To Hannah

To Hannah

It’s just been 4 months, but they’ve been oh, so long.
You’ve been missed: your hug, your radiant smile, your song!
Thoughts about you come at night on our pillow:
Did you know in your garden there’s a corkscrew willow?
Did you know your room is just as when you left there,
And the Angel light sheds the same glow it shed for you here?
Do you have angel lights glowing for you in heaven too?
Do you know it’s hard to picture you in heaven?…You?
We can’t bear to think of you lying in the ground.
Yes, that’s not you, but it’s the you who ran around!
Faith gets tried sorely when sadness is so deep.
Thoughts just keep coming, robbing us of sleep;
Sometimes we give in too feelings and lie there and weep.
There are so many memories, but so little of you to keep…
Of you…vibrant, lively, and filling our arms.
Now only our thoughts can hold on to your charms.
We wish you knew how your garden looks.
We wish you were here to read your books.
We wish you were here to fill your shoes.
Who wants to move them? Nobody does.
Do you know how Midnight seems to perk at your name?
With you gone, Hannah, life’ll never be the same.
It’s just been four months, but they’ve been oh, so long.
Do you know how often, Hannah, your name’s on our tongue?

Do you know
We love you so?

Love Nana
Margaret Conradi
September 15, 2005

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