by Anna Barna Brandt
An Angel she was to her family we say.
Kind to all people, near or away.
Inspiring at times, her wisdom we’ll treasure.
Lemko Sojuz was her love, pride and pleasure.
Akila, our mother, so precious, so true.
Believed and held faith, as all her friends knew.
Acclaimed proudly her heritage, with joyous resound,
Reverently, we’ll remember our Mother, profound.
Now and forever, her spirit will live,
Akila, Dear Mother, our thanks we do give.