Ruth Walters


For Sylvie - An Old Lady Died.... - Poem by Ruth Walters

An old lady died
quietly, at hospital
and was buried
that afternoon.

I never had a chance
to say goodbye,
never cried
but

I feel a pain
in my heart
unseen
by public eyes.

An old lady,
who never said
how ill
she'd really been

slid away
like a candle flame
blown out
by a gale

and swept,
like flotsam
to an ocean
of the dead.

She'd say
'I'm 86 you know
and everyone dies
of something"


Comments about For Sylvie - An Old Lady Died.... by Ruth Walters

  • (8/31/2012 6:29:00 AM)


    There is a genlteness here that is not sentimental but aptly utilizes empathy to consider a passed soul whom did not appear demanding, only her presence unassuming life that sought respect for age but did not demand it. Great succinct finesse. (Report) Reply

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  • Dawn Ferrett (8/30/2012 1:14:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem, Ruth! I love it! Dawn xxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2012



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