Throw A Kiss To The Stars. . .



Younger sisters should play by the rules and allow the elder to leave first.  But my sister stayed as long as she was able and left us this week abruptly.

This poem is personal in that love abounds.  I whispered it in reading again with great love in our coming together as adults after a tumultuous adolescence.  What were to be fun times in dotage never materialized. 

There will be times to recall because life is everlasting.  Her mantra was always to do ‘something constructive’ which she did all her life.  I will remind her of the times we laughed together.  Those were memorable.  I will withdraw those times often from my Memory Bank to refresh myself.  And to remind our progeny what really makes us rich even though we cry.


Throw a kiss to the stars. . . .

Take a moment . . . .
and inhale deeply the night,
so that you will remember
the freshness that comes
with the beckoning dark.

And the stars leading you
to a place of warm retreat.

Go and begone into the night
where the heart rests.
Melancholy soul, even the heavens
pale beneath your fatigue. . .

Before you call it a day,
step out the door into the night
and say  hello to the moon and
ask its secrets for the night. 

Breathe your thank you for the day
and your part in it and in passing

throw a kiss to the stars.



8 Responses to Throw A Kiss To The Stars. . .

  1. Jody Simons May 7, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

    I love you dear aunt of mine – just as I know my mother loved you too.
    You will remain in our hearts forever!
    Remember – when the cashier thought that I was your daughter??
    See – these genes run deep!

  2. Mark Tortoriello May 7, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

    Dear Grandma,

    What a beautiful and poignant tribute to your sister! Aunt Del was a kind soul. I’m sure she threw many kisses to the stars, as surely you do.

    We take comfort in knowing that life truly is everlasting, and we’ll have many more opportunities to recall and laugh!


  3. Mario Tortoriello May 7, 2021 at 4:43 pm #

    Dearest Grandma, my sincerest condolences for the loss of your younger sister. May you take comfort in the memories and may they bring a smile to your face and dry away the tears forever. May her soul rest in peace until we are reunited in life everlasting. Peace be with you. Love, Mario

  4. Suzanne Tate May 7, 2021 at 4:53 pm #

    Dearest Veronica,

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sister. I pray you solace in sweet memories, and I pray you Peace.

    Many blessings,

  5. Catherine L Copp May 8, 2021 at 12:26 pm #


    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Del. I know you know how to bring comfort to yourself with this loss — withdraw as often as you need to from your Memory Bank. And you have shared that wisdom with us all. I am grateful for that wisdom as it really resonates with me. I am fortunate to have plenty of deposits in my own Memory Bank.

    Sending you my love and holding you close. Catherine

  6. Veronica Hallissey May 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

    email from William. . .My condolences on the loss of Del, Grandma H. I am so sorry for your loss.



  7. Veronica Hallissey May 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

    email from Trish. . . As always, Veronica, I enjoy your writing so much. I pray you feel comfort in the midst of your loss..

    May you have a joyous Mother’s Day with loved ones.

    Trish Mayfield

  8. maria wulf May 14, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

    You seem to be so accepting and even have a certain comfort with death Veronica. I will ask the moon its secrets for the night. A hug for your loss Veroncia.

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