Jamie

Eulogy for the Beautiful Soul and Literary Arts Activism Genius , G Jamie Dedes
G. Jamie Dedes

G. Jamie Dedes passed away last Friday, November 6, 2020.

Jamie

You came to us, a little girl,

An immigrant,

When immigrants were welcome.

From the East you came

Like the sun from the Atlantic,

You, who knew the cedars of Lebanon.

Your roots were deep in the moist earth

And your branches spread widely,

Blessing immigrants and natives alike

With the fruit of your gentle wisdom.

Gentleness was always your path,

Beauty and Truth your travelers.

Your path was always high above our heads

But you showed us how to walk

The razor’s edge with soft feet.

Go softly, Sweet Gentle,

And light the night

With our hearts.

                                    November 6, 2020

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  1. 😢 Jamie was always in my thoughts. I kept checking FB to see if she had posted recently but no. ~sigh~
    She reached out and gave her heart and soul to so many people. She was so open about her health and was prepared for this for years.
    Sorry I’m rambling …I want to say thanks for letting us know but…😪
    Jamie will always have a place in my heart.💗❤😌

  2. Daniel Sormani

    I am touched by your beautiful insights into my dear cousin and I treasure this poem. I can see her smiling shyly at it. God bless!

  3. That was a wonderful tribute to a beautiful soul. So many loved her and will miss her smiling support and encouragement. It’s hard to not miss her and be tearful, but I know she’s flying around the ether somewhere looking down at all of us and lifting our chins and our spirits, whispering to be strong, carry on and not cry. R.I.P. Dear, sweet Jamie. Your impact and inspiration are boundless and infinite.

  4. Sweet Jamie, opened her heart and soul to all of us as we found our voices. Now she sings with unending breath and a restored body. Thank you Jamie!

  5. My heart is breaking at this news. Jamie was one of the first people to encourage me to write and respond to her prompts. She encouraged me to submit my writings to the BeZine. I will be forever grateful for her presence in my life and regret that I did not know her earlier. Thank you for letting us know, Mike – your poem captured what I came to know about Jamie.

  6. My condolences to Jamie’s friends and family. A beautiful soul who will be much missed by many.

  7. I was saddened to hear this news. I truly hope Jamie had a ‘peaceful death.’

  8. Farewell to a loving, giving nurturer. I will missher. Thanks for this lovely tribute.

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