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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The respect you have given to a mother in this poem is heart warming, I lost my mother not too long ago, so I am deeply touched as though you wrote her an eulogy, thankyou.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

So sorry for your loss Eliot,but I am glad this warmed your heart a wee bit.Thank you and take care.
I absolutely loved this! I lost my mother about 2 years ago due to breast cancer so this poem definitely hit close to home.. its worded beautifully.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you Dani,I'm glad you enjoyed.I'm sorry to read of your loss.Take care
My friend, I just shared this on FB with family and friends with the following message.. "A beautiful reflection on mourning and death by a good, albeit new, friend. Have a read, this guy is good! "

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Cheers Dan,you're too kind.For a fella who totally neglected his education the comments you have mad.. read more
daninstockholm

5 Years Ago

haha, well we don't want you uneasy,, ok,, you suck,, better? haha,, just kidding,, You definitely .. read more
Gee

5 Years Ago

Most of my poems are a very quick write,either before I leave for work, or at break times,idling mom.. read more
This is just perfect Gee. Flows perfectly, not a word out of place and completely overflowing in the sentiment a Mothers passing brings, with the full comprehension of all that such a loss brings. I've yet to read anything better and will be hard pushed to do so. The biggest compliment I can think of is to say it would bring a tear to a glass eye.
Bravo my friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

My oh my,wasn't expecting that.I'm flattered....don't know what else to say apart from cheers......
alifeacoustic

5 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
oh man! i see so much in this! the deeper the love the deeper the loss and sorrow .. starts as a dirge and ends in jubilee (like the Irish and those in New Orleans) not sure you mean this line to have the "and" in it: "then cherubs tend and for her care, " i stumble over that line a bit ..maybe something like "then cherubs tend for all her cares"
your poem inspires in me a great gratitude for having a very positive experience with my mom and dad ..something way too many do not have :(
the tribute you pay to her tells me about how wonderful your mom must have been ... there are many tributes given for mothers while living but yours, in her death, shouts just as loud .. perhaps this is not actually about your own mother but it reads as if you know the loss :)
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

strange indeed ..so happy your mum is with you still ... me thinks your life with her is better for .. read more
Gee

5 Years Ago

You are not wrong there my friend,the only constant in my life for 50+ years....and a few more God w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

oh I am certain there is my friend! :)
The last few days I've been thinking of my own mother who passed a year ago. This poem is very encouraging, touching on the pain but bringing us back to the celebration of love and life we were able to share. Very nicely written. Oh, and your dog photo looks like my dog who I've also been thinking of. I lost him several years ago. Miss him.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you,I'm touched you can relate to my words.
This is a very tender piece you have written Gee.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you Robert
It's lovely, Gee. Great rhyme and meaning.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Cheers Matt
poems written about mothers are kind of my soft spot, and this one was even more so because it talked about a mother´s passing. I dread to think of that day, and even though I believe in a next life,I still don´t want my mother to live me alone here.
I liked the way the grieving overtakes the whole world, with the birds not singing and the veiled sun, because it gives the impression that one is not alone with his pain. And the presents of the heavenly creatures is a wonderful touch.
Beautiful poem. Truly beautiful :)

J
J

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you,a lovely review,much appreciated
lovely write sharing a deep loss and then healing with the knowledge she is in a good place waiting to see you again

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thanks you..

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