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I thought I saw (prompt)

emelie Ionia

I thought I saw you yesterday,

her hair the same golden

her eyes the same blue

she had your smile

your expression

I could have sworn that it was true.

Sometimes I forget we were carbon copies

I see her in the mirror and I see you

 

I thought I saw you again this morning

While your little ones were at play

As they grow and change

they look more like us every day

 

I know I will see you tonight

running through my dreams

they way we were as children

so perfect, now it seems

 

I thought I saw you and I do

in every beautiful moment,

in every memory too

 

I pray I always see you

let memory not forsake

I pray you see us too

as a life for them I make

 

 

 

 

I miss you Emelie.

 

 

About Ionia Froment

book blogger and reviewer, mother of four boys, classical pianist and amateur photographer. I love reading, writing, music and learning to cook new and unusual dishes. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book unless I have the opportunity to be walking on the beach collecting seashells:)

45 comments on “I thought I saw (prompt)

  1. This poem is so beautiful and made me cry. Hugs.

  2. What a beautiful tribute. Children. Us. Her. Remembered.

  3. Oh I know this feeling all too well, you wrote such a beautiful piece. I’m sorry that it’s so hard, big hugs! I’m also sorry this comment is so lame. 😦

  4. This is so beautiful and so sad, Ionia. Hugs and love.

  5. I really like your poem. It has this subtle intensity that sinks into me as I peruse over the poem. It truly is beautiful. Please read mine and give feedback.
    http://yukilifetolive.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/truth-be-told/

  6. Whew. My heart is with you Ionia.. We should all think of Emelie on the 20th. I know I will.

  7. Oh, Ionia…can hardly write. I want my sis who lost her twin to read this. I lost Paul on the 9th and he has the same birthday as you…just a sad time…hugs and lots of love your way.

  8. Such a beautiful tribute to sisters.
    Ellespeth

  9. There is so much pain in the loss of a sister. Words can never ever be enough to give it justice but I think I you came close. xx

  10. This brought tears to my eyes. I think I understand now how you can write with such emotion and why I’m always moved by your words. Good writing comes from a place of deep emotional pain. You’ve had more tragedy than most and at such a young age, too. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  11. Beautifully sad ! Touching and exquisite!
    Keeping fingers crossed for your tomorrow medical examination.
    Stay safe my dearest friend!
    Carmen

  12. Those were beautiful words. I didn’t know the background until I read the comments. Then I cried.. I’m the mum of twin boys (well 18 now, so men really) I’m so sorry you lost her. I’m sending a hug from a small patch of Yorkshire 🙂

    • I happily accept hugs. I’m sorry for making you cry:( yay for twin boys. Emelie’s little ones are three now. Precocious little chaps too. I am thankful for them every day.

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