She smiles as she ponders on
the yesterdays now past.
She smiles in the afterglow
of victories steadfast.
She smiles though she knows there’s more
behind her than before.
She smiles for she knows who waits;
to greet her on the shore.
She smiles as we all wonder what
it is she’s thinking on.
She smiles that’s what we’ll recall
when one day she is gone.