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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.


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