That is all I will be left with soon
Your departure is imminent
You leave me here as you move on to another journey
I can feel the tears welling up inside
I want to cry but tears won’t flow
My heart too afraid to let go
Too afraid to say goodbye.
In limbo I find myself now
I don’t want you to go but I know your suffering is too great
Memories is all I will have left,
Precious moments of my life with you
Memories of life…your life
A grandmother to others, a MOTHER to me
Beautiful inside and out
Perfectly imperfect and proud of being so.
A voice strong and soft
As your wisdom taught lessons with love
Although time has gone by
All your beauty still shines
You were my great anchor
I now feel like a boat without its sail
Like earth without rain.
How many times was your soul broken?
Yet your spirit remained the same
The fire inside burning full blaze.
Do you know you taught me strength?
You gave every part of yourself,
You taught me how to care
Your stories lit up my face
They filled me with hope and desire to live
To my thirsty and battered soul, you were life’s water
You were always a pillar of strength
A fiery Volcano
A bird without a cage
Your arms always open
Ready to guide and protect those who strayed.
I learned so much from you
I learned real laughter is reflected in the eyes
I learned real love is not one without troubles
I learned a good person is not the one who is most amicable
And a real leader is not the one most people like
Valuable lessons I will carry throughout my life.
Your wisdom goes beyond basic rationale
Wisdom gained through hard blows
Wisdom gained through time and pain
You taught me about second chances
About the power of the human spirit
And the journey towards rebirth of the soul
Thanks to you I found the courage to reclaim myself
Thanks to your wisdom I am alive
Thanks to you I dare to stand where others hide
Thanks to you I can swim against the current
I can dance under the rain
I can sing my truth even if my voice shakes.
Even though you are in pain
Your smile welcomes me every time
In your eyes I see all the things you cannot longer say
There is no need for words
My heart always understood yours.
As I sit here today
Soaked by the rain
I find myself “smiling”
As I lift my eyes towards the sky, I say your name
Such a sweet name….
Here is to you… Elizabeth
A name I am honored to have as my own
I will do you proud sweet lady
You have been my angel while on earth
And although it hurts to see you this way
Knowing you are soon to depart
Off to a place where there is no more pain
No more sadness,
I know wherever you are you will hear me
Whenever I shall think of you
Whenever I was to whisper your name
It will be to rise me from the fires of hell
It will be to describe what love is
For you have been love incarnate
Forever tattooed within my heart
If ever someone asks me what love and strength are
I have one word to describe them
Until we meet again my angel
-Sofia Elizabeth Falcone-