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Betty

Betty

this is your stone

the marker of your short lifeon earth.

Betty,

you are more than this stone:

 youare the laughter and love

you brought in your short life,

and the tears and the love

held ever since.

Betty, you have alwaysbeen loved and missed,

and we place this stone on your grave to tell friends and stragers

that your body lies here.

Betty,

this is your stone

may it sing of love for you today and tomorrow

and into the coming years. 

Ruth Burgess