David Wood

Gold Star - 13,793 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Hear Me My Love - Poem by David Wood

(You Tube - Jean Sibelius: Finlandia hymni version)

Hear me my love, as I lay slowly dying
With my last breath I whisper 'I love you'.
For eternity you’ll be my only love dear,
I go to God, He’ll comfort me with love.
As I lay here, I see an Angel waiting
To take me home my place among the stars.

Be strong my love in weeks and months to follow,
For I’ll be with you walking by your side.
Be patient now, I stand here waiting for you
You’re not alone I hold you in my love
Until you come and join me in God's heaven
And we can find our true eternity.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, love, war memories

Form: Hymn

Poet's Notes about The Poem

As my wife Tina lay dying in hospital 3 1/2 years ago her last breath was 'I love you too'. With her eyes she said the rest. This poem is sung to the hymn tune Finlandia (You Tube - Jean Sibelius Finlandia Hymni) . It is also for our war dead who died in battle unable to say a last good-bye to their loved one, so I also dedicate it to all war widows.

Comments about Hear Me My Love by David Wood

  • Amitava Sur (11/25/2015 6:49:00 PM)

    Thank you David for such an emotional write which is so heart rendering and a penning from right inside the heart. She is no doubt waiting for you with all her love being carefully kept for you.for reunion. I can very well understand how poignant it is for you, waiting to meet her being parted. I admire your mental strength of tolerance.
    My only small question in this aspect is - why this untimely passage, demolishing all dreams and goals of our mortal life in the mid way? ? ? ... Is it not an injustice? ? ?
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    David Wood (11/27/2015 2:36:00 AM)

    Hi Amitava, thanks for you comments, to answer your question you have to remember that it is a love poem in the same genre as the 1070's film Love Story or Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet where the love berween two people is broken by death. But life goes on, it has to, but life leads you in a different direction with different hopes and dreams.

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/21/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Heartfelt poem indeed, this is irreplaceable loss yet one can live with sweet memories....We are with you my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/5/2015 2:36:00 AM)

    A heart rending write! Tina.... your wife lives through your poems, David! (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2015 2:49:00 PM)

    I have read, and enjoyed, all your recent poems, and this one to Tina is so tender and beautiful.
    I enjoy your sensitive work so much. Marjorie Cooper.
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    David Wood (11/1/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    Thanks Marjorie, Tina was onw in a million.

  • Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    I mourn your loss, David. A truly beautiful poem, Imbued with pure emotion (Report) Reply

    David Wood (11/1/2015 1:15:00 PM)

    Thanks Kelly, Tina is my true soul mate. This poem compliments my Should I Die Tomorrow poem.

  • (11/1/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    a great poem on love and faith
    thanks David-10
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    David Wood (11/1/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    Thank you my friend. It has taken me all this time to put into words my Tina's last moments.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/1/2015 7:02:00 AM)

    Going to God with glory of life and remembering the precious love at last breath, both are amazing. This is nice tribute to your wife in memory......10 (Report) Reply

    David Wood (11/1/2015 10:36:00 AM)

    Thanks Kumarmani, It came to today even as I typed it.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, November 6, 2015

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