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Poet's Notes

I started to write this when my wife of 55 years passed away in May, 2012.  I was unable to finish it until now, a year later when my tears became lighter. 

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By Leonard Kleeman

When you lose someone dear 
it's really hard to bear.
You turn to talk 
but nobody is there.

You wake up in the morning  
and turn to say good day,
but there's nobody there.

You sit and eat breakfast 
and scan the newspaper.
You lift your head to remark
but there's nobody there.

You just talk to the air
or even the wall 
but neither will care.
'cause there's nobody there.

You go alone to the movies 
or to a show.
You can't comment to anyone because
there's no one there you know.

The things you must dread 
when your spouse is now dead
is the loneliness that reaches out 
every minute of the day.
It taps you on the shoulder
and you turn around but,
there's nobody there.

It surrounds you as 
you look to the sky
and the clouds just roll on by and 
you want to say ' "Oh my"
but there's nobody there. 

You have family and friends 
but it's not the same.
They don 't bring you coffee 
as you watch the game. 

There's no one to call
if you should take a fall
because there's nobody there.

The whole world is a deserted isle.
You are lonely
and you need someone to care
but there's nobody there
and you remain alone.

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