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Odes from a


D e a t h i s a Ve i l

By Margie Jimenez
Death is a Veil

Death is a veil
Obscuring the what was
Of a life defined by pain and suffering
Difficulties in life
Remembered now no more

Death is a veil
Filtering out the sighs, regrets
Blotting out the brusque
Obliterating the disappointments
Illuminating the pleasures

Death is a veil
Helping us perceive
Beyond the physical who was
To the memory of a good
A beneficent,
A cherished loved one

Seen now through this veil

A legacy of kindness
Remaining forevermore

Rest in peace, dear one

Rest in peace