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.