Join Me in the Night Sky
written: January 29, 2020
It’s been a while since I’ve held you,
You’ve grown so much since then.
I tell you “I love you” everyday,
And I know time has helped your heart mend.
We were struck apart too quickly, too soon for my soul,
You were only 3, and I, 31,
When it was my time to go.
I don’t have answers, and I wish I could tell you “why” every. single. day.
But that’s how life goes, and I’ve learned that it’s okay.
My baby girl, you’re shining so bright,
I can see you from up here.
You glow brighter than the rest though there’s so much darkness and fear.
I’m here watching and protecting you as much as I can,
So live courageously, without any regrets.
And I’ll look forward to being with you again.
Don’t stop wishing upon shooting stars,
Regardless of how far they may be.
Those are the only times I can hear your voice,
It’s heaven’s version of a phone call.
Your heart is gold, and your imagination - wild,
You have your father’s might.
You walk with grace and kindness,
You try to do what’s right.
So I’ll see you when it’s time,
But live a full life first.
Then join me - I’m the second star to the right,
And we’ll glow straight on till morning forevermore.
This poem was inspired by one of my favorite Disney movies, The Princess and the Frog. In the movie, Tiana's father passed away while she was really young while he was fighting in war. Throughout the movie, she is comforted by her memories of warmth and love that she shared with her dad - especially ones where they'd wish on shooting stars together. Despite the distance, she felt like he was always with her, watching over her - she never felt alone.