Did Someone In Heaven Hold Him Close?

Did someone in Heaven hold him close
the night he was taken away?
Did he cry?
Lord, did someone wipe his tears
and tell it would all be all right?
Did he know his mother would join him
one day and hold him again?
Was he mad at me?
Did someone tell him I’m sorry.
His only brother is sorry.
Can someone tell him again today
more than sixty years later.
I’m so sorry, Johnny.
I’m so sorry.


Michael Mathews
November 6, 2019
1:11 PM
On the lake