A belly sized hole

A belly sized hole

A Poem by Gee
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Missing mum

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I have an emptiness inside, a belly sized hole
that if it were not there would contain my grieving bile.
It has been close to 10 weeks since mum passed,
weeks that now seem like years such is my missing...

Tears stain my cheeks as I tap out my pain,
unexpected, sore tears, that run freely
as those that I love deeply, sleep soundly above me.
Beside me on the couch the old pooch snoozes
and the pup, between "ragging" his favourite toys
and yapping excitedly,
casts me the odd, head cocked gaze
before continuing his fun.

Outside, rain falls incessantly
silencing the usual cacophony of crow and magpie,
these seemingly vying to control the airwaves,
an irksome early summers morning ritual that would rouse the dead,
if only that were true...

I sigh and inwardly berate myself,
tell myself to get a grip,
that moping will change nowt
and the tears I shed will do nothing but make me feel even more tired than I already do.
And with that thought rattling around my head I finish up,
tap out a last few words, and apply a heart broken full stop.


© 2019 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Just feeling sad :((
Disjointed I know but that's how I feel.

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Sorry for your loss, Gee. At the moment I am dealing with the imminent loss of my mum. She is in comfort care and I'm told she has 1 - 2 weeks left. She's 94 and dealing with dementia the past few years, so she was not entirely aware of things. Still, no matter how much you prepare, the loss will be keenly felt.

Take care, friend.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi Ted, thank you. I'm sorry to read of your mother's plight and hope her passing be both peaceful a.. read more
Gee

1 Month Ago

I wrote a piece...
When my Mother died, I remember thinking 'this just started.' I knew I had a long way to go. I don't recall how long it took to get over it but I know it was painful and a big adjustment.


You have my condolences, Gee.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Relic. I'll be some time coming to terms with the fact that the person that I most respect.. read more
I have feeling that the bond you have with your mother is a rare treasure. When I read this I can almost see her standing next to your chair with a cup of coffee in her hand to try and console you...all the while needing to be consoled too. With a heart like yours that isn't afraid to let the tears pour she created a grand soul which can only mean she has one too... so hold her close and let them flow but you know she wouldn't want you to be hurting. I am so sorry for you both and hope that in time the sting eases... Gee:) a very poignant write

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you BB for your kind words, they are very much appreciated
Indeed a heart felt and deeply emotional piece of expressive writing Gee. The final lines of the third stanza have such impact! It will get better in time, it more often than not does and tis normal to feel the loss. Each person is different and you take your own time.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you John
and disjointed is the feeling...i sure understand where you are coming from in this piece...i still want to call mine every day...and then realize, she is not there to call.
i don't know if it gets easier...hasn't for me...and i am missing my dad so much too...she passed in 2014--he in 2017....and i am not used to it yet.
i think writing is a good therapy...
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi Jacob, thanks. Tis easier sometimes to write than burden others with our thoughts, feelings.
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jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

that's what i do, Gee...
i think about calling a friend, but then write instead.
don't.. read more
Good morning Gee. You convey well all the reality of grief after losing someone special in this poem. Hurts like hell, is energy consuming and seems to infiltrate every bit of life. It will soften, but it will have to run its course. Take care my friend and maybe writing about iit will help.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Good morning Christine, hope you are well.
Sure is a strange place I find myself at present
Gee

1 Month Ago

Oops, thank you

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Added on June 25, 2019
Last Updated on July 5, 2019
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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