December 22, 2019

For De’s quadrille prompt at dVerse Poets Pub. Today the prompt word is sky.

December 22, 2019
“My witness is the empty sky.” Jack Kerouac

I watched the sun slowly setting
in your beautiful sky blue eyes,
holding you close feeling your
breath go lighter until…
it stopped.
I peered into your eyes –
the sky was empty.
outside it was sleeting.
I closed those beautifu sky blue eyes

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:04:17

    Toni, you are so loved, and lifted up.
    This is a beautiful tribute to your amazing love.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:07:38

    So sad… and the sky will never be the same after such a devastating loss.


  3. msjadeli
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:31:43

    Achingly raw.


  4. kim881
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:36:02

    So beautiful and so heart-wrenching, Toni.


  5. rivrvlogr
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:41:16

    Such a heartbreaking sunset.


  6. gillena cox
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:44:57

    Heartbreaking that those blue eyes have gone to sleep and passed on. Cherish the happy memories



  7. Beverly Crawford
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:46:47

    Incredibly heartrending write. May your heart be filled with happy memories of your many happy moments together.


  8. Lucy
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 16:50:48

    So solemn and raw with grief. It is indeed heartbreaking and it stirs so many emotions. Much love to you, friend. Sending much love. ❤


  9. robtkistner
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 17:29:50

    Hi Toni! This is something I need to share with my fellow writers here at dVerse. I so enjoy reading the work that you create and post, and am genuinely honored to be embraced as a part of this community of poets. May we all find healing in these challenging times. And as a true aquarian love child, and also a proud flower child of the 60’s, who truly believed then we would some day change the world to be a better place for all, and still believes that we might yet do it — I wish each of you peace, health, and love. Write on!


  10. Arcadia Maria
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 17:36:22

    Heartbreaking words, yet beautiful at the same time. If only we can all pass away so peacefully. Nicely done.


  11. sanaarizvi
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 17:38:34

    This is so poignant.


  12. merrildsmith
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 17:39:49

    So sad. Heartbreaking. It’s a beautiful poem though, Toni. I know you’re grieving. Sending you wishes for some peace and hugs.


  13. Grace
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 19:58:56

    Beautifully heart breaking Toni.


  14. Victoria Stuart
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 20:22:43

    What an amazing opportunity to be with a loved one at the very end of life. I love the simplicity of your words, which lends them great power.


  15. Sherry Marr
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 21:09:10

    What a gift of love you gave him, looking into his eyes until they turned into sky.


  16. Ron.
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 22:43:25

    That moment…


  17. lynn__
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 23:08:12

    My eyes have tears, Toni.


  18. sarahsouthwest
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 02:04:46

    So moving, Toni. Love and loss.


  19. oldegg
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 02:12:10

    I have been very thankful to have been with loved ones when they die knowing that they are not alone but that I was there. It hurts but at least they knew.


  20. Ingrid
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 04:04:03

    Sad, beautiful and haunting.


  21. Vivian Zems
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 07:50:16

    Sweet and sad. May his soul rest in peace🙏🏽


  22. lillian
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 14:09:08

    Softly beautiful….testimony to the love you shared. Thinking of you, Toni.


  23. memadtwo
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 17:39:22

    Full of both sorrow and love (K)


  24. Dora
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 20:02:24

    Sad but full of love. May you be comforted in your sorrow.


  25. purplepeninportland
    Sep 25, 2020 @ 09:16:38

    Oh, Toni. This is a heartbreaking time for you, and a wonderful tribute.


  26. el34ax7
    Mar 17, 2021 @ 00:19:39

    This took the air out of my lungs and caved my chest. I hope you are well, as well as can be expected. With love,


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