Christina A. Sharik


Christina A. Sharik: In Memory Of Matt MaupinYellow ribbons wave and flutter
while wind-laced rains
spit and stutter ~
those of us who kept you
close in prayer,
and those of us who
hoped you would come
home from there,
feel numb.

This dark night, I
have sent a prayer
heavenward for you ~
though I know you are
with angels
and your suffering is

I have said a prayer
for your family,
your sad father and
your grieving mother
You were everyone’s
loved one,
everyone’s son or brother……

Rest easy, now;
Your mission is over
You were one of the best.
Just rest, just rest

Author’s Note: For Matt Maupin and his family