Rita

 

Rita

Gentle lady,

Brave beyond belief,

Your tiny frame

Housed a heart

Bursting with compassion -

Caring for so many

In quiet, unobtrusive ways,

Both in prayer and deed and encouragement.

A quiet word, an ever listening ear,

You freely shared your gifts with true humility.

Our friendship, all too brief,

I treasure still.

Your legacy of love and caring

Shines on in many lives,

Including mine.