Lucifera Santez

Rookie - 304 Points (4th feb / Belize)

A Face To Remember - Poem by Lucifera Santez

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….

Poet's Notes about The Poem

inspired by the novel 'Love Story'.

Comments about A Face To Remember by Lucifera Santez

  • (4/13/2016 10:52:00 PM)

    Beautifully conceived great poem depicting the different hues of true love and pain at the thought of forcible deserting the partner. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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  • Amar Agarwala (4/13/2016 8:43:00 PM)

    Death of a beloved, so beautifully penned down. (Report) Reply

  • Woru Sulyman (4/13/2016 11:55:00 AM)

    the poem captures the loss of death from the dying man's perspective...beautiful one (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2016 8:33:00 AM)

    Loss in our world is the greatest emotion. Your depiction here is quite telling of your name, Lucifera, bringer of the light. Very well written, but sadly today's top poems are all about grief. I'm afraid this Tuesday is starting off a little sadly... But that is emotion too. Well done Poet (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (4/13/2016 10:28:00 AM)

    This Tuesday is really Wednesday, John, at least here in the U.S.A. But you are right that this poem is very well done.

  • Bharati Nayak (4/13/2016 5:08:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned the emotions crossing the mind of a dying man/woman who is more concerned for the beloved.The pain and agony his beloved goes through those trying times. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/13/2016 2:41:00 AM)

    My pain is enough! ! So, help me and, smile with me. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (4/13/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    Deep and expressive. I like the hint of rhyming. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • The chinmay (11/11/2015 1:13:00 AM)

    interesting... painful...emotional.. thnx 4 sharing (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • (8/21/2013 3:55:00 PM)

    It gave me a boom of heartache reading your poem....well write, it's awesome (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Heather Wilkins (8/18/2013 12:56:00 PM)

    to lose is difficult but somehow we gain the strength to carry on. good read (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    Hmmmmm. Can't stop reading (Report) Reply

  • Arabella Picken (8/7/2013 9:50:00 AM)

    Really like this.
    Very good write
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  • 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
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  • (8/6/2013 9:45:00 AM)

    I like this. Great expression. Leaving is always difficult. (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.
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  • Nikita Dutt (8/5/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    very nicely written poem and well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • (8/4/2013 3:38:00 PM)

    I like the perspective of one dying, thanks for sharing
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  • (8/3/2013 11:22:00 PM)

    great poem, very expressive and heartfelt. Nice! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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