Tuesday, August 29, 2006

From A Distance

It was February of this year when cancer claimed my mother. I watched her go through her ordeal for almost three years. Mother was always amazing in her strength facing lifes everyday burdens, but in this she was truly the rock that I anchored too.

Too many Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers face a similar fate and I am saddened that a non-destructive cure hasn't already been found to fight this modern day demon. Please, help support Cancer research by donating to the American Cancer Society so one day all of us may be able to look on this disease as a thing of the past.

In Honor Of My Mother!

From a Distance

From a distance I look and see
A woman with a tender heart watching over me
She smiles and I find what I most desire to be
A man of strength that can make my own fears flee

Hers is a world I have never had
I watch from a distance, far away and sad
She is untouchable now; that makes me mad
Her remembered smile makes me happy; that makes me glad

But for the touch of time
I would rush there and make her world mine
Tell her the things I feel; that would be fine
Alas, I miss her; I sit here and pine

I watch from a distance; what do I see
A lady in white smiling back at me
Showing me glory that will one day be
I call out to her; "Go now Lady, Move forward and fly free."

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1 comment:

J Q Rose said...

I read your poem after the loss of your mother. It is a beautiful tribute to her and a way to express your grief. I lost my mother 12 years ago, but I think of her everyday. Time does help heal the grief. The grief passes, but the love remains forever.