Goodbye Ginette

Here’s a poem I wrote which will be read out at my mother in-law’s funeral later this week.
Goodbye Ginette you’ve gone to rest
Among the stars, you were the best
A mum to Alan and to John
A wife to Reg who’d already gone
A character you most certainly were
A friend to animals of feather and fur
We remember the pigeon you set free
In London Zoo it had to be
When Alan was young he remembers well
His friends were welcomed and treated swell
Cheese on toast was lovingly made
Can can performed, you weren’t even paid
You loved your life and lived all with a smile
Not afraid to go that extra mile
You lived through war, in Paris, tough
But helped the resistance, did enough
Through all your family were your guiding light
You fought for them with all your might
But now’s your time to leave us all
And return to where you hear the call
Didi sends love, your brother dear
He’s back in France, but in spirit he’s here
And all the friends and family gone before
Send loving wishes as they watch you soar
Although you’re gone you’re not forgot
We’ll think of you, how could we not
You’ll linger on in all our minds
Your love endures and family binds

Published by Suzi Magic

I started writing as a child but was encouraged to look elsewhere for my career and "get a proper job". I then became a nurse and have only recently returned to writing. I've recently published my first book which you can check out here I live in a beautiful part of Devon, close to a canal where I love to go to write. I have a three legged Burmilla cat called Nala and love anything that brings a little more magic into the world. I developed OCD, Anxiety & Depression, back in 2007 which led to me having to retire from my nursing career and reinvent myself. I am passionate about helping people accept that debilitating mental health problems are just as valid as physical disabilities. And I want to help others who have these conditions to discover their own version of life magic. I am also a part time wheelchair user because of some chronic back conditions.

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