Motherless Child

The stars that explode
Aren't near to you,
The dreams that implode
Are far from you,
The things that could be
Are clear to you.
The phantoms that aren't
Can't bother you.

The wind that is soft
Can't smother you,
The sun that is tough
Won't cover you,
The tree that protects
Your inner you
Is a seed that she set inside of you,
And the love that she sowed
Grows out of you
And all that you are.

Her blue eyes - we know nothing of her past
Or the pain she suffered - the little girl
Looking from a window. What could become
Of such a child in a world like this,
When your mother is dead and gone?

childless mother