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.

32 Poems Paying Tribute to the Passing of Husbands

  1. 1. I Will Finally Let You Go!

    This is a story about true love and loss, about letting go of a lifetime with the love of your life. It's an age-old story of what life is truly all about.

    A Simple Love Story

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

    I watched you from a distance,
    Wondering if you were for real.
    I thought perhaps if I just blinked
    You would suddenly disappear.

    But I knew that there was no escape.
    Your smile seized my very soul.
    Your timid touch pierced my defenses.
    My heart was losing all control.

    Your eyes, a brilliant sunrise
    From which I couldn't turn away.
    Your silky voice, the sweetest melody
    That played in my mind all day.

    My love grew like a malady,
    And there was nothing I could do.
    I knew for sure the only remedy
    Was to pledge my life to you.

    I was defenseless but exuberant.
    I felt in awe of each new day
    And my constant thoughts of only you,
    A sweet place I was enslaved.

    Oh, but you were quite the challenge.
    You did not relinquish easily.
    I had to joust each day to win your heart
    While you played coy incessantly.

    But I would never acquiesce
    From my designs upon your heart,
    And once I proved to be victorious,
    We would never be apart.

    Our life became a precious journey,
    Trekking through both highs and lows.
    We were a family of adventurers,
    A force against the world we'd go.

    And as you lay there sleeping now,
    Our life reflected in your face.
    Each line and crease a testimonial
    To all the love and strength you gave.

    It tells the story of our children
    Who brought us joy through long, hard years.
    It reveals the hardships that we overcame
    With grateful laughter and some tears.

    Your eyes now opened to the darkness.
    The light within those eyes still bright.
    Your upturned face so pale and lovely,
    My breath still catches at the sight.

    It's time to face the grim reality
    Of the fast-approaching end.
    There is no future now for us to share,
    Only those places where we've been.

    My sorrow's heavy on my chest
    As you smile up at me.
    I'm just a useless, helpless coward
    Pleading with you not to leave.

    I have stubbornly resisted,
    Negotiating for more time.
    One more day to gaze upon that face
    And feel your heart beat next to mine.

    Five decades we've lived side by side.
    It's been you who's kept me brave,
    And if you leave me all alone,
    I fear I can't be saved.

    Your voice is now a whisper.
    Your breathing comes in slow, short gasps.
    In my arms you're like a feather.
    Your hand feels frail inside my grasp.

    Your words are firm but loving.
    I must finally let you go
    And be grateful for the gift we shared
    That so many never know.

    Then I gently kiss your cool, wet cheeks
    And watch you slowly slip away.
    I feel comfort in the peace you've found,
    And in that peace, we'll share someday.

    And then that moment reappears,
    That first moment we met.
    I thank God for every moment since
    And let you go without regrets.

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  3. 2. Stillness

    In 1970, I moved to Milwaukee to finish my undergraduate work. Coming from a small city, I was lost in the vastness of big city life. I knew virtually no one and by chance heard on the radio about a dating service. With hesitancy, I signed up. After having gone out with various gentlemen, on a particular first date a night in September 1971, Cupid struck. The minute I laid eyes on Jim, I knew I would marry him. On September. 1, 2018, after 46 years of marriage, I lost the love of my life.

    Searching For You Now That You're Gone

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

    When I first saw you,
    You stole my heart,
    And until this awful day,
    We have never been apart.

    I look to the heavens,
    Hoping to see you anew.
    Where have you gone?
    I'm searching for you.

    My painful cries
    Fill the dark of night.
    I need your arms
    To hold me tight.

    Where have you gone?
    Show me the place
    So I can once again see
    The smile on your face.

    We met life's challenges
    And somehow made it through.
    But how do I do it
    Alone without you?

    I know you are in my heart,
    But I long to see your face.
    Memories of yesterday
    Leave only a trace.

    There's emptiness now
    That nothing can fill.
    I so need to find you
    So I, too, can be still.

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  5. 3. To Fill Her Heart With Hope

    I wrote this poem for my wonderful mum who felt so very alone when my dad passed away. I wrote it to fill her heart with some sort of hope.

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

    You weren't there to see her wake.
    She didn't see your smile,
    for when she does, she feels like
    her days are all worthwhile.

    She went into work today,
    kids running through the halls.
    She looked at plans for tomorrow
    and is sad when nobody calls.

