Balloons of Love
Today under a clear blue sky,
Wiping tears from our eyes,
We will release our balloons,
Commemorating lives gone too soon.
On wings of love we set them free,
For our angel children to see,
Floating through space and time,
Past the staircase we wish we could climb.
A symbolic gesture that helps us heal,
From the sorrow that we feel,
Another means for us to say,
They live in our hearts every day.
Balloons filled with laughter, balloons filled with tears,
Balloons filled with memories for the time they were here,
Dancing in the sunlight on currents of air,
Brimming with thanks for all that we shared.
We imagine our children on the other side,
Catching the balloons as they glide,
Red and yellow, purple and gold,
They know which balloon is theirs to hold.
We know they are happy, they are dancing now too,
And we want to celebrate all that we knew,
Forever our daughters, forever our sons,
Only temporarily parted, our precious ones.