Rising Son

Sunrise; dawn of his birth
Sally & Kim see the grin
Wuthering Heights in the mind
Heathcliff to Heath given unto him
A rising son; the pride and heart of Perth

Family is always there
Kate a sibling, a friend, a complementing soul
Mother & father beacons in aphotic world
Two hands ready to contribute
With Heath’s hybrid grin and charisma so rare

The rising son in morning hope

Neverland began the quest
A journey of Sweat stuck between Blackrock and a Roar
10 Things I Hate About You spoken sweet raillery
He became a Patriot in a Monster’s Ball
Living an expressive Knight’s Tale
He climbed a Brokeback Mountain to show he could best the rest

Acting got his seal and poetic peace sign
Two fingers representing silence and care
Interviews were evil and dealt with sugar coated animosity
Eccentric movements and answers divergent;
An inimitable grin tacked on delivery
But hidden behind the fan charming eyes
Was the Heath family loved, cared for and could always find

The rising son ablaze before midday

Found love and safety within Michelle’s breath
Nine month creation a daughter, a careful collaboration
Matilda Rose; daddy’s favorite flower
Her bloom of life and growth was his wanting
Watered with love from the well of endless depth

She would be his forever project
He was certain it would be inclusive until gray
Her first problem, her first boyfriend
Her wedding as he stands and says he does
Her first child, his grandchild
This was Heath, this was love’s logic

But the stage fades to gray
As the Dark Knight arrives
The smile comically extends
The laughter vacillating in echoes
As everyone whispers a private goodbye

With the greatest moments we do cherish
A wish to hold him and save him from parish

The rising son at noon eclipsed by misadventure’s nefarious moon.

Rising Son


Houston, United States

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Artist's Description

I wrote this because it is how I deal with death. I like to write about someone when they were alive and rarely do I mention the death. It’s best to remember them as they were not final moments.

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