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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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 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

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

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks 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

2 Weeks 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 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month 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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month 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

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your always enjoyable comments
Wild Rose

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Denise
Damn!!!I felt it...one of the beautiful poems I read...thnk u for sharing Ur words and thoughts..


Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Govind
Govind singh

2 Months Ago

Ur welcome....u deserve it
I looove it.. the imagery is painted oh so well that I can vividly see each scene...
such saddening but overwhelming emotions throughout..
great work

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you kindly
Oh to have such a love shared by two that life is not worth while or worth living if you cannot be together, years at my heart to think of how devastating it must be to be stuck in a place in time where no matter what you do that your true love shall never return. Beautiful and emotional, I love it🌹

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Again thank you. I guess in reality the old fella would be me.
I enjoyed it, if enjoyment is the right word for a poem like this. It's an interesting cocktail of beauty and sadness, with a few drops of humor. I saw the funny side of the make believe conversation in the restaurant.

In the first line, if you put a comma after time and another one after healer, I believe that will make the best places to pause, for effect, clear to the reader. I also think you need a comma after hers and after worn in the fourteenth line, perhaps after anniversaries in the fifth line too. That would show where I pause when reading your poem anyway. What do you think?

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you for both reading and correcting seen mistakes. Very much appreciated

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Added on November 3, 2017
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Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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