We're Watching Over You

by HOLLY ARMER   May 7, 2006


Hi Mom it's me Noah
way up here in heaven
The last time you saw me
I was only seven

That was five years ago
I still don't understand
Why my siblings and I
had to die at your hands

I'm glad they don't remember
that scary June day
but I just can't forget
Mom, I was so afraid

You were not the same
something was really wrong
Where was the Mommy
that always sang me songs

She was gone so
I tried to run away
But I got caught and
went to heaven that day

My brother's were waiting for me
with our little sister Mary
We were all very brave
and it was no longer scary

Now we live together
safe within God's home
Watching over you every day
so you won't feel all alone.

There's just one last thing
that I really need to say
We love and miss you very much
Happy Mother's Day.

*Written from the perspective of Noah Yates to his mother Andrea Yates who systematically drowned her five children from youngest to oldest.
Here's a link to an article about it:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/drownings/949223.html

*I don't care for the title so any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks much!

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  • 11 years ago

    by ruth

    Gave me the chills...very honest and open

  • 11 years ago

    by nekell

    Sad poem.... but its greaT!! keep up the work!!!
    5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by Rich

    Beautiful!

  • 11 years ago

    by Lovely Bones

    Wow that was very sad. You seem to have captured the moment very well. I really want to cry right now, especially since I've just read the article, but I'm not the type to cry at anything I read. Very good job on this one =)

  • 11 years ago

    by shobhana kumar

    Holly!!!!!!
    this poem is so strong with passion and emotion - it left me completely speechless.

    the most beautiful part is the perspective of a child - no matter how harsh a parent is - their love is so unconditional.

    beautiful.

    take care
    shobhana