In her own words:
MAMA’S WAY OF NOT SAYING GOODBYE
To my Daughters, Granddaughter and Great-Granddaughters,
WHEN THE TIME COMES…
When the time comes to say the last goodbye
It will be sad for you, I know
And it’s OK to cry, for a day or so
But after a while - please let me go…
Your tears are bearing heavy on my soul
Every drop shed by you hurts a lot
Since I can’t comfort you any more
Please give me a smile and let me go…
What you saw was my empty body – that wasn’t me
I was full of life, spirit and energy
Always with a smile, with open arms
Ready to hug and squeeze and love
Yes, this part of me you will miss a lot
But don’t let this goodbye
Destroy all the memories - the happy and the sad
BECAUSE I AM NOT DEAD
My Spirit and Energy could not die
A simple law of physics can tell you that
I was just ready for a change of form
And that’s that! Don’t call me dead
(I hate that word I thought I’d tell you that)
Forget the empty shell; even so, I have to say
I kind of liked it too; wasn’t to bad
Served me well, have to admit
But got worn out, and that’s it!
That’s Life and Rebirth of a new form
Think of the fat larva at the end
Changing into an ugly cocoon, seemingly dead
Just to transform into a beautiful butterfly-and fly, fly
That’s me. I am free now (no more pains).
A good Spirit, I hope
I am not sure yet what I can or can’t do
So give me some time to find my way to YOU
Look at the sparkle on the wave, maybe that’s me?
Or the wind playing with your hair, maybe that’s my hand?
A drop of rain tickling your cheek, maybe that’s my kiss?
Just let me in – and you will know
I promise I will try
With all my love and much, much more, kisses, buzki, pa
YOUR Mammmmaaaa, Babcia and Prabcia
This gift will live in our hearts forever, until we feel that touch Mama.
Ewa, Mirka, Megan, Mackenzie and Aubrey