Mom and a Sis, and Mom.

She was a tear- -a stone,
the sun and moon traversed the sky
to brighten her dreams.
Her dreams glittered star dust.
She had it all- -gave it all
right from the start
– -love in her heart.
She was inspiration,
singer of songs- -weaver
of pallets for sleeping
– -maker of clothing and dolls,
a keeper of the old ways- -
keeper of names and truth,
burning sage- -cleansing soul.
She was a daughter of Earth- -
granddaughter of the moon- -
a sister, wife, mother, grandmother.
Her dreams glittered star dust.
She was a giver- -bringer- -
passer of light- -
flame on a candle
in the darkness burning- -
bright smiles, warmth, compassion.
She was a voice of prayer- -
balance and measure
of night and day.
She knew about loss- -hardship
and how to survive
on love.
She had it all- -gave it all
right from the start
– -love in her heart.

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.
Photograph, Collage of Personal Family Photos, Copyright 2010,
by Suzie Ashby.