By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Photo owned/taken by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Drops of water splashing on a rock
I watch the drop break apart
Into a million more drops of water
Millions of drops … water
Sparkling like diamonds in the sunlight
Splash here … splash there
I’ve watched my own teardrops fall
Fall while in amazement
At how many I could cry
Like a waterfall that never stops
My eyes cried teardrops for my child
Making pools … here … there
When I lay my head on my pillow
My tear drops flow like a river
From my eyes
Standing up I became a waterfall
Tears falling on my hands
I stared in amazement as each fell
Diamond teardrops perfectly shaped
Ready to put in a gold ring
If they were solid
Sometimes I become a flood
Drowning in tear drops
I have nowhere to run
Amazed at the drops of water
Splashing from my eyes
Onto the rocks beneath my feet
I’ve been a river … I’ve been a waterfall
A flood all at the same time
Today … I am a quiet, deep pool of calm water
Note by this Author:
Like a quiet, deep pool of calm water … my grief lies below the surface like the fish that swim around. Sometimes … my grief surfaces just as a fish does when someone throws bread to them.
I know grief is a forever feeling in my Heart … it’s love for my son … sad I’ll never see him again. Pain for what was … pain for what isn’t now. It really does hurt so bad … though I’m so very strong … I’ve accepted it.
No matter what … no matter how bad … everything is going to be alright.
Photo/poem owned/written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee in memory of my son, Tommy. I miss you with my very Heart, Son.
No matter what … no matter how bad … everything is going to be alright. By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.