Saturday, April 5, 2014

Au re-voir Dawn--By Beth Winchcombe--England

Au re-voir Dawn

How does one mend a broken heart
when it's shattered in fragments
beyond repair?
The harder you love,
the harder the pain
when one dies!
How does one cope with a broken heart?
Everyone is different.
Does time ever heal?
Maybe, those un-shed tears, seal
the cracks one day.
Will this pain and sorrow
ease tomorrow?
Maybe it will after MANY tomorrows!
Grieving is a slow process,
for those living.
The end of life, for the departed is their relief.
RIP, my loved one.

Beth Winchcombe is now a retired housewife and enjoys writing poetry, also painting in oils.  She lives in Derbyshire, England.


  1. Beth, certainly we can all relate to the broken heart. It is so difficult to keep a healthy perspective when the heart is broken and the mind is in chaos, but when the storm clears and the calm comes - there comes with it a mighty peace......... a beautiful poem! Welcome to Whispers! Sheri /

  2. Dear Beth,
    You truly touched my heart with this sad but beautifully written poem. It does take a long time to heal and sometimes when you think you have healed, the sadness returns. I cannot write about my late husband without shedding tears and he's been gone for decades now. Yes, the pain lingers, but we cling to memories of happier times. I hope you find comfort soon, dear. What a talented writer you are! Love, carolyn

  3. Beth,
    What a heart wrenching poem.
    I dedicate my tears to you .My heart and prayers
    are with you. Mary

  4. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Beth - love this moving write, my friend

  5. Oh my. A broken heart comes from many reasons - lost love, betrayal, death...either way, it is painful. The past years my family has suffered through some tragic events, and each one pierced my heart in different ways. And yet, somehow we manage to continue living. Sometimes it's just taking one breath at a time, one minute at a time...I'm sorry - but your words just stirred up emotions within...beautiful. Kristina

  6. Thank you for sharing a well written poignant poem. Your talent is apparent. Death is not easy to deal with though we know it will come to all of us. Yes with time the sadness and loneliness eases and with faith in God we can be comforted. At least that is my experience.
    Love, Charlene

  7. Thank you, Beth, for this touching poem. As Charlene pointed out, "Death is not easy to deal with....," but when one is at peace, and especially resting with the Lord, it eases the pain. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

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