Sunday, April 3, 2011

In Their Own Words: A Poem for Sandi-Lynn Malcolm

Today, April 3, is Sandi-Lynn Malcolm's 19th birthday. However, the young woman was killed last year, just days before she was to turn 18.

Here is a poem written by Malcolm's cousin Jennifer Spence...

She Would be Nineteen

By Jennifer Spence

She would be nineteen ... would be forging her path and she'd be unstoppable!
There would be time ... time for living carefree and loving every single moment
and her time would be spent entertaining the notion of another day.
Mortality is a difficult game to play it renders us weary when loss is our reality
and the pain cuts deep. Its sensation leaves a lasting scar for which there is little relief.
Somebody wake this family from the clutches of this nightmare!
Shake us free from the depths of this despair....
lurking around every corner
in every heart. Tho not always at the forefront, still ever present waiting ...
for the invitation to spring to life and induce the wail of a sad spirit.
She would be nineteen , today she would be...

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