Weep Not For Me This Christmas

Weep Not For Me This Christmas

A Poem by icelandicblue

Weep not for me this Christmas

as you lay the Yuletide boughs.

I am free from all this sickness,

I am at peace I can avow.

 

You feel this loss profoundly

when surround by delight.

Please know I loved you soundly

Sweet love 'twill be all right.

 

My soul calls now for fields

free to embrace the coming cold,

my heart be finally healed

at birth sorrows were foretold.

 

Life loses its sweet shine

and our many moments  fleeting.

For always I'll be thine

though my heart has now stopped beating.

 

I will lie beneath this meadow deep

I shall sleep the sleep of sages.

Visit still, yet do not weep

for I am now the dust of ages.

 

© 2013 icelandicblue


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what a good poem, it will endure , But me I can't say I don't still weep.

Posted 6 Years Ago


lee von cleef

6 Years Ago

Thank you for window, I like to think of the P O W's words; " I am Alive" then the fortune cookie, ".. read more
icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

True, it can always be worse and for someone else it always is but...it doesn't diminish the pain th.. read more
lee von cleef

6 Years Ago

Contrary, another great word, now pain is to me a tough word. it has such a broad swath in the mind .. read more
Loss is felt so sharply this time of year, and it is sometimes difficult not to weep in the midst of all the joy... This piece brings the emotion, Blue. Beautifully written.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you Rita,

I appreciate your thoughts.
Having lost both parents near the holidays - your poem is one that I can relate to - I weep, but the tears are for me missing them.

Weep not for me this Christmas
as you lay the Yuletide boughs.
I am free from all this sickness,
I am at peace I can avow.

Simply beautiful. You have touched my heart.

:) Julie



Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

I am sorry for your loss. The holidays, as wonderful as they are, can stir up a myriad of emotions. .. read more
MsJewel

6 Years Ago

I believe they are with us as well. :)
I know so many people (myself included) who have had someone die on or very near a holiday. Christmas is the most common as it spans a period of weeks.

A very well written work, and one I can relate to. My Mother died on July 4, 1983. The holiday has not ever been the same since for me or my sisters.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you Mark. The holidays don't always come with ribbon wrapped memories. Thank you for reading.
I like the tribute over the gravesite of a loved one lost.

We all have our beliefs allowing us to process the death of the physical body...
Still, there is a hope beyond the grave for the spirit the body once housed. Life is ageless and eternal.

Yes, we should celebrate these lives this holiday.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

So true David-thank you for understanding.
This is intricately poised with grace and understanding...
Really moved me hon, deeply...so many times do we miss loved ones that we don't think on their release from pain, as such...tis hard...
Lovely write x

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Oh thanks so much Poppy. It seems death is a two way street and a difficult one to cross.
Ruth

6 Years Ago

It is...and so welcome hon x
wow, this is so touching, so truly heart felt and heart wrenching, but so full of the most profound serenity and acceptance that i find myself in that precious space between grief and joy, and my heart, not knowing what to do, finds the moment sublime. Excellent work this loving tribute :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much joiedevivre. You reaction to the poem is quite powerful to me.
Anne, you have no idea how beautiful this poem is. It is so sad and powerful.

"You feel this loss profoundly
when surround by delight.
Please know I loved you soundly
Sweet love "twill be all right."

-- this stanza is amazing, I love how all your writes have one specific stanza that just jumps out at me; I'm not sure if it is just me but I love your poems... Sad ones, happy ones, tributes - you're amazing Anne - I loved it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you my sweet. I'm trying my hand with a Victorian bent. I am so pleased you like it and that y.. read more
My soul calls now for open fields

free to embrace the coming cold,

there my heart be finally healed

at birth sorrows were foretold.

As the season passes by, human sorrow dissipates too !

Loved the thought process.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you kindly for such a sweet review.
I'm not sure, but I think this is about Jesus. If so or not, the words are so loving and caring. The structure of this piece is equally, elegant and tender. This is very, very touching. Like this, thank you for creating this beautiful composition.

Posted 6 Years Ago


icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

Thank you Michael. The interpretation of the poem always belongs to the reader and I thank you for r.. read more

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