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."