What would it mean
To see my mother again?
To speak for just an hour or few
We could share so much of
What has been, the days of now
We could speak of how the world has changed
Lives since gone and lives now new
Her dogs and cat and partner ceased
Oh mom – our family, our home now gone.
Oh mom, I miss you oh so much
Every day, every year I miss your touch
A mother’s hand a gift so kind
To every child that’s born
To every heart that beats
Oh mom, I have my own children now
Your grandchildren you would love so much
Oh mom – how I wish!
For you to be here once more
To be here again for another
Hour or few.
I was born in days
When candy was exchanged for
A coin grasped tightly in my hand.
Technology was years away
From being in every home in every land.
I was born in days where I could cycle
To friends and to the park.
I was born when eagles soared the sky
And we could stay outdoors after dark.
I grew up with parents still alive
And their parents
And their parents too.
I grew up with a sister to hold my
I grew up with a sun in the sky
And a moon after dark.
I’m all grown up now.
The same sun is beating down
And our moon –
Our moon still comforts as time delivers
A glowing silver crown.
I cannot get the shape to fit, what am I doing wrong?
I press and push to no avail, it will not yield my touch.
Ponder, question, wonder why, how to bend the form to will?
It is not the shapes, my child, that need to change
They are set in shape and stone.
Take what you have, the clay and sand – and work the world around
Thoughts and hearts, minds and cares, and see the change abound.
One small piece, one at a time, build on solid ground.
And then one day, you will see, you will find –
The shapes all fit and beauty has been
Clouds will go
Clouds will come
Clouds will shadow
Clouds will rain.
There is nothing we need do
But to fall into the
That inspires us to change
Walking down the narrow lanes
I try and find my way
The streets are bare
I’m lost and gone astray
Just as I take a lowly step
I lose myself and trip
Bodies left right where they fell
The Virus won the day.
I wish I had the power
To be at peace today
I wish I’d never ever
Invited you to stay
I wish I’d never opened the
Door into my heart
For now my pain has surfaced –
It’s contents on display
Oh how I wish for love
A love so deep and true
Oh how I wish for love
How I wish for
My emptiness is a step in space
I’m floating without anchor
Into the darkness of the void
I wish for you my love
Thar you may grab my hand
Yanking me back onto
Alone, as I am, my heart sinks
My mother visited my dream last night
My child where have you been, she cried
“It was not me that went away,
I’m always waiting” – my soft reply.
My mother left, she flew from me
In the dark of night
Through a starry sky
Days have passed, years have too
I’ve waited waited waited
I’m waiting still
I’m waiting for my mother’s
Tell me no
I will be inspired
Shut the door
I will find a way
Close the blinds
I will see the light
For every failure I endure
For every fall that knocks me down
Will fuel the fire of my passion
Power of the
It was too much I could not ask
Of more than you I had
You were so warm for one short hour
Now all the warmth is gone
Snow is cold my lips are blue
Yet still my heart cries out –
Still I know the you I crave
Is frozen into