No new years resolution, not this year...

No new years resolution, not this year...

A Poem by Gee
"

No point making that which is to be broken

"
There are no new year resolutions made
as the "made" broken, and quickly, in all years past,
so quickly that the echoes of "Aulde Lang Syne"
still heard, faint, as the sky lit brilliantly,
a thousand explosions birthing a myriad
and more of colours that take away the breath,
bring out the inner child from even the most cynical,
wide eyed, open mouthed adults regressed, briefly,
but regressed all the same,
back to a time before life's burdens known...

Instead, but without self imposed resolve
I will try to place grief, this to long held,
(although I know not for certain what length of elapsed time
is time enough when grieving)
into a quiet, peaceful corner of my mind,
this corner to be visited less often than daily
as is, and has been the case these past four plus years.
I reassure myself, as reassurance needed, that this okay,
will never diminish my love for those now passed,
will not lessen the missing, now, or ever...

With this written, my load lightened, mind unburdened
I pause, look out at a cold, grey day,
"this will be a good year" I tell myself, "a good year"
I smile, we'll see...















© 2024 Gee


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Grief cannot be denied, except at the risk of the denier. That said, there is a proper limit to everything, a point beyond which continuation of a practice is a detriment. Having paid your best respects to the departed, I can think of no better resolution than that of giving grief its proper place in your life.

Posted 1 Month Ago


it will be if you truly resolve. the majority of people who join a gym stop going after a couple of months but there are always exceptions and those who buck the trend ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thanks for dropping by Pete, appreciated.
It is okay to keep that grieving space intact to visit every now and then but maybe slowly, inconspicuously redecorate it with the memories of those gone and fill it with love each time you visit. Indeed, they will never be forgotten and the feelings won't diminish, but like I am sure someone has said a time or two, wouldn't they want you to have a good year? Have a good year my friend, we all deserve one every now and then.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thanks Will.
Hope 2024 is good to you and yours
New Year's and resolutions? Go through the day with feelings of MUST be positive, spread joy and all that stuff.. do so, best I can, then.. spend the next week wondering what if.. of the past. Perhaps resolutions are rather like a top-tilted look at one's faults? Does one really want to admit them when thinking time about the reason we/I cry at times, missing time spent with or sharing plans or planning shares. Your second stanza deeply shared, Gee. ' .. and more, of colours that take away the breath, - bring out the inner child from even the most cynical, - wide eyed, open mouthed adults regressed, briefly,- < happens

Your writing is at the top of a ginormous oak here, my friend.. it has everything sincere and more.. thank you.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emmajoygreen

1 Month Ago

Top of the tree you are, sir.. ask your darlings. The know the theme of your thoughts, they know a .. read more
Gee

1 Month Ago

" this is the year of the Gee" now that has me smiling. I wish :)
emmajoygreen

1 Month Ago

Practise more!
A very good idea Gee; as I have none!! Going back to your grieving space less and less is a noble thing to do... and so helpful to your psyche.....the typical songs at holidays seem far off now.... until next year when the same people will sing and party, while others will reflect.....
nice piece. Happy New Year!
Warmly, B

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Happy New year Betty, hope you are all well.
Thanks for dropping by :)
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You're welcome Gee, and Happy New Year... to all good things
Warmly, B
"this will be a good year" I tell myself, "a good year". Yeah. No resolutions for myself this year, but hopefully a better approach to people. Nice write. ~Jim

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Cheers Jim :)
Hi dear Gee, as your caring heart ❤️ does so much magic as you are. I wish a wonderful life with family and everyone. Love your family for they do give back. Keep the momentum and enjoy every second as before, everything will be fine! A happy new year!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Jessy.
Happy new year
No resolutions here either Gee. In fact I have just poured out another vino. I am having s slobs day. Still in dressing gown and slippers. Mind you I have applied the perfume (Christmas present) . Today is a day of reflection. Quiet reflection. Missing those II would love to talk to and wondering what the hell 2024 will bring.

Happy new year :)

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Images of Hilda Ogden spring to mind:))
Enjoy the quiet reflection and vino.
Thanks fo.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

How dare you! No curlers on my flowing locks :)) or a scarf tied round my head wartime style. Ruby r.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

Laughing here :)))))))))
your words are heartfelt..truth
within the lines of this well written
poem .finding that "peaceful corner "
of the mind .becomes hard when grieving
I can relate to that feeling..

Nice work..

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Hi Fran Marie, thank you.
I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas break.
Happy New year
  Fran Marie

2 Months Ago

most welcome
..& Happy New Year
I know just what you mean Gee. There is so much truth in this poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thanks Ken.
Grief is a strange emotion that brings with it a sense of guilt if seen to be enj.. read more
Ken Simm.

2 Months Ago

From experience there is no right time but only a time when you want to. Or more importantly you fee.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

I like that. Will try not to mix him up with Leo Sayer:)

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Added on January 1, 2024
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Tags: Love, grief, moving on

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