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Nan, our shining light

A shining light has now been dimmed A voice we loved is stilled The chair where you sat, now empty Is a place that can never be filled A golden heart has stopped beating So loving, so pure, so kind But her memory will live on forever In the legacy that she left behind For so many years she has reigned Our mum, our Nan, our queen Famous for many wonderful things Especially her delicious cuisine Her butterfly cakes, her lemon meringue And oh that wonderful trifle Her tasty egg and bacon pie Her cooking was so delightful Christmas parties, dressing up Her pagan perfume she sprayed A good old east ender a sing-along A cinzano and lemonade She filled our lives with sunshine Her smile would light up the room Her charm, her glow, her infectious laugh Would cure any doom and gloom We all know she loved a party And Chas and Dave would be there The joy we would feel just to watch her Sing along without a care So many years of memories Tales that will never grow old The head of our family, the love of our lives She’s a wonder to behold The unconditional love she gave Her affection knew no bounds With endless kisses and cuddles Our queen of love she was crowned Her love, her strength, her courage Her selfless caring way Her wisdom through the years Has made us who we are today Always there for each of us With pride she watched us grow She guided and she taught us Almost everything we know The essence of everything beautiful Our Angel in disguise And now she watches over us From high up in the sky God knew she was special So He gave us her on loan But when He knew she needed Him He came to take her home We would give our all To have her back for one more day An hour or a minute For these words we need to say.. “You were our greatest treasure Nan Our world, our heart, our soul You made our lives worthwhile We love you more than you could know Our tears could fill an ocean Our fragile hearts won’t mend Not only did we lose our Nan We all lost our best friend Always we will miss the Nan We never can replace But, our memories are something Even time cannot erase And when grief becomes too much We know you’ll keep us strong We’ll know you’re by our side Because in will live on (Written for Nicola and family)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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