The inspiration for this poem comes from a recent post by Lahn Jung JuLes (a sweet spirited woman I have come to be friends with) on the social media Google+. She often posts striking images, artwork, and words.
The roots of my poem stem from Lahn’s post, originally shared here on Google+.
Patches and Comfort
We look up at the same sky,
You and I, Him and her,
Seeing the white cotton that stretches for lanes and avenues,
For acres and miles.
The openness above surrounds us,
With a beauty that changes with the days and with our moods,
With our hearts
That long for the comfort of a cloud to lay on
And a place to relax.
If I could
I would offer you a patch in the sky, right next to me,
A place to be free and to smile,
To love and to hold one another.
The patchwork would be as seamless as our joys
And the lightness of the clouds would match our souls to
Will I care for you now – absolutely,
And care for you as well when
We match our pieces of the patchwork and
We match our shining souls to one another.
©2013 Christy Birmingham