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Poem: Last Thoughts of an Old Man.

Updated on February 1, 2015
Reflecting on life.
Reflecting on life. | Source

She Was Loved Until The End.

When will I see you again. You smile as you turn and you say I love you and I know from your heart that these words are so true. I think of the days of so long ago, the sunshine the beachside the wonder of you. Some said I was foolish to ask you to dance, I knew you'd say yes and I thought of romance.

As time did pass our love it did grow, a family was ours and we loved them all so. Our children brought pride as they passed through life, one took a husband the other a wife. Our love did mellow as the years they went by, we smiled with contentment but sometimes a sigh.

You turn round again with those tears in your eyes, you look back and smile but I see your sighs. I'm now on a road I must travel alone, I lie under the grass, I lie under the stone - God bless you my darling.

© 2012 Graham Lee

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Linda. Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comments, they are appreciated.

      Graham.

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      Linda Crist 2 years ago from Central Virginia

      Graham, this is simply beautiful. I love the sentiment and the surprise of finding a poem hidden in the format. Just a real delight.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Tom. Thank you for this appreciated comment. I am glad you thought well of it.

      Graham.

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      Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      What a beautiful reflection of life. It covers the two most important things in life: love and legacy.

      Well done!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Levertis. I am so glad that you thought so highly of my hub. Thank you.

      Graham.

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      I like this poem . . . so beautiful with a loving, sad ending.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi US. Thank you for your visit and comment. I am so pleased that you thought so highly of it.

      Graham.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      That was awesome Graham. Love it.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rajan. Thank you for your vist and valued comment.

      Graham.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It is a beautiful and powerful poem, Graham. Thanks for sharing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Frangipanni. Thank you for your valued visit and very kind comments, I greatly appreciate them.

      Graham.

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      Wow, you certainly have a way with words. What a heartfelt poem. It really touched me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thanks Ed for your visit and comment. Yes, we get there in the end.

      Graham.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      This is pretty amazing . And painful to realize ......we'll all be there one day . Nice writing ++++++Ed.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Debbie. Thank you for your visit and most welcome comments Your blessings? thank you for them as well.

      Graham.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You turn round again with those tears in your eyes. I an see it now,, the love looking waiting and hoping .. your style is wonderful and so is this poem

      many blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Made 27. Thank you so much for your very kind comments.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Sunni for your visit and thoughtful comments. As we know real loves lasts for ever.

      Graham.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Beautiful story about a life together that now is coming to an end. I really enjoyed reading this poem.

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      How beautiful this was, a love that lasts beyond the grave, forever and a day. Truly touching. Thank you Graham. I look forward to reading more. Thank you so much for your kind and warm comments you have left this cold Texas morning.

      God bless,

      Sunnie

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi mizjo. Thank you for your visit and welcome comments. The bad guys make the news, the women say men are 'all the same' but it is not true, not by a long way. Most women are loved by their partners, unfortunately men find it difficult to express love and emotions. I am so glad you liked this poem, thank you for your votes and sharing.

      Graham.

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      My goodness, this was beautiful, so much depth and feeling in it. That's a lucky gal, loved till the end. How many women are nowadays?

      Vote Up Awesome and Shared.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Globetrekkermel. Thank you for your visit and welcome comments. Thank you for your vote.

      Graham.

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      Globetrekkermel 4 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      as usual, beautifully written.voted you thumbs up and beautiful, again! keep writing and i will keep reading.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      An extra comment from me here. Thank you all for your wonderful comments on this hub. I do appreciate all of them. I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      web923. Thank you for your valued visit and comments.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Rosemay50. Thank you so much for your valued comments. I wish you and yours all the best for Christmas and the new year.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      seeker7. Hi Helen. Thank you so much for your valued visit and comments. You are very kind. Thank you for your votes. I wish you and yours the very best for Christmas and the new year.

      Graham.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is beautiful nostalgic and a little sad at the end, definitely a tear here.

      Hope you have a wonderful christmas

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Oh Graham what a beautiful poem this is! The words seem deceptively simple, when in fact they reach deep down into our hearts and memories and breathe life into them! I did have tears in my eyes reading this, but for me it wasn't all sad, there is a great love in these words and that always transcends sadness!

      Voted up beautiful, awesome +shared!! I absolutely love this!!

      Just to say, I wish you and your loved ones a lovely Christmas and all the very best for the New Year - I look forward to reading more of your awesome work in 2013!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for your lovely comments, they are so much appreciated. I wish you and yours all the very best from me and mine. Thank you for the votes and sharing.

      Graham.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful words Graham and thank you so much for sharing.

      Truly beautiful and I vote across/up and share all around.

      I wish you a great run up to Christmas and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Michael. I met Pauline my wife at 15 We were both in it for the long haul it would seem. Was this quote a poem in similar vane from Arlene? I cannot find it, though I did find another site on which you were on with a photograph.

      Graham.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Arlene was my wife. We met when I was 16.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Annie. Thank you for your heartfelt comments. Love conquers all doesn't it? I hope you are all well over there.

      Graham.

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Graham. This is so moving, I too had a lump in my throat.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for such a wonderful comment, also your most valued votes. Graham.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a woderful read my gifted friend. I vote across/up and share all around.

      Eddy.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Morning Hatter. I do not know of your Quote but I will look it up. Thank you for your visit.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ruby. Thank you for your visit and comments. I am glad you liked it.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi brightforyou. Thank you for your visit and welcome comment.

      Graham.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      She waits for me by a tree: Arlene Kloess Aug. 22, 2003.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This was so beautiful. I must admit i got a lump in my throat at the ending..

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      Helen 4 years ago from Florida

      This is really lovely and so poignant!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi web93. Thank you for your visit and greatly appreciated comment.

      Graham.

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      That was awesome... every word of it!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Sis. Thank you for your visit and sincere comments. I do appreciate them.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi La Thing. Thank you for your visit and welcome comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your votes.

      Graham.

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      Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

      Stunning in it's simplicity and sincerity -- thanks you for sharing this one -- it's so beautiful. Best/Sis

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is so beautiful and touching! A life story within the lines..... Love and lived it! Enjoyed it very much, voting up and awesome!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you writinglover. I appreciate your visit and welcome comment. I wonderd at first about the ending but decided to press on.

      Graham.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Awesome, truly awesome! Well done, sir!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thanks for you valued comments. A sombre message I fear.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, well done my friend. So simple in design, but carrying a message that we all can relate to. Bravo on a job well done!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Leslie. Thanks for your in depth comments. I wondered about this one as the end might not suit some readers. Thanks for your valued visit and sharing.

      Graham.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      This was simply beautiful! i love the style you chose - it reads soooo smoothly - if not so sweetly!

      Life is never easy, but, contentment is not the worst thing in the world, is it? I'd be happy to live with someone forever and wind up 'content' if not passionately in love...

      reality bites, eh?...lol

      sharing with the hub-munity, my friend..