A poem I’ve written in honor of the 1st anniversary of the homegoing of my sweet Judson:
My sweet, sweet little child,
A year ago you breathed your last.
Ever still I miss your smile
And long for moments past.
Plunged into depths of sorrow
When you vanished from this place,
I’ve endured each new tomorrow
Without the beauty of your face.
My every breath is marked with pain
Like thorns crammed in my chest,
And happiness I cannot feign
Since you’ve been laid to rest.
With quiet desperation
I take on each new day.
Scarred by separation
From my boy who could not stay.
I wonder how I will survive
A lifetime with this ache,
But thankful that you live and thrive;
True life, death could not take.
My precious child, you disappeared.
12 months have vanished too.
My heart is deeply, deeply seared
And now begins year two.
But someday, all these hurts will clear.
I’ll embrace your frame anew.
This painful life will disappear,
Your face again in view.