and was he very brave?
indeed, he was, brave and strong and
so handsome it made us almost cry
why would you cry, mummy?
not sad tears, mind you, but tears
that were proud and full of joy
sometimes, as you will see, very strong
feelings sometimes cannot be kept
inside your heart, but they must find
their way out and up into the sky
will i see him again?
i see him in your baby brother’s face
and in the lights of the skies at night
sometimes i think i hear him still calling
my name and i want to go to him
you won’t leave me though, will you mummy?
no never, my sweet
he would not want it, nor would i
he lives in the deepest woods
in the falling snow
in the silence of the night
and the brilliance of your eyes
does he love us still, do you think?
he loves us forever and a half
and he will always be here
when we think of him
and call him home
© ceg 11.26.11