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.













© 2017 Gee



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Heartbreaking. I can't imagine how I will feel if I find myself in this position. Beautifully written.

Posted 3 Days Ago


Gee

3 Days Ago

Thanks Kate. I will be the old fella if my wife of 24 years is taken before me
This poem is worded simply, but the message behind it so powerful. Tragically beautiful.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Simple is my limit
Intense. Gripingly emotional. Real life write. Thank you for sharing this well written piece.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Kitty
I remember when I read Your work, it was so much like this one here, simply and reaching to everyone who reads, speaks about life that we all face, but here Your words hold a pure power, something caresses us genuinely, this so much looks like a scene, a scene from reality, Your words put the life into it... wonderful write, Thank You*

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words
I know the effects of grief all too well, having lost my daughter when she was 18. Though many would prefer that we forget our loved one even lived, I find it much more helpful to celebrate the life she lived, and to go on living for her. Thank you, Gee, for this thought provoking poem.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

I am so, so sorry for your loss. For any parent to outlive their offspring must be both devastating.. read more
Gee

1 Week Ago

Oops, thank you.
Wendy Seames Garner

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kindness, Gee.
You know this happens in real life, and rightly so.
Why wouldn't you want to keep someone you loved alive for as long as you wanted.
Great words, Gee.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Cheers Paul
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BBP
Well that one made me drop a tear in my coffee cup. this was so tragically beautiful.

I loved the story.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, based this on what I'd be like in later years if my wife taken before me.
BBP

2 Weeks Ago

awwwww......... i feel the same about my husband.
wow, this is so powerful, Gee.

reminds me of a scene in a movie...where the woman is pretending that she is eating an anniversary dinner with her late husband...
and also reminds me of William Carlos Williams' "Widows lament in springtime."
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Jacob. Still pretty gobsmacked when I get good reviews from my peers.
Hope you are .. read more
This is a really great piece of writing...it shows deep and profund love that not even time can erase...

great job

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you..
I feel every bit of the pain in this
as a truly great piece will allow us in and give us an inside experience


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind words JH

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Added on November 3, 2017
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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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