Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All that Remains





My tears fall as I trace the letters, desperately longing for only you: 

first, last, and middle initial, dates, and loving epitaph. 

 Sadly, there is so little left to physically mark your presence here.  

Years pass, memories fade, but my love lingers.







56 comments:

  1. Will always linger until death reunites or just kills and that is that lol

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    1. Pat, yep...that about sums it up. I always...I mean always trace the letters on my folks's headstone when I visit the cemetery. Pretty pathetic but true. I used to go a lot more...now I rarely go. Just enough to keep them decorated with silk flowers and mementos. My mom always joked her grave would probably end up looking like Ebenezer Scrooge's and I have made damn sure to prove her wrong. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. God! That was brilliantly morbid and true!

    beautiful Kathy!

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    1. pixie, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. Beautiful write Kathy! My heart breaks for her...

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    1. Joe, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Sheethal, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. JoJo, I am so pleased you liked it. I was going for sad...so I guess I accomplished my aim. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. I so know how this feels . . . Beautifully expressed, Kathy.

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    1. Martha, it is definitely something a lot of people can relate too. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed it! ♥

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  7. and they said you can't write........

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    1. Glen, you say the sweetest things! It makes me want to jump the pond and give you a big hug! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments and for always being such a great friend and cheerleader! ♥

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  8. It's sometimes the memories that hurt the most. Beautifully sad.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, they do hurt sometimes but they fade too. I am so pleased you enjoyed my post. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Laurel, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments! ♥

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  10. Was this personal? If so, I am so sorry.Regardless, it was beautiful stated and poignant. Thank you

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    1. Carol, while I have experience with this, it isn't from anything even close to recent thankfully. It is a subject that I am familiar with because I have lived it so I can easily draw from those feelings and memories for my writing. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. Your writing is so good, it's frightening (in this case). So terribly sad.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob-bear, what a lovely compliment! Thank you so much...I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and making my day with your kind comments! ♥

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  12. Sad can be so beautiful too. That's what this shows. Thanks Kathy for writing this. I remember I also wrote a post titled "The Remains" many months back.

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    1. Beloo, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  13. This is so heart breaking...I can't imagine the pain... Scary and poignant, moving

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    1. Nabanita, obviously I can imagine it because I have lived it and know exactly what it feels like. I wish I didn't but in someways it strengthened me so in the end, it was for the best. I grew from it and found a way to go on and apply the raw emotion to my writing where the prompt suited. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Amrit, It surely does! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Oh that was sad but very beautifully written. Memories are forever.

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    1. Suzy, I am so pleased you liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. TMW, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. thepigmentsoflife, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They brought tears to my eyes. ♥

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  18. This is heartbreaking - you create a clear scene in just a few words... nicely done!

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    1. jannatwrites, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for your kind comments and your continued support of my writing. It keeps me trying. So thank you so much! ♥

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  19. Tht was a true heartbbreaker... u bought it all alive!

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    1. Mina, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. Kathy, that is SO beautiful. Wow. Absolutely gorgeous and so sad.

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    1. Crystal, I am so pleased you liked this. I worked pretty hard getting it just right. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    2. They're deserved. I read over it again today, and I feel exactly the same. Have you sent this one out to any publishers? I know a couple of the head honchos at Vine Leaves Literary, and I think this would be a total match with their style. Tell Jessica and Theresa that I sent you. http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/

      Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    3. Crystal, I am so happy you liked it and I did take your advice and submit it. Now we will wait and see what happens! Keep your fingers crossed! ♥

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  21. The lost one was indeed loved - full of emotion.

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    1. sarahannhall, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for your kind comments! ♥

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  22. So sad! I'm sorry for your loss.

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    1. kymm, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Fortunately I haven't had a loss recently and hope I won't have any more any time soon. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Jasbir, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping in to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  24. Kathy this is so poignant! . Wonderfully written.Such feelings arise when the person suffering is some one your own.

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    1. Usha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  25. Sad and heartfelt post dear Kathy. Made me think of the ones I miss, but fortunately we have the good memories.

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    1. Eli, it is definitely the good memories that sustain us. The bad seem to just drift away and over time become forgotten! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  26. Holy comments Batman! This is so sad but I love it! As always, I am never disappointed in your writings... Keep on keepin' on sistah! :D

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    1. Mimi, I am so happy you liked it. I do my best with this writing thing. Sometimes I just don't have a lot of confidence. I will try. Thank you for stopping by and bolstering my spirits as you always are able to do! ♥

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  27. Aah! That's so poignant and so heart breaking. Beautifully captured emotions!

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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