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Lady Annie, A Poem

Updated on August 18, 2016
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Thelma is a Filipina Expat who is living in Germany. She is not only passionate about traveling and baking but also an emotional poet.

Flocks of birds Annie and I were observing.
Flocks of birds Annie and I were observing. | Source

A Sad Message

I have just received a message today from my beautiful Irish friend Aoife. A sad message about the death of a very kind woman whom I met in Ireland. A woman whom I learned to love and care. A woman whom I treasured as a Lady. A Lady who will be miss not only by me but by her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours. Here´s to you Annie. I know, you will be in heaven watching over us.

Annie, Me and Angus in Ireland
Annie, Me and Angus in Ireland | Source
A view from Lady Annie´s window.
A view from Lady Annie´s window. | Source
A bouquet of roses for Annie
A bouquet of roses for Annie | Source
A view from Lady Annie´s house.
A view from Lady Annie´s house. | Source

Lady Annie


Lady Annie

The first time

We met each other

We didn´t know

How we talked

To one another.



You were so reluctant

Never knew what

To think of me

You were so shy

Not knowing what

To say.



Days and weeks passed by

We became good friends

We talked and laughed

About the hundreds of birds

Resting on the grass

Of your garden.



You were standing at the window

Watching the birds for me

With joyful eyes

Brighter smiles

While I went across the streets

To get my camera for our feasts.



Lady Annie

Do you still remember the time

When I washed your hair

And you really have to bend down

On the sink for me to reached

Your forehead?



We laughed so loud

With tears in our eyes

Our tummys aching

From the joy

And happiness

That we had shared.



You know Lady Annie

In a way

You remind me

Of my granny

Who passed away

When I was in another country.



Every time I met you

I prepared something to pamper you

Massage your hands or feet

Washed and combed your hair

Manicured or pedicured you

I loved it when you were happy.



Lady Annie

I´m sorry I have left you

We were both sad

We cried together

When we said goodbye

But I had to go.



Lady Annie

The laughter we had shared

Every time we met

Will always be with me

Forever will be in my heart

I´m glad to have met you.



Goodbye

My Lady Annie

I´m sure you will be

Happy in the hands of

God in Heaven

Goodbye


To the family of Annie, My heartfelt CONDOLENCE


Lovely Erris

The You Tube video below is the beautiful Erris landscapes in county Mayo where I have lived in Ireland and met this lovely Lady Annie. These places in the video are amazing and if you ever plan to go to Ireland, don´t miss the Erris landscapes in County Mayo. Places to have a tranquil and awesome holidays.

Lovely Erris, Co. Mayo

© 2012 Thelma Alberts

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      This is so heartfelt and beautiful, thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Jamie. Thanks for your visit. Good night.

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      Sommer Dalton 4 years ago

      Wow so beautiful, I'm sure she's watching down and smiling right now. Voted up and more.

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Thelma, Annie sounds a marvellous angel looking down keeping you safe and good in this wonderful poem.

      I feel for you losing a very good friend that reminds you of your own granny.

      Voted up awesome and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful tribute to your friend. Very nice, thank you for sharing such a lovely view of your special friendship.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you SommerDalton. I´m sure she is, too.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks Joyce for your wonderful comment. Annie is an angel watching over me now and her love ones.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for your visit mpropp. I appreciate that. Have a great day!

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Morning Thelma.

      A beautiful poem and tribute to Lady Annie.

      Your photo of you both reminds me of my mother that was also born in Ireland. The first time my wife met my mother in 1990 she whispered to me your mum looks like "The Queen Mum" (god bless her). Your Annie reminds me so much of our gracious Queen Elisabeth 2.

      Lovely poem Thelma.

      Dusseldorf is cold and wet hope you have it better where ever you are in Germany.

      Schön wochenende.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Ghaelach!

      Thank you for your wonderful comment and for sharing me your story about the Queen Mom. I appreciate that.

      Yep, I heard that Germany is cold and wet now. It will be colder soon. I´m lucky I spend winter in the Philippines and I don´t have to shiver.

      Auch Schönes Wochenende.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So heartrending and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful gem.

      Eddy

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What a sweet poem and a lovely tribute, Thelma, to Lady Annie who is watching over you now.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks Eddy for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Have a great week!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you drbj for your visit. I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Lovely tribute to Lady Annie. I'm sure she must be so glad for this. Beautiful.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks rajan for your visit. Sad to say that Annie can no longer read this poem. Peace with her in heaven.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      A heart touching poem. Thanks for sharing your friendship. May Lady Annie rest in peace.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful friendship. May time ease your pain.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Sorry ignugent for answering late to your comment. I usually answer comments immediately when I´m near my laptop. Thanks anyway for your kind comment. Have a great weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you vespawoolf. Take care;-)

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Thelma. I just had to read this poem as I am Anne but Annie to my friends. What a lovely tribute to your Annie.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you bac2basics for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Themla, this poem of yours shows deep love between friends. I love the way how you successfully implant empathy in readers mind.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks Vinaya. I just expressed myself the way how I felt at that time when I received the bad news. I was emotionally broken.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      A beautiful, touching tribute. I can feel how much you treasured your relationship with Lady Annie. Well done.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for stopping by Victoria Lynn. I appreciate that. Have a nice week;-)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So beautiful and well thought of.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Thank you DDE. Have a nice day!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      sorry to hear your lady friend passing, Amen to her

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes, I am sorry about that too. Thanks for your nice comment peachpurple. Have a nice week ahead!

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      Nithya Venkat 23 months ago from Dubai

      Sad that you lost your friend, heartfelt and beautiful poem.

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      Yes, it is Vellur. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your Sunday.

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      Mary Hyatt 23 months ago from Florida

      So strange that I should read your beautiful poem today. I just got word that an old friend died just yesterday. It is so sad to lose friends. I'm at that age when more and more of my old friend are leaving this world.

      Voted this UP, and shared.

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      Oh my Mary! So sorry to hear about that. Condolence to you and your friends family. It is indeed very sad to lose a friend. Thanks for voting and sharing this poem to others. Take care!

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      PurvisBobbi44 23 months ago from Florida

      Hi,

      Thelma you were her sweet Earth Angel showing your love by making her happy. What a dear you are and she I am sure felt cherished by you and your attention.

      May someone be just as nice to you one day.

      Have a great week.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      Hi PurvisBobbi44,

      Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. I hope I have someone kind to me when I get old and need a help. Have a great week, too.

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      Thelma, you have to be a real sweetheart to write this lovely poem.

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      Thelma Alberts 16 months ago from Germany

      What sweet words you wrote colorfulone! I loved that Lady and I was happy to have made her smile. Thanks for your wonderful words. Have a nice day!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      A lovely tribute!

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      Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany

      Thank you very much swalia. I hope you are fine. Take care.

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