it has been a long journey
the journey we call life
with its many twists and turns
its curves and dips
the puzzle never to be complete in my time
because of one missing piece
each day I begin with a prayer
I will turn back the pages of time and sorrow
no rock will be left unturned . . .
so young and lost
wanting only to be loved
my family sent me away in shame
with no one to protect me or comfort me
I held you close to my heart looking into your face
realizing their mistake
they pulled you from my arms . . .
I like to dream of what could have been for us
we could have made it in this world
could have been happy
why would no one give us a chance
even though I was only a child . . .
a life searching for you
dreaming an impossible dream
praying to find you
to look into your face again
my heart aches each day from searching
and not finding . . . .
maybe it will not be in this lifetime
but if God is merciful
in heaven I will find you
my son . . .
July 23, 2013
For the contest, Free Verse, Poet Destroyer