"You'll never walk alone"

"You'll never walk alone"

A Poem by Gee
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Mum 04/12/1936 - 09/04/2019

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The anthem of the Kop, once stirring, uplifting,
now brings sadness, tears
and visions of her small coffin
atop which white flowers silently proclaim her name.
Amongst these sits a small, brown, teddy bear
that once resided on the pillows of her bed.
Bedecked in the colours of her beloved Liverpool FC,
it looks forlornly out at a myriad of tear stained faces,
as if it too is struggling to come to terms with her passing...

© 2019 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
"You'll never walk alone" was the song to which mum disappeared behind those curtains.
For any of you who have never heard this song sung by Liverpool fans please Google "The Kop Choir LFC."

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This is such a beautiful expression of how you're feeling. I really envy you the ability to dig down & find those feelings & express them at a time like this. It's very difficult & I admire you for sharing so much personal feeling & understanding with us (((HUGS))) I sang this song as a solo at my eighth-grade graduation, which was only 8 kids or so, graduating from a 4-room schoolhouse & our ceremony was at the old wood-slat grange hall down the road where only about 8 people could fit on the tiny stage. This song brings back a ton of memories for me! Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Hi Margie, the death of my father in law was how I got into poetry, as I found it easier to write do.. read more
Beautiful and heartbreaking words. We can never come to terms with their passing yet all we can do is celebrate them in our hearts. Sending you a hug.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much Divya :))
DIVYA

4 Months Ago

You’re most welcome Gee :)
such a loving and wonderful poem for your Mom, Gee... you sent her off righteously, but the loss never truly goes away as things will always remind you of her as she resides in your heart.....

lost both parents within 8 months of each other, mom first and then dad... with mom I learned music and art and theater... with dad it was poetry.... they were together for over 75 years...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

That is both heart warming and so, so sad.
Thank you kindly for your kind words, they are ver.. read more
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Beautiful words describe such a sad time.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you:))
Lost my mom five years ago, and Dad two years...

this is a beautiful poem...breaks the heart when we lose those who brought us into the world.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. It's a strange time at present with a lot of shifting emotions and tears that come .. read more
My father was born in 1936. I lost him in 1997. A wonderful poem and thank you for sharing your words and your thoughts. Some people , we will miss till we can meet them again.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote, very much appreciated your kind words.
Hope all is well with you.
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

You are welcome my dear friend.
Such a poignant write Gee. You take that well loved Liverpool song and inject such pathos as it is played at your mother's cremation. A sad occassion but one which in the words of that iconic Mersyside chant means she will not walk alone. Your poem is a tight, freeverse steeped in powerful symbolism and meaning. RIP

Posted 4 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Months Ago

A difficult time Gee. My thoughts are with you. I have a picture of my mpother infront of me above m.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

4 Months Ago

PS the sounds of the Cop singing "You'll never walk alone" brings a tear to my eye too!
Gee

4 Months Ago

You're a good man John :)

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