Soft Pillow to Lay Your Head

Marisa is a volunteer teacher with New Hope for Cambodian Children (NHCC)


A soft pillow to lay your head on at night
A soft voice to sing you a lullaby
Soft brown eyes that always met mine
Speaking through our minds
A soft smile when walking outside
Cradled in my arms
Under sunlight
Butterflies passing by
Teaching you to say sok-sa-bai
Miss. Butterfly
A soft sigh to tell me it’s nap time
Soft whimpers in dream life
Watching you sleep was my delight
Soft hands to rub your back
To burp you with a rag around my neck
Soft cries before shot time
You always knew I hated it deep down inside
To watch you scream as you looked into my eyes
Saying softly..
It’s almost over baby..
I thought about it every night
It made me cry
I still question why an angel so small
That couldn’t even crawl
Had to endure everything I saw
Pain and all
Soft tears that rolled down my face
On the morning I received the news
Your soul took flight and flew
To Heaven where your wings grew
I had a hard time
Accepting now was your time
Heartbreak came that day
And again in a few days
When he let me go..
Was God trying to test me
Losing two people I loved so greatly
Both unexpectedly
Soft tears beautifully told me
How open my heart was to love unconditionally
One through sickness
One through health
Both I held in the depths
Of my heart
A soft spot for love
Healing I called upon from the angels above
Heal my heart
Heal my scars
So soft is what I remain in this hard hard world
To always feel everything that’s real
If it doesn’t make me feel..
It must not be real
So I am thankful for both love and pain
The two feelings I’ve artistically embraced
The two feelings that cause soft tears to wash my face
Traced back to my soft heart
The place where the door is never closed
Always open to hold your soul

Marisa Eve's photo.

About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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2 Responses to Soft Pillow to Lay Your Head

  1. Laura says:

    Love this. ❤

  2. “So soft is what I remain in this hard hard world”….it is my prayer also. Wonderful, heart-wrenching words. Bless you.

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