10 February 2010

Her Regal Grace

regal

memories best left unsaid appraise
yet tears are real and crying
takes a punt at passions blaze

older ones amongst us rein and check
distress; we’ve suffered loss like this
in far too many ways

but she would wish us set as ease
from aching death in words expressed
by gentle magnanimity

and so the pastor says the flowing phrases
tells the tales with gales of laughter
a cheery smile and happy face

and there the sweet consensus stays
to calm the trembling hands upraised
enfolded in her regal grace
© 21 October 2010, I. D. Carswell

In memory of Jean Russell