A Widows Request

A Widows Request

A Poem by Gee
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So many find it so hard to be around the newly bereaved.

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Please come visit, often, as before...
bring no gifts, flowers, only friendship.
Bring not trepidation or awkwardness,
as it is circumstance and not I that have changed.
Bring me not your sadness and heavy heart,
as these at present I own by right.
Instead bring memories,
memories of good times spent.
Speak his name but without hesitation or fear,
as that will never die unless allowed.
Reminisce with stories, laughter, smiles,
and this will be my comfort.
And if you do this he will live on,
in our hearts and minds.
Please come visit, and often...

© 2019 Gee


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I love that you've put to words and brought to light a tender topic that is so often neglected. Loss of any kind is hard for the person going through it, but when loved ones and others shy away from your true needs to express the good things about the loss, it's much harder to find the will to push through again to the happy side. This touched me. Thank you for your lovely words.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi, you did well( or not) to find this piece :)
Half you enjoyed.
Thank You
Gee

1 Month Ago

Glad you enjoyed...
Love the sentiment that is so richly referenced in this poem

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you..
Gee,
What you write here is so true. Most of the time we feel that we must say some words to erase all the sorrow and pain of someone's loss. The grieving just want to know you are there. Good poem, sir.
Tom

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you Tom
Gee you have captured the essence of the bereaved in this. Many people back off are too confused and paralysed by feelings of fear and being inept top provide support. Love the way you use the widows voice and plea as it tugs the heartstrings.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Cheers John..
Honest wholesome words laid bare - ‘as it is circumstance and not I that have changed’ that is such a powerful line, so full of grace, humility even. Really moving poetry. Many mahalo.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
Hope you and the family are well
i seriously am in love with it

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you kindly
Sawdust

2 Years Ago

do you know what is best about your poem,
positivity
Gee

2 Years Ago

Hmmmm, thanks
We forget that the need of friendship is important


Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Friendship and a return to normality.
Thank you
Such simple needs expressed in so few words. You speak for many who labour under grief and you give them a powerful voice.

Comfort is a true gift when it is sincere and tangible. What can we truly offer as a comfort for loss? There is only one ultimate comfort which soothes all pain, that of the promise of the physical resurrection (Anastasis). If all people knew of, and shared this wonderful Biblical hope with those who mourn, then there would be true comfort.

Beautifully written!

I wish you peace... and comfort.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you, appreciate you reading and commenting.
That is beautiful and very true! Some people would rather stay away because they don't know what to say. You said it perfectly!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you Donna

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Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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