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Winter Weeping

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Winter Weeping


My thoughts let go of a thousand memories,
     Like faces, dates, times and places;
Yet I can recall fragments so easily,
                Like a walk on a lonely Christmas Day.

In the middle of a storm I left my home,
     And the wind blew back my raven hair;
As I meandered down a forest path,
                And the wind paused in the trees above.

Snowflakes fell on me from the tangled branches,
     Soft like weeping tears cascading over;
Then I recalled the reason for my melancholy,
                Softly the snow drifts in a cemetery.

A headstone is buried deep in the pure white,
     O, but one engraved word is revealed;
In the pristine December winter wonderland,
                O, the one word revealed, Mother.

                      And I will recall your arms last embrace,
                           Till my heart stops beating . . . .

December 20, 2013


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  1. Date: 3/21/2014 1:10:00 PM
    Gripping, powerful, loved it!

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:02:00 AM
    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 7:54:00 PM
    Swinging back through as myself this time ;) Such a heart grabbing piece; just wanted to read it again.Still beautifully saddening.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:02:00 PM
    Awesome write indeed, my friend - wanted to read this one again. Happy NY to you and the kitties x

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Morning BW; it's FJ Thomas. As usual the depth of your writing is almost tangible. This is beautiful. Despite me saying 'this is FJ' on my poems I'm still getting "Welcome to PS" comments so I took it off. So just letting you know it's me. Had to make an adult acct since my youngest daughter is on here now. ;)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:22:00 AM
    Broken, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 4:55:00 PM
    this is just beautiful, Constance x

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Broken Wings...your heart sings and I listen to the melody as your mother smiles! Merry Christmas! chuck 7 stars

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:58:00 AM
    oh my GOSH, this so amazingly sad and beautiful at the same time. You have outdone yourself with this melancholy poem, Constance!!

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:21:00 PM
    very sad indeed... :( ..Still hoping you a little happiness this season of love and joy..=Happy holidays!!! ^_^ ...

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:04:00 PM
    - A really touching poem B.W. - I'll send a little greeting to all my friends, I wish you and everyone you love a enjoyable Christmas. - I hope the year 2014 will be a lovely and peaceful year. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)