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RETURN OF YESTERDAY

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Yesterday you were a memory in time
Today time appeared to stand still
While with an odor – sound – sight you were here
Thus yesterday again became very real

Feelings and visions tugged at my heart
Thus bringing grief to the front
Overpowering waves of memory rising
Sweeping my emotions with the tide

Riding the rolling waves to shore
Arriving there all battered and bruised
Surviving once again the waves of grief
Memories pushed back to yesterday again
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Posted: Mar 2020
About this poem:
Well - this poem could really relate to what is going on right now in the world. Many are losing loved ones to the COVID-19! Prayers for all dealing with this Monster Virus worldwide. A little revision today 3/13/20 After 11 1/2 years passing of my Mom - grief can still catch me at times unexpectedly.

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trurorobonline today!
Emotion is a powerful thing, nicely done with great sentiment
Rob
salamunaonline today!
True.Kathy..overpowering waves of grief.....very good poem..thank you. .Lily
teddybear
godsprincessonline today!
Thanks Rob - I tweeked a little - but to me it doesn't feel like a poem unless it rhymes - that's just my quirky idea. However, these words came to me as I was waking up the other morning - so I wrote it.

Kathy teddybear
Happychatty1online today!
Hi I can truly relate to this poem/reflection and found it to be very touching
Thanks for sharing something so personal teddybear
mcradloffonline today!
My dad has been dead now for two months and 22 days. My mom is still alive, living about 13 miles from me. I really don't have anyone else who has died who affects me as much as my dad's passing did.daydream tip hat
mcradloffonline today!
My dad has been dead now for two months and 22 days. My mom is still alive, living about 13 miles from me. I really don't have anyone else who has died who affects me as much as my dad's passing did.daydream tip hat
gnj4u
Hi, godsprincess,
...with an odor – sound – sight you were here
Thus yesterday again became very real...

Emotional triggers are everywhere that bring once again the waves of grief. Hopefully, fond memories come, too, to comfort the sorrow. Thanks for sharing.
godsprincessonline today!
Yes Lily - waves of grief. And Holidays can be the worse - with staying in place going on - really was missing my loved one yesterday for Easter. But I'm not alone in that. Take care and stay safe.

Kathy teddybear
godsprincessonline today!
Thanks Happy. This isolation is bringing on all kinds of feelings and moods. Some are dealing better then others I notice on here. Some are not as affected as much as others due to certain locations. Ranting and raving doesn't help - so some of us create poems that express our emotions more simply. Take care of yourself Happy from over the BIG POND! banana

Kathy hug
godsprincessonline today!
Mc: I remember you had said your Dad passed away. Only a couple months ago so your sorrow is really fresh. Take each day - each moment - one step at a time. Cling to the good memories - they will help you get through. Take care and stay safe and well.

Kathy wave sad flower
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Joy.

Kathy
timotieonline today!
Respected Kathy angel
Very Well said I really appreciate the poem. thumbs up
Today time appeared to stand still
While with an odor – sound – sight you were here
Thus yesterday again became very real
bouquet teddybear
Thanks for Sharing
Stay Safe hug
peace
doglover14
Kathy ~ And yet another beautitul writing ~ filled with sensitive thoughts and deep emotions.

I've lost both of my parents and my sister ( she was 16 years my senior).
One of the hardest things to deal with is that now there is absolutely no one left to ask "do you remember when.......?" They are all gone and I'm afraid that without being able to share those precious memories ~ both good & bad ~ they too will vanish.

Stay safe ~ Mady teddybear hug
Abby1963
Beautifully written Kathy .teddybear
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Timotie.

Kathy
JoyCrest
Beautifully touching, moving waves of emotions. Thanks for sharing, Godsprincess. I empathize with this.hug angel teddybear teddybear
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you JoyCrest.

Kathy wave
ReaderOfSouls
hug heart wings I can completely relate, kathy. handshake May 14th was the day I lost my grandmother (who was basically my second mother) to non hodgkins lymphoma. 26 years ago it's been. Some days are better than others, and when the grief hits once again, it's one of the most powerful forces on earth. My deepest heart-sent condolences and may she be resting in the loving arms of God. hug angel sad flower
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Mady and Laura - we've been here in this corner a long time together with many past good poets. Take care both of you.

Kathy teddybear
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you JoyCrest and ROS

Kathy
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