I Died A Death

I Died a Death
a poem by – Elizabeth Santos

I died a death but stayed alive
In phantoms likeness I survive
Alive, yet dead, I walk alone
In rooms with walls as cold as stone

I lived a life and dreamed a dream
And loved the life you lived with me
Then in the whisper of a breath
You left, and then I died a death

Though dead I live, I cannot part
From the love that lives within my heart