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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This actually brought tears to my eyes remembering well the loss of my own dear mum and the emotions you go through. Your words sum up so well the heartbreak, numbness and bleakness you feel, it really does feel like the sun will never shine again. The end of your poem is like time as passed and you are rejoicing in the gift that was your mother and you will always keep her in your heart - well done very emotive KT

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years Ago

Thank you. Although my mum is still alive and kicking I wrote this at a time when she went through a.. read more
A melodic tribute to mothers. We should all be so lucky. Relatable to anyone who has ever lost someone they love.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you..
A fine tribute to mothers. I wrote a poem for my mother a few months before she died.
This poem brought back those memories.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

All good I hope.Thank you
My mother in law passed away October of last year. This poem reminded me of the light hearted feelings and sorrow I felt. It wa srefreshing to read. Pen on.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Sorry for your loss.Thank you
Music to my ears. Makes it right to the soul.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Glad you liked,thank you
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Beautifully written poem on passing.
I like the development from sad and mournful to joy-and hopeful in your poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thanks Vanessa
This is absolutely amazing!! No other words for it than fantastic..i could see it playing out in my head as i read it and very few things i read have that capability recently...this belongs in an actual book. Full marks and shared, love it as sad as it is. Stop the clocks has same rythem an i love both..just read it to my partner who wad also imporessed :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thanks,you're very kind.This was written not long after reading Funeral Blues (stop the clocks) by W.. read more
hcarson

5 Years Ago

This is clever in that in simple words,without the faff, you have created something so sad..yet kind.. read more
Gee

5 Years Ago

You'll probably revisit all of your poems over time and alter slightly,everybody does I'd imagine.As.. read more
I liked the way you ended the poem but its not easy for every one,,
all though i really enjoyed your poem,,,
THANK you for sharing it.lol.....

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you.....
This was deep. Emotional and well expressed. A mothers love is unconditional, and when it's her resting time we do weep, but her memory lives on eternally in our hearts. There is no one like mother. She is beyond compare. Beautifully written.
Keep writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you....
oh Gee...this is heartbreaking and uplifting all at the same time...the two stanzas brings your hopes back up. Makes me think of an imprint that might have been left on your soul from the spirit of your mother. I don't know. Either way, maybe it's just you with wisdom knowing that she would want you to sing again and not be sad, it is a beautiful poem. I can relate as you know to the loss of a parent.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thanks Jesse.My mum is still alive and kicking,my old man dead,but he cleared off when I was but a t.. read more
jesserose99

5 Years Ago

Wow, it sounded so real...well kudos to convincing me...you had my heart in the wringer. lol Very n.. read more
Gee

5 Years Ago

A conman in the making eh??Thanks

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