May the brightest star that is
shine to light your way
So you can find a safe path through your life
every night and day
That guardian light I send to you
is bound to never fade
‘Cause like the moon with its silver light
of eternity it’s made
May a gentle wind carry you
on your journey, so let it be
May your steps be light, and so your heart
May your road be the one of destiny
And if darkness comes between us
and the end draws near it seems
May we meet again someday, somehow
in a world beyond the dreams.
I vividly remember writing this one. I was sitting at my old desk – I had had it since childhood – at my parents’ house one dark night back in December 2002. I was fifteen years old, my cousin had just died in a snowmobile accident and I felt guilty for still wanting to dedicate this poem to my then-boyfriend. Some memories just stick, don’t they?
Anyway, this poem has switched meanings for me several times over the years – but I think now it has finally found its way home.