The visits

The visits 

I felt you sitting by me, to soothe and calm my fear,
And though you were unseen to me, I knew that you were here,
I felt the warmth you gave me, just like you did before,
Long before you went awhile, to walk through heaven’s door.

I always know you’re here with me,  you visit every day,
I speak to you, with silent words, but you hear what I say,
I do recall our best days, when you were in my sky,
And yes, sometimes a ‘silver tear’, will trickle from my eye.

And always there’s a whisper or a sigh of soft content,
Or a telepathic message from you, to ease my own lament,
My life is filled with memories, of what you were before,
But always made the sweeter, when you come back through my door.

You filled my life in ‘Earthland’,  with bounteous love each day,
A link of life companions,  a bond in every way,
Not broken when you left me, for though seemingly apart,
You have mine, I have yours, we hold each other’s heart.

Mick Westwood

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Mick Westwood
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I am a 71 year old retired coal miner, who spent 30 years working underground. Having time on my hands, and in order to keep my brain exercised, I decided to try to write poetry and put down on paper some of my life experience, and my hopes, dreams and other thoughts. I also do a little gardening, but I am hopeless at housework. Much to my wife's displeasure.

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Issy
2nd Apr 2020
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Your poetry is lovely and comes straight from the heart so touching.
YvonneM33
22nd Mar 2020
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I really enjoyed reading your poems, have you published them because I would love to read more of them.
thorpe
20th Mar 2020
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Hi Mick. Amazing poetry from the heart. Love reading them. Keep writing!
Kayhar
11th Mar 2020
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Thank you for your touching poem. I feel it was the words I would say to my dear husband who died last June.
Grandma 62
10th Mar 2020
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Thank you for those lovely words. Grief can hit you in so many different ways. To be able to sit quietly and focus on words like these helps so much.
Norfolk Wrinkley
9th Mar 2020
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A beautiful poem which really spoke of love and those memories we carry in our hearts.
ChrisB781
8th Mar 2020
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So lovely. Thank you
CarolineT
8th Mar 2020
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Another lovely poem,
JeanW24
8th Mar 2020
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So true a lovely poem
chrisy1
8th Mar 2020
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A very uplifting poem, and just as it is when your left on your own. X
Sue-m-f
8th Mar 2020
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Such beautiful words everyone can relate to, truly heartfelt .
Kes
2nd Mar 2020
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Wonderful poetry Mick. Heartfelt words.
Wilf
1st Mar 2020
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Another fabulous poem Mick

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