Zenida

Zenida

A Poem by Mari Baptiste
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Not exactly the best one I've written, but definitely the most personal and emotional one.

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 A gentle sigh escapes my lips,

and I place the roses on the dining table.
Roses, from whence we commemorated her death.

Her beautiful soul
was a paradox of many things.

Strong, but gentle.
Fierce, but loving.

A mother
A grandmother
A great-grandmother

Above all of that, she was a fighter;
Passionate for what she believed in.

Her absence was felt
As we dined in the garden that she had left.
Each flower, a remnant of her touch;
Remnants of her nurturing hands.

I look once more
At the roses on the table and let out a smile;
The grief, although present, consumes me no longer
As it once did this very day the year before.

That she was gone, caused us sorrow;
That she had her peace, brought us gladness.


In loving memory of Zenida Lazaro.

© 2017 Mari Baptiste



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Mari, the warmth of feeling for this obviously much missed lady is clear to see. I like the thread of roses and her garden that run through the poem. And I like the way you refer to the immediate grief of the previous year and now the more mellow sadness whilst acknowledging the peace she's found.

Nice work, sensitively done.

BRs Nigel

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari Baptiste

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Nigel! :)



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So emotional. It was wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing

Posted 1 Month Ago


Such a beautiful tribute to a dear one lost. We have only one mother and I feel the emotion, sadness and peace that her passing brought to you. Lovely words and images of her hands, her roses. Love this. God bless...

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari Baptiste

1 Month Ago

I'm glad you loved it! :) She was my great-grandmother. We were very close.
God Bless you t.. read more
Mari, the warmth of feeling for this obviously much missed lady is clear to see. I like the thread of roses and her garden that run through the poem. And I like the way you refer to the immediate grief of the previous year and now the more mellow sadness whilst acknowledging the peace she's found.

Nice work, sensitively done.

BRs Nigel

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari Baptiste

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Nigel! :)

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Added on August 18, 2017
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Tags: Grandmothers, Family, DeathAnniversary

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Mari Baptiste
Mari Baptiste

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I discovered my passion for writing a little bit later compared to other writers my age. Most of them start at around 13 or 14. I only started at 17. My teachers told me that I had a knack for writing.. more..

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