93-Year-Old Man’s Poem for Late Wife of 65 Years: “There was a time when we were two” – ET/yahoo News

October 14, 2014

Arts & Culture, Europe

This 93-Year-Old Man’s Poem for His Late Wife of 65 Years Will Break Your Heart
By John Boone

“I am alone, now I know it’s true.”

Go get yourself a tissue. You’re going to need it.

Bob Lowe, a 93-year-old British vet who lives in Hampshire, U.K., lost his wife, Kath, three months ago. The two were married for over 65 years. On Monday, Bob read a poem he wrote for Kath on the BBC’s Radio 5 live. It’s beautiful:

“Ode to Kath”

I am alone, now I know it’s true

There 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 forever and ever.

Check out the link to the story so that you can listen to Bob read the poem:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014. 7:40 a.m. [GMT]

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4 Comments on “93-Year-Old Man’s Poem for Late Wife of 65 Years: “There was a time when we were two” – ET/yahoo News”

  1. Fatai Bakare Says:

    I can feel the grief of the old man. Loss of true love and loneliness. It is a marvellous love expressed. May the Almighty Comforter smoothens his grief.



    • emotanglobal Says:

      Dear Fatai,

      Thanks for this. It is, in your words and Femi Aborisade’s, “marvelous love”, which is why it touched us all, especially when expressed so lucidly and beautifully in such high literary form that we can all appreciate. Coming from a 93-year old widower makes it all the more poignant and touching.

      I say ‘Amen’ to your prayer as it is only the Comforter that can ease his pain.




  2. Femi Aborisade Says:

    This is marvellous! True love indeed!

    Femi Aborisade



    • emotanglobal Says:

      Dear Femi,

      Thanks for this. A “marvelous and true love story” indeed in a world where months are counted before divorces set in rather than years and decades “till death do us part”. And such beautiful poetry rendered in such a way that leaves one awed and teary, especially those of us who are suckers for love stories.




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