By L. Lula Greene Richards
(On April twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.)
A splendid April morning dawned today –
With chilly night a storm-cloud passed away,
As rose the sun a glorious diadem
Came angel messengers for dear Aunt Em!
And she was ready – even waiting here
For transportation to a life of cheer,
Of endless joy, of love and friendship free,
Of untold blessedness for such as she.
Trials and suffering let us not recall;
In her new life she triumphs over all.
Eliza, Zina, Bathsheba are there –
Let us in grateful thought their gladness share.
Let us bring flowers and sing Aunt Em’s sweet songs,
Such tribute still to mortal friends belongs,
While hosts and hosts who welcome her above
High honor pay her faithfulness and love.