Jul 14th
Wednesday

Somewhere, amidst the shattered crystal silence of daybreak. . .
I find you
the dusty silhouette of a life
resting on a shelf in my mind that’s sadly gathering dust,
the gentle flutter of wings sets the shadows free
and
I watch as you dance among the countless stars, set deep in the face of a forever-winter sky

a whisper; but a sotto-voce prayer moves me through a time and space where I realize I have lost you all over again
A transient streak of starlight falls into the invisible arms of the waiting horizon
and I look to the east, my heart finally believing in the goodbyes and the time stained no mores
and I begin to understand why
He chose you
to shine
so soon…

Just some thoughts regarding the past.
5 years and you’re still on my mind, Mom . . .
Miss you

16 Responses

  • Winterland says:

    What a beautiful and touching write. I do understand how personal this is for you, but it brings out many feelings for me as well. Thank you.

    Jennifer

    Maybe that’s what poetry is all about. . .
    Thanks, Jen.
    ~m

  • debambam says:

    Michael, the way you take a memory and make it something very real for the reader is why you are a writer. We don’t need to know what your writing about, you make us search our own memories…thankyou.
    Kelly

    Not sure what to say here except ‘thank you’. . .
    ~m

  • anonymum says:

    you have a way of taking (what, on the surface, appears to be ) the simplest thing and turning it into something so beautiful that it gives me goose bumps….this is just wonderful….

    I’m all about the goosebumps, Mum.
    I really enjoyed writing this short post.
    As I said, it’s a deep one but I think I did it some justice which was enough for me.
    So many hits on this post but only 4 comments…
    People must think I bite. ;)
    ~m

  • anonymum says:

    i used to think so…i was coming here for months before i’d leave a comment…nowadays i just bite back :lol:
    and it’s always hard to comment on something that’s deep and personal…or maybe you just have lots of people lurking like i used to?

    Lurkers…arggggh.
    Maybe.
    ~m

  • Well done, Michael. I always knew you had something like this inside you. :)

    Funny that I didn’t.
    Thanks, SPS
    ~m

  • Moe says:

    It’s odd how sometimes the saddest, most heart wrenching things can also be so beautiful.

    -Kelsey

    It’s all in how we choose to look at it, yes?
    Perception and interpretation are curious bedfellows.
    Thanks for the comment, Kelsey…
    ~m

  • Fuzz says:

    I loved it. You have the soul of a poet my friend.

    High praise from a blogger who’s opinion I value highly.
    Thanks, Fuzz.
    ~m

  • Wish I knew more as your lines leave me somewhat stranded in your universe. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good place to be and your lines do carry……. it’s just there is a heaviness that begs the question ‘why’. And Fuzz is right, it’s what I see in many other a great poet.

    Maybe it’s the seeds of mystery surrounding this post that make it what it is.
    It came from a deep place that no one will ever know about.
    Writers need to have such a place, yes?
    Thanks for the wonderful comment, SP.
    I blush at the actual thought of *poet*.
    You? Yes.
    Me? Nahhhh…
    ~m

  • Oh, this is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you.

    You’re welcome, FP.
    Thanks for reading…
    ~m

  • Sharie of Sending Joy says:

    This piece sounds very spiritual to me. It’s beautiful. Peace, Sharie

    This is a very deep piece of writing for me.
    Hard to explain but I pray it’s nice to read.
    Thank you so much for the comment.
    ~m

  • klcrab says:

    How can I know someone I’ve never met? How can you share so freely the very core of your being? It’s an incredible wonder to me, I feel honored to be allowed to share through this avenue.

    I only wish that I could offer something so lovely.

    This is a special one, KLC
    It came from out of the blue as most pieces like this do.
    I thank you for commenting on something that many people don’t.
    ~m

  • anonymum says:

    Loved it the first time, and nothing has changed this time around…

    I gotta ease up on these re-posts . . .
    Thanks so much, Moe.
    ~m

  • Lynn says:

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Your writing amazes me

    Sometimes it amazes me as well.
    Thanks for the comment, Lynn
    ~m

  • Pam says:

    Five years ago today ,a beautiful and funny lady passed away way too soon.She was my wonderful mother in law and an outstanding grandmother to our girls.
    When I think back to the time before the Alzheimer’s destroyed her, I can see her blue eyes,hear her laughter and see her smiling.
    I can remember her coming down the walk with Christmas Tree shopping bags in hand with a surprise for the girls.
    And I remember the delicious food that was always being cooked and the special birthday cake that she made for me every year.
    She was everything that a mom should be. I miss her too Michael. I was lucky that she was and still is your mother.

  • Lolly says:

    My mom’s been gone 28 years, but I can still feel the feeling of having her close to me, like when I would be sick and she’d come take my temperature and give me medicine. Knowing that she’s standing over me, taking care of me…that’s Mom. A feeling like no other. Impossible to put into words…but I tried. :)

    Hope y’all are having fun!

    “A feeling like no other.”

    I really do understand that so deeply.
    Thanks, Lolly.
    ~m

  • enreal says:

    you captured something of awe and wonder in these words. they made me feel. blessings

    This post has moved many that have read it.
    I have even gotten several private emails regarding its origins.
    Thanks so much, Enreal.
    And yes, I am blessed
    ~m

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