April 9, 2017

Please indulge me on this Sunday in April, for it is a day that brings with it the memories of a night and a time I can never forget. Since it becomes more difficult with time to find something different to say about this date, I chose to repost something I have written in the past, and it seems to me to have held up.

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the night Joanie died. All of us have dates in our lives that we can’t ignore, nor wish to. The poem that follows was written April 9, 2014, and I posted it on my blog. Some of you may have seen it before, others may not have. Anyway, as I mark this day, I decided to repost it.

Joanie Poster_edited-2

She Danced.

She danced with death

All of those clouded years.

Never asking, never knowing,

Why.

She danced, and when the music changed,

She never asked the orchestra for a different tune.

The longer she danced,

Her heart gave rhythm to the music of her soul

And,

In the end she danced into the light

Never asking, never knowing,

Why.

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About Bob Kallberg

Retired reporter. Concentrating now on recounting Joanie's 12 year battle with cancer, a battle she waged with extreme courage, determination and an indomitable spirit, that, for me, serves as an example.
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