Hand-In-Hand

Hand-In-Hand

A Poem by Lisasview
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My very first Sonnet ever. This Sonnet is about the forever remembered love for a mother or grandmother. remembered.

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Hand-In-Hand....

Her tired eyes saw more than I'll ever know;
long silv'ry hair piled high upon her head,
the clean fresh scent of times so long ago ...
warm stinging tears are those I often shed.

Remembering her laughter through our years,
when we walked hand in hand along the shore.
As lovely sounds of church bells filled my ears,
my love still held by ocean's distant roar.

Now, fresh white, fragrant lilies near her lie,
a few soft petals fallen from the rain ...
their faces wet, turned up toward the sky;
along with them she takes rest from her pain. 

Sweet memories we shared now mean so much,
each day, I long for her caressing touch.

                                   ~~~
                                     

© 2022 Lisasview


Author's Note

Lisasview
A very special thank you to Richard!! Who saw this as a Sonnet (I had no idea what a Sonnet even was!!) and, helped me complete it. He opened up a whole new world to me.
Thank you,
Lisa

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This was particularly touching to me. I was the primary caregiver for my mother the last five years of her life. It was the hardest and most challenging task I have ever undertaken. Given the chance, I'd gladly do it all again. By her grave, I was almost too exhausted to cry. But I found great comfort in knowing her worldly suffering had come an end even though I know I will miss her until we meet again. Thank you for this, I enjoyed. F.

Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

9 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian,
I am glad you liked it.
My plan is to rework my Sonnet so please loo.. read more
Lisasview

8 Months Ago

Hi Fabian, Just submitted my newest version of this poem and I also submitted one that I am working .. read more



Reviews

Truly lovely.

I have just sent the day at my Aunt's funeral. She was such a happy soul. Amazing lady who was dearly loved. Reminds me to live, to keep living, enjoying the moments and sharing the love as you have done so with your darling mother.

X

Posted 5 Months Ago


Lisasview

5 Months Ago

Losing someone you love is so difficult.
I appreciate your words...
Thank you,
.. read more
a lovely gentle poem lisa.
i remember one of my grandmothers more than the other. i always remember sitting around the breakfast table as she lived with us for a year before we emigrated to australia.
cheerio carola

Posted 6 Months Ago


Begin. Life. Fluid. Stasis. Memories. Reaching. Believing. Longing. Holding. Release. End. You said it all. Thank you!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review..
Lisa
Such beautiful thoughts. We never know how much they mean until they are gone. nicely done.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind review...
I really appreciate it.
Lisa, now in Spain
Memories of ma in law
Silver hair, and weak; she came to us.
After looking after dad in law for two years, alone.
We brought her the two hundred miles home. "I wont be hee for long" She said.
It wasn't long before she demanded some kitchen work, to pass on her time; while we were out at our work.
She bought us a microwave cooker > We went out on late deliveries. now we could have a warm meal when we were completed

Thirteen years later she left, for her final resting place - They let her return to sat good bye _ "I will always be near, they said I could, but you won't see me again." she said >> then she was gone.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Oh my .. such memories.. sounds like she spent her remains days happy... and that is wonderful!!
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Wild Rose

6 Months Ago

We brought some of her furniture & put her favourite chair in her room. for when she wanted to be al.. read more
I owe you a review Lisa. Your sonnet is absolutely amazing. Did you say your first??? I am certainly impressed. The imagery is quite lovely and you also have it perfectly illustrated. Well done 💐

Posted 6 Months Ago


a beautiful ode to a loved one who suffered with pain. and, the caretaker very often suffers with as well. My mother suffered for 5 years with Parkison's Disease which affected her movement and her brain; so painful to watch. When suffering has passed, a certain sense of peace ensues; then the memories shroud you with all kinds of emotions. Nice write.
Best, B

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Never ending our love for our mothers, grandmothers... wishing they were still here to enjoy what we.. read more
Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

I totally understand.
Amazing! I have been thinking about sonnets a lot these last few days. Decided to read your poetry and look what I found! And then I read your notes and just like you have been tutored by Richard and going to try to get mine right. Richard is invaluable. And you didn't even know what a sonnet was? I'd be interested in seeing the original. This version is beautiful!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

6 Months Ago

I am so happy you enjoyed my poem, William... Yes, very first one and I really barely changed it... .. read more
this is really good.. once I stopped trying to read it in a rhyming tempo.. I have no idea why I got so stuck on that.. it is prose poetry and read properly it is truly touching.. I had those kinds of relationships in my lifetime.. I could only wish that every one had as well..

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Okay.. you just need to make sure of the count.. some words seem to be two counts but they are actua.. read more
olla

6 Months Ago

thanks for that tip.. I'll keep it in mind..
Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Great such fun to share tips...
Oh it's wonderful how you described the feeling we have, the love, the care for our mother and grandmother well this particular poetry gave me a cinematic preview of the time that I had with my grand parents. This was short but played a soothing movie of the memories in my head. Thank you sir for such good writing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lisasview

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading and enjoying my poem
Lisa

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Added on December 20, 2021
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Lisasview
Lisasview

Benitachell, Alicante, Spain



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