I once knew a vibrant soul,
A beautiful friend to all,
A wife and parent,
A mother bear,
A woman of boundless love,

We were not privy to her whole life,
But she exuded love and peace,
She supported so many of us,
Helped shoulder our mental weights,
Fondly indefatigable,

She left us,
Perhaps for a greater purpose,
Perhaps needed elsewhere,
To join the cosmic bulwark,
Against the evils of the universe,

She was a humble shieldmaiden,
But now she’s a valkyrie,
An ascended warrior,
A heroine of legend,
Rest in Valhalla my friend.

Comments
  1. I like how you added a comma to the final line of every stanza, except for the last one, of course. It bettered the feel that the heroine in the poem was “going somewhere”. I need to use this technique in my own works. 🙂

  2. shauna says:

    Beautiful tribute.

  3. Tori says:

    She’s smiling. Wherever she is in the universe or heaven I know the how deeply she loves this and you for it . Love you

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