A Poem Written to Honor Barbara Heil


by Colleen Kelly


Bright, brilliant light

Bubbling brook

For all a happy look


Cheerful, effervescent

Never ending energy

Ministries for good to be


In a single flash

A fatal crash

Redirects her endless force


Know not the hour

Nor the day

The Lord may say


Come follow me

O valiant woman

“the woman that feareth the Lord,


she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit if her hands, and let her works

praise her in the gates.”