My Mother Up There Sonnet by Sydney Alexander
I’ve heard the words “is there a Mother there”
A Mother in heaven, dwelling above?
I know I have God, answering each prayer
Love and comfort- but still, is my Mother there?
Does she listen when I pray of heartbreak,
Of boys and drama and other girl things?
There’s a mother-sized hole left, how it aches,
For a hug only a mother can bring.
Did she cry when we left her, down to earth
Does she think of me, am I good enough?
Was I born to her first, not just this birth
More gentle, kind than here, she’d ne’er be rough.
Do I really have a mother up there?
Am I just wishing on nothing but air.
Oh, Heavenly Mother to you I write,
Please listen in when I call up to you,
As I pray with my heart out each dark night.
Heav’nly Father, is She real, is it true?