A Woman with a Heart of Gold

She was the woman

Who taught him about life

The one who was there

When he needed her the most

She was the one

Who was there during his first love

And there when he started school

She was the aunt he didn’t have

The one he could turn to

When he couldn’t talk to his mom

His friends adored her

And learned so much about life

She seemed to know it all

From beginning to end

His parents doted on her

When he was still little

They knew with her he’d always be safe

How he’d cried when he didn’t know how to swing

And how many times had they both fallen

When the training wheels came off of his bike

He grew up adoring this woman

When his children came along

She’d sing them the sweetest lullabies

There wasn’t a day that she cried

The happiest and dearest woman

That had filled their hearts

The day the angles came

She quietly passed away

And he built a monument

To the woman

He’d remember forever more

For awhile in the dark of night

He could hear her singing

And his children would say

That often she came to watch over them

When the sun shone brightly

He knew she was smiling upon them

And when the stars came out at night

He knew she’d be with them always

Till they would one day meet again

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

What a beautiful tribute to a special lady...lovely, Rasma.

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

So often a favorite aunt has more influence than mom. I am always totally surprise when my nephews and nieces and also others tell me what I have said and done that have changed their perspective and attitude. We lead by example...

This poem reminds me of all my special aunts. Thanks, Gypsy :)

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

A perfect way to end my day. Beautiful story, Rasma; you never disappoint. Have a great weekend!

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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

What a great tribute to a wonderful aunt! Thank you for this delightful read!

Love from the sky~

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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is such a beautiful warm tribute to a special aunt.

Enjoy your weekend

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

This is such a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady, awesome!

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Lovely tribute to a kind soul. Voted up ,beautiful and shared.

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Such beautiful words.

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

To know someone like this just once in a lifetime. Beautifully said. Fitting song as always. ^

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Such a very loving and tender write here of that one special person who will always live on in all hearts she touched.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Very beautiful and tender. So much love and caring! Thank you!

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great poetry with such thoughtful words

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so beautiful Rasma and from the heart. Wonderful and voted up without a doubt. Have wonderful weekend my friend.


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mollymeadows 3 years ago from The Shire

Yes, an aunt can be like a second mother. Several of mine have shaped my life. A beautiful tribute, Rasma!

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CyberShelley 3 years ago

Thank you for this beautiful story and tribute to a special lady. Up, interesting and beautiful.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a nice and relaxing weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Maria. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Martie and nice to hear that it reminded you of some special aunts. Hugs.

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Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

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Glad you enjoyed this Jackie. Knowing someone so special is something you remember your whole life long.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. People like this are special indeed. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

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Glad you enjoyed this Molly. Nice to hear you have had such aunts on your life too.

Glad you enjoyed this CyberShelley. Thanks for the vote.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Some people come into our lives and remain ever in our hearts. A lovely tribute.

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