1. gringo

    gringo Registered User

    Feb 1, 2012
    1,189
    UK.
    Over the years I have seen many of our members start threads in this section. It's a well-trodden path and now it's my turn to take this step. Just a small step, but what significance it has.

    Her heartbeat I knew so very well.
    For many years I’ld been under it’s spell.
    It broke my heart to hear it stop.

    I was sitting close beside her bed.
    Thinking of all that I’ld left unsaid.
    When her heartbeat quietly stopped.

    She slipped away, no fuss at all.
    Into the unknown, beyond recall.
    When her heartbeat calmly stopped.

    She was ready to go and had no fears.
    I bade farewell through endless tears.
    When her heartbeat finally stopped.

    The crowd around me disappears.
    But I’m still here with all my tears.
    Recalling the day her heartbeat stopped.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    Thinking of you Gringo.
     
  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Here's another who is thinking of you too Gringo.
    Well trodden the path may be but it's still has some rocky places left. Take care.
     
  4. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,068
    Merseyside
    Thinking of you Gringo xx
     
  5. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Dear Mike,

    I doubt that you left anything unsaid; you told your dear wife that you loved her-and that is what matters. Anyway, your actions proved to your wife how precious she was to you; the daily visits, the loving care you gave her.....

    Please have no doubts that you went above and beyond in caring for your Wife.

    My heart goes out to you.

    Love,

    Lyn T XX
     
  6. MollyD

    MollyD Registered User

    Mar 27, 2016
    1,696
    Ireland
    Gringo, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your poem is beautiful. X
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,125
    Kent
    I also sure you`ll have left nothing unsaid gringo and what you didn`t say you felt.

    It certainly is a well trodden path but as Saffie said it doesn`t run smoothly.
     
  8. Babymare01

    Babymare01 Registered User

    Apr 22, 2015
    298
    Your poem spoke volumes of your love for your wife. Beautiful words.
    Thinking of you xx
     
  9. pins tony

    pins tony Registered User

    Oct 20, 2014
    213
    bristol
    A well trodden path.

    So sorry for your loss Gringo.i to was with my lovely wife June when her heart finally stopped.your prom was so beautiful I hope you don't mind but I have shared it with my friends on Facebook.take care and try to stay strong
     
  10. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,833
    Nottinghamshire
    What a beautiful tribute to the love you felt and still feel for your wife.
     
  11. sunray

    sunray Registered User

    Sep 21, 2008
    1,420
    Female
    East Coast of Australia
    It's a path we all travel but we have to travel a lot of it alone. I'm glad you can put your feelings into words in such a beautiful way.
     
  12. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,119
    Female
    Scotland
    A lovely poem Gringo, beautifully expressed. Love lives on forever even when only the one remains and the other is alone.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Loo xx
     
  13. angecmc

    angecmc Registered User

    Dec 25, 2012
    2,109
    hertfordshire
    Gringo, I am so sorry for your loss, haven't been around for a while as things were deteriorating for my Mum, we lost her yesterday. Your poem was beautiful. Thinking of you xx

    Ange
     
  14. gringo

    gringo Registered User

    Feb 1, 2012
    1,189
    UK.
    A year! Seems to me like it just happened and I'm still struggling 'with endless tears' to come to terms with it.
     
  15. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,237
    Female
    Dundee
    I understand completely Gringo. Thinking of you.
     
  16. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    7,739
    Yorkshire
    thinking of you too, @gringo
    I hope there are fond memories also amongst the tears
     
  17. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,501
    Female
    Near Southampton
    #17 Saffie, May 22, 2018
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
    Oh Gringo it’s lovely to hear from you but can’t believe a year has passed since you lost your wife.
    It really is no time at all so of course you are sad.I still have many weepy times and Dave has been gone nearly 4 years now. Little things that suddenly make the tears flow.
    Take care of yourself and just let your memories of happier times comfort you when you can.
     

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