So Much Passion



Age has taken her life,

crying pitifully,

she was his wife

for over fifty years,

he was always there,

and he had never failed,

nothing but tears,

her body white, pale,

he was feverish,

his eyes red,

he was trying to wake her

From the dead,

hugging her for warmth,

he wanted to be near,

for love, for peace, for fear,

her ghost stood still,

as the room was filled with cries,

so much passion

her ghost saw in his eyes,

only God chooses who lives or who dies,

and death did them part,

but he so wanted to hear

her hammering heart,

laughter is what he wanted to share,

her face had not changed,

her skin was thin,

and her eyes were sunken in,


© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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maria.rose 6 years ago from Florida

really nice. Message that you are giving by your hub is very interesting and heart touching & getting this we amazingly said Wahoo! Thanks a lot to share this information with us........ Thanks,

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks so much Maria Rose for reading my passion :) Frank

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Poignant write Frank!!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Frank, This one brought tears to my eyes. There's a song by Irish Mythen called "55 Years " and it's about this man who'd just lost his wife. If you get a chance to listen to it you'd probably like it. You can find it on my Irish Mythen hub or on Youtube.

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, I guess this is romantic and passionate poem..... 'Frank style'! LOL

Very touching, and so sad! Great work, voting up and awesome.

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

It's hard to imagine how a partner copes, when the other dies after they've spent so many years together. Nice work, well done.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Audrey.. and justasksusan ill check it out on utube.. thanks for stopping by.. thank you so much Lathing and Tobusiness bless you all :)

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

gosh...heart reckoning yet beautiful.

How do you do it, Frank!

Awesome, Beautiful

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Ruch :) Frank

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

The emotional pain of losing a significant other especially after so many years together is unbearable. My godmother lost her husband eight years ago and even though it's been a while, she hasn't gotten over it. She doesn't come over for our Christmas Eve parties anymore. God Bless you my friend:)

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you and god bless you too Marlene

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