Bertha Josephine Jesse (1908-1996), written by Cindy Medina at

Bertha Josephine Jesse (1908-1996)

Bertha Josephine Jesse


written by: Cindy Medina



A lady ghost paid a visit
in an early morning dream
clad in summer blue and
yellow, flowers colored cream.

Gray hair done in a soft perm
eyeglasses old Cat’s Eye style
her bearing a humble elegance
and gently smiling all the while.

Neither of us felt the cold of
fresh ankle-deep pristine snow
only joy and gratitude in this
reunion, faces and hearts aglow.

Pronounced my guardian angel
she quietly returned a hug-hold
her presence in the snow a reminder
that love melts away life’s cold.


Bertha was a lady who, with husband, moved next-door to my childhood home in early 1970s, after retiring from a life of farming. She and George were like grandparents to all the neighborhood kids.

Cindy Medina

Cindy Medina

Cindy is a published poet who writes an average of one poem per day. She's also written five novel-length stories, is working on two others, and hopes to be an author very soon. Cindy resides in the Desert Southwest of USA with D, her husband since 1993.
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