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river09
01-09-11, 09:37 AM
For my mother

villanelle

A year passed since she was called home
Still, her dresses remain hanging
How long in this grief must I roam

Tho, ashen tears shed evermore
It's not the gloomy skies I fear
One year gone since she was called home

Christmas Eve she took her last breath
How I wish for one more embrace
How long in this grief must I roam

New Years slapped me across the face
Just not ready to let go yet
One year lost since she was called home

When fear and I stand face to face
A choice I will soon have to make
How far in this grief will I roam

Fighting anger, sadness and pain
I choose healing in her precious name
One transforming year now past
since my amazing mother was called
by her creator to an eternal home, at last.
How long til I start being the person I was meant to become.

-me