Only you understood why
Mom’s room was kept shut
at all times after she passed
locking in her scent
mingled with gardenia candles.
Her favorite flower chosen to linger
for me to cling to, even I was unaware.
Secure with you as my anchor
your pearl in a shell.
Now I flounder lost at sea without my mate.
Heartbreaking yet warm
Thanks for sharing!
That’s lovely! Succinct and understated.
Sad and beautiful poem with a great turn.
Beautiful and heartbreaking.
How beautiful, Linda <3
Beautiful, capturing the sadness.
Linda, I love how this poem builds. The emotion comes through in every word.
Beautifully written poem
Beautiful and heart felt
A short poem that speaks to one love, yet turns to the other. Well done.
My anchor is all the pictures she had on her wall, with only one of her…