    She got in her car to go home today.
    On the radio she heard a song;
    it reminded her of you
    and how hurtful it is you're gone.

    She went out with a friend tonight,
    smiled and wore a brave face,
    for all she really wants in life
    is to have you in this place.

    She gets a daunting feeling,
    one that won't disappear.
    What's the point in all of this?
    What's the point when you're not here?

    She went to sleep that night,
    tried to prepare for the days ahead.
    If she looks real careful,
    you're there on your side of the bed.

    Stroke her hair and tell her
    that no matter what life throws,
    you have a love like no other;
    in death it continues to grow.

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

    You WERE there to see her wake,
    and she could see your smile,
    and when she did, she realized
    you're only absent for a while.

    She closes her eyes and in the dark,
    she knows she'll see you again.
    The only thing that troubles her
    is not being able to say when.

    For now, she must be patient,
    and one day her time will come,
    and you'll be there to take her hand
    and safely guide her home.

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  6. 4. I'll Be Missing You

    Missing my husband and all the memories shared and the togetherness. Sometimes I wonder if a person really gets over the missing of a loved one.

    Widow Missing Husband

    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.

    Every time you cross my mind,
    I think you're here with me.
    Then I sadly realize
    That it could never be.

    But then I just can't help but see
    Your memories everywhere:
    Your coffee cup, your old worn hat,
    And there sits your empty chair.

    Then I'll just be thinking of
    The places we would go,
    The people we would meet,
    And see a person we both know.

    Then I look around and see
    A gift you've given me,
    Our picture in its frame,
    And your favorite program on TV.

    Then I start remembering
    Some place we had to be
    And the things we used to do.
    Then I start missing you.

    Then sometimes out of nowhere
    Your smiling face I see.
    I feel your hand inside of mine.
    Then it seems you're here with me.

    And then some days it feels
    So long we've been apart,
    But neither time nor distance
    Will erase you from my heart.

    Then I begin to realize,
    And it makes me sad and blue,
    That many days and nights
    I'll be missing you.

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  7. 5. Missing You

    My husband passed away in 2005. Everyone thinks that I am strong and have moved on. I am still grieving, but no one wants to listen. No one wants to hear that. "Adequate time has passed," they say. What is adequate time? I was left with a 5 year old son, so I had to continue on, but I still feel so depressed and alone at times. My son is now my life. He is what gives me any semblance of what is supposed to be "strong."

    Grief And Loneliness After Losing A Spouse

    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.
    The darkness frightens me.
    The shadows climb the wall.
    I hear footsteps walking,
    Passing through the hall.
    The loneliness surrounds me;
    It takes my breath away.
    This is the pattern of my life
    Since that awful, dreadful day.
    Without a clue,
    Without a hint
    Of what was yet to be,
    God called you home
    To be with him
    And took you away from me.
    I walk, I talk. I carry on
    When the sun pokes out its head,
    But when darkness falls
    And evening comes,
    I cannot go to bed.
    For this is when I miss you most of all.
    When I curl into a little ball
    And cry those silent tears.
    Watching the shadows
    And missing you.

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  8. 6. Love Forever Lost

    I wrote this poem a month after my husband Roberto died on February 1, 2004, it is only now that I can look at it without feeling immense pain and want to share it with others who may have had the same lost. Time, it takes time.

    Time, It Takes Time

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

    The night camouflages and no one can see
    the shadow of the person that once was me.

    The days lays me bare with nowhere to hide,
    this raw pain that I feel inside,

    You are no longer of this world,
    you inhabit a place of no return,
    no matter the tears or how much I yearn.

    All I have left is your memories,
    cherish it I will do,
    but I would give everything I have for one more day with you.

    So I will continue on living until the day
    you come for me and take me away.

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  9. 7. Can He See Me?

    • By Marian Shapcott
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    My husband had a brain hemorrhage nine years ago that left him in a vegetative state. We have been married for forty one years. I go to see him every week, but he doesn't know me. Even though his eyes are open, he can't see and he can't move. He is in the royal hospital in Putney. He is in limbo and so am I. Life does go on, but it's not the same, and he will never get any better than he is now.

    Waiting For Death Husband In A Vegetative State

    Can he see me?
    Can he hear me?
    Does he know I'm there?
    When I am standing at his bedside or sitting in a chair.
    My friends tell me to move on with my life,
    but it is so hard
    when I am still his wife.

