The Stylish Part of Heaven

Tribute to my fashionable mother who left this earth in 1981

My mother, Peggy Diehl, neighbor Mildred, and Mom’s sister, Fran O’Neill on Easter Sunday 1972. photo by Aikya Param, then known as Eunice Diehl.

My mother is in the stylish part of heaven.
The angels wear designer sandals
And have their wings done in an exclusive salon

With a heaven-famous colorist
Who makes the feathers shimmer
With rainbow shine.

Only well-dressed saints can come there.
It’s not a matter of wealth or status.
Anyone with fine taste and love of beauty will manage.

My mother is in a part of heaven
With good singers and eloquent speakers.
They have a whole town just for Venerable Fulton Sheen,
The first televangelist.

My mother would be reading stories there
To the small girls who got there too soon,
And they would love them more than Christmas trees.

Aikya Param is a licensed minister, a visual artist, and writer.

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