'Smoke' In The Air...


'Smoke' In The Air...

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny Gee

I sat on the porch that day on the phone talking

I got up and began walking

Toward the edge of the porch to see

A 'smoke' in the air a few feet from me

I watched it closely as it drifted around

It moved about in the air without making a sound

I 'know' there are things I'll never understand

I know about miracles, see things because... I can

Without seeing Tommy, I 'knew' it was he

Trying to 'come through' to visit me

Tommy knew how much I loved him with my heart

He'd come back knowing how it hurt me to be apart

Years ago, jokingly we would say

'If' something happened to one of us, we'd find a way

To come back to let the other know that we are 'there'

Come back to comfort, let the other know we care

So, while on the phone with Skip that day

I told him about the smoke in the air, it didn't stay

It slowly faded into thin air

As if it'd never come, never was there

I know my son came for a moment to see me

I felt, I sensed, I knew it was he

Tommy, my son.... my child

I stood there looking at the air with a soft, sad smile

In my mind I was thinking I love you

I always knew you loved me dearly, too

Goodbye for only now... you'll be back to see

I know you'll be back many more times.... to see me




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