Smiling Picture

20 04 2012

Smiling picture look away

My heart can’t stand to see you today

You look so happy, so picturesque

A painful reminder that someday

We all enter eternal rest

Smiling picture look away

Stop mocking life with your display

Frozen still to quietly tease

Stop being there, just go away please

I don’t want to see

I refuse to reminisce

A person I will always miss

It is too soon

To fondly remember

To smile for the good

I only see cold, gray pallor

Death personified

I only taste the salt of tears we all have cried

Smiling picture disappear

You represent just what I fear

Being gone, just like that

Like I was never there at all

When in the shadow of my mortality

I find it hard to keep my gall

Smiling picture look away

My heart is too fragile to see you today

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38 responses

20 04 2012
Ben Naga

“It is too soon” seems to be the crux to be gleaned. Go well in your healing, my comrade. 🙂

20 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, I am trying!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Andrea xxx

20 04 2012
Ben Naga

I’m making a little headway with my scores of WP e-mails, and I’ve birthed a couple of poems, so not a bad day overall. Even had a haircut! 😀

20 04 2012
catcherofstars

An excellent day indeed!! That reminds me, I need to get one as well. Don’t ever grow your hair to your waist. It becomes very high maintenance.
Andrea

20 04 2012
El Guapo

But don’t go too far. One day it will be looked on with sadness, and perhaps a happy memory…

20 04 2012
catcherofstars

I know. Grief has its stages though.
Andrea XOXO

20 04 2012
Cat Forsley

BIG HUGGS SOUTHERN BELLE ….
HOPE YOU ARE OKAY XOXOXOXO
MORE THAN OK ? 🙂 XOXOXO
LOVE XO CAT

20 04 2012
catcherofstars

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN….
I LIKE THIS ALL CAPS THING LOL MAY I BORROW IT??
HOW IS YOUR VOICE???
Andrea XOXOXOXO

20 04 2012
willowdot21

Deep pain to early to express, lovely poem!!

20 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, it’s scary how the little things can remind
Andrea XOXO

21 04 2012
meiro

I have to read over and over, pain but lovely Andrea.

Best wishes.

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, it hurt to write, but I felt better after.
Andrea xx

21 04 2012
Joanna

This was beautifully done. Who knew a smiling picture can cause so much pain. It’s sad. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award.

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you so much, but I do not accept awards. My rewards are wonderful comments such as yours 🙂
Andrea XOXO

21 04 2012
kate58

The stages of grief are so painful, and they take soooo looong…..

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

They do, and the more you think about it, the longer they take.
Andrea XOXO

21 04 2012
Numero Uno

Deep and strong feelings of grief eh. Beautiful piece

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, I miss my uncle dearly.
Andrea xx

21 04 2012
Numero Uno

Oh i know the feeling, i have a similar piece a tribute to my late brother, will post it one of these days but i want you to know that your uncle misses you too:). Make him happy by always putting a smile on your face!

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

Inspiring words, I will remember them always, thank you
Andrea XOXO

23 04 2012
Numero Uno

My pleasure 🙂

21 04 2012
bipolarmuse

Very beautiful, sad, and powerful poem. I remember these feelings all too well. ♥

21 04 2012
catcherofstars

They are all consuming
Andrea xx

22 04 2012
lscotthoughts

Oh, how I could relate to this awhile ago and now I’m more at peace, but not saying that a tear doesn’t show every so often…hugs to you, Andrea~ xo

22 04 2012
catcherofstars

Tears are important, they wash the sadness away and leave the happy moments 🙂
Andrea XOXO

22 04 2012
onwindydays

This is great, as usual. Haha, I don’t know how many times I’ve said this though. But that’s because your posts always are. I have a picture of when I was little, all smiles. Surely I do miss those days. Maybe one day I’ll put that picture up because it’s something that keeps me going (I know it may sound a little odd, having a picture of my 7 year old self keeping my hopes up)
But yea, we all have those loved ones that we miss. Hopefully you’re doing well 🙂 It’s just a natural stage in life.

23 04 2012
catcherofstars

I totally understand!! I have a picture of myself in my locker when I was eight or nine and I am at my first swim meet, it reminds me to always try new things. The picture the poem is about one of me and my late uncle. We are sitting on the porch, playing Trivial Pursuit.
Hope you are well too!! School is winding down for me and the clock ticks slower and slower. May 29th!!!
Andrea XOXOXO

25 04 2012
onwindydays

Right! It’s funny seeing how happy I was in that picture. It was taken just a few weeks before everything changed for me. But it definitely keeps me going though. That’s so awesome though. I wish that I had more time with my family like that.
Thanks! I am doing alright 😛 Ooh, just about a month left then eh? I’ll be done May 9th haha!

25 04 2012
catcherofstars

Rot.In.Hell
Just kidding……
My brain has been deep fried this year and trans fat is NOT good for AP exams lol
Andrea

25 04 2012
onwindydays

Whoa whoa, Andrea!!!
If it makes you feel any better…I have 3 tests and a presentation in the span of 3 days. My brain will be deep fried as well.
Ooh, AP exams. I wish you well on those. I remember taking them. Do you have a lot?

26 04 2012
catcherofstars

5…….
Andrea

27 04 2012
onwindydays

Oh my god…Well I wish you the absolute best! If I were able to transfer whatever brainpower I still have at this point of the semester I would…

23 04 2012
Erica Lynn Sosney

amazingly written. 🙂

23 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you so much!!!
Andrea

26 04 2012
Storm Rider

wow… just too good. The title totally mislead though 😛 .. I expected a happy cheerfull poem 😛 … Cud really feel the pain and sadness in this. Well done!

26 04 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you!! ‘Twas my intention to mislead 🙂
Andrea

28 04 2012
bardessdmdenton

It’s amazing how grief enters…even just by sitting where the departed sat, or thinking of how they would’ve respond to something, or feeling the silence in the time when they used to call. I can see it in my mom’s eyes often with the recent death of her sister. This is a very poignant tribute to your dear Uncle, Andrea. Sometimes something as simple as a smile is the most important thing to remember…

6 05 2012
Sanah

The most random things in life make me happy. My favorite is when I smile at a complete stranger and the person smiles back. It gives me a strange sense of assurance ! Keep writing, Andrea !

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