Jacqueline C Nash

Bronze Star - 2,061 Points (21.09.1951 / Chase Side, Enfield, England, UK)

Goodbye To An Angel - Poem by Jacqueline C Nash

She lay so still,
so peaceful,
so serene,
skin like porcelain,
cheeks tinged with pink blusher.
Her youthful beauty and pure innocence,
untainted by life’s tribulations.
Wearing her long summer dress,
her favourite jewellery,
she looked as though she were dressed for a family party.
Eyes gently closed imitating sleep;
dreaming.
If only she were.
I wanted to shake her awake.
Instead,
I decided to kiss her forehead.
A final goodbye kiss.
I bent over the coffin,
but as I got closer,
I could feel the coldness rising from her body.
Then it hit me.
This was not my sister,
this was her empty shell.
I slowly lifted my head,
unable to plant that last kiss on her forehead.
I stood there staring at her,
trying to hang on to her peaceful image,
to imprint it on the memory of my brain.
The final farewell,
face to face;
only she could not see mine.
Less than a week before I had told her she was an Angel.
She had tried to smile.
If only I had kissed her then.
Lying there,
she looked just like an Angel.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Comments about Goodbye To An Angel by Jacqueline C Nash

  • David Wood (9/11/2015 5:58:00 AM)


    You beautifully describe the saddest moment for those left behind as happened to me when I lost my wife. A beautiful but sad poem.10 (Report) Reply

    Jacqueline Nash Jacqueline Nash (9/11/2015 8:24:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comment David. This was a poem from the heart about my young sister who was taken from us too soon. I have written two other poems about her, My Little Sister and She Knew it was Irrational. So sorry about your wife, life can be so very cruel sometimes xx

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2015



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