LONGER POEMS: “A gentle soul” by Trina Graves

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A Gentle Soul

 

Many people shape our lives
Especially during the younger years
With us through the blessed joys
And there to wipe our tears

Some are as large-as-life
Their presence takes centre stage
It’s easy to see how their character
Is written on our biography page

But some are quiet in nature
Their presence ever-serene
Life continues on around them
As though they’re hardly seen

They may not have much to say
But their words are kind and pure
Just being in their company
Will affect you at your core

They are the ink to our pen
Without them we couldn’t write
The story of our lives, no words
Would show in dark or light

Their flow brings our life to focus
Through the years their aura imparts
Blessing us with their lighted goodness
That moulds and forms our hearts

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Jennie, my maternal grandmother
Was one, a truly gentle Soul
Petit in stature, not essence
An epitome of the mother role

A mother in time of war
I can’t even imagine the fear
Daily she must have felt
In London with bombs so near

Giving up home and possessions
Evacuating, for her daughters sake
Many years would pass by before
Their own home she could re-make

Times were hard and relentless
Death and Illness she had to face
But her beloved five children
Were cocooned in her warm embrace

Years passed as they all fled her nest
Moving on, to create their own family
And onward through the generations
Her tranquillity shone out so clearly

On the passing of her husband Alfred
Frail and alone, the future bleak?
She had another lesson to teach us all
How to live on? What should you seek?

The blessing of her life was her family
And through them she developed strength
Staying with grandchildren brought her such joy
Her years continued for a much greater length

It’s now been 24 years since she moved
To our true home in the Heavens above
But what she left behind in many hearts
Is her pure and simple, unconditional love

Gentle was Jennie’s nature
Pure was Jennie’s Soul: :
Jennie taught by example
Peace: life’s precious goal

Trina Graves – 24th October 2017

4 Comments

Posted with permission from the author

To find out more about the story behind this poem please visit Trina’s site at:

https://spiritualquotestoliveby.wordpress.com/2018/08/27/a-gentle-soul/#comment-638

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Trina Graves says:

    Thank you for sharing Amira ❤

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    1. Another absolutely beautiful poem dear Trina ❤

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  2. Trina, your real story is kindred to some of mine, a loving tribute to your family!

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    1. Trina Graves says:

      Thank you Zaza. I was hesitant about sharing the poems I’ve written for members of my family (this was for my mother’s birthday last year), but the comments I’ve received on my blog along with Amira’s have shown me that even these more personal poems can evoke memories in those who read them.
      Love, Light & Blessings

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      1. Yes, keep sharing your stories, they demonstrate our universal commonality! and I have more such stories to present…

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        1. I agree with both of you. Thank you Zaza for your encouraging words. I am so glad that Trina is sharing these poems as well 🙂

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