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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I know that certain lines and certain poems will speak to people differently. For me, I loved the line "Draw a veil across the sun." The passing of a loved one really does diminish the light in the soul and only with time is the sun again unveiled. This is a beautiful tribute to your mother, to the love you have for her, your mourning, and moving on. She must be proud looking on.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words
The ultimate poem for your Mum, Gee.
She would be proud of it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thanks zpaul
Gee

4 Years Ago

Who the frig is zpaul...
Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

That's my Zambian name. lol
A beautiful and a sad poem dear Gee.
"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. "
I understand the above lines. Some people are the softness in our life that can't be replaced. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you kindly
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
This is just beautiful! I remember my mom who passed away years ago. A touching and heartbreaking poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you..
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Taz
I love the passion and strength in this piece. It was amazingly portraying the visualuzation of what happenes when a true mother passes on. I also really loved the flow of it, It added to the intensidy and mood. Well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you Taz
Taz

4 Years Ago

You're welcome.
There are something that you can only say this is lovely and leave it at that.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Cheers Ken. Written in a rare sensible moment
As i kept reading , i started imagining the visuals musically, how touching this is , how deep is the love and affection. Thank you once again , showering us with words that makes us fall in love with your writings. cheers.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you Jayanth
This is truely beautiful. 'unveil the sun' is a really cool sound and image.

It always got to me though how when a loved one dies everything somehow just carries on as usual in the world

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you. Actually written when my old mum was seriously ill and on the brink of popping her dodder.. read more
Deep and touching poem.......
I can't imagine my life without my mum.......
Wonderful work Gee:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Cheers, this was written when my mum was seriously ill and I was preparing for her passing. Luckily .. read more
Wordwhirl

4 Years Ago

Glad to hear that.....:)
I loved this, albeit encountering a few misplaced words, I was still able to understand and absorb the meaning behind this very raw and potent piece of poetry. Thank you for this write and I'm so deeply and sincerely sorry for your loss. Great piece of poetry here

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Cheers Skin, any help to rectify gladly accepted. This was written when my mum was close to popping .. read more
Gee

4 Years Ago

Skib......predictive bollox

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