:02:43 AM »
This is beautiful and fitting. :')

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