I painted a picture of her today
In colors vivid and bold.
I wanted to accurately display
The beautiful shades of her soul.
For her heart, I used a ruby red
To impart the richness therein,
I saw a swollen heart that bled,
Spilling abundant love from within
Her eyes reflected a tinge of sadness
Whenever a silver tear shone,
But captured a measure of gladness
From all the good she has done.
Pen nor words can never describe
Her gilded soul of gold inside.
Barbara A Cadogan © 2012