It’s been awhile since I posted, but one of my favorite times of the year is here – the April Poem a Day challenge on Writer’s Digest. As a warm-up I joined in the Wednesday Poetry Prompt, where we were to pick a music genre, make that the title of our poem, and then write a poem.
This one came so easily because today is the day my mother passed away, so it’s not surprising my poem is dedicated to, and about, my mom.
Saying Goodbye with the Oldies
We played your favorites
as the last light faded
They said you weren’t with us anymore
But we knew you heard
Because every so often a small smile
broke across your translucent skin
There in the dim light
the five of us gathered
with our play lists
An ode to you, Mom
We sang, we may even have danced
you into the next life