Mother's Hands

Mother's Hands

A Poem by Gee
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Remembering..

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A simple autumnal leaf,
dry, cracked,
veins pronounced,
each of its five tips curling, arthritic
as if closing,
desperately trying to keep a last hold on life...

Tears came, surprising me,
visions of mum and her soft parchment hands filled my head.

© 2019 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Missing mum

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I understand the poem my friend. I was raise-up by my dear grandmother. I miss her too. A kind voice in my world. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Days Ago


Gee

2 Days Ago

Thank you Coyote. Hope you are well.
Coyote Poetry

2 Days Ago

I am fine dear friend and I hope you are doing well You are welcome.
Very special write. Caught a tear falling on my near-parchment hand... Thank you for the tender memory and the reminder for we are all on the same journey. Ruby

Posted 3 Days Ago


Gee

2 Days Ago

Thank you Ruby
You will see, feel and hear her in so many ways Gee, as you so beautifully described. The familiar smell of home baking, someone using a familiar phrase, the little personal things that brought smiles, and of course tears.
We never fully understand how much we are our mothers son, until they are no longer there.
Winter misses sun, summer misses autumnal breeze, but they are only seasons, the place in your heart for them is eternal.

Posted 3 Days Ago


Gee

3 Days Ago

Thanks Lorry. Some memories not you like a sledgehammer.
Hope all is well up North :)
yes, that leaf...so beautiful before its end...i am reminded of my mother as well...she was in such pain, all her joints by the end...and i miss her so much.
you wrote for us both here, my friend.
thank you.
j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

3 Days Ago

Hi Jacob, thank you.
Hope you are well
It's funny how things catch us off guard when we least expect it. A simple thing like a leaf is enough to bring back a memory so strong it overtakes with emotion. Your description is excellent here.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Thanks Relic
I love this! Your connection to your mum thru remembering her hands is so symbolic of all that a mother's hands do. Despite your frail depiction of her hands, we can read between the lines that you remember her hands when they kept a strong & reassuring grasp on life. A share like this is truly a gift becuz of how deeply personal this feels (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Hi Margie, thanks, as usual. Strange isn't it the things that trigger memories. I think of her every.. read more
Oh this write is so caringly sad - I know the touch from such withered hands and my heart will be full for long after the read - - - thanks Gee for sharing your missing of mum............. Fay

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Thank you Fay
I do sympathise with your sentiments. I miss my Mum too!

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Thank you Augustus
' A simple autumnal leaf, .. .. '

Beautiful sadness, Gee. Remember, those darling hands will always rest on your dreams and - whisper them peaceful, safe.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Thanks EmmaJ, hope you are fit and well
Very touching write Gee. Simply beautiful. Years ago I wrote a poem about my great Granny's hands. I noticed when I was seven how the veins stuck out and how blotchy and thin the skin was. And yet their was a trembling elegance in the way she moved her hands round the table to find her hairpins, when her eyesight had failed. You reminded me of her. Take care while you grieve. It is a painful place to be.

Chris

Posted 4 Days Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

It has been going on a long time Gee. Divided loyalties can be painful. I would like to do more, but.. read more
Gee

4 Days Ago

You come across, and no doubt are, a kind, loving soul Chris and nobody but you will be judging you,.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thank you Gee. Enjoy the evening yourself.

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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