Unspoken were words ~ unheard were her dreams.
Friends who had loved her are still awakened with screams.
It was a violent departure not understood.
Someone so righteous yet misunderstood.
So, in the darkness, I think of her now.
And I cry just a little and I ask myself how.
How could she leave us, our wings broken too.
For a world no better than the one she knew.
An angel with no mercy
She left us dispelled
To find the truth in the mystery
She never unveiled.
- written on November 9, 1989
My dear friend, Jennifer Young, returned the poem I wrote many years ago to me yesterday; the very day I was introduced to Yonna’s mother, Kathy, for the first time.
Instantly, I knew Kathy would help heal my heart in places I tried to forget were wounded.