Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Photo

I found your smile today,
In a picture, tucked away,
Your infectious grin entreating
Never to say "Goodbye".  

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As an arrow plucked from the quiver
                        ….and sent in flight,
Just like an eagle, circling skyward,
                        then lost from sight,
Flickering as a star in the dark sapphire sky,
You soared away, a butterfly,
                        with wings, too high.

Straining to remember
                        a tune once sung,
A fleeting melody, whose lyrics I never learned,
Like reflections in a distant mirror,
                        flitting by,
You vanished, a sifting shadow,
An outgoing tide.

An auburn leaf, withered up,
You fell from the tree too soon,
Bequeathing us your smile, your laughter,
                   a willingness to try anew…..

And even a dash of chutzpah, to spice up life's stew….

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Becca said...

Beautiful girl, beautiful words...

Cindy said...

This was beautiful. Made me cry.

Batya said...

She'll always be with you.

perlsand said...

Absolutely beautiful.Continue to write-on the blog, for yourself, for others, whatever-just write. It's therapeutic.

Naomi said...


rutimizrachi said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet picture of your girl... of the girl you made our girl. Wonderful poetic tribute to her and to life!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes