Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Life Lost

We move in these machines
Who decided this box on wheels
Would be the best way to go
This was the vehicle
That took you from one place
To another
And now
It has become your chariot
From this world
To the next
A holy soul
A pure individual
Just trying to a bit of good in the world
Trying to make sad lives a little brighter
You were a bright light
Extinguished in the dark of night
Did you fight?
Were you afraid?
How, how, how,
Why, why, why?
So many questions
Leaving gaping holes
In our pain-filled souls
A community
Feeling the incredible loss
A void that will never go away
But we will think of you every day
We will remember your goodness
Your pure, simple goodness
And may be one day soon
We will be good like you.

(For M.M. A"H)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Caught unawares
Melting by your stares
Trying to psych me out
You are totally in my head
Working your way into my heart
This beating thing
I forgot what it sounded like
I spent too long trying to shut it up
There were months when it was
Just too damn loud
Angry and sad
And now
The sound is joyful...
Full of hope
I want this 
G-d it scares me how much I do
I didn't know that I could feel this way
That the way you smile
Could make me melt
The way you just feel so real
And feel so deep
I don't want to lose this
But I am scared to hold too tight
So tomorrow is another day
And for now
I am looking forward to that.

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