The old leather belt

The old leather belt

A Poem by Gee
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Some things accompany us through life.

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Oh what a life the two had shared
the ups, downs, joys and pain,
it'd seen him wed and then divorced
then wed to her again.
It was there when both his boys were born
then attended both their wakes,
witnessing the numbing grief
caused when a futile war life takes.
Every birthday, anniversary,
gatherings of every kind,
the old leather belt around his spreading waist
you'd be always sure to find.
And now as he lay resigned to death
with his twice wed wife nearby,
his constant support for near 60 years
was there to hear her cry.
Twas fitting then that when interred
in his oft used Sunday best,
the old leather belt would accompany him,
together forever both laid to rest.





© 2020 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Hmmm, God only knows where this came from :)

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This is really special and sentimental. How cool how the leather belt got to witness all of the seasons of the subject's life.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you..
So often, it's the little things that make the lasting impression. A seemingly ordinary possession, a particular photograph, the memory of a special day.

As you say, 'some things accompany us through life.'

Beccy.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Beccy

4 Months Ago

I have my grandma's collection of books, mostly poetry and older classics, which she would read to m.. read more
Gee

4 Months Ago

That's a beautiful memory of both grandma and childhood.
I hope you haven't been trolling any.. read more
Beccy

4 Months Ago

Perish the thought! Though I have been known to dine on human flesh on occasion; metaphorically spea.. read more
what a fantastic writing !
Such meaningful emotion you have created from that old leather belt.
a bittersweet triumph.

duke

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Cheers Duke, appreciate you taking the time to both read and comment
A sad, poetic refrain, like his old leather belt kept both him & family from falling apart..


Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Cheers Tom..
Very well written. It flows well and the content is provocative. Nicely done.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you kindly ma'am :))
SM Davis

4 Months Ago

NO, thank YOU. I enjoy your work immensely! I'm so glad to have some time to spend perusing. :) .. read more
Gee

4 Months Ago

I'm blushing :)
We do keep somethings a long time, I have an old watch of my mothers in a keepsake box along with a whole collection of keepsakes from over the years, my box keeps growing bigger soon it will need a room to itself ! I love the way you tell your story in this poem, you took me on a journey with you and the old leather belt” although a sad ending I very much enjoyed your story and agree, you have a way with words!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thanks Katrina.
Keepsake wise I hav have a couple of bits of my late mothers and all of the f.. read more
Katrina Mckeown

4 Months Ago

Ah that’s lovely though, we are sentimental creatures at heart! ❣
What a great and it must be said moving concept. Can I say I enjoyed this without sounding too morbid?
Extremly well written piece my friend.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Ken.
Hope you are still in one piece after the storms :)
Ken Simm.

4 Months Ago

Just another winter here in the Heelands by the way.. As the great man said Scotland has two seasons.. read more
We do keep some things forever. I have a few items. I been carrying a book of poetry since 1977. The book sits on my bookshelf now. I liked the poem. You told a lifetime story in the words. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Mum's watch is the only possession of any age that I treasure.
Hope .. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

I am okay dear friend and I hope you are doing well. You are welcome.
Well written, sad poem. :( You told a whole life story around that old leather belt which is really awesome. Nice work.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Jennifer

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Added on February 15, 2020
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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