Speech coach, Toastmaster, TEDtalks host, teacher
And woman above all
After several lives - The Hague, United States and then The Hague again -
Now Yolanthe is no longer here
Outspoken, she helped others to speak with fervour -
Now she herself is silent
Her eloquent presentation has suddenly stopped.
Yes it was too soon!
So it's up to you to fill the gap
Feel welcome to take the stage
and speak your thoughts and memories of her
She will look upon you with this smile
and correct your grammar
from her heavenly seat ...