Read Silver Line caller Bob Lowe’s emotional tribute to his late wife

For Loneliness Awareness Week, we were honoured that Silver Line caller Bob Lowe shared a beautiful poem he’d written following the death of his wife, Kath.

After Kath’s death, Bob felt extremely lonely and contacted the Silver Line for friendship. He shared his experiences of loneliness on This Morning, among other TV shows, and read out his poem. 

I am alone – by Bob Lowe

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 like this and that
 
We’d go to the shops and select our meals
 
But now I’m alone 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 forever and ever.