Wife Death Poem

Missing My Wife Poem

I was down tonight thinking of my wife who passed away in April 2011. I decided to try writing something out and I guess just want feedback from people that know poetry on what you think

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I lost my wife in July, we were together 26 years. She was 43 and 18 when we met, I was 27. We had 2 boys and she even came to love my daughter I had before. It hurt so bad, she was sick...

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© Ryan

Published on December 2011

Missing My Wife

When I try to take a break
and relax in my busy life
my heart it does ache
and all I think is how I miss my wife

It hurts me so bad
all this pain inside
thinking of the love we had
and the tears I have cried

I think of the places that we went to
how I love you with all my heart
and all the things we didn't get to do
but most of all how we have been torn apart

I miss you so
and love you still
I did not want to let you go
but I tell myself it was Gods will

Every day I see things you done
it is lonely without you here
I try to be strong for our wonderful son
but all I can do is drink another beer


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  • by Calvin Cumm, Essex NY
  • 2 weeks ago

I lost my wife in July, we were together 26 years. She was 43 and 18 when we met, I was 27. We had 2 boys and she even came to love my daughter I had before. It hurt so bad, she was sick with Leukemia. I thought no way, and slowly she kept failing treatments. I brought her back from an extreme breakdown in Boston and got her back walking, I brought her back one night with CPR, she was going to Rochester to continue with new treatment that we thought would work things looked good, she came to bed at 4:00 AM I get up at 5:00. She hugged me, went to sleep, and went to god. I tried as so did the paramedics, my sons saw all of this. I miss her so. I'm lost, scared, and trying to do what she did - she was the anchor in our home. She would often tell me and she was right...I will raise my sons, but when time comes for me, I can't wait to be with her again.


  • by Peter Schwarzenberger, Portland Oregon
  • 1 month ago

I lost my beautiful wife in February 2015 and now 8 months later it is just as tough it was when she passed.
She was an incredible gentle soul always giving of herself. She was my spouse, best friend, lover and companion. I am absolutely lost despite having a good support mechanism.
My beautiful English wife can never be replaced and I accept that but life is so empty without my loved one that at times one wonders why I was robbed of this incredible women.


  • by Bob Gates, Cedar Rapids LA
  • 1 year ago

I want to thank for writing this poem. My wife of 22 years passed away May 7 2014. 3 months tomorrow of a severe brain aneurysm while we were getting ready for work. Our son just turned 17 a month ago. We were able to donate her lungs, kidneys and liver and helped 4 people. I really liked your poem. Thanks


  • by Sidney, Louisiana
  • 1 year ago

I lost my wife on March 28, 2014. She was 61 years old. We were married for 39 years. We met on a blind date and after dropping her off that first night on the way home with the other couple, I told them that I was going to marry that girl one day. Which we did, two years later. She was sick from the first year of our marriage till the end. I will never stop loving her as I cared for her, body and soul.


  • by Ronald, Virginia
  • 1 year ago

I just came across this poem and read it, it's heartbreaking but true, I lost my wife on January 16 2014. She was 22 years old, I'm 24, we have a 16 month old son. He was a mamma's boy and he still looks for her everyday. We were married 4 years and now it's so lonely and empty without her.


  • by Browning Montana
  • 2 years ago

I lost my wife of 30 years on November 4 2013. Now I can't stop worrying if she is ok. A part of me wants to protect her and hold her in my arms and tell her how much I love her. But she's not there. I keep expecting her to come home. I just want to hear that soft voice of hers. Every once in a while I need to look at her picture which seems to help with the anxiety.


  • by Mark, Brisbane
  • 2 years ago

I lost my beautiful wife 22 April this year and I've never felt pain like it. Nancy was only 40 and was the most beautiful soul . We were best mates. I nursed my wife in the last three years and that only served to make us even closer. I've cried every day since Nancy passed away and I can't imagine my life getting easier any time soon. My heart goes out to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. We have to be strong for them and try to forge a new life that will never be the same. God bless.


  • by Rick, Wisconsin
  • 3 years ago

I just read your poem. Lost my wife in Feb., 2011 just a few months before you. I had a bit of heartache reading it... I get it, We are spreading her ashes this Sun., at her childhood cabin; it's been too painful for my daughters and her parents till this point. Sitting here crying now thinking of you. My wife was a beautiful blonde contradiction; she lived life to the fullest, but she struggled; when she died, it was quick, painful and final. I miss her every day, and I don't know about you, but I keep looking for signs... I just want to know she's OK? Is that nuts?? I don't care. That's what bothers me the most! I took care of her for 30 years, and it's hard to stop feeling that. Looking forward to a time when I can stop feeling that pain,


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