Dying Poem

Saying Goodbye To The Love Of Your Life

This shares the struggle of an old couple with one on their death bed, remembering the younger times of their commitment to each other.

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It's a poem that expresses the depth of human feelings, especially at the verge of separation. It also shares an experience common to all living beings. These reasons make me love this poem.

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I'll Be There

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Published: June 17, 2019

As the old man lay there, smiling
at that small and wrinkled face,
he knew his life was over
and it was time to leave this place.

He knew he had to journey
from the life of which they know,
but a few short words of comfort
told to her before he goes.

He spoke to her of all the things
they did and didn't do
and hoped he had made
some of her dreams come true.

He spoke to her of an angel's face
where now the wrinkles take the place
and how they shouldn't be there
on such a lovely face.

He spoke to her of golden hair
that's now a deepen gray.
Then he cried and told her
it's not supposed to to be that way.

He promised he would be there,
although he'd not be seen,
but he would always visit,
if only in her dream.
 
"If you feel a gentle breeze
while rocking in your chair,
it's only me trying to turn to gold
your graying hair.

If you feel a gentle warmth
while in a cool, damp place,
it's only me trying to take the wrinkles
from your face.

And when I get to heaven,
the last thing I will do
is stand beside the pearly gates
and wait there just for you."

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  • Kumari Weerasooriya by Kumari Weerasooriya
  • 3 weeks ago

It's a poem that expresses the depth of human feelings, especially at the verge of separation. It also shares an experience common to all living beings. These reasons make me love this poem.

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