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Friday, May 7, 2010

Remembering Daniel on Mother's Day

As Mother’s Day Approaches

Time, back in time,
A moment well-etched
The road swerved
the course changed
And the path led only uphill
to thick darkness
where boulders blocked the way
Clawing over them,
I almost lost my breath
Putting my head down
Tempted never to
Watch another sunrise.

But in the stars I saw your smile
By the honeysuckle I felt your kiss
From the brook, I heard your voice
Day dawned; I kept on.

Time, too much time
My feet are calloused
My arms sore
And some days the tears
Grip me without warning.

It’s been seasons since I held you
And while the myth taunts me:
It’s not supposed to hurt anymore
You’re still gone
And it does.

5 comments:

bp said...

Thank you for sharing this.

Alice J. Wisler said...

You are welcome! Thanks for reading.

Julie Klassen said...

Made me tear-up. Beautiful!

Charlotte said...

simply beautiful...

Alice J. Wisler said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

~ Alice