The Photo

The Photo

A Poem by Wild Rose

The photo

27 June 2020

14:25

Ma in law came to live with us

She was not able to live alone

A home in monitored accommodation or hospital was offered

"No! I am going to live with them"

Ok that is what we hopped

 

They will be out all day

They will be there during the long nights

 

We were out all day we left her small jobs to do > She was happy

I did this and that, then thougth about (lots of other jobs) > working to her own speed no boss

 

She had a photograph by her bed well two but only one in a frame

The unframed one was of two RAF men taken in Italy proudly wearing their Africa Star medals

The framed one she would stroke the face then place it to her lips last thing at night

 

We brought her ashes home and placed the casket on her bed with the photographs alongside

It was summer and people (Family) were all on holiday

 

We took her on her last journey to be interred with her husband by the church on the hill top overlooking the wide valley

Where she no longer required the photograph; still in its frame; now on our side board alongside her photograph

 

Wild Rose

June 2020

© 2020 Wild Rose


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This is an amazingly thought-provoking piece, which I wasn't expecting at all. I thought this would simply be a heartfelt tribute using a brilliant unforgettable detail about the way she kissed that photo every night. That would've been a powerful emotion-tugging read. But then I get to the end & find out you didn't put the photo underground with her . . . that would've been a hard call for me . . . I think I would've had to leave it with her. But I understand you wanting to relive this sweet memory (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Margie
She came to us - her choice "I wont be with you for long"
We made sure .. read more
barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Beautiful sentiments. Thanks for sharing! *smile*
Wild Rose

1 Week Ago

Thank you Yes the old photos do tell a story, or tie in with what little we know of his lift at that.. read more



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Thank you my friend for sharing the wonderful story in the poetry. I love the old photos. Each one can tell a story. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poignant ... good story telling .. how fortunate you had her in your own home for what remained of her days on Earth .. i am sorry for your loss my friend. V1 L5 "hopped" should hoped; V3 L2 typo "thougth" should be thought ;) how fortunate your mother in law was happy .. and you and your wife enjoyed her living with you .. situations like that can go south in a hurry. Was she with you guys long? the imaging is superb .. i see her with the photo ... i see it with you now .. truly appreciate the time spent in morning as she was laid on her bed one last time with her picture ... just beautiful, Wild One ... closing is so right .. interred now with her husband... and no ... she has no need of the photo ... I am so saddened for your loss .. fine story telling ... very personal .. emotive and real ... love on ya brother .. and yer family

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Einstein They had lived in a farm workers tied cottage _ not that was a problem she could .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

12 years ... how precious!
How touching she would kiss the photograph every night. All those years and she continued to do that. Never forgetting her beloved and saying goodnight to him. A moving story Wild Rose.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you
She left us in 2000 to be layed with her beloved. After 13 years living with us.read more
This is an amazingly thought-provoking piece, which I wasn't expecting at all. I thought this would simply be a heartfelt tribute using a brilliant unforgettable detail about the way she kissed that photo every night. That would've been a powerful emotion-tugging read. But then I get to the end & find out you didn't put the photo underground with her . . . that would've been a hard call for me . . . I think I would've had to leave it with her. But I understand you wanting to relive this sweet memory (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Margie
She came to us - her choice "I wont be with you for long"
We made sure .. read more
barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Beautiful sentiments. Thanks for sharing! *smile*
Wild Rose

1 Week Ago

Thank you Yes the old photos do tell a story, or tie in with what little we know of his lift at that.. read more

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