Friday, May 14, 2010

For Maddie Sue

I accidentally sent you this tear my dear.
I found it while looking for words to make clear
How much I am with you even when I'm not near.

I was bent over thinking when that one sneaky drop
Danced down my face, twirled twice and then hopped
Right onto the page, staining that ribbon up top.

I'd like you to keep it, and know now and again
That in times of trouble you have many friends
Who will have you and hold your heart 'till the end.

And please Maddie Sue, know this too,
This is one of my many gifts to you:

You will see, in time and awhile
it's not only sadness but sometimes smiles
Who bring tears,

Ferrying love across miles.