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.

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© Marty Pijanowski

October 2009

One Last Kiss

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.
It's 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 can't 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.

It's selfish I know
to feel this way
But it's 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 it's not a question of if
But a question of when.

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


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  • by Charles Vella
  • 4 months ago

I lost my wife to cancer a few months ago. She was only 17 years old when we met. I loved her at first sight. Two years later we got married. She was my wife for 52 years. Every day I miss her more and more. She was an inspiration to so many who knew her. She taught me a lot, to be a better person, to be kind and to have compassion. I took care of her during her long illness, every time I hugged her I cried. She would tell me not to cry. But watching her suffer with pain was so hard. I would look into those beautiful blue eyes and see so much pain. My last kiss to her was before she got cremated, she looked so peaceful. There was no more pain and suffering, Rest In Peace Sweetheart. I visit her almost every day as I feel that she's waiting for me to visit her. I still tell her that I miss her dearly and love her.
The Poem really touched my heart and my wishes for the author is to keep strong. Taking care of a loved one during sickness is God's gift, he expect us to take care of the sick.


  • by Stanley Winchester, New Jersey
  • 10 months ago

I really love this poem. I lost my wife on Valentines Day of this year. She was fighting breast cancer for 1 year . This poem said everything thing that I was thinking.
Thank You.


  • by Dallas Coleman
  • 1 year ago

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!!


  • by Kunal, Majumder.Barasat Banamalipur
  • 2 years ago

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.


  • by John Hosfield, Akron,Ohio
  • 2 years ago

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.


  • by Donna, Florida
  • 2 years ago

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.


  • by Anna, Santa Fe, NM
  • 4 years ago

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


  • by Debbi
  • 5 years ago

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.


  • by Talia
  • 5 years ago

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.


  • by Dr Steve
  • 5 years ago

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.


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