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!
Feb. 2, 2020