Posted in a remembrance, NaPoWriMo...30 poems in 30 days!, rivers of tears


Day twenty four….

tree hugger

It’s been so dark, the nights,
and so grueling, the days.
Missing you. My salty tears,
plunge my despair.
There’s an ache, so deep,
without your presence,
without your thinking mind.
We shared so much, and explored realms
only some dare go.
Questions filled your soul.

Late night conversations,
messages of light, out of the darkness.
Now an empty space, an abyss!

The desire for answers, pressed in.
Questioning the hard steel rails,
while green fields of promise,
lay before you!

You were loaned to me, I’m thankful,
my shooting star, up close,
you burned with the fire,
of wakeful dreaming, a radiant presence,
that some did not recognize,
in the very cold light of day.

In a sometimes heartless, unconscious Earth,
you knew sorrow. You believed in truth, always,
and you desired to change the world!
But no one was listening, though you
made strides, in secret, where no man saw!

You struggled with hurt, and loss, and rejection!
But now the heavens acknowledge your greatness.
Always written, in the stars,
inscribed on the everlasting firmament!

In death many saw your light, your sacrifice,
of open wounds,
and those who knew you, gasped,
at such a loss, of one so generous, so kind.
Questioning the passing, of one so great?

Here on earth, your work is done,
you have gone back to the source,
to the light, to belonging.
To where there is no shame, no fear!

You forgave, the neglect, the judgement,
because you knew you were far from perfect.
And now that you have crossed,
to where the light is bright, clothed in glory,
every dream fulfilled, every question answered,
and your soul is at rest,
I can hear you say “I’m safe home Mom”!


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I am an unknown introvert who desires to touch the world with a little bit of magic...

9 thoughts on “Elegy

  1. Another AMAZING piece Ally!!! Cried all the way through and yet there was uplifting hope in it as well. You were lucky and blessed to have your son, and he was lucky to have a mom such as you. You will be reunited with him one day and those moments you loved to spend with him will never end then. Love and hugs N 🙂 ❤ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, Natalie…I miss him so much but I have made peace with the fact that he’s gone, and I celebrate his life as much as I can. Knowing that I’ll see him again is the one thing that keeps me going. Lots of love xxxxx

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      1. Yes, I’m getting better every day and even though I will never be the same as I was before he passed, I want to honor his memory. Plus he would be mad at me if I spent too much time being miserable. 🙂

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