Mourning Poem

My Niece

This is a reflection of a beautiful young woman, a life, my niece. She was taken from this world on 25 October 2010 as the result of an accident where she was a passenger in a car. The words though put together by me are reflections that I had overheard from people who knew and loved her. Cassidy Rotramel and one of her best friends, Hannah Christian were both killed that fatal fall day. Girls, you will remain young, loved and cherished forever.


© Danny Blackburn
Does just seeing me come your way make you smile?
Have I ever done something silly, something that made you laugh?
Does the sound of my voice give you joy?
Does the touch of my hand give you warmth in your heart?

Will you think of me and smile?
Will you reflect on the things I have done and laugh?
Will you remember the sound of my voice finding joy?
Always remember the love and the warmth in my heart for now it is yours!

For I have lived and brought you my smile!
For I have lived and given you my laughter!
For I have lived and gave you my joy!
Remember that your heart now holds my smile, my laughter and my joy!

The love and warmth of my heart is with you because through my soul I found joy in life.
God has given me all of these things and now I leave these things with you,
I do not leave you behind, I leave behind these things that God gave to me, I give to you!
For the life that I have lived and in yours I will always be, for you will always carry a part of me!


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Published: Jul 2011

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