Him

Frozen Silence

Frost this morning
covers the ground,
hides my tears.

No longer hear his
shoes on the hardwood
floors after work.

Life at a standstill.
Trying to recall
him on the piano keys.

Gone some time now.
Too cold to breathe.
I utter silent prayers.

M A age 20001

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31 Responses to Him

  1. balroop2013 says:

    Lovely pictures! Stay warm!

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  2. Lovely photos, poignant poem… ❤

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    You expressed your profound feelings of loss so well in your poem that – so I think – you must derive some solace from it. Best wishes! Peter

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  4. Annika Perry says:

    Mary Ann, a moving and soulful poem, your poem sums up the ‘Frozen Silence’ that can come over one with a loss … the details within are particularly poignant. The frozen winter weather and stunning photo matching the sadness within you. Hope the warmth finds you soon … unfreezing the sorrow & the landscape. Wishing you well, hugs xx❤️

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    • Thank you for your insightful comment which you wrote so beautifully as only you can, Annika. Originally in my book and modified with new details as I like to do, I posted this revision. Even though he passed in 1990 while I was teaching in Germany, I still remember my Dad and decided our landscape fit the mood perfectly. Hugs and blessings to you and your family. Enjoy the week ahead. Exciting times in your family too. ox

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  5. Mabel Kwong says:

    Lovely poem, a one of hope and better days ahead. Well-written. Beautiful shots of the sky and waters too. I agree with Annika’s interpretation of your poem – on loss and how your second photo might symbolise unfreezing. That last photo seems a very timeless photo…all of us grown adults would have experienced a moment like that, sitting around, doing what we do as a kid and really just enjoying life as innocent as can be.

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  6. Such powerful, poignant reflections of love and loss, Mary Ann. Sending warm wishes. ❤

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