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


Author's Note

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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My condolences to you and your family, Gee

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Hi Maxwell, my mother is alive and kicking. This was written at a time when she was very ill but tha.. read more
Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you.
Maxwell Ryder

3 Years Ago

Oh. Well that's great news. Good writing fools the mind.
This is a wonderful poem celebrating the metaphorical mother, with the mourning of her death, and celebration of her saved soul.. Ah, would it be so for every mother. A lot of mothers die very lonely deaths, and a lot of the younger relatives are just too busy to be bothered! Personally, I am hoping that my death will just be between me and my Beyond.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Thankfully my old mum is still alive and kicking although at times only by the skin of he.. read more
Beautifully written as a celebration of a mother's life. Not for me tho' mine was a nightmare :(

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Sorry to read that. Thanks for the RR
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Hello! I run an Instagram account that promotes the work of others, I am in love with this piece and was wondering if I’d be able to post it *you will be credited of course*

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Please don't. You can refer readers to this site. Thank you
Sad and yet uplifting in a way. Thank you for sharing this touching poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers boyo..
Sadness, then joy. I am facing this myself right now and I appreciate these words more than just for the talent. Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

I'm so, so sorry for your loss Carol.
Thank you.
Carol Cashes

3 Years Ago

She's not gone yet, but hospice has been called in and since it's lung cancer, diagnosed in 2013!, i.. read more
Gee

3 Years Ago

As much as I can be........I've been there a couple of times already with mum. My thoughts and best .. read more
This is stunning. Going through the emotions of mourning is hard. I like how it begins sorrowful then moves into a celebration of her life.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thanks Beauty, thankfully my old mum is still alive and kicking.......cue a song of the same name by.. read more
Poetic Beauty

3 Years Ago

It's a beautiful piece
Wonderful! love the flow and imagery, and the switch from sad mourning to happy remembrance. Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers Emi...
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MCS
So beautiful in all its sadness.

It's a sorrow one never gets over.



Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you..
This was written beautifully and took a nice journey. I loved how it was rounded out at the end, making me smile.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you..

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