Wife Death Poem

Poem On The Death Of A Spouse

I used a traditional poetical pattern which is unusual for me. I am usually a lyrical poet and it does come through in this poem. The richness of the poem is when it is read aloud.

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Lovely and beauteous elegy poem about your beloved late wife. A fine and tender tribute, Eric. My very best wishes for the contest.

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Only For A Season

Eric S. English ©

Published by Family Friend Poems February 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

I set aside a season for my love
And a garden to remember her by;
So that upon the chime of the new moon
My dear love would arrive.

Where has the time gone
Since she last passed?
I have been lost for so long,
And so long, lost in the past -

It leaves me wounded from the years
Of a time lived without her love.
My war-torn soul is still soaked in the tears of
Her memories.

The breadth of autumn's
Beauty is no match for
The depths of her eyes,
Which were as deep as the sky
Is wide.

And rare, like the winter flower,
Showering my soul like a warm summer rain
And devouring my heart every hour,
Of every day.

Not so different was her smile,
Which radiated like the sun.
For thousands and thousands of endless miles
She was light for everyone.

She was my love, and my world;
She was my heart, and my girl;
She was my sun, and at times my night;
But she was always my soul's delight.

My sweetest love, how I have missed her for so long
That I barely exist with the loss,
Forcing me every night to pray
for another chance but my prayers fall back to earth like rain.

And still, there is one thing I know for certain,
That if I had to do it again, I would gladly carry the burden
A thousand times over a thousand lives
Just for the chance to love this woman, one more time.

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Lovely and beauteous elegy poem about your beloved late wife. A fine and tender tribute, Eric. My very best wishes for the contest.

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