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  10. 8. My Lost Love

    • By Anne Spiller
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010

    To my darling husband who died in March 2008. This poem has helped me to express my feelings to all who are going through the same situation as me.

    Mourning A Spouse's Death Poem

    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?
    I sit here and remember all the lovely times we shared,
    the talks, the laughter, of everyone you cared.
    I am told the pain will ease in time
    and I will think of him without a tear,
    but that will be impossible as I need to have him here.
    He was my very world, my ever-guiding star.
    Just kiss me softly on the cheek and tell me where you are.

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  11. 9. Kisses On The Wind

    • By Valerie I. Petroff
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 3, 2021

    My husband passed away in 2011. This was written in honor of his memory.

    I Miss You More Every Day

    Time heals all wounds they say,
    but I have one that never goes away.
    The loss of you has left a spot
    deep in my heart that time forgot.
    I miss you more with every day.
    Sometime we will be back together, I pray.
    I try to remember the good times spent,
    just to remember the hell you went though.
    I remember every word, touch and kiss,
    and it's those my heart continues to miss.
    I know you're watching me from above,
    'cause my heart swells with your love,
    So my dear, till we meet again,
    Feel my kisses on the wind.

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  12. 10. 'Til Death Do Us Part

    • By Alex
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018

    I am a 21-year-old woman training to be a teacher. I have experienced quite a few deaths of friends and family and have seen how this can affect people.

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

    I sit back and think
    Of the memories we shared,
    All the laughs that you gave me
    And the times that you cared.

    'Til death do us part.
    That's true in our case.
    I miss you so much,
    Your voice and your face.

    Time is a healer.
    I can't say that it's true,
    But life does go on,
    Which means without you.

    When it all gets too much
    And I wish you were here,
    I feel thankful that I met you,
    And I hold you close, my dear.

    'Til death do us part.
    That's true in our case.
    I miss you so much,
    Your voice and your face.

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  13. 11. Suicide

    • By Derryn Brinton-Wood
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    On 27th June 2010 my husband, suffering from bi-polar, committed suicide.
    I wrote this poem shortly after his death when I realized how difficult my family, friends and colleagues found it to discuss and sympathize with my loss.
    The stigma attached to suicide still exists, unconsciously, in people's minds.
    The death is seen a choice. Something avoidable and so somehow less tragic. It was a death seeped in anger on my behalf when all I really wanted was to mourn his loss.

    Poem On The Stigma Of Losing A Loved One Through Suicide

    Suicide the headline screams
    And everyone turns their head
    Too frightened, too shocked, too ignorant
    To acknowledge that he is dead

    Whispers in the corridors
    As slowly rumours spread
    An overdose, a bridge, a rope
    A gun put to his head

    A visit to the state mortuary
    Where platitudes are said
    As they slowly draw the curtain
    For a viewing of the dead

    Widow standing silently
    While poetry is read
    Mourners walking one by one
    To the harbor they are led

    Flowers scattered on the sea
    A brightly fragrant bed
    Whilst seagulls cry overhead
    He is dead, he is dead, he is dead

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  14. 12. The Loss Of A Child's Father

    • By Elizabeth Dougherty
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    A mourning wife and mother writes a letter to her husband and father of her child who has passed away.

    Letter From A Mourning Wife And Mother

    Your loss came so unexpectedly.
    I thought many more years we would have to share.
    But God had another plan
    and at times the loss and grief are things I just can't bear.
    We created the most wonderful son.
    And he looks and acts just like you.
    I never thought that I'd have to raise him and care for him
    not always being reassured by you of the right things to do.
    He asks about you all the time and says
    "Mommy, I miss daddy. When can I see him again?"
    I tell him that you are in heaven
    and when you reunite
    you can catch up on all the things that have been.
    Hours, days, months, and years pass by
    but the love of a father and a son never runs dry.
    I miss you as one of my best friends,
    but I can't change anything that has happened or what has been.
    Our son is the legacy that you leave for all to see.
    And I pray that God has wrapped his loving arms around you,
    allowing you the chance to be all that you can be.
    I love you, and I miss you.

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  15. 13. Moving Forward

    I lost my husband to cancer when I was 28 and he was 31. This poem was written almost 3 years after he passed. I had been struggling with moving forward and had been asked out on a date. I wrote this when I realized it was okay. I never did go out on that date, but I have dated since then, and it is still hard. I love my husband with everything in me and I always will, but I also know that I am capable of loving again. I just have to allow myself.

