Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Cold December Morning

In Memory of Emily
07/08/1956 - 12/29/2005

A cold December morning began like any other.
But ended with shock and fright.
We waited, many days, and then the news arrived
The shock set in; the grief began.
It wasn't what we wanted to hear.
That smile was gone forever.
Each minute we felt it more and more -
We were full of anger, full of grief.

Now four years later on a cold December morn
Still felt by some, the pain hasn't stopped
Where are our answers?
How different would our world be today
Had this event not occurred.
If the shock we never would have felt,
and the nightmares not so vivid

Would we be happy,
Would we not have cried?
Or had she lived, would things be different
Not for us, but for her?
Her death horrific, unacceptable.
Who can answer our questions,
Who can tell us why.
Without a doubt we'll all find out
And in our knowledge
we will finally let her go.

I miss you Emily,
Love, Shelia

To read more about Emily you can go to here.


Anonymous said...

Breaks my heart to remembe.


karen said...

What a tribute. One day the truth will prevail and justice will be done.

Robyn said...

Keep her in your heart, Shelia!

Anonymous said...

What a great tribute to your dear friend. As Karen said the truth will prevail.*

Pat said...


Anonymous said...

Emily was a person you cannot describe. You had to know her to know her smile and warmth. I miss her greatly. She was a blessing to lives of myself and my family. We will never forget her.

Jeanette said...

Emily will never be forgotten. She touched our lives and we will never be the same. This tribute was beautiful. Thank you!