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A man in despair

Updated on May 15, 2012

I once knew a man, a very lovely man who had lost his wife, soul mate and felt he'd also lost his life. I visited him regularly through my work and his situation inspired me to write these words.

A gentle man

A broken man

A man in despair.

A man with rich memories, full of need,

A man with realization that this is no-more

A man in pain, with nothing to gain.

Such a lovely man, my heart aches,

doesn't he realize tomorrow is a brand new day?

Such a genuine man, with so much to give

yet so very lonely ,taking his will to live.

I feel the pain of his world, and when I ask 'how are you today?' his eyes fill, and I think

you don't have to say.

I feel his anguish and frustration.

A man who once had everything, robbed now, in total isolation.

Don't give up, let me be your friend,

I understand, you don't have to pretend.

Life isn't always fair, But I'm here for you

don't be afraid to open up,

you'll find my friendship is true.

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    • Kamalesh050 profile image

      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      '

      'Life isn't always fair, But I'm here for you

      don't be afraid to open up,

      you'll find my friendship is true.'

      Oh how beautiful!

      I love the poem. Voted Up. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      kamalesh Thankyou for reading and for your comment.

      Kind regards.

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      Lot Rillera 5 years ago from Philippines

      nice poem cherriquinn, voted up !

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      cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      Lot Rillera Thankyou for reading this.

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      sammimills 5 years ago from California, USA

      I could feel the emotion of the man. Nice poem! Voted Up

    • cherriquinn profile image
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      cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      Thankyou sammimills and welcome to hubpages!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I hope he has survived that loss and made new friends. Your kindness shows through here. Up & more!

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      cherriquinn 4 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      xstatic Thankyou for your kind words. As to whether he survived the loss, I don't know. Unfortunately we lost touch but he is in my thoughts regularly.

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