Husband Death Poem

Remembering The Funeral

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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I too am a veteran's widow. Words cannot express the sadness and compassion I feel for all who had to hear the dreaded "Taps." I am very recently widowed and cry oceans of tears since losing...

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Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

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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  • Gigi Friedfel by Gigi Friedfel
  • 4 years ago

I too am a veteran's widow. Words cannot express the sadness and compassion I feel for all who had to hear the dreaded "Taps." I am very recently widowed and cry oceans of tears since losing my beloved Vietnam War combat warrior to Agent Orange cancer. Your poem has touched my soul, and I will read it often on my journey of grief. I'm told we never heal completely but that things slowly get better.

  • Violet Motsi by Violet Motsi
  • 6 years ago

I lost my husband of 27 years on September 14, 2017, in a terrible car accident. The driver went into his lane. It was head on and he died on the spot. I was out of the country and he was alone at home when this happened. When I left him, he was well and he prayed for me to have a safe journey. I came back to find my husband in a mortuary. I am in so much pain. He was my best friend, my soul mate. I don't know how I will be able to survive without him.

  • Melissa by Melissa
  • 6 years ago

I, too, lost the love of my life, my soulmate, to sarcoma. We had 30 years, 28 married, but it was not enough. We received his diagnosis on October 12, 2016, and he left us all on May 24, 2017. I am devastated. I don't know how to function without him. Half of me died along with him, and the other half is ready to go too. I know that our wonderful children and our beautiful granddaughter need me to carry on, but it is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I have moments of rational behavior, but then I feel as though a tidal wave has knocked me under and I am unable to breathe. He was my "home." I know that I was blessed to love and be loved by this wonderful man, but my pain is nearly unbearable. I keep busy during the daylight but continue to cry every night. I don't want another person to tell me that he is in a better place! I don't want another voice to utter that it will get better in time! Those people will never understand.

  • LaTarsha Burton by LaTarsha Burton
  • 6 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I read your story and it made me cry. I also lost my soulmate on April 16, 2017. It is so hard for me to bear. I am so tired of hearing he's in a better place and I should move on. I cry for him day and night. I have no peace at all. I just wish I can have him back. Ninety percent of me wants to go and be with him. Unfortunately, I have my kids and grandkids to think about. I love and miss him so much. We were like one person.

  • Lorraine Borowik by Lorraine Borowik
  • 7 years ago

I lost my husband 7 weeks ago. I keep thinking he is at work. I miss him so much, we had 25 years together and were married for 7 1/2 months. He never made our first anniversary. Please come back .

  • Marta Pina by Marta Pina
  • 8 years ago

My fiance died almost 2 weeks ago because of a car accident he had after work. He was coming home to me but he never made it. We were together for almost 6 years and have a 5 month old daughter that will never know her father. He was just 24 years old and we had so many plans. I have known him for 10 years and we are soulmates, best friends. He was my everything. I still can't believe he's gone and I still wait for him to come to me.

  • Theresa Alderete by Theresa Alderete
  • 7 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. My husband died of a massive heart attack on February 1st 2016 at age 49. so its been very hard to deal with. I don't know what I'm going to do without him, I feel like it's just a nightmare but I can't wake up. I don't understand, we have 4 adult children and 9 grandkids and we were together for 33 years. I'm not ready to let him go. How can I move on without him? I feel hollow, I guess its the realization that he'll never walk through our front door. Its so painful. I LOVE U just like our wedding song says "Always & Forever" Daniel Paul Alderete RIP

  • Dasha by Dasha, Fontana CA
  • 9 years ago

My fiance passed away June 23 2013. All I have is memories to cherish. I can't believe he is gone and which sucks he died at age 24. We still had a future together, to raise our son. Now I'm trying find myself and It's been hard for me. How can I move on when I lost my best friend, soul mate, and heart beat. When he died apart of me died too. I cry everyday night begging to have him back but in reality that will never happen. But I know he is around me and he comes to my dreams. The dreams I have seem so real and I'm thankful to have them. Nobody knows how it feels to lose a soul mate until you lost one.

  • Bloomington IN by Bloomington IN
  • 9 years ago

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.

  • Mandear by Mandear
  • 10 years ago

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.

  • Marie Breakley by Marie Breakley
  • 10 years ago

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.

  • Debbie Solomon by Debbie Solomon
  • 10 years ago

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.

  • Kerry by Kerry, Dublin
  • 14 years ago

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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