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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Your words have a warmth from the outset. I like the start as I am a fan of the quiet moments. You know every time I slice a lemon and the spritz of juice aroma enters the space I am immediately transported to my Nan's kitchen in Melbourne. She had a tradition of drinking lemon juice every morning and wetting the bread to throw into her fairytale backyard for the birds.

Interesting how we humans move through grief, experience and life. And really, it just all comes back to LOVE.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Gee

4 Weeks Ago

Aye, the more we love the harder the seperation.
Never had any relations apart from my immedi.. read more
KWP

4 Weeks Ago

most of them I could well do without.

*laughs out loud
Oh yes, I can associate with this beautifully penned poem. Grief is like an ice berg. Most of it unseeen but occasinally we come to allow others and in that we find perhaps a catharsis.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Ken, hope you are keeping well
Grief is an individual matter. The speaker here is addressing an extended grief for a very special person, the pain of whose passing has left a deep wound. Still, there are indications the healing process is taking its course, to the point "where memories are now smiles." The healing is not complete yet, but allowing it to take its own course seems to be working.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

It is indeed.
Thank you for reading and commenting
Dementia, Alzheimer's... that is what this brings to my mind.

Are you a fan of Regina Spektor by any chance?

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

LOL. Simple like my words:)
This place seems to be going down hill fast. Used to be a time wh.. read more
DDav

1 Month Ago

You are not wrong with that critique. I treat this place more like a diary than anything else. I n.. read more
DDav

1 Month Ago

.... and no one listens to good music anymore... that pisses me off more than anything.
Gee, dear man, through time and a woman's life-long generosity you know how to.. love forever. There are billions of Robins, you know.. but you and she have just that one forever and ever.. amen. Why? Robins are territorial and the three of you know exactly where.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

This made me smile, thank you :)
Hope all is well with you EmmaJ and you are enjoying the sun.. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Nothing quite like sharing smiles! Things are going as well as can be expected.. as is said in cert.. read more
I do wonder if it's a trick of the eye that those Robin sightings might now make you ponder if that Robin was smiling or trick of the ear that their song sounds brighter. I remember my dad saying he had pre booked a fluffy white cloud over parkhead. Won't be much of a surprise that there's a cloud over there now, but every time I've Ben, there is always a white fluffy one hanging back from the group. Never did realise his vision was so good 😊
A dear, dear woman, so sadly missed by you and no doubt all who knew her, but none more than you.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Cheers Lorry. Miss her loads but now with a less sad heart :)
This poem expresses my own feelings...I live so far away from her now...
Ashes belonging to her, to him....both gone....my mom loved Crossword Puzzles...she would always ask me for help when she got older....that was a great memory to share...
love this poem.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi Jacob, I'm chuffed that you like this one :)
Hope you are well.
Thank you
This is so touching. What a lovely tribute. Well written!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you kindly
You open this poem with a unknown element. A place you slowly unfold. You did a masterful job in sharing the secret place. Then linked it together with the Robin. This poem is layered with beauty.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Cherrie.
Your visits are very much appreciated
May those visits from Robins, always bring you smiles Gee. Grief is a lonely pathway, each of us has to walk and in our own way and own time. Time does soften the hurt, takes the edge off the pain. Makes it bearable. Have a lovely Sunday.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Good morning Christine, apologies for the late thank you.
Am up and readying myself for anoth.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

All OK here. Have a great day.

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