She reaches out to me from beyond the stars,
her energy refracts in the light.
A prism of colors dances in the air
and her presence warms the still night.
I enter the evening, void of emotion,
a hollow shell of what I had been.
But the bond that was created when she gave birth to me
seems to linger like it does in a dream.
A single flower I carry in my hand,
asking her spirit to Forget-Me-Not.
Feeling her embrace as the wind churns the leaves,
I feel transported from my steadfast spot.
She is happy now in her place of rest,
free to exist as she wants.
No longer burdened by the shackles of illness,
it is only peace and happiness she flaunts.
My soul is warmed by her visit,
the binds on my heart are released.
She leaves me now but I know she will return,
her promise gives me a great sense of peace.
Written for the Grammar Ghoul Challenge #4:
to use the Word prompt:
And to tie it in with this animated short video.
As I watched the video, I knew this poem would be about my mom.
Beautiful, Susan. Your mother is smiling. xo
Thanks Jill. 🙂
You captured the beauty of the lingering bond so poignantly 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
That was really, really lovely. It’s not just that it’s well-written, it’s that the emotion behind the piece drives it perfectly.
Thank you so much. I felt like the little girl in that short piece since I lost my mom in March. I really appreciate your comment.
What a beautiful, poignant response to the prompts. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Thank you for both of those sentiments.
This is lovely and delicate. It responds beautifully to the prompt while taking it deeper and making it yours. My sympathies.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that.
What a beautiful tribute to your mother! I love how you made this piece so personal. My sympathies on your loss.
Thank you very much.
This was very touching to read and beautifully written