Vessel



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The vessel has seen its last

To ground, the body cast

Yet the spirit does remain

Now free from every pain

~~~

Witnessed by angelic eyes

A loving son still survives

Burdened by the loss

Bearing a troubled cross

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For him, time still a measure

But she has become the forever

Something that will always be

Though vessel you do not see

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And, if to him she could speak

Whispered in a kiss to cheek

Forever could be explained

As the her in him retained

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Then simpler words would do

For this mother’s love so true

“It has always been this you,

that my forever holds onto.”

~~~



Comments
8 Responses to “Vessel”
  1. beth says:

    what a beautiful, beautiful ode to mother

  2. kristianw84 says:

    This is such a beautiful ode, Brad! Stunning work. It moved me to tears.

  3. Hi Brad, I can never forget this poem, I have in fact taken a print out and framed it ( I hope that’s fine), reminds me of a lot of things and of course your ode to mother! Thank you for the repost, this one even though written by you, forever will belong to me, and I only ask you to allow me that for only this one ethereal piece!

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    This is such a very beautiful piece. Shows such love for another and good care and support, really beautiful Brad. 🦋Jonikins

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