Send a whisper back, to who was loved
catch the moment they may hear
enshrouded veils of yesterday’s
if I could reach through years
to bring you home
Mountains, seas, harshness of winter
winds, heat of summer sun, do you feel
do you see ~ divided I trace momentos
can I bring you home again
Can I bring you home
holding to memories, your smile
laughter, the goodness you had
inside, misunderstood by many
free spirit you walked your own path
Have you found your way
My aching heart still lingers
when I think of you
the flowers next to frames
words spoken, so much time passed
I’ll always remember you
Photos holding you, the beads you wore
the poem I wrote leans against your heart
a reminder of who we were
who you were
A sister/a brother
Born into this world
not knowing of tomorrow’s
when you began to lose your way
perhaps beliefs could have changed
then you may have stayed
Return to me/to us
All I have is memories
and parts of you, you owned
your crystals, your scarves
the glasses that you wore
Silently cross legged
corner of room
symbolic mudra held
I glance and realise
silence of words
This belonged to you
This is what you left
majestically he sits, silent
eyes closed in my house
guiding, reminding me of you
My fingers wordlessly trace the wood
I hope that you dance and laugh
wherever you may be
that clouds are white not grey
that music fills your heart
that you remember me
Can I bring you home
I would if I was able
so you could be again
give a sign you’re happy
you hear my words ‘cross
tears that fall
Call a whisper forward
©jmtacken Feb 2014
My younger brother passed 10 years ago… today listening to music I felt the need to write the above.
Colleen from http://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com wrote a post the other day. In this post were two lines that I was attracted to immediately – Send a whisper back and Call a whisper forward. With her permission, I use these lines in the above- thank you Colleen.
I share this with OLN http://dversepoets.com
That was so beautiful. He was thinking of you–that’s why you thought of him. I just finished reading a great book called the “Journey of Souls.”
Yvonne – your words brought tears ~ I hope so thank you. xx
I know the departed do look after us. I’ll do a post on the book I was referring to. I think you would enjoy it, especially with your special calling.
Thank you sweety ~ I haven’t heard of it ~ and as grey clouds gather here and darkness falls with a storm about to hit ~ my mood is very low ~ but I know he is looking after me and beside me now. xx
Memories are what we cling to Jenny, they all we have our lost ones, all we can hold on to. You have captured this so well. I feel for you at this time.
thank you Michael – I am not sure what brought this on…music…momentos… my life at this point… hugs my friend.
With that music and your writing it will bring people to cry Jen but listen, you do everything justice, whatever you do, you make it YOUR OWN. Your brother I know you miss but he will be sitting next to you as we speak and crying and smiling beside you.
That was STUNNING in any sense of the word Jen..
You know hurt but you also know love..
To know both is to care……….
x Shaun x
what beautiful words my friend ~ thank you from the bottom of my heart ~ truly, honestly and with love. x
I can say only one thing…..TOUCHING!
Thank you so much for reading and commenting.
He couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful remembrance gift.
Thank you Richard, hopefully.
appreciated my friend.
This is a very moving poem, Rambly. I can relate all the more as I also lost a brother ten years ago next month. “I hope that you dance and laugh / wherever you may be / that clouds are white not grey
that music fills your heart / that you remember me” – my favorite lines.
Thank you Gabriella and my condolences for the loss of your brother.
Jen that was so incredible. I’m sure he was with you when you wrote this. It’s obvious he was in your heart. Is in your heart. I like the whispers that you are sharing between you. I can feel them in your words. ❤
Colleen, your words helped bring this out, so thank you. Thank you for your kind words x
🙂 It’s what we do for each other. With our words. Soft smile.
Oh Jenny this is so gorgeous and heartfelt I love the song as well it is one I listen to often
Thank you so much Yves, I was listening to josh groban singing it this afternoon and had to use it. Thank you for reading. x
Blown away with it Jenny =)
Too kind, thank you lovely. x
it is a lovely rememberence…pinged my heart a bit as i cant imagine losing a brother…having lost a MIL, that was close enough…..its a felt piece….
Thank you B, losing anyone ~hard and I thank you for your kindness.
How every touching Jen, I felt tears prickling my eyes ~ I haven’t lost a sibling nor parents yet but I can very much empathize ~ Take care dear ~
Thank you Grace ..yes though ten years passed, moments of grief can come from anywhere at any time. I will – thank you. x
‘the poem I wrote leans against your heart’
i think he heard your heart’s words Jen.
Very kind of you my friend ~ thank you so much.
So sorry Jen 😦 A touching poem and a beautiful piece of music.
Thank you Trace, I love this piece of music, sad music always brings out strong emotions. x
I write this with teary-eyes. Your words so strongly capture the feelings of loss and incredible longing. The music with it is especially haunting, as my own brother is a gifted pianist and the only one I have left of my immediate family. I’m so sorry for the passing of your brother, I do believe he is always near you. 🙂
Thank you very much for your kindness, all I can say is stay close to him and let him know you love him, life can change so quickly. x
Good advice, I know from past experience that life can change so quickly. My brother and live about 4 hours away, but talk on the phone several times a week.
