Did they bake you a cake?

Did they bake you a cake?

A Poem by Gee
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The third birthday celebrated in mums absence. A dream, mum's birthday

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I watched in silence as you opened your presents,
each one a struggle, your arthritic fingers trembling
as they searched for an opening between taped edges.
Gifts, once unwrapped, were given a cursory glance, put to one side,
if clothes these neatly folded.
Envelopes were then handed to you ready openend,
the card half exposed making it easier for you,
this "our" way on your birthday and mother's day.
Each and every word then read aloud,
a hint of excitement, joy, tinging your voice if a rhyming verse found,
this always and ever your favourite style of greeting, message.
When done you settled back in your recliner
clasping a lukewarm, half cup of tea,
this lifted shakily to your thin, cracked lips to sip.
As you did this a question played on my mind,
but not wanting to disturb, distract you, this not asked.
So I have spent the morning wondering,
wondering as to whether or not the angels baked you a cake...


© 2022 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Sad :((

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dearest Gee... In the Fifties "Angel Cake" was quite he "Rage"...
Now as we turn the Pages of yesteryears... a tear remembers
those Birthday Greetings and Cards read in the presence of
scented flowers. My Birthday is April 23... and I am still
writing lines that rhyme. I was born the year that brought us
the Song--
"When you wish upon a Star" from Pinocchio. Angel do bake Cakes
for Moms on Earth and in Heaven. I was touched by an Angel to read your Poem
on the Eve of my Birthday. Delicious Poem. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Belated birthday greetings Patricia, mine falls on the 30th of this month.
Thank you for a lo.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

Happy Birthday Gee on April 30 ... our weather has been unpredictable; however the days roll on with.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you Patricia
Indeed sad as you recall your sad loss and memories of your beloved mother Gee. This is a well described, pathos filled piece. My thoughts go out to you!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Good morning John, thank you
I have no words. The last line, it makes my heart ache. However, your words are comforting. I'd love to read more of your works!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words
I'll bet they did, Gee.
I'll bet they did for sure.
So much love in each line of this poem.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Good morning Ana, thank you.
Hope you and yours are well.
Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Good morning, Gee
You're welcome. All good here
This was not pleasant. I don't care to really elaborate on that in this moment.

Have you ever seen the movie called "The Running Man"?

Posted 2 Years Ago


Davidgeo

2 Years Ago

I like cats and impressing classy older women. It's very difficult for me to get laid honestly.
Gee

2 Years Ago

I'm allergic to cat fur and for me to shag an older woman would have me scouring old folks homes and.. read more
Davidgeo

2 Years Ago

You make me laugh. A lot.

Have I ever tried to get you into the comedic stylings of .. read more
hey, Gee, you know they baked a cake sprinkled in Angel dust, lovely sentiment, and some fine poetry, grand poem,

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Hi Gram, apologies for missing your words. Thank you. Hope you are safe and well.
Love readin.. read more
gram linski

2 Years Ago

aye yer no that daft, wide boy, take care
My Father is dead and my Mother is in her late seventies. This poem brought back so many memories of them
I could imagine an old woman surrounded with a loving family, Each of her kids and grand kids remembering the day when this old woman had done the one nice that had brightened their day
The more I read your poems the bigger the fan of yours I become

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you again, tis all simple stuff :)
Gee

2 Years Ago

Thanks Gram. Mum will be 1 year passed on the 09/04. Only seems like yesterday I had "that" knock on.. read more
Gee. Your author's note, says 'sad.' I didn't think this sad, it was warm and loving, a celebration of a life well lived and enjoyed to the end, as evidenced in your line, 'a hint of excitement, joy, tinging your voice if a rhyming verse found.'

My parent's are in their seventies now, and my dad has a fairly serious condition, though thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, it's being kept at bay. I know that one day I will face what you have faced; but I pray it will a while before the angels bake them a cake, (such a wonderful line...)

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Hi Beccy, the "sad" was my mood at the time of writing :)
I too hope it is many a year before.. read more
this is lovely. Your sweetness shines through with intense imagery. Very e.e. cummings-ish.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you kindly
SM Davis

2 Years Ago

Keep writing.
Yes... nothing sadder than watching as they wither away, that and seeing the signs in ourselves.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Aye, we are all heading that way.
Cheers

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Added on January 18, 2020
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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