When you were born,
I poured my love through you
And carried you along with the eagles
As the seasons changed you flew with them
Higher and higher
So high I could no longer see you
And just when the world seemed so small
And I no longer felt your presence
I cried for you
When all I could do was offer you my tears
To wash away the pain
And when my tears dried
I sighed for you
When my breath of life was all I had left
I filled my lungs with your pain
I couldn't take it away,
But I could share it
And when I could live no more,
I held you up with my lifeless body
Never wanting you to touch the ground
To be so close that your spirit be breathed from the air

February 6, 2000
Copyright 2000 Michael Paul