Here's to the amazing Tamara,


At last who is justifiably free,


Of the dreaded debilitating disease


Known to all you and to me.


A fierce human rights defender,


Who led whatever she often spoke,


She championed always freedom


And at the laggards did consistently poke.


A bold woman I for decades beheld,


Ruled by strong belief and never fears,


Whether food, dance, drink or politic,


She blossomed forth for many years.


She's taught well her son and daughter


Son-in-law and grandkids, too,


They serve in sunshine and storm turmoil


And show love wherever due.


So now in celebration of a life


Fully and determinedly led,


I honor her and her full family,


And never to forget her I do pledge!


Melicent Remy


Feb. 2, 2020