Always Near

…in the shadows
that sashay
across the sweeping lawn,
dancing at twilight
to settle quietly
with the first sweet blush
of each new dawn.

Always near…
in the prism
cast by morning dew,
the fiery flash
of the tiny tear
that drops silently;
that is you.

Always near…
You are the sky,
the earth, the essence
of all that is
or ever will be
through all the eons
of eternity.

Sometimes heaven
seems so far,
but you, my child
who dwells
among the stars,
live ever in my heart.
You are always near.

4 thoughts on “Always Near

  1. Ptc

    I have been reading several of your poems numerous times recently. This one for the fourth time, and I am lovingly haunted by it. My brother, a pastor, lost a child, a fifteen year old boy, many years ago. Your last verse
    “Sometimes heaven
    seems so far,
    but you, my child
    who dwells
    among the stars,
    live ever in my heart.
    You are always near”, is comforting, even to the mother whose miscarried child is there, too. Your writing stirs my heart.
    ptc

    1. Ptc,

      No matter the age, or the circumstance, losing a child is a mighty mountain to climb. I lost my son Dec. 18, 2002; my husband: Dec. 18, 1998. It took a long while to get past the despair. My heart goes out to you in your loss. I firmly believe there is a plan that works for a greater good. I have quit needing to understand what that plan is. Your empathy is treasured, as is all that you have shared in your writings.

      Many thanks to you,
      Sarah

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