Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday WRites 252

What can a song do for sadness?
Bow to the melody,
Curtsy for respectful seconds,
Swing with the chorus,
Or pause to listen for heartbeats;
Sharing all the while a keen sense
Of not knowing the answers,
While questions keep voicing
Continued cognition of being,
Swirling sounds like angels'
Reported syllables of un-worded,
Whispers alive in burdened spaces;
Filling voids of sounded pools,
Never enough to lighten sighs,
Just being songs;
Where sadness lay entwined, enmeshed, woven.

But were i a poem sweetly worded!
I would dance to every syllable of the wind,
Tapping my feet in strains of lively struts,
Here a waltz, a tango, a sonnet;
Tangled in melodies of sadness,
Burdened in meter and rhyme,
Stardust would catch my evening sighs,
And sunsets stare at silhouettes.
VOICING SADNESS © gillena cox 2020


My mother in law passed from this life last week on June 26th. I am feeling sad this Monday.
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or
eg the rite of afternoon tea). Welcome to Monday WRites #252: A Happy Monday to all ❧✿❧ What's happening with easing of lockdown where you are. Bars have reopened here in T&t


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Blog hopping today with

Mosaic Monday
#85: The Icing On The Cake

29 June 2015
on passings 2016
on passings 2015

ENJOY THE MUSIC 'Take My Hands Precious Lord'

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  1. Oh my dear friend, I know how you feel. My precious mother in law passed away last month and we are still sad from the loss. Sending you many sweet hugs. Take care of yourself and focus on the happy times. Hugs, Diane

  2. Dear Gillena, so sad to hear that your mother in law has passed away, your poem is a loving tribute to her. Thanks for sharing it with us on MM today. Take care.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Maggie


  3. Oh! sorry to know this. May god grants you strength. Take care.

  4. Thank you for dropping by Vandana


  5. I'm so sorry for your loss and feel it in your words. May peace be to you and yours during this difficult time.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  6. We are having a slight rise in cases, but hospital beds aren't full and there have been very few deaths in the last month. Even so, as a state, we are holding back on any new openings or moving into less restrictive phases. I think that is the prudent way to go. Some people are abiding by the mandatory mask rule for indoors and outdoors where distancing isn't possible. I really don't know why public health has become a political football. - Margy

    1. Thanks for dropping by and sharing Margy


  7. Thank you dawn


  8. ...I'm sorry to hear of your lost, happier day will come!

  9. Thank you Tom


  10. Gillena - so sorry to hear about your mother in law. When I first read your poem, I was interpreting it in terms of the virus, but then I re-read it in the context of your loss. So well-composed; it captures the ups and downs of sadness and loss. I hope you have relief from your sadness as time goes on, but to never let go of the memories. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss Gillena. Our sympathy to you and your husband. You have written beautifully capturing your emotions (and those others of us have experienced as well although not able to express so well.).

  12. Cheers to your Mother-in-Law as she soars in peace and joy and love throughout the Universe! Big hugs, Gillena.

  13. Thank you Susieee