Husband Death Poems

Husband Death Poems

Loss of Husband Poems

Husbands are, for many wives, their source of comfort, love, joy, and companionship. Many wives consider their husband to be their confidant and best friend. To lose the man they have relied on for so long can be utterly devastating. For those who have not experienced the loss of a husband, it is impossible to understand the depth of the pain a wife feels. It is a pain so deep, the human mind only comes to accept the harsh reality gradually. Widows and her supportive friends and family can honor their loved one by recounting a kind gesture or amusing stories involving him.

30 Poems Paying Tribute to the Passing of Husbands

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  1. 1. Time Does Not Bring Relief (Sonnet II)

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    Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
    Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
    I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
    I want him at the shrinking of the tide;

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    I relate to her deep pain, I lost my precious son Chris a little over 3 years ago, suddenly. Now my heart and my soul are shattered forever on this earth, my life altered. I'm yet in that...

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  3. 2. The Widow-Maker

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    A loose limb hangs upon a pine three log-lengths from the ground,
    A norway tumbles with a whine and shakes the woods around.
    The loose limb plunges from its place and zigzags down below;
    And Jack is lying on his face—there's red upon the snow.

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  5. 3. Missing You


    • By Kathy Murphy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I sit alone now in the darkness of despair.
    I cry my silent tears.
    My heart is broken into a million tiny pieces.
    The silence is deafening to my ears.

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    I lost my husband almost a year ago to the date, June 23, 2019. We were together for 13 years, married 3. We experienced all of the for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health before...

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  6. 4. My Lost Love


    • By Anne Spiller
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I have only just lost you; the pain is hard to bear.
    Do I have to go through life knowing you're not there?
    Please, someone explain to me why he had to go.
    Are there any reasons, I really need to know?

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    I lost my husband 3 months ago. My heart is still aching as strongly as the day he died. He was not ill, and was taken from me suddenly. I suppose that is the hardest part. I had no time to...

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  7. 5. Stillness


    Eternal lights flicker
    In a distant sky.
    Where have you gone;
    Why did you die?

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    Thank you for your beautiful poem and supporting words. My lovely husband and soulmate died two weeks ago, quite unexpected, at the age of 50. I am 30. He was everything to me, so loving,...

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  8. 6. Baby Steps

    • By Luann Winkle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I tell myself I need
    to take baby steps
    beginning with his shoes.
    Plastic bag in hand I enter the closet

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    Luann:
    First of all I'm so sorry for the loss of your life partner. I can only imagine how difficult that would be! I do have to tell you that very few poems have transported me to a scene...

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  9. 7. Moving Forward

    • By Jennifer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I woke up this morning
    And reached over for you.
    You weren't there, I remembered.
    Now what will I do?

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    Each day I wake since you're gone, drinking coffee, feeling empty and alone. No one to talk to about what we used to share. Trying hard each day not to live in despair. Trying to stay busy,...

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  10. 8. 'Til Death Do Us Part

    • By Alex
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

    When life seems a blur,
    And I can't quite believe
    That I'm living without you
    And you were taken from me,

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    Thank you for saying what I feel. Just lost my husband and not sure where to go from here or what to feel. I know life is for the living and I must muster the strength and courage to continue...

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  11. 9. Where Are You?

    • By Grace A. Mandry
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Why has He taken you from me?
    Torn from my side, where you should be.
    Forty-six years we lived as one
    To stand stronger than we had begun.

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    I identify with many of your grief stories. My husband of almost 35 years died on Christmas Day 2017. He bravely fought cancer for two years. He was an amazing man, a wonderful husband, a...

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  12. 10. Now That You're Gone

    • By Roselyn Dj. Sarmiento
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017 with permission of the Author.

    You're gone, and all that's left is nothing but memories,
    Memories that lead me to silence and tears.
    I miss your arms that hold me tight,
    Your snore that fills our room at night.

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    Lost my husband on Sept 30, 2020, after a five year progressive illness of Lewy Body Dementia. Watching him go downhill with my two teenage sons, having to miss their graduations from high...

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  13. 11. To Fill Her Heart With Hope

    She got up this morning,
    sun shining through the blind.
    She took a look in the mirror,
    and something crossed her mind.

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    This wonderful morning I woke up realizing you're two hours away, sick, and unable to play. I said my prayers and begged God to keep you safe and to heal all your strife and illness away. A...

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  14. 12. With You Again

    • By Jan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Fifteen years of happiness just wasn't enough time
    To show the world that you were mine.
    There are no words to express how sad I feel,
    How lost I am without you; it does not feel real.

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    Terry and I had previously been in abusive marriages. We tried to settle with the fact that we would never meet our soulmate! But then it happened in 2013 at ages 51 and 61. Our chaplain said...

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  15. 13. A Wife's Grief

    If death is nothing at all,
    We will be enjoying summer and fall;
    We shall talk and laugh as we have always done,
    Instead of waiting for my time to come.

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  16. 14. I Am Not That Strong

    • By Rose Carroll
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    My Dearest Darling,

    I am not as strong as I thought I was.
    Since you have been gone,

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    I was engaged in my early 20s. It was a deep love that just couldn't be. Life happened, and I married a different wonderful man, who just happened to have been childhood friends with my ex....

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  17. 15. I Will Finally Let You Go!

    These days, that moment haunts me,
    That first moment we met.
    You were a vision from the heavens
    That I never would forget.

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    • Rating 4.63
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    Oh Ann, my heart goes out to you. I can only imagine the pain you must be in. Having a lifelong love is such a blessing but watching them be sick would be a torture. I feel stupid trying to...

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  18. 16. I'll Be Missing You

    They say that time will heal all wounds.
    I know that could be true.
    It's the lonely in-between times
    That I start missing you.

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    My husband who was a professional boxer developed dementia at age 57 from undetected brain injuries. He was admitted to Bendale Acres Long Term Care at the age of 67. It was so lonely without...

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  19. 17. Nevermore

    • By Cindi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Nevermore
    will I see your smiling face,
    will I feel your strong firm embrace.
    will I wish upon the starry skies,

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    I lost my husband 23 years ago after 20 years of marriage and 2 sons. The night after he passed I was outside crying. I looked up to see a full moon. I vowed that I would remember him every...

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  20. 18. Love Forever Lost

    Like a ghost, I flitter through the night,
    keeping to the shadows and abhorring the light.

    The night camouflages and no one can see

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    Hi Elisa - My apologies as I see this was 6 years ago. This is so similar to the disaster my wife was given when diagnosed in June with stage 4 lung/brain cancer that took her from me only 2...

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  21. 19. In My Heart

    You're not here
    For me to see
    My heart longs for
    The day to be

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  22. 20. Miss You So

    • By Vivien Hodgkinson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Today I gave you roses.
    I gave you thirty three,
    one red rose for every year
    that you shared with me.

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    This time last week my partner was brutally murdered. Why?? We don't know. J thinks it had something to do with my daughter's car. I looked out of the window. There was a boy smashing her...

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