“Go Forth” – In Memory of Rayne

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July 21, 2015 by phicks2012

199908 - Rayne Moyra O CiaragainTwo days ago I lost another friend. She passed on, as had the last friend lost, after a long battle with cancer, and she will be missed by many who knew and loved her.

The verse below was written in her memory, and in celebration of her very special life.

 
Go Forth – For Rayne (Lorraine Phillips)

Go forth to fight goblins on life’s bitter plain
Emerging with banners and swords battle-stained,
But spirit untarnished by what is endured,
And you will have honor like hers, well-assured.

Go forth into life without tasting of fear.
Leave legends in evidence that you were here,
With drums beating rhythms no heart can ignore,
And you will have strength such as she proudly wore.

Go forth into love with your heart open wide
Join hands with the people that you stand beside.
Seek passion and music, and share what you’ve learned,
And you will have love such as she dearly earned.

Go forth into death without fearing the end,
With courage and honor you need not defend,
For in your belief you will not be alone,
And you will have faith such as she called her own.

We drink unto Rayne, and our mugs elevate,
All toasting a life that we here celebrate.
For legacies linger, in heart and in mind.
And she has left oceans of memory behind.

[21 July 2015]

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