Here is my first slice of life piece.  Getting brave and sharing my writing with the world.  This piece is for a dear friend we lost too soon this week from cancer.  Her imprint on so many lives will be missed greatly!  Tessie


Gone is big blond hair

No more is strong voice in the room

Missing is her smile and laugh

Left are her family and friends


Not knowing why she had to leave so soon

Leaving us alone

With only our memories

And the light she lit in all of us

To be a better teacher

To be better reader and writer

To be a better person

Forever in our hearts