Old picture

This old picture of Mother and me stirs emotions…


As I look at this old picture

and into my mothers’ eyes,

when she was young

and I a child,

and you

an unborn soul.

I see her hope and her love for me.


As I look into my own eyes,

I see wonder and I see hope

and I see you.

Even then I knew you were there,

in the wind and in the rain.

You were always there.

And when loneliness consumed my youth,

I dreamed alone with you.


Your spirit took a body,

your essence took a soul,

but you were lost to me

In another time, in another place



By Gary William Ramsey