Not practiced at correctness,
Mary lived her life
At a time.
Never indulging in self-satisfaction,
Nor pursued by dreams of personal success,
Her simple life was unadorned with expectations.
Knowing no pretense
Mary cast her lot
No unexpected event
Could cause her simple faith
“God knows all about it,” Mary would say.
Her countenance always displayed
Mary’s life was uneventful,
Her faith unshakable.
Her example unforgettable.
Never doubting the unquenchable supply
Of God’s love and care,
Mary lived to the fullest;
The abundant life
Of a saint.
Her legacy to those who knew her
Was a trail of unerring discipleship
On her way to eternal life with God.
March 31, 1996