Tears of sorrow will be shed today
For the loss of our brother, Joseph,
Who touched our lives in so many ways
With his wisdom, humility, and compassion,
What a wondrous thing
Is a tiny seed
Planted in the earth.
With a little sun,
In a place chosen just for me, I wait,
Silently, patiently, for someone to touch
My silken tresses, to admire my pretty dress
Trimmed with lace and fancy buttons,
No sweet kiss to say, goodnight,
Only a pillow to hug,
How I need a lullaby
To soothe me gently to sleep.