Sadness abounds today; you’ve gone leave us alone.
A breath escaped your lips. Your eyes closed one last time
Draped in drying fields; light extinguished, packed and gone.
No more does sing the wind, no more your voice a chime;
Eclipsed, its memory soon, too, escapes my grasp.
Sadness abounds today, no more our hands will clasp.
Sadness abounds, you’re gone, and joy and light are too.
Another day livid, another night sans you.
Buoyancy of the mind harder to achieve still,
Over-flooded that I am of tightness and tears.
Unhinged, fractured, once more abound my childhood fears;
Nana no more with us, who will my troubles still?
Delve in light when darkness comes, a timid voice says,
Sadness does flows today, but will come other days.
Today cherish the times spent in laughter and bliss.
Out with the gloom, let’s celebrate the moments shared:
Days bright with beach and sun, glorious grays over lakes,
And full of treats enjoyed in boisterous company;
Yesterday’s happiness grown of present sorrow.
To mami who passed away today.