A day never goes by that I don’t think of you, sweet little bird.
You flew away as I knew you would,
but too soon…
Holding you made it easy sometimes to fool myself into thinking that you’d stay, because I couldn’t bear the thought of you leaving, but all beautiful birds eventually must spread their wings and fly, and you were no different. In “Vincent” a line reads “This world was not meant for one as beautiful as you”. I’ve seen that same sentiment used in sympathy cards or poems but – I don’t believe that for a minute. Not only WAS this world meant for your beauty…but it NEEDS your beauty, and the universe grieves the loss of you and doesn’t even realize. Today I miss you more than most. I’m not sure why…maybe it’s this empty void inside of me that demands to understand why it’s not filled. It sometimes hurts to know that I’ll never not miss you, but it’s also comforting to know that I’ll never forget you either. The purest beauty I’ve ever had in my life. I love you baby girl…

Madeleine Lily
written June 9, 2014

A precious little bird you are
here sleeping in my arm.
You’re perched upon my heart tonight,
disarming with your charm.

Your plumage is most beautiful,
your colors are so rare,
that if I live a thousand lives
I know none could compare.

Your quiet song brings peacefulness
with melodies so pure,
that nature must have written them,
to make sure they’d endure.

I know one day you’ll fly away
my precious little bird,
but you’ll remain within my heart
where love first softly stirred.