Pool of Memories
Don’t worry, dear, your mummy is safe
Through the surface of a special pool
She can glimpse her dearest waifs;
Proud you’re doing so well at school.
As she wanders, chatting with fronds
She’s so content that you still care
To visit her favourite garden and pond
With your siblings. Don’t despair,
As soon as you feel some peace inside
She gets much calmer in her garden bright.
In dreams, unicorns can give you a ride
If you call for their help, day or night.
Waving and smiling, mum wishes you well,
In her heart, forever you’ll dwell.
Though physical figures may be gone,
Their love and memories still stay warm;
We urge you not to be forlorn,
Their consciousness is in another form.
They cherish many experiences
On this green earth with unique you;
Send wishes to friends of various
Types, and precious folks that they knew.
Perhaps kids play in gardens filled
With roses, and lilies, and daffodils
While grown-ups sang as birds trilled
Of their concerns for families still.
When you smile, their spirit heart spumes
With joy, as their contentment grows.
Your laughter makes hearts fully bloom.
When your mind’s calm, they’re at repose.
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Author’s Note: Both poems are excerpted from my manuscript, ‘Paddy and Unicorn of EverMorn.’ As some people may have lost loved ones, perhaps these songs (that Nebula the Unicorn sings to Paddy during his adventures in EverMorn Land) will bring some solace to bereaved ones. ‘Pool of Memories’ is what Nebula the Unicorn said to Paddy about his mum who went to heaven when Paddy was about ten years old.
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|Of Indian origin, Sultana Raza has presented many papers related to Romanticism and Fantasy in international conferences. Her 100+ articles (on art, theatre, film, and humanitarian issues) have appeared in English and French. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Litro, and A Beautiful Space. Her fiction has received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train Review (USA), had been published in Coldnoon Journal, Szirine, Apertura, Entropy, and ensemble (in French). Her poems have appeared in 50 + Journals, including Columbia Journal, and The New Verse News, London Grip, Gramma, Columbia Journal, Classical Poetry Society, spillwords, and The Peacock Journal. Say hello on Facebook or visit her website.