Poem -

SISTER SWEET

I played with you
In the apple times
Toffee fingered
As the windbells chimed
And autumn blew 
Discarded leaves
And we, transformed 
To coloured trees
Through the winters long
With gleaming snow
To slip and slide 
On cold blue toes
Snowmen up
And snowmen down
The frost man's bite
On the world around
And Christmas time
Pink faced, enthralled 
Eyes stretched wide
For Santa's haul
Mischievous faces
Gummy smiles
All bounty found
As the sun did rise
​​​​​​Then on to summers
Dipped in gold
Through the faerie fields
Of night stories told
Eyes sharp and bright
Souls full of life
No worries yet
No cares or strife
So we ran and ran 
Through the coloured days
Cared not as childhood
Sneaked away
Ran ever bound
To days of black
Where devils rode
Unwitting backs
I remember now
Oh sister sweet
Who lies in dust
Beneath my feet
How life did lie
And rob and cheat
Made promises

It could not keep
For I cannot stop
But I cannot start
And your weight is heavy
In my laden heart.
Marion Price (2019)

 

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Nigel Cresswell

Beautiful Marion, lovely tribute and lament 
Great write 
Nigel 

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Marion Price

Thanks so much Nigel, really appreciate you reading and commenting my friend 💕

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A Lonely Journey

Marion, 
YOU are just a terrific writer!! Wow. That is incredible! 
Beautiful, and sad, and soooooo well written. I'm so impressed by your writing. 
Your lines are so amazing throughout. My favorite: 
'Then on to summers
Dipped in gold
Through the faerie fields
Of night stories told'

Gorgeous! 

Marion, keep writing, you're gifted. 

Hugs, 

Matthew. 

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Marion Price

Thanks so much Mathew, so glad you enjoyed, your support means a lot 💕

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Tony Taylor

SO BEAUTIFUL is not enough..... it stands out in a sea of lesser work.... it sings to the heart strings and makes them aware..... of life's most beautifully delivered highs and lows!!......' Tis an excellent piece of poetic insightfulness!!......... wonderfully well crafted & tethered!!....... Bravo dear MARION!!....... smiles......T xo. : )

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Marion Price

Thankyou Tony...always a pleasure to get approval from you Tony, so glad you enjoyed and thanks for reading and commenting my friend 💕

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Lyndy Bolyn

So very sad and touches your heart - also takes me back to my own childhood - just lovely.

Lyn

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Marion Price

Hi Lynn...don't think i have caught any of your work yet, I will catch up with it soon, time is always against us isn't it? I truly appreciate your comment and feedback, glad you enjoyed 💕

 

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Marion Price

Ah thankyou my friend, appreciated Jill 💕

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Jill Tait

Very beautiful & you are so very welcome my luv 💕💕💕

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Marion....What a special relationship between sisters....and the loss is felt in this beautiful memory of one who shall never be forgotten.  This is so touching....You are wonderful at pulling the heartstrings with such emotional works. xo ;)  Pinned. 

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Marion Price

Hi Cherie, though i have two sisters( alive and well)...this was actually inspired by memories of my two extremely close childhood friends. We negotiated childhood and teenage years and early adulthood together before time and distance separated us. In recent years I have caught up with them but we are obviously different people now, and I have found it quite sad that we cannot recapture that amazing bond, so it is about the loss of two extremely close childhood sisters, such a big part of my early life. So glad it touched you, your comments and feedback mean so much 💕

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kevin2542

Great job Marion- this is just such a great piece! You really put a lot of emotion into writing this! This piece is so nice!!

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Marion Price

Thanks so much Kevin, appreciated 🌹🌹

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