A Mother's Passing

A Mother's Passing

A Poem by Gee
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Mum 04/12/1936 - 09/04/2019

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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.

© 2019 Gee


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Gee
We buried mum on 23/04/2019, this poem was one of the readings.

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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 6 Years Ago


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Gee

6 Years Ago

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



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I cant personally relate however I lost my grandma and i remember my mom's reaction how she felt like a orphan and lonely that night. But she knew the love they had was never ending even after death. A great poem with raw emotion.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you, appreciate you both reading and commenting.
dear Gee... when our Mother leaves, we are orphans... with part of her embedded in our true self... entangled in her love forever. A beautiful poem that speaks with a love that lingers in our heart and soul. truly, Pat

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Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you Patricia
Poetic and nicely expressed. A touching write.

Best wishes

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you...
This is beautiful
I’ve lost both parents
Great writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

I’m sorry to read that. I was raised by Mum so I s’pose I’ll have double heartbreak when she c.. read more
So moving
Like the change from sorrow of her passing
To let us celebrate her life with and for us

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you written a while ago, luckily my old mum is still alive and kicking
Wild Rose

3 Years Ago

My parents emigrated about 40 years ago - and we never heard from them again

Wife's p.. read more
Deeply personal yet a love so universal. The grief of losing one's mother is incomparable and truly debilitating. If this has been a personal write for you Gee, this could be cathartic. A brave and a humbling write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you Mallika. This was written when my old mum was seriously ill and expected to pop her clogs... read more
θεά 

3 Years Ago

Ah thank God! More power to the both of you.
If ever an occasion elicits inconsolable grief and profound melancholy, a mother's passing is certainly it.
Work that eloquently conveys the immeasurable depth of loss.
Heartbreaking read!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers Frank
Any lose is a great lose thanks for the lovely poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you Roxanne
God made mothers because he could not personally be every where. A heartfelt tribute to a mother. Indeed, their life is to be celebrated and their memories to be treasured till life ends. Such a great message here. The concluding verse is amazing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thanks Divya, loved what you said about mothers and God
DIVYA

3 Years Ago

You are so welcome!
Beautiful beyond words Gee. A personal, heart-felt tribute to all mothers filled with deep love and grace. Great form, flow, cadence and rhyme- all perfect. Spans emotions from grief at the loss to rapture at the remembrance of " a love unbounded". Written like a prayer and I will save this to re-read many times. Your own mother must be so proud of you. Kudos!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you Annette. One of the few that took a little while to write. Mum has only ever read a couple.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. Beautifully done Gee!

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