Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy birthday mom



You were born today
Amid
The beauty of fall
Peak season
Red orange green
From trees standing so tall

Slowly dropping
Bold colors 
To earth
Leaving barren branches
But asleep within
Rebirth

Last leaf clings
Must let go
A painful pace
Falling
Slowly
A scary new place

You let go 
As I 
Held you tight
Together
On the couch
Fighting with all my might

"It's time to die now"
As you 
Dried your eyes
It was longer 
For me
I hate goodbyes

I run now mom
As the colorful leaves 
Blow
Like our memories
One by one
Spring, summer, fall and winter snow

Seasons change
They dance 
Our dance
I'm stronger now mom
It's my 
Second chance

Running 
Pushes me
Much like you
Further. More.
Gaining a strength 
I never knew

Holding 
Hands
That painful day
"Who will ever
Love me like you?"
I finally dared say

You placed our hands
Upon my heart
Holding my fear
"Remember
I will always be 
Right here"

Finish lines
Sunsets
The wind on my face
The dance
That we shared
Finally replaced

Happy birthday, Mom