Remember Me

I was the child left behind

on the way to school

for walking too slowly and carefully

 to avoid stepping on fallen cherry blossoms

wait for me  


and while my mother bent down

to do my shoe laces

I bent down too

and hugged her tired back

hold me


I gathered scraps of wood

and discarded cables

to assemble an homemade guitar

which made my fingers bleed

hear my song


I was angel Gabriel

in the nativity play

now am stretched out on a cross

by the side of Christ

begging for paradise

remember me!

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