I Never Saw Her Cry. Poem by Ann Beard

I Never Saw Her Cry.

Rating: 5.0

She did not shed a single tear,
the weeks that she lay dying.
No pain was felt to feed her fear
the morphine soaked up every tear
I never saw her crying.

She'd only ask, 'Don't leave me here
alone, she says, while sighing.
I held her hand, sat very near
played music loud so she could hear.
I never saw her crying.

And now the silence deafens,
in the now quite empty house.
Unwelcome is the errant tear,
from memories of this past year.
Reminding me, I never saw her crying.

Roan May 2007

Joseph Beltran 30 July 2007

thats a way i can see myself out of this life.

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Sandy nobody 30 July 2007

so sad Ann, my mom went suddenly in her sleep, but this reminds me so much of when my dad went, just like it, ty for sharing

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Pia Andersson 07 August 2007

I can see this and I can feel it and your words are beautiful wishing you a lovely evening Pia

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Salir Airosa 04 September 2007

Great sorrow in simple, touching form. Good write.

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Emancipation Planz 21 September 2007

Heart wrenching by the bucket loads... some ends of life are tenderly balanced by the drips of morphine that replaces the stole-end tears... Not only were your hands able to reach out and hold comfort but you are able to write words that can continually be passed on

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Irene Clark-hogg 24 July 2009

Dear friend Ann, I have read this poem before, but it moved me too much to comment. Now I return to say thank you for sharing it with us. If a poem is well written it is good. If it can also link the reader and poet emotionally, it is excellent. Irene

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I Am Charlie 18 June 2009

if ever the time came that we could choose favourite poets...well. your definately one of mine. I wonder, if someone close passed away?

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Ron Flowers 29 September 2008

This is a wonderful poem. Iove your rhym scheme and it's all so natural. This is my kind of poem. Ron

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Charles M Moore 17 April 2008

Straight talking sentiments that add to the pleasure of this peice.

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Duncan Wyllie 06 March 2008

I agree with Andrew here, the emotion is very powerful in this, you have put alot into this Thankyou for sharing such a personal write Love duncan X

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