Slip Through the Cracks

May 6, 2011
By austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy


Purple flowers
cascade over the casket
like a flood.
Purple was her favorite color,
my great-grandma, regal
but lighthearted.
Purple shines through the dark sea;
people wear treasured lavender necklaces
or amethyst bracelets to show respect.
Quiet voices, like bees humming softly,
buzzing through the stillness.
It was expected but sudden,
a booming storm sneaking up
in the dead of night.
Tearful hugs are shared with
bittersweet remembrances of
happier days, like the salty
jade pickles she loved so much.
I only wish I knew her better.
All the memories slip through
the cracks of my mind, hidden and
forgotten.


The author's comments:
Dedicated to Lucille Quist. I love you, Grandma.

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austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:28 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 12:09 am
ohmakemeover BRONZE, Centerville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."- Margaret Atwood

I'm sure your grandmother would be so proud of you for writing such a heartfelt poem.  Purple is such an emotional color, and it makes wonderful symbolism.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 1:29 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks very much for reading and commenting - and thanks for your condolences!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 1:29 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks very much :)

Mariam.J GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 2:25 am
Mariam.J GOLD, Dubai, Other
16 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have many favourite quotes , though I do love the truth that 'change is constant .'
For you , a thousand times over - Hassan , The Kite Runner
If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time , don't drag your feet - Rudyard Kipling

Sorry, that was a mistake .

It's supposed to be 'your loss'.


Mariam.J GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 2:25 am
Mariam.J GOLD, Dubai, Other
16 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have many favourite quotes , though I do love the truth that 'change is constant .'
For you , a thousand times over - Hassan , The Kite Runner
If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time , don't drag your feet - Rudyard Kipling

Wow, really heart felt.

Really liked it :')

And I'm sorry for you loss .


on Jul. 7 2011 at 5:46 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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Wow, wonderful! The emotion is so strong!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 4:13 pm
Reader101 PLATINUM, Amarillo, Texas
42 articles 4 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it." -Andrew Clark(The Breakfast Club)

"Lack of format? Not possible in my opinion. Writing is an art, therefore you do you what you want." -b_gomez114

anytime! :)

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 2:19 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks, Eno-Bladz! I'm not much for poetry either, but when the mood strikes me I get into it!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 2:18 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you very much!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 2:18 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks, Reader101!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 2:17 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

They definitely did go into this piece. Thank you!

on Jun. 29 2011 at 12:02 pm
Eno_Bladez GOLD, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
16 articles 1 photo 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
it'll be okay, if it's not okay it's not over.

iloved reading this poem it was so full of emotion. i don't really like peotry but i do like this.

on Jun. 28 2011 at 7:25 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

This was beautiful and emotional. I loved it!

on Jun. 28 2011 at 6:37 pm
Reader101 PLATINUM, Amarillo, Texas
42 articles 4 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it." -Andrew Clark(The Breakfast Club)

"Lack of format? Not possible in my opinion. Writing is an art, therefore you do you what you want." -b_gomez114

I really like this one... Even though it's sad I can feel the joy in it... :)

austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2011 at 6:10 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks, Bill! :)

on Jun. 26 2011 at 3:16 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.
W.W.J.D.

This is my favorite poem of yours. It feels like your true emotions went into this.

BillM GOLD said...
on Jun. 26 2011 at 2:48 pm
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Oh wow! Your most powerful poem I've read yet! Everything ties together so nicely and it makes it seem almost happy, even through the forgetfulness and sadness.  Awesome work.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2011 at 2:01 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you! :)

on Jun. 16 2011 at 8:54 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
1 article 0 photos 202 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

This is great :) You're very talented!




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