Home » imaginary garden with real toads » Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace

The challenge at Real Toads yesterday was to write a poem inspired by lace. This is for my MJ.

MJ  23March1997 - 8May2014

MJ 23March1997 – 8May2014

 

 

Chantilly lace
the finest quality
black silk transformed
into a mourning veil,
a delicate shroud,
to shield my
red, swollen eyes
from the stares
of the world around me.
My heart and soul
lies in a dead heap
waiting for Mother
Earth to reclaim
his broken body.
My heart and soul
dies a little bit
at the thought of life
without his undying love.

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Chantilly Lace

  1. What a wonderful old gentleman MJ appears in the photo – he looks tired. Now he will rest. I so know the heartbreak in your lines for I too have lost a creature so dear I could not imagine being without him. And I still am not used to it, three years later. Blessings to you. Mark his spot and visit it often. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. and another thought … I’m so glad he waited for the warmth of the sun and the new life sprouting – winter is not the time to go. He chose well.

I love to hear from you, so please leave a comment. If you are having problems leaving a comment Wordpress has made changes to require you to log into your Wordpress or Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address. You can try a different e-mail address, or I have enabled people to leave a comment without an e-mail address. Sorry for any inconvenience because I love hearing from you and want to make it as easy as possible for you to communicate with me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s