The Aching Eyes

Beautiful strings and piano chords support a poem I wrote after the tragic death of a little boy I taught some years back .

Jordy’s balloons

after the funeral
outside to inevitable

watching his eight year old mates release purple/
white balloons shrinking into a perfect blue sky

a week’s


relieved children smiling laughing faces upturned sunflowers seeking
light warmth celebrating his life intent eyes on diminishing orbs

but on

the aching eyes of every parent on their own
child seeing them disappear in an instant

like balloons.

from micromacro, 2006 © rob walker.

Thanks to Benjamin Orth from Hessen, Germany and Onlymeith the International Man of Mystery (aka Carlos Clemente from Madrid, Spain) for the samples and mixing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *