Wife Death Poem

To my wife Pamela, who is battling lung cancer. I wrote this for her, but also to help me by express the feelings that I feel while going through this process.

One Last Kiss

© Marty Pijanowski
I have fought the feelings
And emotions inside
That fills and empties me,
Like a fast rolling tide

There are moments of pain
Of sorrow and hate
Leaving me to ponder.
Many hours of late

I love you honey.
Its your presence I miss.
And I terribly long
For that one last kiss

But the greatest pain of all
That hurts me so deep,
Is after giving you my love
I cant have yours to keep

To have you by my side
Always longing for more,
And have you feel the same,
To mutually adore

You see my love; I have given you my heart
And revealed the depths of my soul
And now I am left feeling hopelessly empty,
Paying this immeasurable toll.

Its selfish I know
to feel this way
But its how I feel,
each and every day

Always hoping and praying
For the next time we meet
For you to allow me, once again
To feel complete

And rest assured
I WILL see you again
For its not a question of if
But a question of when.

And when that time comes
Ill be in total bliss
For no longer will I wait
For that one last kiss.


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Published: Oct 2009

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  • I lost my wife to lung cancer also I have to say that this poem is how I feel also in my heart. We found out on our first wedding anniversary on our second she had little time left on 10/28/09 she passed in her sleep. I hurt each day we didn't say till death do us part we said to eternity I will see her again when my time comes.

    Dr Steve Submitted Dec 2009

  • I love this poem. Its one of my favs. My mom has had cancer and know has M.S.. I know how you feel. I love the emotion displayed. Your wife is an inspiration to me. I am only 14 years old.
    Thank you for putting this poem up.

    Talia Submitted Jan 2010

  • Your poem has brought me to tears , I lost my boyfriend to lung cancer 04/03/09. I feel the same way I know we will be together again I just don't know when and I too long for the kiss only this time it is for eternity.

    Debbi Submitted Mar 2010

  • This poem has touched me. I was looking for a poem to send to my cousin's family. Recently my cousin passed away and left her husband and three kids. I wanted to send them an encouraging poem and I came across this one which is awesome. Thank you

    Anna, Santa Fe, NM Submitted May 2010

  • On June 7, 2011 I lost my Mom that resided in Fortson, Georgia. She has been my angel and continues to be even though she has gone on to heaven. Bob my Dad is grieving so hard and long. They were high school sweethearts and had a very good long long marriage. Thank God for sending Mom to Dad that day. She loved cats, life, and nature AND my DAD. May she watch over life until God calls us home. I love and miss you so much!!
    I love and miss you.

    Donna, Florida Submitted Jul 2012

  • I love this poem as I continued to read it, tears rolled down my face, as this reached that place. I have lost my life wife and best friend I too have become way to old. She died on 06/27/12 and I have been at a loss for words to explain even to myself just how I feel. This helps me to know that someone else knows how to kneel. So I thank you my friend for allowing me to feel what you feel is real.

    John Hosfield, Akron,Ohio Submitted Sep 2012

  • I love this poem. I am not married .But although I love this. I have a girlfriend and she went from me. So my feelings brought out by those word of ''ONE LAST KISS''. Thank you.

    Kunal,Majumder.Barasat Banamalipur Submitted Dec 2012

  • This poem was just what I needed today. It describes exactly how I feel at this time. My best friend and wife died on Valentines Day 2014 after a nearly 2 year battle with cancer. Thank you!!

    Dallas Coleman Submitted 3/3/2014

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