Parting. Sweet. Sorrow.

Parting. Sweet. Sorrow.

On this day

my Nan was born

and my Dad did die;

it’s a strange day

if you look at it

in a certain sort of way.

Looking back,

Is often a sorrowful thing,

when family so familiar

became part of an ongoing unknowing,

joining the ranks of the many,

departing the lives of the few.

I stop and think about them

and how they were – those that I knew.

In the last week

I have been reminded

of an Aunt who was born,

a grandmother too;

and the endings of my dad, and his dad – who I barely knew.

In this modern day

of misuse and mishap,

I give my sad thanks to the reminders of an app.



2 responses to “Parting. Sweet. Sorrow.

  1. November,…same for me too, reminds me my family, my Dad too, he died on the last day of the month… On the other hand there are some nice days too for to celebrate… Life is strange dear G, I pray for all of them… Thanks and Love, nia

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