A Single Tear - In Memory of Mom
Written for my mom who has now crossed over to the Other Side!
November 18, 1921 - January 2, 2013
As I visit with mom today, I reflect
on a Christmas that is done; and
changes that have come into effect,
so a mother could not come home.
She sits in her wheelchair, but
her eyes light up at my presence.
It lasts for only a moment, and
yet I see her very essence.
An offering of coffee, at which
she is only able to gaze,
while I'm sure a memory flits through
her head of happier days.
Her head is hanging down now, and
she moves it slowly side to side.
And in a flash, drops a single tear
that no longer can she hide.
My heart is breaking,
as I bend down by her side.
I hug her to me, to still the aching;
my own tears, impossible to hide.
Wheeling her up and down the hall
is the only small pleasure I can give.
While in my mind are things I recall,
and I wonder, "is this a way to live?"
Lunch is ready; a nurse has arrived
Time for me to depart, and
as I promise to be back again, I hear
her say, "Goodbye Sweetheart"