That made me smile x
oh it must be so tough to lose a brother and i can imagine that it still hurts even after 10 years – i lost my dad when i was 17 to cancer
Yes time doesn’t matter, when moments of grief flood over you. Sorry about the loss of you dad to Claudia ~ hugs.
So touching… First Freya’s poem and now yours.. Loosing a brother must be so hard, and recalling what could have been… Very touching…
Thank you BR ~ yes I read Freya’s too. Losing anyone is hard and moments of grief and remembering hit at any time still.
this is so beautiful and i am so sorry for your loss. hugs ) beth
Thank you sweet, been many years, but still you never forget. Hugs x
yes, i agree. i lost a sister many years ago, when we were both in our twenties. i never stop thinking of her or missing her.
My thoughts are with you and my heart … xx
These words are heartbreaking, emotional and nostalgic. It’s a wonder you were able to write them. 😉
Through tears I got through, listening to the music and trying to focus was hard. Thank you Tess x
What a moving memory poem of your brother. I do understand the wish for him to come home. If only he could. If only you could see him one more time….but, I also like your hope that, wherever he is he is dancing.
I hope he is dancing, he loved to dance and play music. Thank you so much Mary x
A wonderful meeting of words, such, pain such love you truly know life , and death. Be blessed! xxxxxxxxx
Thank you so much darling, yes I have both spectrums don’t I and a service to conduct this afternoon, my mind is a bit all over the shop right now. Hugs xxx
Sometimes all over the shop is the best place for anyone’s mind to be!
That it is darling xx
This is an absolutely beautiful tribute to your brother, Jen. It takes a special gift and strength to get these words written for us to see xxxx
Thank you lovely so much hugs xx
This is so beautiful. The emotion and love, and longing is so strong. He lives on you know, in you, in your mind. Share all of this with your daughters, all the memories.
Hello sweet, thank you so much, yes he does live on, he was a bit of a rebel, I think that part I have now and then. I will share as I don’t think they realise what depths my emotions go to. xx
Jen, this is beyond beautiful. Thank you for sharing the love you have for your brother. I didn’t realize you had this loss. I love when you put your prose to music or better yet read it to us. Such a wonderful tribute to sibling love.:)
Thank you darling, thank you for reading and continually supporting what I write and your kindness. xx
This genuinely brought me to tears… Damn… So soft and beautiful. Loving. Memories. Music to wrap this mood even better. Wow. Such powerful piece. x
Again I blush… Thank you, music certainly helps us write, I am happy you felt it. x 🙂
And now I see what you mean. The wistfulness is something that I feel far more than I ever imagined, and it runs through your poem like a winding thread. My days, at the moment, are filled with feeling blessed to have known my dad for the short time he was with us, and feeling something un-nameable for the fact that he is no longer there to hug, to feel that kin-ship that we had.
My thoughts are with you as you experience the loss, years can pass and we still hold them in our thoughts and heart. Thank you for your kind words Freya. x
I believe they are always with us. Just gone through another door. We can speak between rooms even while we may not see. Beautifully penned and I’m sure felt understood by your brother.x
Thank you Scotty 🙂 Yes I believe that too, I am hopeful that he felt what I was trying to tell him – thank you lovely. x
He will have. And I would be looking out for an answer in some sign that only you two shared. It works, btw. I’ve done it. x
I will let you know when he answers me 🙂 hugs xx
ah, Jenny, you’ve done your brother, and all others who’ve lost, well. This line speaks to we who would write of life, and eulogies both: “the poem I wrote leans against your heart”. ~ Michael
Michael, thank you for reading, perhaps it called on my role as a Funeral celebrant in this piece more than I realised. Thank you for your kind words.
Wow, Jenny. What a beautiful tribute to your brother. So sorry to hear that you lost him.
thank you lovely…yes 10 years and yet when I wrote seemed like yesterday…
*Hugs* Called to mind my brothers that I’ve lost. Thank you for the beautiful gift you shared.
oh I am so sorry darling. *Hugs* to you too. x
How did I ever miss this? I needed to see these words. So poignant and a true reminder of what loss means, a loss of a sibling especially. How beautiful is your heart my lovely Jen. Your brother walks with you every day, of that I am quite certain; he watches, smiles, nods and walks again.
I have not lost my brother but it feels as If I have. I don’t think it will ever become what it was when we were children. But it is his place in the world right now and he is happy or is he? I don’t know. You know my story. I will tell you more later.
Thank you my sweet. *Hugging you*
Thank you my lovely, I am sure that he by me. Yes I do and hopefully the bond will always be there for both of you. Waits for email 🙂 and thank you for the hugs, as I hug you hard in return xxxx