Happy Birth Day Angel

A magical moment we will never have.. to see our two boys playing together.
My Brief Rainbow 
by Peggy Kociscin 
Rainbows appear only on dreary, rainy days. 
They beautify the world for a few brief moments. 
These moments, however, can be spectacular. 
YOU were my brief rainbow. 
You entered my life 
And stayed but a short while. 
Nonetheless, the memories of those moments 
When you blessed us with laughter and delight, 
Joy and smiles, 
Charm and beauty, 
Gaiety and silliness, 
Sunlight and moonbeams, 
Giggles and love (ad infinitum)... 
Made the deluge, 
The tears of pain and anger, 
Helplessness and fear, 
Insanity and agony, 
Sadness and heartbreak, 
Emptiness and loneliness 
Rainbows, however brief, 
Make the world a brighter, lovelier place. 
How grateful I am that I had you, 
My brief rainbow.

I'll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall,
to brighten your heart when the grey shadows fall.

On a canvas of joy outlasting the years,
with a soft brush of sweetness to dry all your tears.
I'll paint you a rainbow with colors of smiles
That glow with sincerity over the miles.
On a palette of words I will tenderly blend
Tones into treasures of sunlight and wind.
I'll paint you a rainbow that reaches so wide,
Your sights and your sorrows will vanish inside,
And deep in the center of each different hue,
A memory fashioned especially for you.
So lift up your eyes, for suspended above,
A rainbow designed by the fingers of love... 


Noah Allen

June 23-July 5