    Poem About Moving On After Husband's Death

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

    As I remembered the events,
    I started to cry.
    I lift my eyes upward
    And scream to the sky.

    Why did you take him?
    What did we do wrong?
    We were finally making it.
    We had tried for so long.

    As I lay there and think,
    I remember the times we had.
    The memories flow.
    I'm no longer as sad.

    A warm feeling spreads through,
    Like sun on my face.
    I feel light in body,
    Like I'm floating in space.

    I lay there and wonder,
    What could the warmth be?
    Not something I can touch
    And surely not able to see.

    I picture his hand on mine.
    Warmth spreads to my fingers.
    I smile and laugh some.
    The feeling still lingers.

    The warmth is him
    Letting me know
    Everything will be okay.
    I am never alone.

    On those cold winter nights
    When I long for his touch,
    When I feel so desperate,
    I haven't wanted anything so much.

    He will be there to lift me up,
    To show me I still have his love.
    I still have the memories
    We always spoke of.

    As our children grow and learn,
    They accomplish new things.
    I can feel his joy.
    Oh, the warmth that it brings.

    My memories are great,
    But his touch is better.
    When I can't feel it,
    I just write him a letter.

    For I know he is watching.
    He's helping me learn.
    How to live in the world alone
    And for him not yearn.

    I have felt his touch less
    Over the last several days.
    I have met someone who
    Is like him in many ways.

    He will always be with me;
    This I've come to believe,
    But now I have found someone,
    A new love to receive.

    I look to the skies
    And raise my voice.
    Is it okay, I ask,
    And hear a joyful noise.

    I feel the warmth on my skin
    And know that he is near.
    Not just on the outside
    But from somewhere within.

    He's telling me it's okay
    To move on with my life
    And not to let it create
    Any emotional strife.

    So, now when I think,
    The memories are clear;
    They don't hurt anymore
    Because I know he is near.

    He is in my heart.
    In our daughter, our son,
    We weren't separated;
    Our souls are still one.

    I place a letter to him
    On the stone with his name,
    Telling him I'm okay,
    That here he must remain.

    As I walk to the car,
    An eagle flies overhead.
    He tips his wings as if to say
    I'm still alive, I am not dead.

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  16. 14. I Am Not That Strong

    • By Rose Carroll
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    For my darling husband, Mike, who lost the battle fighting cancer.

    Letter To Dead Husband

    My Dearest Darling,

    I am not as strong as I thought I was.
    Since you have been gone,
    I sit and cry all night long
    From dusk to dawn.

    Another day comes, and once again
    I have to pretend that I am strong.
    As soon as the day is over
    I can go home and quit pretending that
    I am strong.

    I sit and cry all night long,
    My Dearest Darling, because
    You are gone, and now that I am home,
    I don't have to pretend to be strong!

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  17. 15. Nevermore

    • By Cindi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010

    I wrote this poem to my beloved husband whom I lost not too long ago. Our life together got cut way too short and he was the one true love of my life. This I dedicate to you my one and only Sweets.

    Poem to Passed Away Husband

    Nevermore
    will I see your smiling face,
    will I feel your strong firm embrace.
    will I wish upon the starry skies,
    will I gaze into your loving eyes.
    will I feel your warm lips upon mine,
    will my eyes sparkle and shine.
    the streets your feet will roam,
    Because Our Lord and Savior decided to take you Home.

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  18. 16. Our Love Is Forever

    • By Ron Robins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 24, 2021

    I wrote this for a good friend who lost her husband. The love she had and the loss she felt was plain to see in her grieving eyes. I wanted to help vocalize what I thought she might be feeling. This is for you, Syble.

    The Empty Loneliness Of Losing Your Soulmate

    Mornings in the summer
    Autumn's evening mist
    Snowflakes on my window
    Solitude exists

    Our love is forever
    Even though you're gone
    Loneliness surrounds me
    Memories linger on

    Darling, I miss you
    And wish that you were near
    This old house, it seems so empty
    Now that you're not here

    Enchanted by your sly smile
    Warmed by your embrace
    Quieted by your wisdom
    Lifted by your grace

    Your gentle touch, my lover
    The passion in your eyes
    There will never be another
    Until the day I die

    Darling, I miss you
    And wish that you were near
    This old house, it seems so empty
    Now that you're not here
    Oh Darling, now that you're not here

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  19. 17. Until We Meet Again

    • By Hazel J. Rex
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 9, 2020

    My husband died last April after many happy years together. He was diagnosed with cancer, and although undergoing treatment for eight months, he died. I nursed him at home. It was the hardest and most painful time of my life. To watch someone you love so deeply deteriorate before your eyes is sheer torture. When he died, I never thought I would find the strength to carry on. If it weren't for the children and close friends, I would have completely fallen apart.

