Quiet Moments

Quiet Moments

A Poem by Gee
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Memories

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It is a quiet place, special, a place kept secret, not shared,
and it will be this way forever perhaps
as I feel not the need to burden others with my thoughts, feelings.
With the passing of time and my " healing"
visits there are becoming less frequent,
not because I love, care, less than before
but more so because the pain has subsided,
eased to the point where memories are now smiles,
smiles that are seldom, if ever, accompanied by tears,
and now, unlike when she was living,
when routine was the bedrock of her life
I need not phone in advance to make a date
I can turn up any time, unannounced,
just drop in to sit, look, remember...

" I'll come back as a Robin" she used to say
" to keep an eye, make sure you are behaving"
then she would laugh, sip her tea.
Tears came easily with the first Robin sighted
and the second, third, but they are now met with a smile
and visions of her sitting hunched in her favourite chair,
a part started crossword on her lap
the words within painstakingly written, some not finished...

I smile as I write this, bid her goodbye,
then leave until the next time.

© 2021 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
For whatever reason the original post of this has vanished from my page along with all comments etc, so if this seems familiar, it is :))

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It's obvious that you cared deeply for this person. Respect and love come forth in your words as does the deeply felt loss. The warmth and love you felt for this person is nicely presented. I enjoyed this read.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment
A poem with much feelng... could actually see and feel her too...well written

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you for stopping by Barbara
Gee, this is a sad but beautiful poem. You wrote with such feelings and honesty. I hope all is well with you?

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Hi, thanks Donna. All is well here thanks
A soft and heartfelt ode to a family member…. Grief fades and as it does, one tends to visit memories less often… it’s much better to smile when thinking of that important person, than to pine and feel pain. So, now the less often visits are pleasurable, even a giggle now and then sharing good times. Nice Gee!
Best
B.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Aye, time, as every man Jack and his dog will tell you, does ease the heartache.
Thanks for d.. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Months Ago

Doing well thank you, and hope your are too!
You're very welcome dear Gee....
Best, B
Oh gosh sadness and grief.. beautifully written..
Thank you so much Gee for sharing,
Lisa, in cold rainy Spain

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

If you know England and can picture the position of London it is 49 miles north(ish)
It is a .. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

40 miles....
Lisasview

2 Months Ago

My mother was born and lived in England until she was in her 20's..and, moved to California.. I have.. read more
Someone I once knew would say, "Remember the joy, not the grief."
16 years old and wiser even in death then me. Aye, and and still greatly missed.
You write grief with such raw power...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you kindly
this hit me hard, I cried, my mother and I love humming birds and we agreed after she died she would bring the humming birds to me and last spring they came so late and I cried every morning and then suddenly there were so many fighting over the feeders and buzzing about nearly every moment the rest of their season. I felt so at ease, whether she brought them or not, I had to believe she did or I wouldn't have made it through this year. Such a powerful and beautiful piece of poetry, thank you so much for sharing this! It's going in my library so don't ever lose it, I find comfort in this.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you Patricia. I still feel like a pupil getting a pat on the head when the likes of you, Beccy.. read more
Patricia

5 Months Ago

Oh sweetie you flatter me but we are all students so you’re not alone and I for one feel exactly l.. read more
This is a beautiful poignant poem with true feelings of what grief really is about. You do a nice job of slowly showing the reader how grief and sad memories can become less severe over time and re-visiting the place where reality was and is no more, but memories will last forever. You use excellent metaphors as well in this poem, especially with the robin.
Best wishes
B.























Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you Betty
Betty Hermelee

5 Months Ago

You’re welcome😊
I enjoyed reading this. It is sad yet well written and causes me to know how you were feeling when you wrote these beautiful words. ~Sharon

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you sharon
Some people mentioned being hacked. That might have happened to you. I'm pretty sure this is about your mom, whom you said passed away in 2019. My husband passed away in 2018, followed quickly by my brother and my dog. I was absolutely furious for about two years. I've spent the last two healing and understand what you mean about familiar sights bringing smiles instead of sorrow. This is a lovely tribute to the waning of grief, and the acceptance of a loved one's passing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Aye, this is about mum and the healing process we go through, I miss her so, so much .
Thanks.. read more

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Gee
Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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