Husband Death Poem

Struggling At Christmas After Losing My Husband

I lost my husband in September, and I am dreading this coming Christmas without him. We were together 10 years and got married in May; it would have been our first Christmas together as a married couple. I don't know how I'm going to get through this coming season.

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I'm so sorry for your loss, Victoria. I'm also dreading Christmas. I lost my baby son in September. It was supposed to be our 1st Christmas. This will also be my 1st Christmas without my dad...

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Dreading Christmastime

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Published: November 2016

I'm dreading Christmastime this year
Because I have so much to fear:

An empty space beside my chair,
No gentle caress upon my hair,

No Christmas card from him to read,
No loving kiss upon my cheek.

The mistletoe will be unused,
And songs will make my heart feel bruised.

My heart is heavy, my pain is great.
There's nothing left to celebrate.

For my love has gone beyond the veil,
And all I want to do is wail:

"Christmastime, leave me alone!"
Happiness has left my home.

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  • Ruthie by Ruthie
  • 1 year ago

I lost my husband on August 20, 2010. It was 7 years and 11 days now. I miss him dearly. I hope he can read this. I love him so much. We have 2 kids together, and he has 3 kids from his first marriage.

  • Ayotunde Ajibola by Ayotunde Ajibola
  • 2 years ago

I lost my husband on the 17th of May 2017 to a fatal accident. We have two kids, but we were separated before he passed away. I never had the chance to reconcile with him before his death. I need him to always look out for me and his kids.

  • Cynthia  Frederick by Cynthia Frederick
  • 2 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss, Victoria. I'm also dreading Christmas. I lost my baby son in September. It was supposed to be our 1st Christmas. This will also be my 1st Christmas without my dad and father-in-law. Everyone seems joyful. The holiday songs, lights and trees are all painful reminders. I'm trying so hard to just look away. I'm also trying for my beautiful daughters. I feel like a grinch. My heart and prayers go out to you. I hope that one day when you are ready that your heart will smile again.

  • Victoria L. Thomas by Victoria L. Thomas Poet
  • 2 years ago

Thank you so much, Cynthia. I am so very sorry for your loss, too.

  • W. .J. Light by W. .J. Light
  • 2 years ago

Oh, the raw pain of the things that were once our deepest joys. Christmas songs brought strong and gentle smiles; they now bring strong and piercing pain. Yes. A wail. This horror has to end, doesn't it? It can't possibly go on until we die, can it? So do we plan on never smiling deep again? My heart says that is true. I am part dead now, too. I went when my husband of 34 years died. We were just ready to begin retirement together. I was 57. Do I really have to live some ten or twenty or God forbid, thirty more years? Yes, as you have said, happiness has left. I have no Christmas tree this year. But I believe in Christ's promises. So heaven will be wonderful.

  • K Savio by K Savio
  • 2 years ago

I lost my husband of 25 and soulmate of 28 years at the end of November 2016. I died with him also. He was mine and my two young daughters' ROCK. I am so lost and the girls are hanging on by a thread. He had been sick for a long time but always bounced back. No one is prepared for losing a loved one. There is no tree, and his chair sits empty this Christmas.

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