March 7, 2009

Floating Flowers

My Great Grandmother
French Indian Border Reiver

Bare feet
Carry restless legs
Through darkest back wood night
Where stripped bare trees
Bid stars to shine on high so bright

Sweat laden chest
Causes cross to cling on breast
While white breath
On winter wind
In panic comes to rest

Mother straps sleepless babe
Over mad pounding of heart in chest
Closing her eyes
She floats down stream
Past empty burning nests

In hopes of reaching
Freedom’s dream
On the shores
Of the sun drenched west
Written in memory of women
who survived forced migration

1 comment:

  1. Dizzy it is an honor to join this and follow this Roy as Aslanspal.