Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yeah Write: They Didn't Know You

They wondered why we didn’t bury you, 

or mark your terrestrial spot with granite

so they could make plans they wouldn’t keep.

They should’ve known

You belonged in the water’s waves 

hearing the wind’s whispers,

untamed halyards,


children's laughter, 

not silence.


kymm said...

Really lovely, Gina. Love your water posts!

Kir said...

This is beautiful, eloquent and just WOW Gina.
As I reflect on my dad's passing 18 years ago and the anniversary of Ben's coming up in mere weeks...I love thinking that where both are scattered they are listening to conversations, laughter and hope..
the vivid image of a silent tomb was awesome.
Such good work, such a beautiful tribute to those we've lost.

TMWHickman said...

There are souls who would long for the sound of laughter and the waves of the water. You have an affinity for the water--and it shows!

Gina said...

Awww! Thanks, kymm!

Gina said...

Ohhhhhh!!! You lost your father so very young. I'm sorry! And I know Ben's anniversary is coming. It is comforting to think about, for me, that those we love are together, laughing, watching all the foolish "life" things we are doing. But mostly being together!

As always, you make me feel so proud and excited about my writing. I thank you for that, dear friend!

Gina said...

My life is a lot about water. It's my happy, challenging, serene spot. I like to think of souls being at peace.

Ginny Marie said...

Beautiful, Gina! Just beautiful.

Gina said...

Ginny!!!! Thank you so much!!!