praising the beloved

 

positive Jimmy, my cousin says 'I'm lucky to have survived for so long'

'A nice lad to his parent's'

attended to them both while all were enduring various sicknesses

that took their fatal tolls, gradually putting paid to each one of the three of them in turn.

 

Always a regular at family gatherings. He was the well, mannered one

smiling as blindfolded he attempted to pin the tail on the donkey

or joined in passing the parcel or,

nursing a toddler on his knee, while we sang of

'packing up our troubles in our old kitbags'

( as dad conducted an invisible band )

his younger mother, then, saluting with her fat right arm

her fat thighs wobbling with each stationary marching step

in lieu of those, thinner thigh's in her youth she had twisted many a night away.

 

Although all of those times, those people are now gone,

I'm still comforted in knowing

that they were the times, they were the people, the lifebloods

that shaped the cornerstone of my character

and laid the best kind of pathways to my future. 

       

◄ Venus personified

A love kill ►

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Rose Casserley

Thu 23rd May 2019 16:41

no doubt we can all sadly relate to the loss of our beloved P&S.

ta muchly!




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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 22nd May 2019 14:07

We are in total agreement with Keith, Rose. Excellent piece!


P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Wed 22nd May 2019 11:50

Keith, you have down to a T-I think! ?

my thanks to you, Des and Jon.





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keith jeffries

Tue 21st May 2019 20:27

Rose,

A very good poem indeed with a positive ending which displays your compassionate and philosophical mind.

Thank you for this

Keith

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