Today is Remembrance Sunday

Widows

A life shared for three score years,
Now a home only for one,
Hours in front of an old TV,
Oh why does nobody come?
A life shared for two score years,
Grown children on the make,
Visits from riotous grandchildren,
‘Hey Granma! You got any cake?
A life shared for 20 years,
Dreams will now stay in the night,
Kids have left home, so much left to do,
But no cosy future in sight.
A life shared just a matter of months,
A new baby is on the way,
Such joy to be blessed with this miracle
Conceived on one’s wedding day.
So many shared lives,
So many cut short,
Sound familiar to you?
Then spare them a thought.

We shall be attending the Memorial Service in the High Street this morning.
Once again there is no parade, but our thoughts will be with those who have lost loved ones in conflict, or remember those who served and survived.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Today is Remembrance Sunday

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a moving and poignant poem Di

  2. Wind Kisses says:

    Thank you for attending, thank you for the reminder, and thank you for the words we can all relate too. I’m glad you had it published. Donna.

  3. A perfect piece for today.

  4. murisopsis says:

    That poem absolutely says it all! We remember too – and commemorate all the veterans who served and served and died in service. WWI and WWII touched nearly every continent and so many countries!

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