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let me fly

by Patricia J Reed

today
as i fly home
i think of you
grandpa
i think that this time
you won't be there
like you were the last time
hurting
but smiling through the pain
and trying not to bother us
then i remember
when you first got sick
and how i wanted to make you feel better
so i wrote you a poem
feeble
but i sent it anyway
and you fought
you fought the deadly cancers that darkened you
and in my presence you'd smile
it made me feel better
but today
as i soar above the limiting ground
in a 747
and glimpse a piece of heaven
that you now own
i wonder
if by chance
my feeble attempt
to let you know that you are loved
changed a single day
of the rest of your life
and outside of the window
the sun shined on a brief tear from a cloud
and you smiled at me
as a rainbow stretched 'cross the sky

11/24/2002

Posted on 11/24/2002
Copyright © 2022 Patricia J Reed

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 01/29/03 at 01:05 PM

Ohhhhhh!!! I really like this one Patti. Wonderful imagery and a very sentimental message. Bravo! I especially enjoyed the finishing touch in the last line. Peace...

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