Deb StevensHines

Rookie (23/7/1960 / Sydney)

'Alone He Weeps' - Poem by Deb StevensHines

Late into the night
I can hear the tears
I can feel his pain
I share in his fears

We must close our eyes
We must sleep tonight
May the dawn of a new day
Soothe scarred hearts in daylight

I awake to his lonely weeping
His moans an outcry of grief
He appears from that moment alone
Now slightly composed, but there’s no real relief

Today shall be as yesterday
Keep moving, he can’t keep still
If time is allowed to hang around
Its way too much time for his lost soul to fill

How I pray for the words to console him
I beg my mother to give me a sign
That cancer robbed us so suddenly
Leaving such a void in his world and mine

Alone, my father lives, day by day’
Always busy his key to survival in life
From each dreaded daybreak to the close of dusk
When again on his own, he silently weeps for his wife

All alone he weeps
All alone he aches
I pray God grants him solace for him, alone my heart breaks

Comments about 'Alone He Weeps' by Deb StevensHines

  • (10/9/2007 4:48:00 AM)

    Such a poignant write, such a delicate subject, you managed to convey the grief here... my heart goes out to you and your father.. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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