Christina A. Sharik

GONE FROM VIEW

Christina A. Sharik: Gone From ViewNight is falling down upon me
and I am sleepless, still

For you are gone from view
I watched you walking up the hill

until my eyes could see no more;
you’re heading for a foreign shore.

I release you from
these mother’s arms
and pray that God
will keep you safe from harm……

I will be waiting here.
I will be waiting here.

I cannot cry –
Wait – there’s a tear

and now the rest are falling
You are so far away
Beyond my calling…

I miss you, dear.
I’m waiting here.

I am a refugee now
in my own land

I can still feel
the touch of my child’s hand

Goodbye, my dear
I’ll be waiting here.