I will plant daffodils here if you want.

I will plant daffodils here if you want.

A Poem by Relic

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 I'll plant these daffodils here by your grave.
And when they've grown 
and blossomed with life; 
when sunlight from a penny-colored sun
feeds them,
I'll see them exist,
cheerful in yellow smiles and stiff collars.

But I'll feel no delight 
nor contentment.
Nor will I happily float away as fulfilled 
as a hummingbird or bee.

I'll plod away instead, 
never expecting messages from the dead,
while holding a perpetual resentment at God
for keeping resurrection to himself. 




© 2018 Relic



Author's Note

 Relic
Some wounds never heal. :(

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I love the last line "holding a perpetual resentment at God for keeping resurrection to himself"

Posted 1 Month Ago


 Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. :)
"while holding a perpetual resentment at God
for keeping resurrection to himself."


Now that's a thought that everyone who's lost someone can relate to.

Posted 1 Month Ago


 Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for the review and for stopping by, xCasper. :)
some wounds never heal,but time will soften them a little,thoughts will bring a smile instead of a tear

Posted 1 Month Ago


 Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks, midnightrider.
midniterider

1 Month Ago

no problem my friend
You are absolutely right.. some wounds never seem to heal, but what you have achieved here is nothing short of what Lyn has written in her earlier review... These words of yours and under the circumstances, are darn near perfect.. and true........... Neville

Posted 2 Months Ago


 Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks very much, Neville.
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

my sincere pleasure..
This is a beautiful, heart wrenching piece. The pain is so intense -- its presentation is flawless, in my opinion, to give it the full weight of the anger and grief. The ending is so true. Immense loss breeds resentment, especially where God is concerned.

Posted 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Lyn.
Like you said death is a wound, that never heals, it just forever. And the emotions of that moment. Never leaves you fully.

Posted 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the review.
Dawn

3 Months Ago

No, thank you for making us think and ponder.
This is so beautiful and so poignant...and heartbreaking too. I am an atheist and i feel that although atheism is better than being a religious fanatic in many ways, the concept of death seems so final, so ultimate from an atheist's point of view.
When my grandma died some months back, i was completely shattered, and i had no one to turn to, the way my religious family could turn to their gods. They could imagine a future for my grandma in heaven, could console their hearts that she was there somewhere. It is heartbreaking to know that you will never be able to see your loved one ever again...that they have so impossibly gone away, and no one can really offer more than their condolences.
I do believe, that even though death is so ultimate, our loved ones are around us as energy. The energy that was in their body went to the universe and is still around us in living forms, in daffodils, in the grass, in the molecules of air around us. The energy is diminished into thousands of living things, but it still remains. Thermodynamics states that no energy is ever lost. Even us, we have been so deeply touched by them, that they remain incorporated in our memories always. If that isn't afterlife, i don't know what is.

Posted 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months Ago

So well said, thank you.
Beautiful imagery, but I picked up on dreadful feelings of loss, unhealing, and the resentment of your love being taken from you by an unkind God. I don't believe in messages from the dead, but I still have an open ear anyway. Your poem made me feel tearful. That's the effect that good poetry can have. It stirs up the emotions.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you very much for your review, Christine. :)
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Had the opportunity of reading this lovely poem for a second time. It is so beautifully expressed. T.. read more
Some things in this life leave the most unimaginable scars. The pain reverberates in the soul evermore. The pain and poignancy are palpable.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your thoughts, Linda.
Yes, many wounds never do. We just go on. And on. Your Vivid, personal, emotional words and imagery describe a life-changing loss and a heart still torn. The lovely, natural imagery in the first eloquent verse, is offset by the melancholy and grief expressed in the agony expressed in the title and last two verses. Words bleed to water the daffodils and give them life, while a mourned life lies beneath them. Wishing you peace and healing my friend. Brilliant write!

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Annette.

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