Friday, November 21, 2008

Death of a Grandmother, Birth of a Nephew

Today --
The world goes on as
The boy becomes a father and
The father becomes an orphan.
Today -- The girl, unsure, feels nothing
Conscious of the souls, one entering,
One exiting, never knowing the other.
Full of emptiness.
Today -- The daughter, distant, struggles
With the knowledge of the sister,
Searching for sorrow in the death of a mother,
Yet finding grief at the birth of a son.
And the world goes on toward
-- tomorrow.

2 comments:

Mother of Perseus said...

I read this before posting myself on the same subject... and, well... I'm not sure there's anything left to say.

William Michaelian said...

Yes. The cycle continues....