A Widows Request

A Widows Request

A Poem by Gee
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So many find it so hard to be around the newly bereaved.

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Please come visit, often, as before...
bring no gifts, flowers, only friendship.
Bring not trepidation or awkwardness,
as it is circumstance and not I that have changed.
Bring me not your sadness and heavy heart,
as these at present I own by right.
Instead bring memories.
Memories of good times spent.
Speak his name, but without hesitation or fear,
as that will never die unless allowed.
Reminisce with stories, laughter, smiles,
and this will be my comfort.
And if you do this he will live on,
in our hearts and minds.
Please come visit, and often...


© 2016 Gee



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i seriously am in love with it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you kindly
shadow

3 Weeks Ago

do you know what is best about your poem,
positivity
Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Hmmmm, thanks
We forget that the need of friendship is important


Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Friendship and a return to normality.
Thank you
Such simple needs expressed in so few words. You speak for many who labour under grief and you give them a powerful voice.

Comfort is a true gift when it is sincere and tangible. What can we truly offer as a comfort for loss? There is only one ultimate comfort which soothes all pain, that of the promise of the physical resurrection (Anastasis). If all people knew of, and shared this wonderful Biblical hope with those who mourn, then there would be true comfort.

Beautifully written!

I wish you peace... and comfort.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you, appreciate you reading and commenting.
That is beautiful and very true! Some people would rather stay away because they don't know what to say. You said it perfectly!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you Donna
This is really sweet, despite the topic being so solemn. I think it's really what's at the heart of every loss. Instead of bringing more sad stories, what we really want when we've lost someone is to reminisce all the good times. Great work!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you Nicole
Beautiful. I enjoyed this regardless of somber tones.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you RK
One of the best I have read from you. Sometimes people stay away after the funeral and that must be very difficult for the widow or widower. They often do it because they don't want to upset the bereaved, but your poem has summed it up perfectly s to why that support should continue, and keep continuing afterwards. a great poem, touched me deeply Gee. Very well done.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Good morning. Thank you Christine, strange what comes into our heads eh ? Me, as daft as a brush, wr.. read more
“Bring no gifts, flowers, only friendship”. Perfect! This is my favourite poem I’ve read on this site. Simple humble and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you for commenting. Cheers
Simply beautiful and so true!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you Dara
Poignant and deeply moving poem- “it is circumstance and not I that have changed” the widow reassures her guests. She asks them not to add to her grief, but to help her lighten it by remembering him in the good times. Graceful words, as she is graceful herself. She asks them to allow him to “never die”. For her sweet sake, your beautiful poem makes us hope they do. Bravo!





Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you Annette

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