|For Sheri, Celia, Sandy and Maggi without
their losses, I never would have had the inspiration, or experienced the
losses necessary, to write this poem.
Your light and love is missed by those who loved you.
and see your smile.
As I feel your presence anew,
I am filled with warmth
and my heart remembers love.
I read an old card
I remember who you used to be
Perhaps you are the morning bird
I miss your being
Your spirit has become for me
I remember you.
Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
|About "In Memory of You"--the
"In Memory of You," was written on a sunny winter day, penned in
response to the death of a dear family friend from bone cancer. Her death
combined with other recent significant losses-- a childhood friend to the
complications of multiple sclerosis at the age of 34, a 22 year old to
the long-tern effects of anorexia nervosa and a vibrant light of a patient
to lung cancer at the age of 38--to inspire the poem. These deaths were
my primary motivators, but there were many others over the years--patients
that I had lost during my days as an EMT or while in medical school and