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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As i kept reading , i started imagining the visuals musically, how touching this is , how deep is the love and affection. Thank you once again , showering us with words that makes us fall in love with your writings. cheers.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you Jayanth
This is truely beautiful. 'unveil the sun' is a really cool sound and image.

It always got to me though how when a loved one dies everything somehow just carries on as usual in the world

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you. Actually written when my old mum was seriously ill and on the brink of popping her dodder.. read more
Deep and touching poem.......
I can't imagine my life without my mum.......
Wonderful work Gee:)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Cheers, this was written when my mum was seriously ill and I was preparing for her passing. Luckily .. read more
Neetha

7 Months Ago

Glad to hear that.....:)
I loved this, albeit encountering a few misplaced words, I was still able to understand and absorb the meaning behind this very raw and potent piece of poetry. Thank you for this write and I'm so deeply and sincerely sorry for your loss. Great piece of poetry here

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Cheers Skin, any help to rectify gladly accepted. This was written when my mum was close to popping .. read more
Gee

7 Months Ago

Skib......predictive bollox
Beautifully captured Gee. The silence that grows in such circumstance is probably one that the very same mother would say to stop making such a fuss over, yet it is the silence that is the most memorable thought of all the funerals I have been to along the years. I find myself confused by them at times, thinking to myself that this is not what they would have wanted and to speak of their life and times, instead of the muted feeling that invades us all at such times.
Yet we find ourselves strangely muted by the reality of what has been lost. Perhaps it is that we don't trust ourselves at these times for words to make much sense, so we lose ourselves in silent thought instead.
Probably one of your most outstanding pieces I have read. Wonderful write.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Lorry.

8 Months Ago

Mothers are, aren't they. Although, they don't make 'em like they used to. They are truly the Durace.. read more
Gee

8 Months Ago

Lol, that's mum's for you. Perhaps one day I'll show her some, will have to be a little selective th.. read more
Lorry.

8 Months Ago

Yes, be very selective. :)
You too. :)
This is a beautiful poem Gee. o

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you Ana, a little effort went into this one
Closed

8 Months Ago

It shows. And more than a little love.
Gee

8 Months Ago

One of seven raised by a single parent you get to see the sacrifices mother's make for their kids, m.. read more
I lost my mom back in Dec 2016, so I felt your poem very deeply Gee.. it is a fitting and loving poem...

redzone

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you kindly for commenting
this masterful piece is equal part; word to rhyme. Very lovely and I especially love how you brought it to a close.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you Cherrie
There's a slow distinct drum-beat to this, or perhaps its my own sombre heart absorbing the words you've so sincerely written.

Thing is, for most of us, when bad things happen, we turn to our mothers for a hug. And, when mothers die, pass on, whatever you call it.. where do the hugs from. Where? Who?

Such a sad but beautiful poem. 'Draw a veil across the sun, ~ inform the birds no song be sung, .. ' Shades of stop the clocks.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thanks Emma, one of the few poems I have actually thought about as writing
emmajoy

8 Months Ago

I often feel our little mum looking over my shoulder, tutting over the subject matter, muttering abo.. read more
Gee

8 Months Ago

Blather away. My mum is still very much alive, doesn't know I try my hand at this poetry lark, (not .. read more
Wow, Gee! This is so beautiful! It makes me so sad.
I'm so grateful for my mom. Beautifully written

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thanks Gullia. I must have been having a sensible moment when writing this

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