by Joni Gallo / Joni Gallo Copyright 2008

Your sweet presence was the gift you gave us,
Your beauty was unmatched,
Though everyday struggling to breathe through scarred lungs,
You persevered and triumphed.

Know that you were loved wholeheartedly at the end
By those you touched on your too short journey,
Once a victim of thoughtless abandonment,
Never to be forgotten again.


Joni Gallo