22 July 2009

For Ate Nuyen (1959-2009)

Bessie A. Stanley

She has achieved success
who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
who has enjoyed the trust of pure women,
the respect of intelligent men
and the love of little children;
who has filled her niche
and accomplished her task;
who has left the world better than she found it,
whether an improved poppy,
a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
who has always looked for the best in others
and given them the best she had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.

Requiescat in pace, Ate Nuyen.

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