I came to
the garden in the cool of the day
Planting flowers as is my way
When sad and blue.
Though time has passed since you went away
Mom, my grief is still new.
Tender thoughts fill my heart
Of the sacrifice you made
Tending others with loving care
Easing their pain and despair.
I planted pansies in my flower bed
As tears I shed.
A golden butterfly fluttered by
Resting on each flower and then my hand
Dropping a tender kiss to comfort me
As if to say it understood.
I watched the butterfly float away
Wondering why it did not stay.
My grief hovered over me
And then the butterfly returned to rest on my
With a silent caress
My heart to bless.
As it rested upon my head
I sensed it must have been heaven sent
From Mom as a testament
That she at last was at peace
And wished the same for me
Desiring I meet her in heaven some day
Praising God for eternity.