When I was a child, I could feel the rain
if I stepped outside to wait for the clouds
I understood the elements could carry
a wonderful weight on a summer’s day.
I remember that day as a child, my mother
would call me in from the rain, to serve
me a soup, maybe chicken noodle with
a glass of milk, the fire nearby warmed.
Yesterday I became a young man alone,
without her guidance, or his stable eyes.
I could be the person I always was
just now, I needed to understand life
had taken away my sage, my rock, my
inspiration to live my life correctly in peace.
Though, I was able to enjoy freedom words
that created new worlds beyond my eyes.
Today i notice there are people parting
our lives, readying themselves for the next
journey beyond this physical world. Alone,
they left quiet, in peace, a final resting place.
We can all appreciate the beauty our elders
bring to our lives with their wisdom and calm.
We can live our lives today, standing alone,
knowing hearts so strong are moving forward.