played at her funeral. Only that song sung,
God put us here to have fun!
So we dressed you in a lemon drop
top from Mexico, una túnica solamente.
Placed a silvery jeweled tiara on your flaxen
hair ~ put sequined ruby slippers
on your feet ~played lullabies to a land
we had heard of and dared to dream. We wished
upon stars ~ hoped you’d wake up where there are
no sorrows, no tears, only bluebirds flying.
Your troubles melted high above
the chimney tops ~ beyond the rainbow
where the clouds are far behind you.
(In Honor of my Mother ~ Jean Addington Adams ~ June 13, 2010)