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S: "Angel Wings" In Loving Memory of Erica Marie Simpson

BC: Erica Marie Simpson October 18, 1975 - September 6, 2008

FC: "Angel Wings" In Loving Memory of Erica Marie Simpson

1: " Angel Wings " Dedicated to Lauren Erica Ryan, in Loving Memory of her Aunt, Erica Marie Simpson. Written by Beth Hoagland on October 19, 2008

2: There once was born a lovely child with golden hair, who always smiled.

3: Into her mother's arms she came, and Erica was this young girl's name.

4: As Erica grew, she longed to fly. One day, she knew she'd touch the sky!

5: For many years she studied books, and hours of lessons Erica took.

6: The day came that she'd fly alone; she'd fly an airplane on her own!

7: Her teacher watched, she got inside. The plane took off, and up it climbed.

8: With strength and grace, she swept up high and lingered in the clear, blue sky.

9: This was where she wanted to be, among the birds, where she felt free!

10: When Erica finally reached the ground, her teacher asked her to turn around.

11: Into her shirt, he cut a hole, and said her wings needed room to grow!

12: So, Erica stretched her wings and flew, and stronger with each flight they grew.

13: (Of course, we know of no such things as pretty girls with angel wings!)

14: Erica flew across the land, from ocean to lake, from mountain to sand.

15: She fluttered here, and soared over there, flying airplanes through the air.

16: Each person she met over all those miles was touched by her spirit and warmed by her smile.

17: All who met this friendly girl could see her light that brightened the world.

20: One morning, Erica got inside an airplane for a short, quick ride.

21: Onward she rose, and upward she climbed, just as she'd done so many times.

22: Then, low she swooped, but she never did land... though her plane came to rest in the desert sand.

23: Erica rose in the silent sky, and found that her wings could finally fly!

24: Erica had family and hundreds of friends, but her time on earth had come to an end.

25: She wouldn't return to the world she'd known; she'd fly up to Heaven, to find her new home!

26: Her smile beamed brightly through billowing clouds. Her heart was full, and her spirit was proud.

27: Perhaps there are such wonderous things as pretty girls with angel wings!

28: Just as Erica reached for the sky, reach for your dreams, no matter how high!

29: Give hugs, and kisses, and plenty of smiles, for you are also a lovely child!

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Beth Hoagland
  • By: Beth H.
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  • Title: Angel Wings
  • In Loving Memory of Erica Simpson
  • Tags: angel, angel wings, beth hoagland, erica simpson, wings
  • Published: almost 8 years ago

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