Melvina Germain

Gold Star - 25,246 Points (Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Rest My Angel Rest (For You Orunamamu) - Poem by Melvina Germain

Wail your way unto this earth,
A new babe upon the scene.
Your presence served as a Blessing,
a miracle of life, a precious being.

You painted many beautiful images,
and sang that carib. song.
O you danced beneath rainbows,
and lived a life so long.

Today you smile with glistening eyes
as a tear gently hugs your face.
and I know, you’re waving goodbye,
while the inevitable slowly takes place.

It’s time to close your eyes, in silence,
let freedom be. You’ve given your all
by Blessing so many of humanity.
Rest, that peaceful rest, embrace it with
your soul. Return as a child of God,
let earth keep the flesh of old.

Topic(s) of this poem: mourn

Form: Elegy

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Orunamamu was a very sweet and talented story teller, she lived to 93 years old. I spent some quality time with her in the hospital and we often visited other patients. Orunamamu would stop and tell a story to those who would listen and everyone did. I was present at her passing and that was an amazing Blessing. When I arrived home, I wrote this poem for her.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 14, 2015

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