Paul Sebastian

Widow's Tears - Poem by Paul Sebastian

You left me deserted
In the widow’s desert
Where my heart parched
Your presence I thirsted

I wear your shirt to sleep
Spray your cologne on me
Hugging pillow, I weep
Consoling myself in fantasy

Nights are unbearably slow
Morn greets with no kiss
Your absence hits with a blow
Love-making, dawn’s bliss

Evil cancer overstayed
Daily I suffered painfully
As you slowly ebbed away
Pain deeply seated in memory

Chemotherapy retracted
Prayers went unanswered
We were hopelessly devastated
Dashing life we’d envisaged

In my arms you breathed last
Heart tore to pieces, your loss
What a bargain? What a cost!
My life devoid to gather moss

Like movie reel, I play everyday
Cannot tear you apart from me
Days before me are dark and gray
You haven’t departed from me

Yet, wanted me to remarry
To restart my life anew
How could that ever be?
I rather go, be with you

My whole being yearns
My lonely heart longs
My embittered soul pines
To reunite with one it belongs

Thousand years I’ll wait
To unite ourselves: death free!
Thousand times you I’ll wed
To live with you for all eternity!


Topic(s) of this poem: alone, widow

Comments about Widow's Tears by Paul Sebastian

  • Valsa George (9/25/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    To lose one's loving partner prematurely is something unbearable! The sense of loneliness and helplessness that ensue with a dear one's absence is something so depressing! You have captured the agony and frustration of a widow in arresting words! (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/21/2015 11:07:00 AM)

    Very touching, Paul. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sharma (9/21/2015 10:57:00 AM)

    brilliant write paul..emotional and powerful writing.liked loved much (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2015

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