Poem: “My Heart, Their Home”


My Heart, Their Home

Just left my kids behind…
A part of me stayed too.

Little chunks of my heart ripped out, but
Their lives, well-lived, transform the empty pits
Into chambers where purpose and love intersect.

Filled with their Becoming,
My mother’s heart expands,
Becoming a mansion that
Welcomes home my children,
And the life they create.

Still, even the heavens rain as my van drives away…
From college days.

Stacy Peterson
April 14, 2013


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  • goral

    College or Marriage, the sentiment is the same.

    They stretch their wings and fly away.

    Sadness and emptiness they leave in their wake;
    Which closes in not as water but as honey.
    The Communion of Saints does the transformation,
    until the sadness become sweetness.

    Oh! Natali…