Mama, Please

Another prayer - mama, please,
don't die and go away. Stay another day,
but not if staying only means more pain.
The doctors threw their hands up
and the nurses can't dissolve the pain
that you've been living for so long.

But, mom, you see, I can't believe
you'd choose to hang around for me.
I need for you to be okay again.
If that must mean your passing on,
I'll manage in the end. How else
to find that ever new beginning...?

Another prayer - mama, please,
don't die and go away. Stay another day,
but not if staying only means more pain.
I feel it too, the dues that you
should never have to pay.

These symbiotic ties will never die.
And yet the look within your eyes
already drifts into eternity.
Let it go. It all will be okay.
I don't know how, and yet I know
the days don't dawn within your mind -
not anymore.

Yes, I'll be sad and have to bear the sorrow
of your passing into other than you were.
But that's okay. I'm all grown up these days.
And I believe eternity is heaven - held
within/above those great comparisons
that live within the minds of men we knew.
And yet, I never will forget the moments of
true feeling and the ways that you and I
have always suffered in the play of all those great,
unfeeling games of misery that men still play.

I know you feel it too. I've seen
it in your eyes - the light that ever
was your due. Heaven waits within
your final giving in to soul. The angels
swarm within your head. Follow them,
it all will be okay. Step into your destiny,
with head held high. You know you didn't
lie to anyone.

Another prayer - mama, please,
don't die and go away. Stay another day,
but not if staying only means more pain.
We both contain this greater need -
for all the harmony that ever lay beyond
those bonded lies of intellect and politics.

Mama please, it's time to say goodbye -
for just one little moment out of time.
One blink of spirit's eyes,
and I'll be there - I swear I will.
And you know that I could never lie to you.
For there, within the ever-after,
only love is real...

? Michaelette ?

5/27/2003
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