Candles for the Lost Child

September 1, 2012
By meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson


Dear child, just close your eyes
The night is closing in, I know
But tonight the stars shine bright
And will guide your way back home.
Empty gazes on the lonely faces
Of those whose memories will hurt the most
And at night the tears spill over
When they think they hear your ghost.
Fading light flickers fast and slow
As candles are placed around the hearts
Of those who ache and mourn and cry
Whose grief comes in stops and starts.
Oh, friends who grieve, dry those eyes
The night is closing in, I know
But see the stars that shine so bright?
They’re guiding your baby back home.


The author's comments:
inspired by my friend, who lost her sister to the tragic pathmart shooting

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