War Veteran’s Heartbreaking Poem to His Late Wife Inspires The World

93-year-old Bob Lowe from Hampshire, England wrote a poem, entitled, “Ode To Kath” dedicated to his late wife of 65 years who died 3 years ago. His poem originally found an audience on The Silver Line, a website/helpline for older people suffering from loneliness.

Bob wrote on the website: “But more to the point 72 years since we first kissed… and she waited throughout the war for me and I for her.” The Silver Line sees Bob as a “champion in his community”, and his poem has provided comfort and hope to the elderly folks who are going through the struggles of being alone.

Bob went on BBC Radio 5 to read his poem, inspiring thousands throughout the world. When you read it, you’ll understand.

Ode To Kath

ode to kath

The Silver Line

I am alone, now I know it’s true

There was a time when we were two

Those were the days when we would chat

Doing little jobs of this and that

We’d go to the shops and select our meals

But now I’m one I know how it feels

To try and cook or have meals on wheels

The rooms are empty there’s not a sound

Sometimes I’m lost and wander round

To look for jobs that I can do

To bring back the days when we were two

When darkness falls and curtains drawn

That’s when I feel most forlorn

But I must be honest and tell the truth

I’m not quite alone and here’s the proof

Because beside me in her chair

She quietly waits our time to share

Kath said to me some time ago

Darling when the time comes for us to go

Let’s mix our ashes and be together

So we can snuggle up for ever and ever.

Via Silver Line