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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Beautifully captured Gee. The silence that grows in such circumstance is probably one that the very same mother would say to stop making such a fuss over, yet it is the silence that is the most memorable thought of all the funerals I have been to along the years. I find myself confused by them at times, thinking to myself that this is not what they would have wanted and to speak of their life and times, instead of the muted feeling that invades us all at such times.
Yet we find ourselves strangely muted by the reality of what has been lost. Perhaps it is that we don't trust ourselves at these times for words to make much sense, so we lose ourselves in silent thought instead.
Probably one of your most outstanding pieces I have read. Wonderful write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lorry

4 Years Ago

Mothers are, aren't they. Although, they don't make 'em like they used to. They are truly the Durace.. read more
Gee

4 Years Ago

Lol, that's mum's for you. Perhaps one day I'll show her some, will have to be a little selective th.. read more
Lorry

4 Years Ago

Yes, be very selective. :)
You too. :)
This is a beautiful poem Gee. o

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you Ana, a little effort went into this one
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

It shows. And more than a little love.
Gee

4 Years Ago

One of seven raised by a single parent you get to see the sacrifices mother's make for their kids, m.. read more
I lost my mom back in Dec 2016, so I felt your poem very deeply Gee.. it is a fitting and loving poem...

redzone

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you kindly for commenting
this masterful piece is equal part; word to rhyme. Very lovely and I especially love how you brought it to a close.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you Cherrie
There's a slow distinct drum-beat to this, or perhaps its my own sombre heart absorbing the words you've so sincerely written.

Thing is, for most of us, when bad things happen, we turn to our mothers for a hug. And, when mothers die, pass on, whatever you call it.. where do the hugs from. Where? Who?

Such a sad but beautiful poem. 'Draw a veil across the sun, ~ inform the birds no song be sung, .. ' Shades of stop the clocks.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thanks Emma, one of the few poems I have actually thought about as writing
emmajoy

4 Years Ago

I often feel our little mum looking over my shoulder, tutting over the subject matter, muttering abo.. read more
Gee

4 Years Ago

Blather away. My mum is still very much alive, doesn't know I try my hand at this poetry lark, (not .. read more
Wow, Gee! This is so beautiful! It makes me so sad.
I'm so grateful for my mom. Beautifully written

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thanks Gullia. I must have been having a sensible moment when writing this
This is lovely. There is a time to mourn, and also a time to celebrate a life that meant so much. I love how you've put this together

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much DC
i guess a journey we would all appreciate,a mothers passing
the person that shaped and molded our lives,but she will be there at the gate
to lead you in...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Hopefully, thank you WM
This was a wonderfully moving piece. I could feel the emotion and started to get admittedly a little choked up. I haven't experience loss like this and I am sorry you had to. But you have crafted a touching piece of remembrance. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you Joshua

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