RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 75,500 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Life's Black Curtains - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Lost and alone, thoughts at a distance, heart heavy
with sorrow.

Touched deeply by your life, not wanting to let go,
yet knowing I must.

In my heart forever, indelibly printed on my soul,
etched in memory's mind.

Touched frequently by the tears of your loss, trying
to hold them as tiny reminders of what we used to have.

They disappear, never become tangible so I may keep them
like a treasure of your love.

With love, I will remember you all my life, for you are
a part and parcel of what we had.

Sharing now that you are no longer here is difficult - I
hear only the constant echoes of your silence.

Walking away from our favorite places, I leave a little
of self behind each time - soon there will be nothing
left of me.

Wanting to reach out and grasp again what we once had
is an empty gesture, filled with pain and emptiness,
because you are not here to reach out to me.

Our relationship on earth will never be, it has been
severed by death's insistence in our lives.

Listening to you with my heart, seeing your reply in
the salted tears that continue to fall.

Your life was called and you answered fully, not leaving
anything behind.

Our story is not over as long as I still remember you with
love.

Taking down the black curtains, life is still being lived
on earth.

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Comments about Life's Black Curtains by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Kanav Justa Kanav Justa (1/31/2016 8:59:00 AM)

    Your love is here forever, beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/26/2016 8:12:00 AM)

    A very strong feeling expressions in this poem. Likes it in that sense of sorrow. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (1/21/2016 5:56:00 PM)

    A very moving poem. It is so hard to let go but we must because life insists we must.
    In life we find love and love is eternal. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Bradeley Danny Bradeley (1/20/2016 4:45:00 PM)

    A powerful poem.
    So gracious and touching. This really pulls at the heart strings. Well done, some of these words will stay with me for a long time. (Report) Reply

  • Valentin Savin Valentin Savin (1/19/2016 1:05:00 AM)

    What a beautiful and touching poem RoseAnn. So heartfelt. Sorry to say it really happens and it's impossible to sever oneself from a loving soul and hold on to it. What is left is just pain and memories.
    I am very moved by your next lines:
    Wanting to reach out and grasp again what we once had
    is an empty gesture, filled with pain and emptiness,
    because you are not here to reach out to me.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Valentin Savin (Report) Reply

  • Jean- Bernard Parr (1/14/2016 5:49:00 PM)

    I have re read this, and will again, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar Dr.subhendu Kar (1/13/2016 2:28:00 PM)

    love when lost heart mourns to belong
    soul seems to ruffle at door of lurid void.
    tear gleans in eyes with sparky shadows
    cry bewilders on lap of reminiscence like silhouette, ...deeply poignant write, yet heartfelt to shed tears, and pangs of grief slowly leaches to swoon, thanks for sharing to sigh of sorrow, (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (1/11/2016 3:27:00 AM)

    A heartfelt poem indeed and most certainly pulls at the heartstrings. Emotionally charged and beautifully stated..... (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/10/2016 5:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful having lost my brother two month's back I feel it. (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/10/2016 5:27:00 AM)

    So beautiful having lost my brother two month's back I feel it. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/16/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    It's so hard to hold back the tears upon reading this. Magnificent! Losing a loved one is always difficult. You have done a masterful job with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (11/23/2015 4:36:00 PM)

    Having lost my dad a couple of weeks ago, your poem has really struck a chord! Brilliant and I feel exactly the way you have described in your poem! (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (11/12/2015 5:06:00 PM)

    How well I recognize the anguish you feel for your lost friend. You may identify with my feelings in one I have written to my husband, called – To Maurice – If in despair I cried my pain out to the very stars.
    Also, I have found solace in Jesus’ words at John 5: 28 & 29. To meet him and see him again.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (11/1/2015 5:00:00 AM)

    To have had that incredible connection, how precious. To go on alone so difficult. But let those wonderful memories lift your heart and bring a smile.So beautiful to know your story is not over.
    Touching words. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (10/26/2015 8:27:00 AM)

    Oh My! That is a beautiful poem RoseAnn. What a beautiful tribute to love and life left behind. I am so sorry for your loss. Every line hits a chord of grief and the last line is so true and difficult. I loved the last line..taking down the black curtains, life is still being lived on earth. Thanks for sharing this poem. It is so well written and heartfelt. (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (9/28/2015 2:19:00 AM)

    tears fall from my eyes while reading this. what a beautiful piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (9/28/2015 2:19:00 AM)

    tears almost fall from my eyes while reading this. what a beautiful piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Khalida Bano Ali (9/28/2015 1:23:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, i really liked it............................ (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes Dorothy- A. Holmes (9/18/2015 11:14:00 AM)

    Ah, a most passionate verse! Be strong, there will be another sunrise!
    Dorothy Alves Holmes
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing (Report) Reply

  • Mark Heathcote Mark Heathcote (9/16/2015 7:07:00 PM)

    A wonderful tender poem I enjoyed it dearly, thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 25, 2014



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