Stop The World

Stop the world my beloved has died

I want the world to take time to mourn

Abandoned in this moment

As the new day marches on in time

I stand here in solitary sorrow

Physical death is final and unforgiving

I will never see you again in this life

Stop the world give me time

My beloved’s presence is no more

Just memories of once was

To keep my beloved alive in heart and mind

I wish to tell you of my beloved

The blessing he was to me and family

Stop the world and listen

My beloved has died

Stephen Rowlands 22/12/19