Bob Lowe, 93, from Hampshire, England went on BBC Radio 5 to read a poem he wrote for his late wife of 65 years who died three years ago.
His poem originally found an audience on a website called The Silver Line, which is a helpline for older people suffering from loneliness. According to the site, Bob is the “champion in his community.” On the website he wrote, “But more to the point 72 years since we first kissed… and she waited throughout the war for me and I for her.”
His word below are a comfort to those in his community of elderly folks going through the same hardships, giving them great hope.
Ode to Kath:
Image via The Silver Line
I am alone, now I know it’s trueThere was a time when we were two
Those were the days when we would chat
Doing little jobs of this and that
We’d go to the shops and select our meals
But now I’m one I know how it feels
To try and cook or have meals on wheels
The rooms are empty there’s not a sound
Sometimes I’m lost and wander round
To look for jobs that I can do
To bring back the days when we were two
When darkness falls and curtains drawn
That’s when I feel most forlorn
But I must be honest and tell the truth
I’m not quite alone and here’s the proof
Because beside me in her chair
She quietly waits our time to share
Kath said to me some time ago
Darling when the time comes for us to go
Let’s mix our ashes and be together
So we can snuggle up for ever and ever.
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