My Boy

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Today is your wedding day
your day full of happiness
and joy

I remember that look on your face so happy and loving when you were a
little boy

The look of wonder and the look of awe when you opened a new
Christmas toy

Or when you ran so fast and so hard
and rode your bike near and far you
utterly enjoyed

Playing with kittens and puppies
bearded dragons and snakes too and
sharing pomeroy’s

You determinedly rode that big yellow bus on your first day of school
so overjoyed

At the end of the day a call to say you had strayed on to the wrong bus home
brave boy

My frantic attempt to chase down that bus who inside held my sweet boy
street ploys

When you came running around that corner with your knockout smile
heart joy

How I wish it could be so
that you still loved me though
heart destroyed

Yet with all of that I can wish you
only the best and a life full of love
sad goodbye


  1. Paula Light says:

    Sad poem. I feel for you!

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    1. Thank you. I have eternal hope…. 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Dear Paula, Forgive my delay in responding please! My reticent send button did not depress apparently, (no user error or course!) and kept your message all to itself until I just stumbled upon it again! Thank you for your kind words and it really is, heart-breaking. ((hugs)

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      1. Paula Light says:



    1. Honored. Thank you for making my day a little brighter! 🙏


  2. How sad an ending Ami. I am so sorry.

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    1. Thank you. Maybe one day he will come back around. 🙏


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