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This 93-Year-Old Man's Poem For Late Wife Proves True Love Exists

"Kath said to me some time ago Darling when the time comes for us to go Let’s mix our ashes and be together So we can snuggle up for ever and ever."

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    Love is the most powerful feeling in the world.

    Bob Lowe, 93, from Hampshire went on BBC Radio 5 this morning to read a poem he wrote for his late wife of 65 years, who died three years ago.

    Lowe is the first community champion for The Silver Line, a helpline for older people suffering from loneliness. On the website he wrote, “But more to the point 72 years since we first kissed… and she waited throughout the war for me and I for her.”

    An Ode to Kath:

    I am alone, now I know it’s true

    There was a time when we were two

    Those were the days when we would chat

    Doing little jobs of this and that

    We’d go to the shops and select our meals

    But now I’m one I know how it feels

    To try and cook or have meals on wheels

    The rooms are empty there’s not a sound

    Sometimes I’m lost and wander round

    To look for jobs that I can do

    To bring back the days when we were two

    When darkness falls and curtains drawn

    That’s when I feel most forlorn

    But I must be honest and tell the truth

    I’m not quite alone and here’s the proof

    Because beside me in her chair

    She quietly waits our time to share

    Kath said to me some time ago

    Darling when the time comes for us to go

    Let’s mix our ashes and be together

    So we can snuggle up for ever and ever.


    "At nighttime I say good night and in the morning I say good morning," he said after finishing the poem. "It's a great comfort, but I'm afraid that's when the loneliness kicks in and it hurts."

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