I Miss Your Laughter -
by Nicholas Gordon
I miss the things I used to do for you.
I miss the time, now filled with emptiness,
When each day was a stage for something new.
A passion with no outlet to the sea,
A teardrop in a desert, that contains
What's left of my maternal ecstasy.
I miss your presence, like a silent chord
That anchored even solitude in grace.
I miss for my love's labor, the reward
Of seeing some small pleasure in your face.
All these I miss,
Within my heart,
far more than I can bear.
Michael Sarah Thomas, 8, of Henderson died December 6, 1999 in Henderson.
She was born October 31, 1991, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, she was a Lamping Elementary School student and on the Champion Homes soccer team, "The Angels," and was a member of the Girl Scouts.