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Loss

So much is loss in a dream awoken
Fading away like little torn swatches
Trying to recall her soft words spoken
A Dali painting of melting watches

Sadly how thoughts mired into the lonely
As the morning sun wisps away her face
In thin air escapes my one and only
Vanishes as consciousness takes its place

Me alone into this world to survive
Being torn away from her flesh and blood
As only happens when death does deprive
Feelings washed away in a rising flood

A good memory better than a dream
Is what only the spirit can redeem
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Posted: Apr 2012
About this poem:
Written in surreal remembrance to my late mother on a cold and wet April morning in the New England countryside.

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Fellsman
Hi Yankee

This sonnet is perfect in all respects, and a most fitting tribute to your mother. A fine write.

Bill wine wine
Odette67
As the morning sun wisps away her face
In thin air escapes my one and only

Beautiful tribute to your dear Mother Yankee.

You are so good at these Sonnets. My Mother left me 15 yr ago... I still miss her wisdom... Her advice... The thing is when she passed away I suddenly felt old... Because I was the oldest in the family.angel purple heart
Yankee4you
Thank you Bill....this one means a lot
Yankee4you
Dear Odette.....your comment really moved me....a loss of a mother is so visceral.....you feel it in the organs of the body...in the depths of the soul...perhaps more so than just in thoughts.....thank you for sharing that feeling...when I see my sister (the oldest in my family) I will share what you've said.....
lucy1777
AMAZING SONNET YANKEE,, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTSteddybear
deeprootlove1
ur mother should be proud of u,thanks for ur share,it make me rememeber my mother also
Earlgreytea
beautiful eulogy to the departed, funny, i have also reminisced how much i miss certain beloved departed ones this week, thanks for sharing...
gnj4u
Hi, Yankee4you,
Though your sonnet weeps with tears of loss, it does not remain as thoughts mired into the lonely but rather in every line one finds thanksgiving for the love and life shared.
A good memory better than a dream
Is what only the spirit can redeem
Maxeen_1
Yankee what a lovely poem
and a wonderful tribute ...
to your mum..
Hugs :Livy hug bouquet
So much is loss in a dream awoken
Fading away like little torn swatches
Trying to recall her soft words spoken
A Dali painting of melting watches
Ladybee42
This is just such a lovely sonnet Yankee, and the feeling of loss as though her memory is slowly melting like that Dali clock. The imagery is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this poetry.

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Happychatty1
Such a lovely affectionate poem this Yankee i dread the day our move passes on our lives will be changed forever as when our dad past away..the price we pay for love is the great loss ..void when they are no longer physically with us and our memories are precious wave teddybear
Happychatty1
Our Mum
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