A Mother's Passing

A Mother's Passing

A Poem by Gee
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Simple words on the passing and mourning process of a mother

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Wash every face with mournful tears
let solemn silence fill all ears,
have time stand still to mark the day
a mother died, passed away.

Draw a veil across the sun
inform the birds no song be sung,
bow down all heads in silent prayer
for she is gone, no longer there.

Let choirs of angels sing their love
and carry high her soul above,
then cherubs tend and for her care
until the time to join her there.

Dry every face of mournful tears
may celebration fill all ears,
remove the world from mute and pause
each broken heart beat out applause.

Unveil the sun tell all birds sing
rejoice in what all mothers bring,
a love unbounded, true and deep
eternally in each heart to keep.

© 2022 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
This was read at my own mother's funeral :)

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"let solemn silence fill all ears, .." - class image here - absolute nothingness filling the voids - very apt for this write.

i like the way the whole write swings around this fulcrum
"Let choirs of angels sing their love,
and carry high her soul above,
then cherubs tend and for her care,
until the time to join her there. " - as a fulcrum its quite stunning and clever word arranging too.

The fourth stanza reminded me of the New Orleans style funerals with the jazz bands accompanying - a fine celebratory verse - of a life well lived.
The end stanza brings us back to serene poignancy and allows the reader to carry on but with a new memory in our hearts forever.
Its a very well penned memorial Gee. Really... sound as...
:))


Posted 7 Years Ago


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Gee

7 Years Ago

Thanks Anto,nice to get your seal of approval,B...............



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Can't believe that three years has gone since I read this poem last. Truly a beautiful, touching write and particularly relevant to me at this time. Plus of course it is Mothering Sunday. Pleased this poetry is getting an airing Gee. Hope your good lady is enjoying her day and is being spoiled rotten.

Chris

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Hi Christine, thsnks.
It's 3rd anniversary of mum passing on April the 9th, time really does .. read more
Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

I'm sure Holly is making a very good job of looking after you. Nice your wife is with her own mum to.. read more
What a beautiful poem on a great loss! Yes ,indeed no word can describe that loss but your heartfelt poem can touch that deepest point in our heart.your portrayal of everything closing down in pain and numbness is very touchy.My heartfelt condolence to the grieving family

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you kindly :)
I feel these words so clearly and I’m so very sorry for your heartfelt pain and loss in these very strong emotive lines that you convey so true...a wonderful expression of love in writing..she breathes In every line

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you BB, I appreciate very much your kind words
I'm so sorry for your loss . . . the hardest one of all to lose for many of us! (((HUGS))) This is a beautiful poem & a heartfelt share. I love how this poem goes from shutting down & silencing, to finally opening up & celebrating. Beautiful way to show the grieving process . . . please take care of your heart (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Hi Margie, thank you.
Mum is finally pain free and at peace:)
Hope you are well.
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

I understand this blessing of being pain-free!
beautiful poem, for me the birds didn't sing for a long time, but now happy memories overwhelm the sad,thanks for the great read

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers Gram..sorry for the loss of your mother
Reading this caused a slight ache in my heart. You've really pushed some sensitive buttons. May we all appreciate our mothers, whether she stands next to us or is in that unreachable, way far land.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thanks Sam, wrote this when my old mum was at deaths door, thankfully she pulled through and is now .. read more
Samuel Dickens

3 Years Ago

I'm so glad she pulled through. I lost mine in 1973 when she was only 48. One of my stories is about.. read more
Such sorrow arises from the words in this rhythmic poem. The loss of a mother is truly devastating. Although your poem is dark it is well-written. Thanks for sharing and don't give up on your writing. :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you...
Tamara Beryl Latham

3 Years Ago

You are truly welcome. :-)
This a sad poem, but I like the end. "a loved unbounded true and deep eternally in each heart to keep." Our mothers are always looking over us. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing Ryan
A very well written write, sad but lovely. Has a nice poetic scheme.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you Brandie
This was lovely. I enjoy the way you write. Thank you for this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thanks Lacey, appreciate the review.
Cute pic :)
Lacey

4 Years Ago

Anytime. And thank you. Idk why the pic is sideways, but it works for now.

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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