Where Did You Go?
by Gregory Behrens
I wrote this poem last year as a birthday present to my mom as a way to tell her how much I loved her even when we were apart.
I couldn’t find you, so I took to flight.
Fighting wind and rain and dark of night.
When my fuel ran low I took to land…
…through tropical heat and desert sand.
I walked and walked until my face was blue, determined just to get to you.
I reached the ocean so I took to sea,
wondering just how long this trip would be.
I rowed and rowed night and day, through violent squalls and giant waves.
When I grew tired my boat crashed.
I hit against rocks and the ship was smashed.
I punched the water in dejection, when the water settled I saw your reflection.
Around the world and back again, determined just to hold your hand.
I looked & looked but did not see, when suddenly I realized you were me.