Memorial

Memorial

A Poem by Gee
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Just simple words written in the quiet, small hours of morning

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There is no highly polished brass plaque
or words etched into cold, coloured granite,
as this she said would place a burden upon us,
make us feel duty bound to stay, visit,
if for no other reason than to polish, tidy, place fresh flowers,
and this in her mind both a waste of time and money.
Would be better, she said, her memorial be our beating hearts and memories,
as these would not be a bind, would not tie us to one place,
would have her life, love, memory, "portable," ever present
waiting patiently in the shadows of our sub conscious
to be visited, called forward into the light,
even if the light, as is mainly the case, be the darkness,
the quiet small hours of early mornings
when as all sleep the minds of those silently mourning and missing remember...






© 2021 Gee


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Gee
Hopefully makes sense to some :)

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a beautiful description
on remembering your
loveones; their essence
still remains with us always
in mind and heart ..a lovely
piece here so well penned;

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank You Fran Marie
I so agree with this approach! There is nothing physical on this earth that can take the place of having one's loved one as a daily angel on one's shoulder, a constant inner reminder, as if the one who's gone is sharing my life! I love how you describe this in all the details of how your mum wanted things done (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thanks Margie. Always brings a smile to my face when you approve of my stuff.
Hope you are we.. read more
YES perfect in every way makes sense Gee! I feel exactly as she does to a T what a wonderful soul she is and a fine memorial you are good sir

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you kindly sir
Indeed it does. This is a very moving piece about grief. There is a natural tendency to want to memorialize those departed, but here we have a pre-death request against such an effort. Sometimes a cherished memory can be the most effective memorial.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you John, hope you Are well
I read this I loved it
An hour ago I wrote a poem about my cemetery visits as a child
It’s just like yesterday really

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Julie :)
This reminds of something my old godmother told me many years ago about her favourite song for when she passed away. All these years on and i love her sentiments still..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-9lk249v4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-9lk249v4

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Hi Stella, thank you.
Will go have a listen.
Hope you are well
Stella Armour

2 Months Ago

Fine now thank you ( covid jab knocked me sideways).
Going to get out in my little garden thi.. read more
Hello my kind friend and I enjoyed these words.
"waiting patiently in the shadows of our sub conscious
to be visited, called forward into the light,
even if the light, as is mainly the case, be the darkness,
the quiet small hours of early mornings
when as all sleep the minds of those quietly mourning, missing, remember..."
I liked the above lines a lot. In the small hours of the morning. Our mind can wander. Good and the bad places. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote, hope you are keepingvwell
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend and good morning from Michigan.
yes, it does. The real memorial is in the heart...that we don't forget those we love who have passed on.
That we still feel that love until the day WE pass on.
In the heart is the plaque that counts most.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Gee

2 Months Ago

And then hopefully we are remembered as fondly by those that we leave behing.
Hope you are we.. read more

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Added on February 13, 2021
Last Updated on April 10, 2021
Tags: Love, loss, memorial, missing

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Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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