Teacups And Tears

Teacups And Tears

A Poem by Gee
"

Never letting go

"
Time, the great healer, had done no such thing.
His home had become a shrine,
her photos adorning walls
and every dust covered surface.
He celebrated birthdays, anniversaries,
with her memory,
a table for two in their favourite restaurant,
two glasses of red poured.
Waiters would ask as to his partners arrival,
he would smile,
continue his conversation oblivious to the stares.
Back home he would comfy himself,
feet warm in slippers,
slippers that sat nestled aside hers when not worn,
beneath her summer coat in the hallway.
A whisky in hand he would pore over letters, albums,
watch, re watch, over and over badly shot film,
weddings, birthdays, Christmas'.
Always there was laughter, a smile on her face,
his name from her lips causing tears to fall down his sallow cheeks.
When wearied he would kiss goodnight her wedding day face,
tell her that he loved her,
would see her in the morning.

In the kitchen two teacups, side by side,
sat readied for breakfast.













© 2018 Gee



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"Time..the great healer had done so such thing"..these words resonated deeply within me..U just have a way with words..So beautiful and moving..

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words
I can feel the loss in your words! This honestly moved me so much. I am still coping with my grandma's death, who passed away in April. And this poem makes me feel a bit at peace with that, sometimes it's best to not let go. ♡

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

I based the fella on how I would be if my wife of 25 years were to be taken first.
Thank you .. read more
This is well written. The emotions really flows through the words. The loss of someone is extremely sad. Great poem. >_

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words
This is so powerful Gee, it's always so wonderful to read poems that give you just a snapshot of a person's life and done so well too. Great Job.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Why thank you kind lady, I'm glad you enjoyed.
L.E.Osborne

5 Months Ago

You are most welcome :)
I can feel the pain in your words. The loss of a loved one whether in death or just parting ways, is a pain no bandaid can fix. Great read. Thank you.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Hi Kelli, thank you
So sweet and endearing... lovely

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

That would be me if my wife decided, very selfishly I might add, to pop her clogs before me. Thank y.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

6 Months Ago

Totally selfish of her!! Ha ha
Touching write Dee. Some people can't find the will to move on and they continue to live in the past. Sad. I sometimes wonder how I will be if it happens to me. But then I shudder and quickly move on.

Chris

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

7 Months Ago

This was actually written with me in mind as the old fella, I'd be completely lost if my wife was ta.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Would be like losing a limb.
* memories *
His life partner sadly missed I have an idea of she is missed
We brought "Mother " to live with us when father had gone
Oft watching TV I would see a tear drop on her cheek as something brought back memories
"are you alright love" I would ask
"Just a passing moment" was her reply
She had her own room with favourite chair; her pictures and other bits her memories made
We now have her pictures from early 1900's > cherished family photos (of some unknown)
Now scanned and copied on external disc(s)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

It is sad when a spouse loses their long term partner. I've only been with my wife 27 years but woul.. read more
Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your always enjoyable comments
Wild Rose

7 Months Ago

Happy that you like my comments > We have been together now for 55 years Ma in law lived with us for.. read more
your title is gripping, it called out pick me, as I searched which poem to read first. But this jewel of yours is meat and potatoes set to a harp. Your opening line powerful and spells out what is to follow with pure poetic beauty.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you Cherrie, glad that you enjoyed the read
I felt his devastation ... good images ... well done

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you Denise

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Added on November 3, 2017
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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