Michelle Leigh Book
"Those in Spirit are there shining their
Love for you in thoughts, songs, signs
Of all kinds…"
"In memory of all those who left us too soon…
We remember you in the morning,
In the night, when we look at the stars
A song, a place, a smell
You are always with us."
Had I sat with you longer in the dark, we could have found light.
She wasn't the watcher, the keeper of us siblings
but she was the dancer
"Like a wildflower; she spent her days,
Allowing herself to grow, not many knew
of her struggle, but eventually all,
Knew of her light…"
I'd tell them of your murky water,
And how it was still crystal clear
I'd tell them of your mountains
And how you climbed
I'd tell them of the fire you endured
And those you started
I'd tell them of the falling rock beneath you
And how solid you stayed
Her family will be having a private service and interment.
Published in The Beaver County Times from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2021.