#poetry #amwriting See her heart through her music, a birthday poem for Josephine Neville by Tracy Diane Miller

Can you see her
Can you see her joy like a generous light
When the moments abandon us and flee from our sight
Can you see her
Can you see her pain
Awash in the sorrow
Like an unforgiving rain
There is so much about her
There is so much to see
This woman of courage
Born to love yet sculpted by the burden of tragedy
Yet willingly creating the unapologetically authentic and hopeful music
The strains of strength we so desperately need to see
See her heart through her music
Classical notes for your spirit to embrace
This quiet composer so full of grace
Can you now see her
If so
Please whisper her name
Please whisper Josephine
See her compassionate heart portrayed through her music
One in the same