Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Farewell




i will look for you
in many 
places


seek your 
smile in
faces

of strangers

on crowded subways
and uneven
cobbled streets
of far away lands


watching, waiting
hoping


i will catch
a glimpse of a face
or a tilt of the head
that will remind me


of you

and when i do
i will smile

remembering
 ~ ~ ~

A tribute to my mother who passed away yesterday.
She was well loved by many.


70 comments:

Daniel LaFrance said...

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you, and to who all who knew her.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

"and when I do
I will smile"

Wonderful tribute. Thinking of you at this time.

Loui♥ said...

Beautiful tribute!
(((((♥)))))
loving hugs for you!
Loui♥

Evelyn said...

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you ....

eileeninmd said...

I am so sorry for you loss! Lovely tribute! {HUGS}

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Lovely tribute to your mom. My heart hurts for you.♥

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful poem for your mother, rest in peace.

Friko said...

I am so sorry that you have lost your mother.
Your poem to her is a fitting and beautiful tribute to her memory.

Patricia said...

You and your family are in our thoughts today. Take care.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Beautiful tribute Reena, and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Country Girl said...

{{{Reena}}}

Brian Miller said...

oh, hugs....i am so sorry...losing my wifes mom a few years back i know a little of your pain...you will look for her...and she will be there...

Ivanhoe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Reena. What a beautiful tribute to your mom.
Big hugs from Ohio,
I.

Kathy said...

Reena, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I can tell you loved her very much and she will never be far away from your heart and your thoughts.

Danielle said...

My condolences. It is difficult to lose any one that we love deeply...but losing a parent creates an emptiness in our lives that will always remain...may you have many sweet memories to ease the sorrow.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

my deepest condolences...a beautiful and moving poem. Take care,,,,,

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely tribute, you will find semblence in others, and yourself, and enjoy it.When my father passed I went to a reunion he and I had planned to go to.While there I watched one fellow seeing the image of my Dad.When I went and told him what I was seeing he laughed, and said he had only married into the family.Now that immage is me full tilt.

Mark said...

So sorry to hear that about your mom. Knowing any words I say will not help, but here's hoping the sadness you feel today will be replaced by sweet memories quickly. My condolences.

grammie g said...

HI Reena...My heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family for the loss of your Mom!!
Your words a lovely tribute to her!!
Grace

Claudia said...

I am so very sorry, Reena. May you and yours be surrounded with love and happy memories as you mourn your loss.

xo
Claudia

rainfield61 said...

I am sorry, and you have a wonderful poem for her.

TexWisGirl said...

i am so terribly sorry, reena. God bless you with good memories and reminders of her presence.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Reena, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Her smile is infections, you should keep this photo handy when you need a smile.

Sylvia K said...

I apologize for being so late in expressing my heartfelt sympathy for the lose of your beautiful Mom, Reena!! May she be with you and your family in spirit and through this wonderful photo.

Sylvia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

By the title of your post I though "Oh no, she's quitting her blog". But it turned out to be far worse. My thoughts go out to you and your family for this is the time of the year when families gather together. May you find strength in that, through this difficult time. Take care.

Low Tide High Style said...

So very sorry for your loss.

Kat

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

I'll give you my condolences for the loss of your mother.
A big hug.
Ciao
Loretta

Daryl said...

oh Reena, I am so sorry for your loss .. i hope she passed peacefully ... hugs to you, my friend and to your family as well .. xo

Sandra said...

a perfect tribute to your beautiful mother, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. God bless you and your family over the next few days.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, Reena, I am so very sorry. What a beautiful tribute to her. Your words are so wise and a wonderful way to remember your sweet mother. God bless and give you comfort.

Lissa Forbes said...

Oh Reena, I'm so sorry. Sending love and light that you begin the healing journey and can find some joy in this season. You write the most lovely poetry and this is quite special. Be easy with yourself. ;->

Gillian Olson said...

I am so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. Your poem is lovely tribute to her.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, girlfriend. My heart aches for you. Please know that I'm hugging you as best I can from far away. May you and your family draw close to each other and find peace.

islandwonder said...

So sorry to hear the news!!! What a great photo of her.

