Sunday, December 09, 2012

Candle Lighting

Around the globe candles are lit today
As parents remember their children and pray

I lit you a candle and called your name
I saw your face as I gazed at the flame

Smiling at me, sending me love
And greeting me from heaven above.

Remembering you today and everyday
Is what helps me survive my dismay.

But today is special as I with other parents bond
Call your name, wishing you could respond

Together we light candles honoring you
With tears falling from our eyes anew

Looking back at the times when you were there
Unlike the ones that we have now to bear

So with the flames of our candles, we unite
Togetherness helps us endure our plight

And by honoring you together, we feel good
As many around the globe for you stood.

Randah R. Hamadeh, Copyright © 2012
Author, Summer Rays: Solace for Bereaved Parents
Written in loving memory of my daughter,
Samar Ahmed Al Ansari


Anonymous said...

Very touching particularly the ending. Proud of you sister - L.

Um Samar said...

Thank you dear sister.