Husband Death Poem

This poem was written about the memory of my husband's funeral. I have been alone for 4 years now and am just beginning to get back to the real world. I needed to write this to deal with the grief that I was still experiencing.

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© Jennifer

Published: Feb 2009

A Sad Day

A song plays, indicating a start of a journey.
A woman sobs loudly, mourning her husband.
One last chance to tell him all she wants,
she just stands and stares, with her tears falling.

A bugle begins to play the dreadful "Taps".
She stays still, not sure what happens next.
A flag is presented to the grieving widow;
she grasps it and holds it close to her heart.

A man tries to tell of this man that she loved;
he doesn't know enough to properly convey,
the way that this man touched everyone's life.
The laughter and joy he brought to all that he met.

The ritual is over and she falls to her knees;
she can never leave him all alone in the breeze.
She tries to rise but is too weak to stand,
she'll need a band of angels to help her through.

Three women, stoic and silent, appear at her side,
they wrap their arms around and hold her near.
They help her up and as they begin to walk,
she thinks, goodbye my love, you're finally home.

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  • by Bloomington IN
  • 7/12/2014

My husband left us June 7 2013. He went to sleep and never woke up. I was sleep right beside him. I awoke to him exhaling his last bit of air. I begged and screened at him not to leave me. I called for help. The 911 lady told me to do CPR until the Ambulance got here. I did, still screening, and begging him not to go. It took the ambulance 30 minutes to get here. I was still doing CPR on him. Knowing in my heart he was gone. And had been from the start. I just couldn't let go. I spend my time now begging him to come back please just come back. Just let him touch my face one more time. Please let me lay my head on his chest one more time. We've been together 30 years. Always together, we are as one. You see I died that night too. Only thing is I didn't get to go with him. I love and miss him so bad.

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  • by Mandear
  • 3/2/2014

My husband died Feb. 22, 2014. I buried him yesterday. When I heard Taps and saw the flag being folded, I finally realized that it was over, finished, he has left his earthly home and is safely in the arms of God. This poem reflects just what is in my heart. Thank you.

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  • by Marie Breakley
  • 1/27/2014

My husband died Nov.7, 2013. My husband had a military home going. He was so good to me. He left me with a lot of beautiful memories. Thanks so much for the poems.

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  • by Debbie Solomon
  • 11/10/2013

My husband died Sept 2013 and your poem touched my heart. I had a military funeral for him. He was my life, my best friend and buddy Thank You for writing something so wonderful.

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  • by Kerry, Dublin
  • Mar 2010

My husband died a month ago, and your poem reflects exactly how I felt at his funeral. I felt so alone and bewildered, and still do.

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