Elegy for Nicole

I never imagined

that your bright smile

and sunny personality

would be gone.

You were beautiful,

so much that I wanted

to be beautiful

just like you.

But your life was stolen

in one brief instant

and the beauty that was you

was stolen with it.

I remember well

the visitation and funeral –

so many people in pain;

I was in pain.

You will be missed, Nicole,

and the days and years will pass,

and our pain will diminish,

but my fondness for you shall remain strong.

Rest in the arms of peace

and may the angels care for you

until we meet again

someday.