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To the Sky Tonight...

To the sky tonight (from two passersby) who stole a moment to watch you cry The wind blew the trees from off their tops and tugged the cloud blanket swift over the night We waited at the top of the kitchen stairs and laughed at the thunder like we didn’t care The flood gates could open and never stop and this would but be another memory to share My daughters eyes flew from the trees to your sky and I saw her inhale deep and gently sigh for she wasn’t the girl whose countenance drops or who runs from the lightning and hides inside. She wanted to run in your tears. She felt all the anguish of ten thousand men who had offered up ten thousand prayers. She never decided to hide her own eyes or give in to perilous fear. I held her in my arms with delight to be able to share in this sight A storm full of passion is always in fashion as the sky cries it’s eyes out tonight. I memorize this haven of time To solidly fix all this natural bliss like a tree rooted deep in my mind. I return my daughter’s sweet smile and nod that it’s time to go in She’s the sun in my skies when it’s pouring outside She’s the moment that I start to grin.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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