Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Sign From the Other Side

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter

(Dragonfly tattoo done by Jason Wilkins ... in memory of Tommy)

The dragonfly came from nowhere to hover, fly
In front of my face, close to my eyes

I stood waiting for the sign I knew would come
From the other side ... from a young man I loved

Sure enough, when I blinked ... the dragonfly
Landed on my nose ... his little wings became still

It sat there ... looked at me ... I looked at it
Tears began to roll from my eyes

The dragonfly touched a teardrop with it dainty foot
He rose from my nose ... flicking the teardrop into the air

Drops from the teardrop rained on the little dragonfly
Making him shimmer, shine in the golden sunlight

My eyes saw such special beauty
I knew this dragonfly was giving me a sign from the other side

Love reflected in the sunlight as the tiny drops flew off its wings
Touching my cheeks like a child's kiss

I knew my son had sent me a sign through a dragonfly
A special sign from the other side ... I love you, mom

Dragonflies do strange, wonderful things whenever I see them ... I know it's Tommy sending love from the other side. Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee    

Note by this Author:  My son died 6 years ago ... for 6 years I've noticed dragonflies do unusual things.  I know the dragonfly would be the way Tommy would communicate from the other side so, I wouldn't be afraid.

Photo/poem owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


  1. Butterflies are beautiful. I remember Tommy liked butterflies. Tommy was a very special person. He was a good man and I am so glad I got to know him. Love, Ms Nancy

  2. This was so touching and heartfelt. I am positive it was a special sign just for you.