Widower’s Heartbreaking Poem To Late Wife Inspires Thousands

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:

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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.

Hug someone dear to your heart today! 

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