Please Don’t Forget Me!
By Leokadia Durmaj
In an old chair a man sits alone
Tears have filled his eyes,
Looking at the pictures on his dresser
Remembering all the years
That have passed him by.
His hands are worn and wrinkled
From years of hard work,
Alone he sits and waits
Hoping someone will remember,
To visit him before he leaves this world.
Once he was loved and cared for
By the woman he called his wife,
Now the Angels in heaven protect her,
As she waits for him to join her
With sadness in her eyes.
For she sees the loneliness he feels
And how his heart aches for her,
His frail body can hardly move around~
As he takes her picture from his dresser
And holds it close to his heart.
A teardrop from heaven falls,
As he cradles it in his hands
Just like a precious gift of art.
A smile forms upon his lips,
As he kisses the teardrop away.
An Angel appears, it is time to go ~
Your wife is waiting for you
Do not be afraid!
With wings outstretched
He reaches up.
The man’s body is limp now
His spirit is with his beloved,
No longer sad and lonely
But rejoicing in the heavens above
In the arms of his one true love.
From the editor--It is an honor to announce that Leokadia Durmaj is July’s Poet of the Month. Lee is a talented writer who has been published in a variety of venues. Readers at Whispers relate to her heartfelt poetry. Lee has been an encouraging voice at our online journal. She regularly leaves thoughtful comments which others appreciate. Lee has collaborated with other writers on several poems that have been featured at Whispers. It is a pleasure to present Lee with this honor!
Thoughts on “Please Don’t Forget Me!”--The emotion flows through Lee’s poem in a heartfelt way. I could feel the loneliness of the main character, wishing someone would have remembered to visit him to bring a little joy to his days. It speaks to the skill of this writer’s ability to be able to journey with her as story unfolds. I don’t want to give away the ending. This is a poem you will enjoy.
Congratulations and thank you Lee! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor