Goldfinch60

Such a Sadness.



My River and I were as one,

The glorious sun shining on us.

The River so placid,

So still,

A wonderful day for us both.

Then I saw them,

A couple of significant age

Walking beside each other,

As they obviously had

Had for many, many years.

So wonderful to see,

But then I was saddened

They were walking hand in hand,

As my lover and I used to.

So wonderful for them,

Such a sadness for me.

Comments12

  • dusk arising

    Such glorious memories you hold of a true love which fulfilled you many years. Many of us have no such wonders upon which to reflect.
    Better to have loved and lost than.....

    Yep, a sad read. There must be moments of sadness.

    “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you d a. Yes there are many wonderful memories and moments of sadness which show how deep my love for her was.

      Andy

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    • orchidee

      A poignant write Gold.
      At the moment we don't want to see too many hand-in-hand - if they are not related to each other.

    • Neville

      there must be many such observations that make you smile with tears streaming my friend....

      I felt this and true...

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Neville, there surely are, it is the little things, such as this, that seem to mean so much.

        Andy

        • Neville


          …………………….. :)

        • Michael Edwards

          I am so so lucky in that that couple could have Jeanne - we walk each day through the country lanes and by our local river and yet we are both still fearfull that this dreadful virus might take it all away.

          • Goldfinch60

            I too walk every day by My River and find that people are very aware of keeping away from each other and I am sure it will be the same where you are Michael. We must stay aware.
            Keep well and stay safe both of you.

            Andy

          • Joe Dawson

            Virus or not, I find the loves that I have known and the loves that I have lost are forever with me, and I feel their hands search for mine especially when things are not quite what they ought to be. Don't tell me I'm on my own.Joe

            • Goldfinch60

              Those loves will never leave you Joe.

              Andy

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              BRIAN HERE ~ Thanks for sharing UNCLE ANDY ~ We love JLs *IMAGINE* a very haunting Tune & Lyric ~ aptly suited to the essence of your Poem. So many scenarios will spark memeories of your wonderful years with your Beloved Joyce. It makes newlyweds like Angela & I ~ thankful for each moment we have together *Hand in Hand*. Im very proud of Angela working at the hospital @ this dreadful time. She is on Orthopedic & Physio but comes home each day ~ drained by the 24/7 danger her Colleagues in COVID 19 ICU are facing. She cries for them & their patients ~ when she comes home each evening.

              Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
              Love BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🤍💙

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              BRIAN HERE ~ Thanks for sharing UNCLE ANDY ~ We love JLs *IMAGINE* a very haunting Tune & Lyric ~ aptly suited to the essence of your Poem. So many scenarios will spark memories of your wonderful years with your Beloved Joyce. It makes newlyweds like Angela & I ~ thankful for each moment we have together *Hand in Hand*. Im very proud of Angela working at the hospital @ this dreadful time. She is on Orthopedic & Physio but comes home each day ~ drained by the 24/7 danger her Colleagues in COVID 19 ICU are facing. She cries for them & their patients ~ when she comes home each evening. We have faith *That it too will PASS*.

              Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
              Love BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🤍💙

              • Goldfinch60

                I am sure that you will go hand in hand throughout your lives, your new life is ahead of you - enjoy it.

                And

              • ron parrish aka wordman

                the lord gives us all of it andy,sweet memories will last forever

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you for you words ron, but as you may have seen in my previous poems the, so called, lord abandoned Joyce and me so I have abandoned organised religion and felt a great weight move from me.

                  Andy

                  • ron parrish aka wordman

                    i totally understand andy,lot of people feel this way,he wants us to worship him but we can`t seem to find him especially when we need him

                  • Claudelle DeLuna

                    An emotive write, Andy
                    Stay strong for all the memories together will always be with you...
                    *C✌

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Claudelle. Yes those memories will always be with me.

                      Andy

                    • Fay Slimm

                      the memories of love shared will never to taken away dear friend -- sometimes we feel lonely on seeing couples but thinking of days when love gave such riches can help us on our way.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Fay, yes we had such riches in our life and they will always be remembered.

                        Andy

                      • poetboy5454

                        I'm so sorry to hear about this Gold. What a wonderful piece.

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you 5454, much appreciated.

                          Andy



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