Monday, March 14, 2011

My World Tuesday/Thursday Theme Song: Where have the flowers gone?

I dedicate this post to my friend M.
Less then two years ago,
M buried her 2 year old grand daughter.
On Saturday,
M will be burying her daughter.
Lightning has struck her twice.
It is not right,
but it has happened,
Just like the flax flower.
When they bloom,
They are beautiful.
Then they become dry and black.
My heart aches for you, M.
I understand,
I too buried a child.







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Where have all the flowers gone? Oooh oooh. Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls picked them ev'ry one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time passing. Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the graveyards gone? Covered in flowers, ev'ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the flowers gone? Oooh oooh. Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls picked them ev'ry one.
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

14 comments:

diane b said...

How sad for your friend m. My heart goes out to her and you. Great song and photos.

Shifan said...

It is nice poem and also nice macros.

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Ginny said...

I am so very sorry for M. A double tragedy!! I hope she has other children to help her through this. I rmember this song well!!! Both versions.

Judy said...

I like the photos. What sort of flowers are they?
My heart goes out to your friend - no one should have to bury a child, and yet it happens all around us. You are so right about the horror in Japan, too.
Lilacs are a spring flower. About time I cut some sprigs and brought them indoors, along with more forsythia, to see the blossoms, before they bloom outdoors.

Photo Cache said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy. A parent shouldn't be burying her/his child (LOTR). Hugs.

Genie said...

Parents are supposed to go first...not their children, but this is sadly not always the case. I know you are both mourning the loss of your friend’s child as well as reliving the loss of yours. I hope your photography is a comfort to you right now. Being able to express emotions through this medium can be so therapeutic. You and m. are both in my thoughts. As always, Ann, your pictures are beautiful.

aka Penelope said...

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I, too, have a friend who buried her child. I remember seeing a very elderly lady sitting in a wheelchair at the front of the pews at the young girl’s memorial. She must have been thinking, why am I here and the girl is not? It is beyond understanding. I have found no answers but I wish both you and your friend eventual peace.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

The Chinese often find it hardest to bear when it is the "white hair that sends the black hair" to the cemetery.

I am sure the grief that your friend bears is great.

The song Where have all the Flowers gone will always remind us that we have been burying a lot of young people who have gone to war every where!!

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember this song, too, and both singers. You chose well, Ann. It is heartbreaking to bury a child or a grandchild, but for your friend to have gone through both losses is tragic. It is beyond heartbreaking. I'm glad she has you for a friend.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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J Bar said...

Sad but great blooms.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Marja said...

So sorry to hear about your friends los and yours. A great song!

Reader Wil said...

How awful, Ann, to lose a child and a grandchild. Thanks for the two video clips. Whenever I hear that song it brings tears in my eyes. I am so sorry for your friend. You know what it is to lose a child.you told me once about the loss of your child.

Gattina said...

My best friend died in 2009 I still miss her so much and always will.

eileeninmd said...

Ann, what a great song for your photos. I am so sorry for your friend, such a sad loss of her family.