Petals are Honored
Petals are honored to rest with you
God sent to inspire and strengthen all
We are well wishers
Your works, a resilience in our lives
You fought for yourself and never fell for defeat
You fought for us and generations to come.
Rest now with the roses
For your petals are honored
Smile on now as you look at the lives you have touched
Homes you have reached, people you have saved and children you have touched
You proved that pain and misery are temporal
You convinced us; we know we are in charge.
Thank you for the inspiration,
Thank you for the love
Thank you for the wisdom
We promise to pass on these many blessings
Mother to many
We will remember how you made us feel.
We will remember the echo of words
You taught us to hold still
And to dismiss fear
You taught us a million things
We could never say it all
A legend has left us
For her final rest… rest now with the roses,
For your petals are honored.
Written in Memory of Maya Angelou
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