I Wish

I wish
When we make friends we could keep them forever
I wish
When feeling sad, it could be waved away like feathers
I wish
When nighttime arrives, my dream will be one to treasure
I wish
When my fingers start to burn, there will be verses to write
I wish
When I feel pain, there will be those who would take the time
I wish
When I have something to share, there will be those who care
I wish
When I kneel to pray, my prayers reach where they need to go
I pray
For happiness and love, and all things good
I wish

Last Words

I am at peace with the world
I am at peace with me
I am at peace

Thank you for my beating heart
Thank you for my life
Thank you

If this my last night shall be
Let me live it

Spare one last night to breathe in
All the pure goodness
Surrounding me

I have lived, I have loved
I have fought
I am

Grant one last wish of mine I plead
That my written words should be
My testimony

And if I should not make it through the night
Know that I am at peace, I am at rest
There are no words left in me



Inspired by the music and lyrics of OAPlascencia – Thank You (For The Love)

Photography from the collection of Ali McGill Photography


Airport Farewells

The last time I saw my mother
I waved her goodbye, kissed her farewell
Entering the airport, she went on her way
Flying out the land, and out my life

The last time I saw my mother-in-law
Was at an airport, kissing her farewell
Stepping on a plane, she went on her way
Returning back home, and leaving my life

My mother, and my mother-in-law
Two blessed women who gave unselfishly
I never often said thank you
For all the love they showed to me

So these few words are dedicated to them
To give thanks, and to say thank you
For the nurturing, comfort and care –
You are in my heart, we are never apart