Tuesday, 1 September 2015

IWSG

Hello all, September has arrived, I hope you have a happy month, for some it will
be a time of remembering 9/11. I too have a 9/11 memory which happened 3 years
prior to the awful happenings in the  US.
I wrote the poem below as though my husband was speaking to our children back in 2003
when I started to get the family issues I still now have.


VOICE OF THE PAST....HOPE FOR THE FUTURE:
Do you think I wanted to leave you
Just as my first grandchild I did view?
You know my three dear children
I thought the world of you.

I now have three grandsons
And a precious granddaughter too.
I may be out of sight,
But I'm never far away from you.

Do you think I wanted to leave you?
And let your mother be all alone?
Do you realise what she's been through
If only I could phone.

Do you think I wanted to leave you
I left your mother in "Good Hands?"
I know you will love and protect her,
But that wasn't in my plans.

But I did have to leave you,
And I did have to go.
I do know what's going on,
But my feelings I can't show.

Life's not about possessions,
Money, greed or gain.
It's all about compassion,
Helping loved ones through their pain.

So today(9/11) at this time of year,
That I went away.
May God Bless you all......and be happy,
For I only know too well how precious is every day.

Copyright Yvonne Lewis 2003
from the book Negative V. Positive.



34 comments:

  1. That was very moving, Yvonne. Glad you were able to post.

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    1. Thank you Alex, I thought all those years back it was a good idea but sad to say I guess I will have to accept the situation.
      Yvonne.

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  2. That pulls at the heart, Yvonne. Hugs

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit Sandra.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Heartfelt words, Yvonne. Sending you best wishes.

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    1. Many thanks Suzanne for your best wishes and comment, much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Diane, also thanks for calling by.
      Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Susan, much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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    1. I agree Chrys it is heartbreaking but it's things I have to accept.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Very touching! Family is very important, and I hope yours realizes that one day.

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    1. You're right Sherry, families are important. I was brought up to believe that and I thought we did the same for our three.......obviously not.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne.

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  8. I hope your poetry touches their hearts. It has obviously touched all of your followers.

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    1. Lee, my family think my poetry is rubbish and makes fun of it.
      Thanks for the comment and visiting.
      Yvonne.

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  9. Just stopped by to say 'hey'. Hope your day is productive and pleasant.

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    1. Had a good day Sandra, hope your day was the same.
      Yvonne.

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  10. Thanks Yvonne. Beautiful. You touched a heart string in me again, having lost a father in my 30s. (Sad....your family. Love can be a great healer with time)

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    1. Thank you Sharon for the lovely comment, sorry about your father, mine die when I was only three so didn't know him.
      Yvonne.

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  11. Such a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it. Hope things are going well with the move. Hackers are such beasts!!!

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    1. Many thanks for passing through and such a lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

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  12. Yvonne, its great you have these older posts that you can post again. Google shut down my earlier blogs and I lost years worth of posts.

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    1. Hello Stephen and thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne.

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  13. Thanks for posting this heartfelt poem, Yvonne. I'm sorry that this is such a sad time for you. Hope you feel better soon.

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie for a lovely comment,
      So many problems needs sorting but in time they will be.
      Yvonne.

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  14. This is such a touching story, Yvonne. Thanks for sharing it. My father passed away on 9/11, 1964. I was in my twenties, so I had him for a few years. I'm kind of down this month because my oldest son also passed on 9/12, 1957, when he was 2 days old. Happy days are also in September. My youngest son was born 9/9/71 and his son was born 9/9. A month of memories for sure. God bless you.

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    1. So sorry about your sad memory dates Beverly, It do hit hard when they come, but as you say there are also good days in September.
      Yvonne.

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  15. So often we take our days for granted or even wish them away. You are so right that each day is precious.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi Lee, thanks for the comment, I sometime get a wee bit morbid as I get older, though I think everyone goes through that stage in life.
      Yvonne.

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  16. Dear human, Yvonne,

    May the wonder of your prose be etched in the hearts of your loved ones, my kind human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses

    Penny xx

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    1. Hi Penny Thanks for your comment, I'm afraid my kids think my poetry is rubbish so don't bother to read it now..
      Hope Gary is getting stronger.
      Yvonne.

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  17. That was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

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    1. Hello David, many thanks for your lovely comment, Much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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