Tribute

Why her, God, why her?

the world at her fingertips

a girl going somewhere,

a smile like the sun,

hands that reached to heal,

strength held out to others,

the big sister,

the courageous one,

the lover, the dreamer, the one who dared.

Why her, God, why her?

 

Why then, God, why then?

So soon-too soon-

it is finished.

The world is dark

they weep-

friends

family

lover

everyone who has felt her smile

her caring

her light

her hope.

Why then, God, why then?

 

Why this way, God, why this way?

this bitter gift-

this price for those who loved her-

this pain

the way she has touched so many

so many here

so many now that she’s in heaven

beauty from ashes?

but there are still ashes,

still brokenness inside the beauty

and now we run for her, our light, our inspiration

Why this way, God, why this way?

 

10/2/07

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