What’s it all about


I stand by your grave and look at your name

Engraved on the headstone

Loving mother and wife

Date of birth, date of death

The time of your life

What’s it all about?

I wonder where you are

I know it’s not here

Beneath this mound of muck and stones

That’s just skin and bones

I place a bunch of flowers here

You will never smell their scent

See their beauty

They will fade and die above you

When you left, it was meant to be

Everyone could see

You could no longer endure the pain

Memories of you remain with me

Your smiling eyes, your gentle voice

Forever in my heart

You will always be a part of me

In my mind, I will always see

The loving daughter, mother and wife

My sister, lover of life …

That’s what it’s all about

This was one of Joan’s favourite songs which we played by her grave the day we laid her to rest. R.I.P. miss you forever Joany Pony   😦

About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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5 Responses to What’s it all about

  1. darlamsands says:

    I feel terrible for your loss. What a lovely tribute. I’m really glad to have found you on the A to Z blog challenge. You can locate me at http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/ and my blog is number 1188 on the list today. Best wishes!

  2. carolannwrites says:

    You’re wonderful at keeping your sisters’ memory around through your writing. Beautiful.

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