Twilight Songs


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Once upon a time

You were like a butterfly

Here and there and everywhere

Now you are stuck in a wheelchair

Once you sighed day in day out

“Why must I live so long?”

Now you’re blissfully content

You don’t remember

What you’ve ever said

You live in a foreign land

Like most in the dining room today

The piano plays soft melodies

Of bygone years, I feel my eyes

Well up with tears

Tears keep rolling

Down my cheeks

As I watch you sitting

Motionless, expressionless

I turn away my face:

A young nurse’s belly carries

A new life, a new beginning

Amidst the very ending

My tears keep rolling

Down to my trembling lips

The nurse keeps smiling

Her words are sweet

“Come on love, up you go

One two three, well done

Hang on to your walker, dear”

The old soul, half her size

Slowly shuffles on

I shed one more tear

My wet eyes I wipe…

The piano played

Their songs and mine

Once upon a time

© 2015 Irina Dimitric

Have a great week! ❤ Irina

About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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34 Responses to Twilight Songs

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  2. It’s beautiful Irina. Lovely to remember two special people.

  3. irinadim says:

    Originally, the poem was divided into stanzas. I had to go into edit to correct a misspelled word, tried to do it on my smart phone, pressed something inadvertently and lost the spaces between stanzas. I quite like it as it is now with lines rolling to the end. 🙂

  4. DG MARYOGA says:

    Tears are rolling down my cheecks while reading your verses,dear friend Irina!I know the bitter feeling,I lost my mum in 2006,but she’s still alive in my thoughts,in my dreams.Of course,she has taken part of my life with her.Nothing is the same since when I realised how ephemeral our lives are.Beautiful your sunset scenery and the title of your poem … But,when dawn takes over all is painted with bright colours again.Life is New Every Day.Isn’t it ?Take care ~ Happy Monday 🙂 xxx

    • irinadim says:

      Dear Doda, having lost your mother yourself, you understand perfectly my emotions on the day this poem was born. I remember feeling very confused about our brief passage on earth in our physical body. But life goes on, we must move on too. You’re right, Life is new every day. Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a great week! Hugs xxx 🙂

      • DG MARYOGA says:

        How nicely you put it as a gifted poet!Truly,brief our passage on earth in our physical body.But our imprints and souls will exist for ever;it’s energy in the infinite universe …
        Have a wonderful day dear friend Irina!Sending hugs & kisses to you from this end 🙂 ♥

  5. DG MARYOGA says:

    I spotted your poem,I left my humble comment … xxx

    • irinadim says:

      Thank you so much my dear friend. I saw your beautiful comment there and responeded. I do appreciate your support. Hugs and Kisses xxxxx 🙂 (there’s no heart icon on my smart phone!)

      • irinadim says:

        Responded… I hate typos!

      • DG MARYOGA says:

        You are very welcome Irina Dear!I have to thank you too for being beyond appreciative 🙂

      • DG MARYOGA says:

        ( I hate typos too,there should be a way to edit our comments as it is on most platforms 😦

      • irinadim says:

        BTW, regarding that hand, this is what I wrote on the site:
        Dear Doda, don’t worry about the hand UP or DOWN, your message is what counts and, anyway, I wouldn’t know how to fix it. Well, I just pressed on the hand to like your comment and it went DOWN! So I pressed on it again to cancel it. BUT I LIKE your comment! So you LIKE my comment and I LIKE yours, we should sleep well tonight. 🙂

  6. milliethom says:

    A very beautiful and poignant poem, Irina, and a wonderful tribute to your mother. You painted the scene inside the nursing home so well. So many memories, and the sadness at witnessing a once strong and vibrant woman become so frail and dependent on others. That your mother lived to be 100 was a wonderful achievement, though. And what a beautiful photo of a sunset. Such lovely colours. 🙂

  7. jcnashpoems says:

    Very moving Irina, old age can be so cruel. Beautiful photograph 🙂

  8. Aquileana says:

    A beautiful poem… the last verses are very compelling… thanks so much for sharing.
    Sending love and all my best wishes, dearest Irina. Aquileana ✨☺️💞✨

  9. So touching, Ms Irina! I love the use of contrast here as reinforced by the circular shaping. Wow, amazing!

  10. bernard25 says:

    Un rêve , quoi de plus beau
    Le réaliser serait encore plus beau
    Afin que ce rêve devienne réalité
    faut-il le vouloir, y croire, le souhaiter
    Y penser sans cesse

    Cela pour notre plus grand plaisir
    Je sais que quelque part tu es là
    Prés ou loin , qu’importe la distance
    Ton amitié est parmi les plus grandes
    Du bonheurs dans ma vie, un réconfort dans les moments
    de doute et de chagrin
    Toute mon amitié

    Belle fin de semaine et la semaine à venir ,bon week-end


  11. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour IRINA merci pour le petit mot

    Il existe dans chaque coeur un petit tiroir secret

    Chacun y cache ses petits bonheurs

    Dans le mien brille cette étincelle

    Qui est ton amitié

    Au delà de cette porte de mon cœur

    S’ouvre un monde de tendresse rempli de bonheur

    Tes mots lors de tes passages sont plein de chaleur ,de gentillesse

    Par la pensée

    Chaque fois tes écrits sont un rayon de soleil

    Je te souhaite une excellente fin de journée

    Suivie d’une douce nuit étoilée

    Merci pour les messages

    Bise amicale


    Bon week-End de TOUSSAINT

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