Life's Black Curtains Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Life's Black Curtains

Rating: 4.9

Lost and alone, thoughts at a distance, heart heavy
with sorrow.

Touched deeply by your life, not wanting to let go,
yet knowing I must.

In my heart forever, indelibly printed on my soul,
etched in memory's mind.

Touched frequently by the tears of your loss, trying
to hold them as tiny reminders of what we used to have.

They disappear, never become tangible so I may keep them
like a treasure of your love.

With love, I will remember you all my life, for you are
a part and parcel of what we had.

Sharing now that you are no longer here is difficult - I
hear only the constant echoes of your silence.

Walking away from our favorite places, I leave a little
of self behind each time - soon there will be nothing
left of me.

Wanting to reach out and grasp again what we once had
is an empty gesture, filled with pain and emptiness,
because you are not here to reach out to me.

Our relationship on earth will never be, it has been
severed by death's insistence in our lives.

Listening to you with my heart, seeing your reply in
the salted tears that continue to fall.

Your life was called and you answered fully, not leaving
anything behind.

Our story is not over as long as I still remember you with

Taking down the black curtains, life is still being lived
on earth.

Friday, April 25, 2014
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Daniel Bates 20 January 2016

A powerful poem. So gracious and touching. This really pulls at the heart strings. Well done, some of these words will stay with me for a long time.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 26 January 2016

A very strong feeling expressions in this poem. Likes it in that sense of sorrow.

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Valentin Savin 19 January 2016

What a beautiful and touching poem RoseAnn. So heartfelt. Sorry to say it really happens and it's impossible to sever oneself from a loving soul and hold on to it. What is left is just pain and memories. I am very moved by your next lines: Wanting to reach out and grasp again what we once had is an empty gesture, filled with pain and emptiness, because you are not here to reach out to me. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely Yours, Valentin Savin

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Melvina Germain 11 January 2016

A heartfelt poem indeed and most certainly pulls at the heartstrings. Emotionally charged and beautifully stated.....

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Istabraq Al Ahmadi 02 July 2016

Emotionally touching! I enjoyed reading it because it reminds me of my father.

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Anzelyne shideshe 22 November 2021

A soothing write keeps love lingering keep writing

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 03 May 2021

Also Plz do read and comment my newest poem too titled, 'A recount.. of pandemic lockdowns worldwide

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 03 May 2021

A moving soulful poem on a lost loved one. Expressed superbly

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Abdul Basit 05 April 2020

A really heart touching poem... A great poem👍

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Thabani Khumalo 06 September 2019

Listen Roseann my child. This masterpiece is so impressive and yet so depressing. It has only one short shade of a central color and it is isolated - though very bright, its character is a burden of maturity... Listen... my child. Perfect piece!

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