(Dedicated to the memory of my father, Richard Penland)
©2011 Syneeda Penland
You once called me your ‘little Rose’
I was the sunshine of your eye,
your teachings always kept me centered
throughout my life
I remained grounded – humble,
always will, until I die.
You were a man of strength and courage
I obeyed the wisdom of your every word,
when faced with adversity,
your teachings taught me
how to, NEVER get discouraged.
Your light shines down from heaven
to be the beacon in my life,
long after your spirit transcended to heaven
well into the afterlife.
thank you for your care,
your love and affection.
Most of all,
thank you for your words of wisdom
that will always protect me from pain,
sorrow and affliction.
I love you and may you Rest in Peace!