Her words, gift wrapped in bright stripes
Mended wounds, healed pain, and strengthened faith
Her light, shining through every heavy cloud
Brought forth a wisdom for all ages.
Her loss is felt from near and far –
An echo among the hills, watching
Stories unfold in
Every shade of human skin
We are all connected
Descendants of the shared branches
Outstretched hands grateful
For the gift of today
And the hope of a brighter tomorrow.