365 Snap Shots of Life: Day 114

I just received news that a wonderful woman I knew passed away today. She was the midwife who assisted me in delivering my 4th child in a lovely home birth. I wrote this poem a while back about her and I’m posting it here today in remembrance. R.I.P. Sweet Kaye…

I post no actual photo today but in its stead, I’ll paint you my word picture of this precious soul.


Blue eyes that tell a story,

of loves’ loss,

tinged with perhaps a bit,

of yesterday’s glory.


Eyes of azure,

tinted with sadness;

azure,cerulean, lapis-lazuli,

oh why have they not seen their jubilee?


Hiding behind a curtain…

…seen way too much?

perhaps losing hope?

is it too much with which to cope?


Life and death situations abound all around,

one day up, the next, she’s low to the ground,

and still Kaye hearkens her ear to the sound….

…. phonic, sonic, supersonic faith sings her resounding song.


Not a faith based on what is seen,

but on trust and belief,

that only comes once,

from the secret place.


Kaye will dwell ,occupy and reside,

in the secret place of The Most High,

she’ll abide and remain under His shadow,

proclaiming Him always her refuge, her tower, her strength!

-Eva Santiago copyright 2012

2 thoughts on “365 Snap Shots of Life: Day 114

  1. What a beautiful poem in rememberance of your dear friend. Bringing a life into this world is such a wonderful and life changing experience. I know my adoptive mom delivered me when I was born. I know your friend would have loved your poem. Sometimes, you don’t need a picture to explain something. Sometimes all you need are words and we readers will understand. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you so, SO much for your sweet words. I was just reading this and I’m so touched that you’d reach out to me like this. Thank you for following my blog and for sharing from your heart in your comments. Have a lovely day! 🙂


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