(For Gina Marinello-Sweeney)


Her words are written

With the hand of the best

She’s different than others

Not at all like the rest


Her gentle heart

With good natured fun

She brings a smile to my face

as the day’s just begun


When things are dark inside my mind

In her I know I can confide


Her comforting thoughts

and meaningful hugs

She’s like a cup of hot chocolate

steaming in a mug


Sweet and wonderful

She brings joy to the world


One day soon…


Her words shall be heard

As her writing takes the people by storm

She will pray in thanksgiving

to Christ our Lord

By Kateri Athanasius