Are you going away with no word of farewell?



Died suddenly

Bereft beyond belief

I mourn her untimely passing

Tears shed


Still night

Stars beguile me with their beauty

My heartfelt loss immense

Grief engulfs me



©Alison Jean Hankinson

This is for d’Verse poetics. It is a reverse cinquain? My song choice was Tom Paxton. “The last thing on my mind”.

Tom Paxton

It’s a lesson too late for the learning
Made of sand, made of sand

It will soon be the anniversary, she passed away in 2008, suddenly without saying goodbye, she was 64, and I was on the other side of the world and didn’t even get home for the funeral. We all feel it still. She was my mum.


Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

25 thoughts on “Are you going away with no word of farewell?”

  1. I am so so sorry for you loss, Alison. Every day my mom is with me I can’t imagine life without her. It is a true testament to the strength of a mother/daughter relationship. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing this powerful piece.

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