You can sense the love

rises from it,

crawls its way

to your expending heart.

You can feel the contagious peacefulness

that one simple moment generates

you can see her teenage happiness

and his parenthood joy

that lasted until the end

you can guess

how they are related

but you cannot fully grasp

how deep it was

one small picture

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3 years ago

Neda, First of all thank you for sharing such a personal poem. It is not obvious that you are prepared to do so. I liked the way your whole poem is in the present, as if it’s all happening now, It makes the situation alive again. Another thing that brings us to feel close to the situation is the senses you describe: See, feel, sense.
You also have a great use of anaphora - You can….
In your case you can see how a picture is worth a thousand words