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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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 5 Days Ago


Gee

5 Days 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 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you for both reading and correcting seen mistakes. Very much appreciated
Love this I read it again

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you..
I cried reading your Teacups and tears! I lost my brother 16 months ago.( complications after lung surgery) He left behind love of his life.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

I’m so sorry for your loss and that’s this brought tears.
Thank you for enduring and com.. read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind words.
Okay you did it again, this seriously warmed my heart. A love so dear that you hold her so close to your heart that she will forever be a part of your soul. She will be with you now and forever more.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed
I got attracted to the catchy title, thinking it would be a bit lighter. Houses the day after death must have the feel of museums.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Perhaps. Cheers Maxwell
Touching example of lifelong love and loss. Well written and emotive. I love writing that awakens emotion.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and commenting
This is a really lovely write, I enjoyed this, pulled on my heart strings.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you..
Oh my Gee. :( I"m crying. This is so sad but so beautiful...very well written. Sniffle.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

You need to invest in a blunderbuss. Did you manage to snare a partner for Christmas or are you stil.. read more
Kathryn Smith

1 Month Ago

I just got over pneumonia and a sinus infection so I am most definitely still window shopping. :) :.. read more
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This made me want to cry it’s so sad but beautiful

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you......named after the Lion ?
simba

1 Month Ago

Yes named after the lion

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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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