Good-bye Bird

Good-bye my pretty Bird,

Fly away free

Never mind the tears

They’re not for you, but for me.

Good-bye my golden friend

The one who drives me mad

Even now I smile at memories

That share my life with you, making me glad.

Good-bye our precious grandmother

The children loved you a tonne

I told them when I came home

You gave me the last touch

So the game continues on!

Good-bye my pretty little bird

Death has collected you at a young age

How peacefully you left us

To say farewell to your empty cage.

RIP Mum 11/12/1944 – 25/04/2015





Copyright Eloise De Sousa (2015).


33 responses to “Good-bye Bird

  1. Silver Threading

    A loving tribute Eloise. Hugs to you and your family. 💖

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  2. Allbest to you and your family…what a great lady with a lovely smile.

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  3. Beautiful tribute. Blonde hugs 🙂

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  4. Wonderful words from and for a wonderful woman.

    My thoughts are with you and your family, Eloise.

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  5. Beautiful and moving. Thinking of you.

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  6. Beautiful tribute/poem. I’m so sorry for your loss x

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  7. Love ang hugs. I’m thinking of you x

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  8. The Chaos Realm

    Sorry… 😦

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  9. Reblogged this on ronovanwrites and commented:
    Go and support Eloise at this time.

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  10. Thought with you and your family. I’m so sorry. Hope you find the strength to cope with such a big loss. Condolences.

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  11. I’m so sorry Mello… It really seems like this is a year of loss for so many of us. Your poem is beautiful and i know it makes her smile. Huge hugs dear heart. 🙂


  12. Very sorry for your loss.

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  13. Reblogged this on Michaelphelps1's Blog and commented:
    Very heartfelt and touching.

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  14. My deepest condolences for your loss. Her spirit is with you always… and she will be remembered. Take care. xxx

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  15. Sorry for your loss Eloise. A wonderful poem from heart. Xx

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  16. Coping with the loss of a loved one is best done perhaps by remembering them and their love for us; you have done that in such a beautiful way. Loads of love and prayers your way

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  17. Hello Eloise. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your words brought tears to my eyes––beautiful. ❤

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  18. I was so touched by your beautiful tribute to your Mum, that I wrote my own little tribute to her. I hope that you don’t mind, but I felt it coming from deep within my own heart. For you Mello, and for your dear Mum, I wrote Flutter Away. I hope that you like it.

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  19. I’m very sorry for your loss, Mello.

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  20. Beautiful, my sympathies are with you


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