Though I never met the woman
Who was called suddenly by our Lord,
I think from what I knew of her,
She journeyed heavenward.
A short while back, she phoned me
About something on her wall;
It was something I had written
And it prompted her to call
To tell me she enjoyed it
And it brought back memories,
And she wanted me to know that
Because she thought I would be pleased.
That was a special moment
For a poet such as I—
Someone whose work is simple
And usually written on the fly.
I was heartened by the thoughtful way
She called to let me know,
And now I think there’s stardust
In her crown where she now goes.
I’m writing this to tell you
You should never hesitate
To say something kind to others
That they’ll appreciate;
Because a thoughtful little moment
Taken from your busy days
May also add some stardust
To your crown of heavenly praise.
Read more poems, articles and stories by B. Killebrew at: www.trovemagazine.com