The pain stung her flesh,
But couldn’t pierce her soul!
Ha! She laughed in it’s face.
Her defiant laughter, a taunt in pains face.
Fiercely she fought,
Giving it her all,
Victorious she won,
Depriving pain, the gain of it all,
Though this flesh is gone for good,
She has exchanged it for a better one,
Her spirit lives on,
Her laughter shall echo in the winds,
Her unfading presence,
A cloak of comfort,
To those she left behind.
In memory of Barbara Beacham
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
As most of you know by now, Barbara Beacham, the lovely host of “Monday’s Finish the Story” flash fiction challenge, passed away from cancer, on Sunday, November 22.
Because she was a beacon for many of us, several people have asked that a flash fiction challenge be done in her honor and in her memory. This is a ‘special’ challenge and does not replace the normal weekly challenge which will be posted as normal.
Thank you Priceless Joy for presenting this humbling idea. May she rest well.
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