A mothers passing

A mothers passing

A Poem by Gee
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Mourning and celebrating a mother's life

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Wash every face with mournful tears,
let solemn silence fill all ears,
have time stand still to mark the day,
a mother died, passed away.

Draw a veil across the sun,
inform the birds no song be sung,
bow down all heads in silent prayer,
for she is gone,no longer there.

Let choirs of angels sing their love,
and carry high her soul above,
then cherubs tend and for her care,
until the time to join her there.

Dry every face of mournful tears,
may celebration fill all ears,
remove the world from mute and pause,
each broken heart beat out applause.

Unveil the sun,tell all birds sing,
rejoice in what all mothers bring,
a love unbounded,true and deep,
eternally in each heart to keep.


© 2016 Gee



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"let solemn silence fill all ears, .." - class image here - absolute nothingness filling the voids - very apt for this write.

i like the way the whole write swings around this fulcrum
"Let choirs of angels sing their love,
and carry high her soul above,
then cherubs tend and for her care,
until the time to join her there. " - as a fulcrum its quite stunning and clever word arranging too.

The fourth stanza reminded me of the New Orleans style funerals with the jazz bands accompanying - a fine celebratory verse - of a life well lived.
The end stanza brings us back to serene poignancy and allows the reader to carry on but with a new memory in our hearts forever.
Its a very well penned memorial Gee. Really... sound as...
:))


Posted 2 Years Ago


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Gee

2 Years Ago

Thanks Anto,nice to get your seal of approval,B...............



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If ever an occasion elicits inconsolable grief and profound melancholy, a mother's passing is certainly it.
Work that eloquently conveys the immeasurable depth of loss.
Heartbreaking read!

Posted 5 Days Ago


Gee

5 Days Ago

Cheers Frank
Any lose is a great lose thanks for the lovely poem.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Roxanne
God made mothers because he could not personally be every where. A heartfelt tribute to a mother. Indeed, their life is to be celebrated and their memories to be treasured till life ends. Such a great message here. The concluding verse is amazing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thanks Divya, loved what you said about mothers and God
DIVYA

1 Month Ago

You are so welcome!
Beautiful beyond words Gee. A personal, heart-felt tribute to all mothers filled with deep love and grace. Great form, flow, cadence and rhyme- all perfect. Spans emotions from grief at the loss to rapture at the remembrance of " a love unbounded". Written like a prayer and I will save this to re-read many times. Your own mother must be so proud of you. Kudos!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Annette. One of the few that took a little while to write. Mum has only ever read a couple.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

1 Month Ago

You're welcome. Beautifully done Gee!
My condolences to you and your family, Gee

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Hi Maxwell, my mother is alive and kicking. This was written at a time when she was very ill but tha.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you.
Maxwell Ryder

2 Months Ago

Oh. Well that's great news. Good writing fools the mind.
This is a wonderful poem celebrating the metaphorical mother, with the mourning of her death, and celebration of her saved soul.. Ah, would it be so for every mother. A lot of mothers die very lonely deaths, and a lot of the younger relatives are just too busy to be bothered! Personally, I am hoping that my death will just be between me and my Beyond.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you. Thankfully my old mum is still alive and kicking although at times only by the skin of he.. read more
Beautifully written as a celebration of a mother's life. Not for me tho' mine was a nightmare :(

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Sorry to read that. Thanks for the RR
Hello! I run an Instagram account that promotes the work of others, I am in love with this piece and was wondering if I’d be able to post it *you will be credited of course*

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Please don't. You can refer readers to this site. Thank you
Sad and yet uplifting in a way. Thank you for sharing this touching poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Cheers boyo..
Sadness, then joy. I am facing this myself right now and I appreciate these words more than just for the talent. Thank you.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

I'm so, so sorry for your loss Carol.
Thank you.
Carol Cashes

4 Months Ago

She's not gone yet, but hospice has been called in and since it's lung cancer, diagnosed in 2013!, i.. read more
Gee

4 Months Ago

As much as I can be........I've been there a couple of times already with mum. My thoughts and best .. read more

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Added on March 2, 2015
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Tags: Love, death, mother, angels, cherubs

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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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