Still Life

Still Life

A Poem by Alistair (Ali)
"

For my little Sister

"

 

Was told

they wheeled
your bed toward
the window for
your passing- that
evening when the
circled closed an
end on your beginning.


Now, we shall have no more
of all this talk of getting older

Return to something beautiful
to cure the fear of flying. 

© 2018 Alistair (Ali)


Author's Note

Alistair (Ali)
Tried to add this photo to the original- but cocked it up completely.
It's a picture of a dawn sky (taken by the back-door) with an applied mirror-filter.
It just somehow seemed to fit the words.

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Oh my, Alistair, this was profound, beautiful and moving. And the image that is with this superb humbling poem fits perfectly. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Thank YOU Dawn!- That is very kind indeed.
I was a little reticent to post poetry on this sub.. read more
Dawn

2 Years Ago

Exactly Alistair, giving with a free heart, is wonderful as it shows you care. As so many in this wo.. read more
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Gee
Beautifully written words to see a loved one into the arms of the angels, beautifuuly sad and uplifting at the same time.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

My pleasure
YNWA
Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

All the best Mate!--Massive game tonight!-means I'm going to be knackered in the morning. Takes me a.. read more
Gee

2 Years Ago

I've never recovered from Istanbul 2005 :))
Here's hoping.
amazingly beautiful, and moving words, without doubt both heartfelt and true..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

I know those feelings & only too well my friend... go easy yes.. N
Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Cheers my friend, and all the best to you.
Ali
Neville

2 Years Ago

back at ya Ali and have a smashing Sunday my friend.. N
This is absolutely beautiful. It calms my unsettled soul to read these words. What a beautiful beginning the ending may be.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Thank you, kindly...and how good it is to see you again!..and thank you for those wonderful words- w.. read more
It does fit your words perfectly Ali. To me it is the light at the end of the dark tunnel. The dawn of a new beginning. As my younger brother died I told him to look for the light, I hope he saw it. I was moved by your lines when I read them originally. They have the same impact second time round. All the best

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Thank you Chris, that means much, it really does.
" look for the light"- that is profoundly t.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Maybe Ali, I will one day but although I have written of his death, I cannot write of his dying. May.. read more
Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Thank you Chris
and may peace find you too.
Ali
of course I still remember this gorgeousness for Your little sister, the photo is prefect in all ways, it gives the feeling of "heaven", peace, the lighted pathway we all will walk through someday... the site can be tiring sometimes, if You need any help ask me and hopefully I can help.

Your words hold that beautiful something, even beyond beauty, may her beautiful soul ever be shining over there to bless You down here on our earth.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Will do my friend, and thank you!
I'm having some time off soon, and feel a bit a bit of a ma.. read more
Light

2 Years Ago

all is well, hope it's the same there, and thank You :)
Alistair (Ali)

2 Years Ago

Pleasure my friend!...all is not too shabby, this end!- this weekend, I'm bringing out the inner-chi.. read more

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Alistair (Ali)
Alistair (Ali)

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom



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I write because I cannot paint. I enjoy the flavor of words, their subtle tastes and textures. I savor their spice and their sea salt. They are washed in on tides of thought, and i comb the strand.. more..

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