A short poem for a girl who lived for only 50 minutes
For Ann Dacie
On 22nd May 2009 Ann Dacie was born.
She lived for 50 minutes and is buried in
Birstal Cemetery in Leicestershire.
This poem is for her.
Many lives in years are counted
With many deeds amounted.
The highest privilege of all, it’s reckoned,
Is to count a life in seconds.
Let her live her life a while longer than her funeral flowers.
Let her moments multiply and at least amount to hours.