Joseph’s Angel

Joseph’s Angel

A Poem by MomzillaNC
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RIP Dawn Dell Dever Connell – my sister and my friend. [11 July 1967–30 November 2016]

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Daughter, sister, wife, mother… friend

She gave loyalty for loyalty to the end

Her flame-kissed hair shinin’ like a halo

That mischievous turn of her lips, just so

Losing Dawny cuts deep to our hearts

A little piece o’sunshine torn from hearts


With her bright laughing eyes

And those one of a kind Dawn smiles

O Lord, we all need Joseph’s Angel

Givin’ us reason to laugh in the middle o’hell


Joseph’s Angel, mom to the fiercest degree

Gone from us now with the Lord to be

Laughing eyes dimmed in pain never more

Gone home, sharin’ stories on the golden shore

Lookin’ down on her Joe with hopeful sighs

In our Lord’s bosom Our Dawny now lies


With her bright laughing eyes

And those one of a kind Dawn smiles

O Lord, we all need Joseph’s Angel

Givin’ us reason to laugh in the middle o’hell


We see her now with little tricksy pranks

Laughter for all in Heaven’s ranks

We’ll miss Joseph’s Angel while we rejoice

God called her forth with His wise choice 

To with the Heavenly Hosts her stories regale

Dawny’s gone Home, made new, hearty and hale


With her bright laughing eyes

And those one of a kind Dawn smiles

O Lord, we all need Joseph’s Angel

Givin’ us reason to laugh in the middle o’hell


I never imagined such a world or day

Where she wasn’t just a phone call away

Joseph’s Angel always found the laughter

In every situation of the joke she was master

She told our stories, rendered humorously

Showed us not to take ourselves so seriously


With her bright laughing eyes

And that one of kind Dawn smile

O Lord, we all love Joseph’s Angel

Givin’ us reason to laugh in the middle o’Hell



© 2017 MomzillaNC



Author's Note

MomzillaNC
I never imagined a world where our Dawny wasn’t just a phone call away. When you went Home, Dawny, a little bit of sunshine went out of the world. I don’t weep for our Dawny. There’s no more pain and suffering for her. She’s gone Home to the Lord’s embrace – for that, I will celebrate. However, for now… and for a long time to come… I weep. I weep for Joseph and Wayne. I weep for our parents and sisters. I weep for myself. I weep for a world without our Dawny… without Joseph’s Angel to make us laugh.

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i relate so much to this...yesterday called the wife of a best friend, same age as i, who died of a heart attack when he was only 54...still can't believe he is gone...my dad a few months ago...mom three years before and other friends who left too soon...this is a beautiful tribute to your sister...much love and closeness expressed.

j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

4 Months Ago

Thank you. It’s been really hard to learn to live in a world without her showing me how to laugh a.. read more



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I weep for your loss, too, and I seldom weep at poems. Once again you have said it so beautifully with your unique voice. It's so fortunate that we have our memories of our lost loved ones and the comfort they provide once the initial loss is not so raw.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Jen. I feel especially bereft because she was the only one of my immediate kin I was really .. read more
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It was a touching tribute, well written. I hope this catharsis helps with the weeping, I'm sure Dawny would prefer that you find a way back to laughter again.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

4 Months Ago

Thank you. She definitely would be the one trying to bring back the laughter. I wrote this back in N.. read more
i relate so much to this...yesterday called the wife of a best friend, same age as i, who died of a heart attack when he was only 54...still can't believe he is gone...my dad a few months ago...mom three years before and other friends who left too soon...this is a beautiful tribute to your sister...much love and closeness expressed.

j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

4 Months Ago

Thank you. It’s been really hard to learn to live in a world without her showing me how to laugh a.. read more

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