This poem is very personal to me and is dedicated to all Mother’s and Father’s who have been parted from their children. Nothing can ever prepare us for the cruelty of such a taking.
It is about and dedicated to my beautiful son Matthew, who has returned to ‘starlight whence he came’ and will always be my shooting star.
My tears continue flowing, behind eyes that do not tell
To course as an untamed river – it feels like I’m in hell
The sorrow that I’m feeling, is like dust upon the wind
A hole as big as Venus burns, beneath the veil that’s thinned
In coldest space I find myself, still searching for the answer
Why fate would be so cruel to take, a child from it’s mother
My baby’s gone and life’s bereft of that unique spark of you
An empty place that won’t be filled a black hole that’s, oh so blue
How do I leave this darkened space, where I hope to find you
Returned to starlight whence you came is what I know is true
Capricorn is rising now, illuminating the night sky
And there I glimpse a shooting star as it races way up high
Then in that very moment, my heart does skip a beat
My thought is that it’s you up there, my shooting starlight treat
© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2017 – Expression #143 12.6.17
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