to one Mary (Marie) DeSilva Sampaia Bugado.
I?ve know you all my life - yet -
there?s so much more to know.
I do remember some of that time ago..
The running and racing, to and fro?-
the sounds of scoldings -
the feel of hugs?
the sounds of chidings -
the feel of caring.
There was lots to do, helping you out,
being big sister around and about.
There was lots to be - I, cleaning and caring.
There was lots to be - you, caring and working.
Those times so weary, home you came;
yet food was ready, just the same.
Growing, going, growing,
I growing up,
You growing - not just older;
Your life affirming, that much bolder.
We talked, we laughed, cried, and could even sing,
You made life ring?..
Mary (Marie) DeSilva Sampaia Bugado.
And I thank you for that
The gift of LIFE, and
a spirit so bright.
Yes, sparks did fly, but
not much went awry,
Fiery Lady - your warmth
overflows in outgoing positive life.
For so many, many things,
I thank you,
but so deeply do I thank you for that?
your made LIFE RING..and that you passed on to me too..
So especially to you
I give thanks true,
and my happy love, MA, IT?S YOU.
Hear that, MAMA? I LOVE YOU
One of your warm sparks of live,
your loving daughter,
Lorraine (Lori) Bugado Ornellas