Alone, so self-contained she lies,
Looking ahead through the tears in her eyes.
She welcomes tomorrow but with a sigh,
Silenced by an angel's lullaby.
Uncertain of feelings she feels inside,
These rules of life she must abide.
So near, yet so far she's going,
She feels it too, on her face its showing.
She will leave behind for us to see,
Fond memories, for all eternity.
And will take away as she departs,
The laughter that once lit our hearts.
- Alistair D'souza (Nov 2000)