Love doesn't die with human form... It lives on, even through the pain of grief...
At night I sleep alone here in our bed,
I reach for you but cannot feel you there.
When dreams of you are dancing in my head
I swear I smell the fragrance of your hair.
Each day I go about my daily life,
To try to find a way to ease the pain.
It's just so hard without you here, My Wife,
You're all I ever wanted to attain.
And now you're gone, I walk this Earth alone -
I'm holding back the sobbing and the screams.
This pain is more than I have ever known -
But I will always have you in my dreams.
Please come to me and make this go away -
My only wish - can I have one more day?
This poem is dedicated to my grandfather. His wife of 53 years passed away on May 31st, 2008 due to Pancreatic Cancer, and losing her has been difficult on all of us, but most especially on him. If you'd like to read a similar poem, written from my grandmother's perspective, please see: "In Dreams" (or click on the image above).
I need to thank destinydances ~ mail 200% full for inspiring me to write this poem! Thank you!
You can watch a video of me reading this poem HERE: https://youtu.be/8FN_wXEGr2k