It's my sad duty to inform you of Anna Welsh's passing
.

September 2

Anna, I'm here to write again
My love, my sister, my friend.
This day, today you've gone away
You left me to remember when.
I remember the love you gave from
deep within,
I remember the time spent when we
became friends,
I remember the flowers picked on our
walks each day,
I remember your tiny yet very strong
frame,
I remember your eyes so dark with
their circle of blue,
I remember your sheepish grin; the
one that said, "I always win,"
I remember the way you took charge
every chance you'd get,
I remember your sweet good-by's, the
hugs and kisses you gave,
I remember the way you and Grany
held hands near the end,
I remember when your hearts became
friends,
I remember the day I brought you
home,
I remember the many tears you shed,
I remember you knew I knew it was
close to your time to go,
Anna, I'm here
My love, my sister, my friend,
This day, today you've gone away
You left me to remember when.

 

Carol A. Anthony-Browning
© 1997