Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mary's Song

Her tempo dwindled on labored days
And flew with grace on others
Clear clean air was all that was needed
And a gently working passage way

Her melody was practiced and practiced
Until a finely tuned instrument was achieved
And years changed her singing voice
It became quiet lovely

Adagio moving and rising on angels wings
In accelerando she took flight
Never looking back or
Saying goodbye with her final
Exhalation in exaltation for her maker
Screams and a heart that could no
Longer beat for her children

Photo provided by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

30 comments:

Myrna R. said...

Kristen, this is lovely. So heartfelt. In heaven, your Mom hears your writing.

Deborah said...

So beautiful, and very moving, a wonderful piece.

Brigid said...

Beautiful, Kristen, heartfelt and moving.

ninotaziz said...

I feel the gentle leaving
Beautiful. Emotional. Acceptance.

Old Ollie said...

Nice one - great flow.

Andreas said...

Moving and beautiful.

I love the title.

annell said...

That seemed sad at the end....moving. But oh, so beautiful! Heartfelt!

Fireblossom said...

I love the art on your sidebar!

Janice said...

Very stirring...

Kay L. Davies said...

So lovely, Kristen. It made me think of my parents, too.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

anthonynorth said...

Powerful and so full of emotion.

uma.a said...

Touching and Beautiful !

Lyn said...

I can feel the music in this, her passion for it...lovely

Vicki Lane said...

A nice way of working through your loss -- well done.

Lolamouse said...

beautiful poem of love and loss.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful tribute to your mother. I know she is smiling.

Mary said...

So poignant, kudos Kristen.

kaykuala said...

A moving episode. It is lovely!

JeffScape said...

And her legacy crescendos... no?

artswebshow.com said...

Kristen, this poem is amazing.
It really does feel like i am reading lyrics to a very melodic song

kathew said...

this poem is so lovingly written

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely and touching tribute.

Reflections said...

Such a tender tribute, words floating on the melody of your heart. Nice!

Jinksy said...

Her tempo dwindled on labored daysAnd flew with grace on others

All about the rhythms of life, same for all of us, eh?

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful, and the last line so moving....what else can be said....bkm

Kavita said...

So full of emotion.. this was very very felt, Kristen..
In all it sadness, this poem was really beautiful..

kavisionz said...

So full of emotion.. this was very very felt, Kristen..
In all it sadness, this poem was really beautiful..

thingy said...

This is very touching. Just beautiful, Kristen.

Terresa said...

Taking flight, a death and rebirth. Lovely.

Doctor FTSE said...

Yes, a most moving Magpie.