Always, For You

balloon release

Balloon Release – International Opioid Awareness Day

Sometimes the silence is too much

Settling over me like a shroud

Heavy and dark and oppressive

A loneliness that takes hold of my heart


Unspeakable loss

Unspeakable grief

Unspeakable sorrow


What might have been

     What could have been

          If only…


And yet…

There still remains


Your bright light shining in my heart

Treasured memories and moments shared

Our love, unfettered and unbound


Today we’re joined together in our pain

As we lift our voices heavenward

With one collective cry

Carried on these winds of hope


We rally here to fight for change

For you, always for you



About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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3 Responses to Always, For You

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    very good lovely

    Robert C. Moore RSVP Publications Blackhawk, CA. 94506



  2. amyludwigvanderwater says:

    Oh… friend shared a poem on Facebook today, for her deceased son’s 32nd birthday, a beautiful young man lost to opioid addiction. Thank you for this. Love to you and yours. x

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