"About Dona Lou"

This is Richard Amoroso's first submission in a very long time. I am pleased to post this tribute to Dona Lou Pearson, a poet who both Richard and I greatly admired. (Richard and I often discussed Dona's poetry and her interview).  This is beautiful.   - poetheart 08/18/02

She preceded me,
I followed her...
She set the standard,
I merely copied her...
She came first,
I came second...
She conveyed the thoughts,
I only dreamed of writing...
She decorated your site,
I only skirted the outside fence...
She posted her mind,
I only doodled...
She captured the soul,
I only breathed on it...
She teased the essence,
I only flicked it...
And now that God has recalled her,
it can be said
that He who rules the Universe
has recalled one of His scribes...
and God has taken her soul,
but she left behind her most cherished gift,

                       her heart.......
                       richard.


by Richard J. Amoroso

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