Farewell to a constellation
Of regret, but mostly memory
And memory cherished.
No night without dreaming
And I dream,
I dream of naught.
No stars without darkness,
No morning I sought.
And to say goodbye to
Friends become family
And family become blood bought.
How quickly I forget
How quickly the memory runs cold and blameless.
How quickly I’m forgot
And we remember that this is meaningless.
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Sit in shadow,
Bathed by the light.
Wonder where to go,
Preparing to take flight.
I’ve nothing to take with me,
I’ve nothing to leave behind,
Naked into the world I enter,
And naked I leave it in kind.
I am solemn in the dark,
I’ll live and love what’s best,
Who’s to say what’s what?
Do you know the qualifying test?
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You remember her
Looking back but she did not.
Once she had a thought.
Once she had strength,
Once there was a day at length.
And with that thought she,
Tried to escape on her own.
But few are they who can truly leave home.
No real attempt was made,
I’ll tell you why,
Her son gave her reason to try.
And try she does. Against all odds
She’s none the worse for wear.
There isn’t much for these winds and waves that she can prepare.
Forward to the future,
Leaving the past behind,
And abandoning those unkind,
She isn’t likely to quickly change her mind.
Still carrying scars and mending broken wings,
She awakes to a new day and sings.
What is scarred and broken is no burden,
When it’s so bright, what’s behind the next curtain.
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If you must, then you must go.
I’m sorry I’m here to make it slow,
I know you won’t change your mind so,
You must stay. I must leave.
It’s better this way you see?
It isn’t you it is really me.
Dont ask me to explain.
How can this be what’s best?
Are you sure it’s not a test?
Or are you leaving me deft,
Just like the rest?
You will see one day,
And thank me in your own way.
You will see why I can’t stay.
You will find a brighter day.
A brighter day I will find?
Perhaps a place I can unwind.
Perhaps a place not so unkind.
But I’ve no such place in mind.
She never let him see her cry.
He never let her see him cry.
She never found the reason why.
He never let this pass him by.
It’s getting harder to leave behind
Everything that’s brought to mind.
She tries to leave this with her fears;
Has she lost them, her best years?
What is left? What now remains?
What she has, what torments to blame?
Lying down and giving up,
She can’t drink from that cup.
With very few to help her carry on,
She strives for that place she’s always belonged.