A Woman of Grace

Grief & Grieving

Jane Catherine  Cavalcante

Momma was strong, right to her last breath.

She knew her Lord, so she feared not, death.

For years she fought, keeping her faith strong,

An example to us, when things go so wrong.


Her smile lit up her face, her laugh, a delighter,

Her Irish green eyes, made everything brighter.

She held together the ends, of our family ties.

Our matriarch, she was the love of our lives.

She fought so hard, for so many years,

A woman of courage, despite all the tears.

Her body was worn, the pain was too great.

So God took her Home, to walk through that Gate.

She lived for her family, how fierce was her love.

She's still loving us now, but from Heaven above.

No one could ever compare, nor take her place.

She was a woman of God...She was a woman of Grace.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Rest in Glory Momma!!

I miss you and love you so very much! Cry

Jane Catherine Cavalcante

Dec. 19, 1944-July 20, 2020

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Where I am

Cute (G)

You see me here, yet I am not

For I’m in your smiles, your hearts, your thoughts

Your laughs, your tears, your oldest fears

Your past, your now, your future years

Your children’s face, your elders’ grace

I live in there, that ‘always’ place

And if you took a single look

At any page within this book

Start to finish, through and through

You’d find yourself, and you, and you

For each of you has touched my life

In times of plenty, quiet, and strife

I live there still as you can see

So, all of you… is all of me

And when it’s time to leave this place

To fill this warmth with empty space

Remember, dear loved ones here

In all your hearts I’m always near


El Lugar Donde Vivo


Me ves aquí, pero no soy

Porque estoy en tus sonrisas, tus corazones, tus pensamientos

Tus risas, tus lágrimas, tus miedos más antiguos

Tu pasado, tu ahora, tus años futuros

La cara de tus hijos, la gracia de tus mayores

Vivo allí, ese lugar "siempre"

Y si echas un solo vistazo

En cualquier página de este libro

De principio a fin, y en cada palabra

Te encontrarás a ti mismo, y a ti, y a ti

Por cada uno de ustedes ha tocado mi vida

En tiempos de abundancia, tranquilidad y lucha

Vivo allí todavía como puedes ver

Entonces, todos ustedes ... son todos de mi

Y cuando es hora de dejar este lugar

Para llenar esta calidez con un espacio vacío

Recuerden, seres queridos aquí

En todos tus corazones siempre estoy cerca

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Via con Dios, Angelita.

Gracias por la mano de su hija, y gracias por permitirme unirme a tu familia.

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Twofold Times

Cute (G)

What a strange and twofold time

This hour of smiles and tears

When loved ones now and then all pluck

Mere moments from the years


When all recall not merely joy

But rancor, loss and pain

And somehow feel a common strength

When relived all again


The words that fill the whispers

That slip from trembling lips

May be all happiness and ire

All anger, fear and quips


Only now, this twofold time

This hour of smiles and tears

Do all the memories that we share

Come through the well-plucked years


It was forty-three years ago today when I left your womb.

Your death has brought about tears, despair and gloom.

Usually pregnancies last nine months but you had a longer wait.

You carried me for ten months, I was a month late.

From the day I was born until the day you died, we shared a special bond.

You were always there for me and I'm still unhappy because you're gone.

You didn't deserve to suffer the way you did, what a horrible fate.

The doctors did all they could but you went to the hospital too late.

I didn't know what I had until I lost it and I lost you too soon.

It was forty-three years ago today when I left your womb.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Agnes Johnson (1948-2013) who gave birth to me 43 years ago today.

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in my heart

im looking out of the window,from my favorite chair,and in the quiet of the morning-i still see you there,i can hear your laughter  and see your smiling face-you've left me with memories that nothing can replace--finally ,there are no tears upon my face- because i know-your in a better place--and they will love you there,and i will miss you here--but i'll be strong-you gave me the best love that ive ever known-and you live on----in my heart,in my heart

Author's Notes/Comments: 

i just wrote this thinking of robin williams daughters comments about her dad. just something that came to my mind,

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Heather III

You were born in December of 1975.

It's a shame that you didn't survive.

You were a great actress, one of the very best.

It's not surprising that you became a success.


Your life was cut short but at least you were able to be famous.
We all loved and adored you so very much, can you blame us?

When people attended your funeral, they mourned and cried.

If somebody has said that you had no talent, that person lied.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988) who died on February 1, 1988.

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Heather II

It was a fact that you were sweet and that you were very cute.

You were adorable, that's something that people won't dispute.

While you were eating lunch in the MGM Commissary, you were discovered.

You were hired to star in Poltergeist when Spielberg saw you with your mother.


Drew Barrymore was up for the role of Carol Anne but you were chosen instead.

The entire world was shocked and horrified when we learned that you were dead.

When you became sick, that was bad enough but your death was far worse.

Some people blame the Poltergeist films because they believe they were cursed.


Your success allowed your family to buy a house in California in Big Bear Lake.

It was tragic that the doctors didn't determine that your life was at stake.

You went to Big Bear Elementary School and was President of your class.

Sadly, it's been over two and a half decades since the day that you passed.


When you died, many of your fans wanted to scream at the top of their lungs.

You were only twelve years old when you were taken, that was far too young.

You starred in other movies, one of which was 'Massarati And The Brain'.
Your demise devastated everybody and brought about unbearable pain.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988) who died on February 1, 1988.

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You died at the young age of twelve in 1988.

Your death was something everybody would hate.

You died of Cardiac Arrest that was caused by Intestinal Stenosis.

You were a very pretty and talented girl, everybody knows this.

It's a shame when someone as young as you passes away.

You starred in all three Poltergeist movies and in Happy Days.

You also guest starred in eleven other TV shows during your short lifespan.

Your demise devastated your friends and family and it also hurt your fans.

Your life was so short, you didn't live long enough to drive a car or to receive your first kiss.

People will always remember your contribution and you will continue to be missed.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988) who died on February 1, 1988.

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Goodbye Robin Williams

You suffered from depression and Bipolar Disease.
Your suicide has driven the entire world to its knees.

You were so talented that talent isn't a big enough word.

I wish you hadn't died, that's what I would've preferred.

To become the terrific actor that you were, charm and talent were what it took.

Everybody loved your movies, especially Good Morning Vietnam and Hook.

You began your career as Mork and then you became Popeye.

Billions of people are saddened and devastated to see you die.

I have something to say that is one hundred percent true.

You were a brilliant actor and everybody on Earth loves you.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Robin Williams (1951-2014) who died on August 11, 2014.

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