Empty skies

Cast in blue
Empty skies belie the sense
Of a morning filled
With something more.
A tinge of sadness overwhelms
The aching heart watches
The light that always comes
To greet the day with hope
Of journeys forward
Of forever memories
Of brighter days.
I think of you and know
Tomorrow will dawn still
A presence missed
But free at last to walk
Your next path to
The journey awaiting
Over bridges he waits
With quiet a smile
To welcome you home.