Young woman beautiful and talented,
Creative from an early age. A life
Of promise there ahead. Her loving mum
And dad and brother much have given, and
Would give so much the more to make the clock
Turn back, to right this wrong. For Caitlyn’s felled
By illness grave and unforgiving – none
Recover. (Much we know and much we do
Not know.) How can this be? There is no why.
And yet we know how strong is parent’s love
Of child. We know that having children makes
Us vulnerable. There’s this akin in life
And love – we never know how much there is;
Intense is better. Thanks for what we’ve had.
And Caitlyn lived a life of substance; loved,
With thanks to Joe for sharing that; she worked
In distant Ireland, studied, travelled far
And wide. She channelled beauty in the things
She made. We friends and outer family feel
So sad and helpless. Caitlyn though will live
Forever in the hearts of those that love her,
Forever lovely and forever young.