Alone At Home (poem)

Alone at home his wife again not there

She’s out with him came rushing to his mind

A pain with which he should be more resigned

As signs of him were written everywhere


He turned toward rage his anger to unwind

And wildly shattered things without a care

Till something tender gently caught his stare

And brought his thoughts to love now so unkind


He loved her so why is he now alone

While stranger dwells in heaven of her kiss

His tears now curse what time brought to his side


Then came a call upon his telephone

And all his worldly reason fell to this

His car had crashed and sadly his wife died

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

awfully sad!

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Awe...and he feels terrible for thinking what he did...

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh, me, so sad - and we never know if this is our last day - makes a big difference if we think about that thought. Great poem. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh No I am crying.. any day could be the last day couldn't it? we should always be good to our loved ones and all we meet.. tell your loved ones you love them

oh and I love Roy Orbison

do you know Elvis said he thought that Roy Orbison was the best singer ever..... well his singing made this poem even more sad.. thank you for showing me that i need to tell my loved ones I always love them


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

MHatter, where in the world do you get these ideas...... This is incredibly heartrending! Voting up and awesome......

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

so sad, but a gud message ..'always care about your loved ones, and make them realise it !

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mh -

Tis my greatest fear. Not the messing around part, but the life without my wife. The older I get, the more I understand why when one passes, often it's not long before the other goes. After so many years together, together is all that matters, be it here or elsewhere. Great job, my friend!

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

My husband just left for a few days so I thought Iwould read this. Awesome but scary.

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Beautifully written with sadness interlaced within .

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

omg, Martin! This was...devastatingly awesome! What an ending!

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Mhatter, the Roy Orbison song is heart rending, as is your poem. Regards, snakeslane

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This has it all unbearable tragedy and Orbison's heart wrenching song.

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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Wonderfully emotional poem M! I wonder though... did the car crash because she was out seeing another man? Maybe if she wasn't unfaithful she'd still be alive. Or... did the car crash cause what he thought was her delay home from work or wherever? Sorry... I'm over thinking it ^_^ Voted a bunch and pinned!

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Janhorner 4 years ago

How can I say what I feel; beautifully sad. Roy always put so much passion into his songs; we lost a wonderful talent when he died. Your poem has so many feelings. Brought tears to my eyes.


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

A bitter sweet poem here. Heartfelt.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Oh my goodness, so tragic. Love Roy Orbison- great choice.

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Made 4 years ago from Finland

This is so sad...

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

The picture and the poem, wonderfully merging right before me. Sharing!

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Goodness, this is a sad one. Beautiful, but sad.

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ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

I could feel the sadness of this poem as it's told. Wonderful and very touchy.

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