Kathryn said...

Reena, I'm so very sorry. My heart breaks for you. Such a beautiful tribute and I thought of the loss of my father while reading it. Sending hugs to you and your family, thinking of you. xoxox

Michaele said...

Oh Reena, I am so sorry for this loss. I lost my dad this summer. Your words are so true.

God's Little People said...

Dear Reena
I truly feel for and with you. Getting to know oneself in life without the presence of ones mother... it's a tough and sad transition. I lost my mother in 2006 and still get overcome by the urge to call her. But I trust you are in a quiet place of being embraced by the golden light attending those who grieve. Your words are so beautiful... indeed, where does one look to find that glimpse of ones mother again.
Thinking of you,
Joan

jennyfreckles said...

Very sorry to hear that news, thinking of you. Your poem is beautiful.

gina said...

May happy memories of your mom comfort you in this time of grieving. Your poem is such a perfect tribute -- I lost my mom about a year ago and know how hard it is to lose a parent.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I know the ache your heart is feeling and I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I hope you find comfort with other family members and in your memories of her that can never be taken away...Take care, and know that I'm keeping you in my prayers that you find peace at what I know is a sad time...

Awena Robert said...

Hi Reena,

That is really sad. And your words to your mum are lovely.

I am really sorry for your loss. This must be a difficult time, so take care.

Dianne said...

Thinking of you Reena .... A special tribute to a very special Mum.
Take care
xx

Rosemary Aubut said...

So sorry for your loss Reena! Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear this.

What beautiful words you honour her with.

Barb said...

Reena I'm so very sorry. You must carry her now in your heart.

Tilda said...

look for her. she will be there..in many places. you will catch those glimpses. you only have to watch.
tilda

Michael Manning said...

Dear Reena:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tender time. God Bless You!

Michael

Hilary said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Reena. A lovely tribute to your beautiful mother. Wishing you strength and sending you hugs.

CherryPie said...

I am sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you.

This is a lovely tribute to your mother.

*hugs*

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Reena
I send my sincere sympathy to you and your family at the padding sing of your precious Mom.
With warm thoughts and a hug
Cecilia

Madi and Mom said...

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Madge Bloom said...

I am so sorry for your loss... may you find comfort in her memory.

Dianne said...

beautiful touching words Reena
gentle hugs to you

Linda R said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What wonderful tribute to your Mom.

Big Hugs~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so sorry Reena. I can tell by your beautiful tribute how well your mother was loved and what a lovely person she was.

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, Reena, I'm so sorry. This is so beautiful. I'm expecting this day to come to me very soon, so it truly touched my heart. Sending a big hug!

Jennifer Richardson said...

wrapping arms of prayer around you
for comfort and peace
and balm for the mending
of your heart.
with you,
Jennifer
(she was beautiful)

GailO said...

So sorry Reena! No matter when it happens it is hard to lose your mother. Hugs to you and your family...

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so very sorry Reena. Hugs to you and your family. xo

bill lisleman said...

very nice tribute.
All the best to you and your family.

My Journey With Candida said...

So sorry Reena. I feel so bad for your loss.

bobbybegood1 said...

Oh Reena I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. My heartfelt condolences to you and your love ones. May the universe bring you peace at this time of sorrow in your life.

Warmly,

Michelle

S. Etole said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. A mother is such a precious gift.

Ross said...

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Suldog said...

Oh, Reena, I'm so sorry. My sincerest condolences.

I'm saying a prayer as this posts.

Rose L said...

I lost my husband Nov. 10th after 36 years together. He was 56. I know the ache of losing someone you love.
http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/

http://www.anewtradition.com/obituaries/obituary/6182_Maxwell_Clayton_Lefebvre

debcolarossi.com said...

It feels like sacred space here, but I must add my condolences and sincere wishes for her soul to rest in peace and for you to have it always.
Thank you for your visit and your comment and I hope the words helped more than hurt.

She Who Carries Camera said...

Reena - so sorry to hear this. Hugs.

bon bon said...

i'm deeply sorry, reena. embrace those you still have nearby all the more strongly...

Georgianna said...

So very sorry to read this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Reena.