Almedia Knight Oliver
Life Is A Symphony...Death A Melody - Poem by Almedia Knight Oliver
Toni, caring and compassion were a symphony of
smiles, and your compassionate words the conductor
When we first met, your hearty laugh was a
pattern, and design to cut, stitch, and that made
a lasting relationship between us until death
I remember a special time we met, in your home, a good while ago: you, husband, and those 'fabulous five'a chorus in harmony in the background of your home
Oh' what a beautiful sight, sweet harmony for attending ear and
a mind alerted to patience and love that you gladly gave to all
Toni, I sat in wonderment watching your children wrapping around
your legs as you laughed in delight...I remembered winding around
the maypole at Benson High School...But the narrative continued still
In amazement, I watched happy babies-must've been the twins or the ones in between, climbing up daddY‘s legs, reaching his fleshy football chest, and were lovingly tackled...daddy kissed each for making a touch down at the finish line!
Then decades passed and the children grew taller and bigger, so did your career bulged with love and care, for special need children that you endeared like your own special one, until the very end.
Toni, the past year and the one before our texted words were a harmony of sounds echoing every morning; they were wrapped in rainbow colors, shading lighter and quieter, and finally faded into absence, Saturday 3,2014.
Although, no more laughter, no more designs, but you'll forever be a song of memories treasured by all.
So long my dear...yet your spirit will be felt today, tomorrow, and future years evermore...
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