No flowers, fair weather friends or God

No flowers, fair weather friends or God

A Poem by Gee
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Mum's funeral....family flowers only

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Like many of her so called friends,
the fair weather, absent ones,
he too never visited,
never lent his ear or comforted her,
so we felt it only right he not come to the funeral either.

© 2019 Gee


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Such sad and angry words, Gee. Truth too often shows itself in troubled times. I lit a candle a while ago for your darling mum; seems you and your darlings need one for yourselves now.. ..

Posted 1 Month Ago


emmajoy

1 Month Ago

At least your sense of humour is floating back, Gee, better that than the other wretchedness. Enjoy.. read more
Gee

1 Month Ago

Am enjoying, now resemble a honey roasted peanut....colour wise :)
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Hope no monkeys in the vicinity! Have fun.
I believe new world. Harder and colder. When I was young, we had family reunions. Can't remember the last one we did. Grandmother funeral. Only me and sister came. Was sad. Thank you for my friend for sharing the amazing words and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you for dropping in and commenting, always good to hear from you.
Take care
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome my dear friend.
I feel this is only right. Don't come and weep for me if you weren't there when it mattered. Beautiful, simple, true.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Lyn
beautiful, angry, and tragic
I am sorry for your loss.
Cry as much as you need to, this loss is fresh and sharp like a knife.
"The tears I shed yesterday have become rain." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

In all done crying, I think :)
Thank you for dropping by
i am sorry for your loss Gee ...best wishes to you and your family ..so much sound wisdom in this angry little poem ... the time to be with one another is when we are alive .. a phone call, an invitation to lunch or just surprise me visit .. means everything ... the funeral is for saying goodbye .. how can one do that when they never said hello :((( love your poem ... you say it true!
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you E, hope you are well
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

doing very well thank you Gee .. and certainly back at ya! :)
Gee

1 Month Ago

:)))))))))
This is a short yet affecting piece

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading
I find that more and more funerals I go to these days are not conducted in a religious way. They are more a celebration of life. God didn't visit my brother's funeral either, but the Beatles did and so did Fleetwood Mac. I think family flowers are a good idea, I can't see the point in lining the florist's pocket. As to fair weather friends, the least said about them the better. Good morning Gee. Much to contemplate in your brevity here. I certainly felt your displeasure in this short piece.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Mum had Gerry and the pacemakers, Westlife and some fella rapping !!
Seems religion only bene.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Enjoy, have a great time Gee.
This is a sad piece with an under current of bitter anger well expressed in a few short lines. I always say if people can't make time for you ordinarily and while you are alive, They should not bother with birthdays and funerals! I hope things are getting slightly easier Gee.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi John, coming to terms with being an orphan :))
Aye, I have a few very good friends then ma.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Factor 15 and burn, baby burn por moi, love the sun! Hope it can soothe you for a while.
Gee

1 Month Ago

Flight to Faro at 1300hours
wow, fair weather friends and God didn't come either...
sometimes when our parents suffer and then pass...we wonder...where was he?

these five lines just stab right through the heart.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Morning Jacob.
It seems that God the almighty, the all giving, only exists if we seek him out.. read more

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Added on June 29, 2019
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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