Lucifera Santez

(4th feb / Belize)

A Face To Remember


Smile with me,
Don’t shed a tear,
My pain is enough,
Your agony,
I can’t bear.
It is I, who is going away,
Dying isn’t fascinating,
With you by my side,
I can say.
Please, please let me die alone,
So that I can at least
Shriek with pain and moan.
When you sit by my side,
I forget my pain,
I just hang in dark abyss
Of moss green eyes, your eyes.
To look at you is unbearable,
‘Cause it’s I who is deserting you.
I am not doing it by will
It’s my fate’s turn, they say
You go to church to avert it
And in there you cry and
Pray, pray, pray.
The world says
I am leaving you a legacy,
What they don’t see
Is you suffer,
Suffer at the thought that I am dying
I want to tell you,
Don’t fret
I will always need you
Whether I live or die.
I will be watching,
I will be waiting,
Just to see you are all right,
I promise you this,
Either in life or in death….

Submitted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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inspired by the novel 'Love Story'.

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  • Raeka Hillock (12/3/2013 9:15:00 PM)

    The point of view from a dying person is quite interesting, yet he tells such a sad story. I think this kind of emotion is universal; it is not just about love. It reminds me of the moment when I lost my mum. (Report) Reply

  • Athishu Peter (8/21/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    The stigma of separation warps us with a boom of heartache, but it is a breaking moment for one and all...nevertheless, memories of the dear ones gone before us still burn and keep the Living on fire....great write (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/7/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    Leaving is often more difficult for those left behind who find it hard to continue on especially when a sudden death. It is so special when the deceased has made their own Funeral arrangemnts.
    I will Always Need you' beautifully put. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/5/2013 7:19:00 AM)

    This is a unique theme, imagining the final moments of departure from this mundane world and going to eternity, while the beloved watches at bedside the pangs of death being suffered by the departing soul. The latter implores the beloved not to be at her bedside so that she can ' Shriek with pain and moan'. She imagines the pain he would suffer while watching her in pain, so she urges him to 'go to church to avert it' and pray there for her. What a benign and gracious thought! Artfully conceived and wonderfully expressed!
    So...well done! I commend you for this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/2/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    beautiful, beautiful write Lucifera, reminds me of something I wrote one time Oh Face Of Yesterday. (Report) Reply

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