In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, I’m going to post a poem from my book Kamikaze Butterflies entitled “To the Sky.” Happy Halloween, and enjoy!
To the Sky
As we’re born, then so we die;
Sky to Earth, Earth to Sky.
They watch us well, the Lord and Lady
Through summer bright and winter shady.
But time then comes for us to leave
And for our hearts our friends to grieve.
Though thoughts of dead bring pain so deep,
Our memories we hold and keep.
Of times of happiness and regret
And things that haven’t happened yet.
Of chances missed to say good-bye;
All these cause tear-swell in our eye.
But remember this and take good care—
The dead surround you, everywhere.
Fragile bodies die so swift
But this one thought can you uplift:
The Spirit’s everlasting life
Will comfort you in times of strife.
No one ever truly dies.
We simply go back to the Sky.