    Coping With The Loss Of Your Loved One

    Alone in my darkness I still see your face,
    sometimes your presence and your warm embrace.
    I look 'round the house; it's calling your name,
    but nothing I see here quite feels the same.
    I then feel a shiver run right down my spine.
    I hear you say, "Baby, everything is fine."

    "I'm here watching over you; I'm right by your side.
    The rough and the smooth I will gently guide,"
    so I close my eyes and I see you smile,
    and I can see you for a while,
    and I know one day that we will meet
    together forever, our journey complete.

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  20. 18. Live Our Dreams

    • By Nicolene Jansen Van Vuuren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    This poem is for a friend who lost her husband. I think you are a very strong woman!

    Message From Husband From Heaven

    Staring at the little dots in the sky
    Wondering which one is you
    Asking the same question, why?
    Only answer I know is that you knew.
    Sitting by the window, watching the rain fall
    Never felt so cold.
    Remembered the last story you told.

    Hold on and be strong
    Live you're life, do your things
    For it's in heaven I belong
    Go on and live your dreams

    In a song I still hear you
    In a flower I still see you
    But your bed space is empty
    It's just your memory that comforts me.
    Missing you is a rollercoaster ride
    Emotions up and down
    Always wishing you are by my side

    But I'll hold on and I'll be strong
    Will live my life, do my things
    And promise to live our dreams.

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  21. 19. Where Are You?

    • By Grace A. Mandry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017

    I was married to my wonderful husband for 46 years - it wasn't enough! My husband loved classic cars and spent lots of his leisure time working on them. We had two wonderful sons. The last ten years were difficult. His health took a downward spiral. He had over 15 bladder cancer operations and many other health challenges, but his concerns were always for his family. He was amazing! I am so lost without him. Despite the title of my poem, I know where he is - in heaven!!

    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.

    You're deep within my heart each day,
    The love I crave each time I pray,
    The arms I need to hold me tight,
    To rid each wrong and make it right.

    Your valor was beyond the norm.
    You weathered each and every storm.
    Whatever challenges you faced,
    You conquered with courage and grace.

    Unlike you, I'm not self-assured.
    Whatever strength I showed was yours.
    You held my hands and quelled my fears.
    You helped me smile and dried my tears.

    Where are you? Are you very near?
    Are you so close that you can hear
    My voice pleading for one more day,
    Just one, before you're lured away?

    They say that time will ease the pain,
    Yet days fly by and grief remains.
    I miss you! Do you miss me, too?
    Are you happy, Love? Oh, where are you?

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  22. 20. With You Again

    • By Jan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2017

    My husband died in August 2010 of pancreatic cancer. It was 5 weeks from his diagnosis to his death, and the shock was horrendous. I have never felt so alone and empty. I cannot see a future in front of me. I want so badly to talk about him, but people avoid this, and I have to pretend not to mind. I wish people would understand that talking keeps them alive and is important. I pretend to be strong for the sake of my children, but when I get in from work, my world collapses and so do I!

    Terrible Emptiness After Loss Of Husband

    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.

    The day you left, no words did you speak.
    I held you in my arms and the words, they were mine.
    I hope you heard me because you were weak.
    No one can answer, but I will find out in time.

    Married to you I will always be.
    Memories we made will stay with me.
    Warm in the feeling that you're still around,
    Knowing one day all will be found.

    Come to me, darling, in all of my dreams
    So I can see you again with my eyes.
    Whisper sweet nothings while I'm asleep,
    More loving memories that I can keep.

    Wait for me, sweetheart, while my life drifts on by.
    Sure in the knowledge that one day I'll fly
    Back to your arms that will be waiting for me,
    Back to your heart where I've wanted to be.

    Rest assured, babe, my heart is all yours.
    No one could ever replace what I've lost.
    Safe in my heart you will always stay
    Until my last breath, until my last day.

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