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Redemption

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Redemption

In the moon’s absence
I chase a curtain of light.
Although the dark terrain’s uncertain
I run with a canning jar
its lid poked with holes
to let the light breathe.

While my father watches
I fly.

With diligence and enthusiasm
I continue, even when the light scatters,
until I catch a spot of light to hold
and place in a jar to contain its afterglow.

To catch a star, I think, to catch a dream,
and I recall my father’s advice
to reach for a constellation.
To touch Heaven, I yearn.

I watch the glow until it fades
and find joy in something simple
as it enriches a moment
in a short span of life.

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  1. Date: 6/21/2012 4:48:00 AM

    What a beautiful heart felt poem. To me I was running into the sky trying to chase the moon, with a literal jar in my hand with holes in the top! I have Asperger autism so I can really see what people write. So sorry about your Dad. Hope it was peaceful.

    Bayles Avatar Mike Bayles Date: 6/23/2012 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind comment. I apreciate hearing your reactions to the poem. With your sensitivity, I hope you write, too. My dad's passing was in 1993, and I think it was peaceful. He was at the tail end of Alzheimers' Disease. I had an important meeting that night, and missed his passage by half an hour. To cope, I became serious about my writing.