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. My Lost LoveMourning 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.
Latest Shared Story
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...
2. Missing YouGrief 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.Latest Shared Story
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...
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!Latest Shared Story
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....
4. NevermorePoem to Passed Away Husband
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
After Death Of Husband Poem
Alone with the raging in my soul,
I know not where to turn.
I have opened up to some,
But this raging makes me burn.
My heart and soul are screaming,
But I try to hold it in,
For, they make me feel I'm wrong,
That my hurt is like a sin.
I am fighting for a way,
To be not weak and small.
But my pain is not subsiding,
Please someone hear my call!
I've done what they have asked,
Tried going down their path.
But they know not why I'm hurting,
They haven't felt the wrath.
I look to them sincerely,
I TRY to help them SEE,
But, they just don't understand it,
So they choose to leave me be.
I long to just be normal,
Then maybe they'll accept,
The reasons why I need them,
The reason why I've wept.
The demons they hold strong,
As, they've broken my life down.
Are they afraid of these monsters?
Is that why they seem to frown?
I'm afraid to admit,
The help that I need.
I don't want them to know,
That in my pai I BLEED.
I have learned how to live
With many kinds of pain,
But, I will never let,
My husband die in vain.
Because he was unkind,
So many years before,
I think his death, they want me,
To move on and IGNORE.
Tyrone can you hear me?
Can you please let them know,
That special part of you
That I just can't let go?
Is anybody listening?
Does anybody SEE?
Help me put to rest, my Ty,
Please help to set me free!Latest Shared Story
TJ Illinois - my heart goes out to you and your family. My husband passed away 1-27-16. It has only been 5 or so months and the pain is as sharp as the day he passed away. He lost his...
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
7. A Sad Day
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
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?Latest Shared Story
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...
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;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year’s bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go,—so with his memory they brim.
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, “There is no memory of him here!”
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
11. Live Our DreamsMessage 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.Latest Shared Story
I lost my husband of 50 years and 11 months on December 29, 2015, to a very aggressive cancer. It only took 26 days from him feeling bad to God taking him. I met him at a gas station in 1964....
12. With You AgainTerrible 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.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
You're gone, and I can no longer stare at you as you sleep,
But thank God he lets me see you as I weep.
In dreams we talk and laugh together.
There I can say I love you more than ever.
You're gone, and I feel so weary when I'm alone.
Wish you were here and would come back home.
I'm hurting and longing for your touch.
Why does parting have to hurt this much?
You're gone forever, and we are now apart.
I'm filled with pain that breaks my heart.
You used to playfully sneak behind the door.
Those lovely eyes I see no more.
You're gone, and I terribly miss your voice,
Your laughter that fills the house with noise.
Your absence makes me feel so blue.
My life is empty without you.
You're gone, but I know I shouldn't be so awful,
For you left me a treasure to cherish and to nurture.
Our precious little angel; she's all that I've got,
A constant reminder that once I had your love.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
Struggling At Christmas After Losing My Husband
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
16. Moving ForwardPoem 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.Latest Shared Story
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,...
When I looked out over the patio tonight I noticed a single star,
With fog so dense you couldn't see the moon, I knew it could only be you.
I stared at you for a while hoping for a reason,
Then realized at that very moment that you weren't gone at all,
In fact you are and always will be alive in our hearts and memories,
Your love is strong Leo,
So strong in fact that it has burned a hole in the fog,
Just so that the light of you can keep us warm and protected at night.
Though night shall fade and day shall come,
I know that you will not have abandoned me,
For you are now my shadow that guides and protects my day,
I know now that I shall never walk alone again,
For you will always be there holding my hand.
One would not think to ever hurt me,
For they will see my Father/Husband at my side,
And know that a man of great stature and power protects me.
I will sleep easy tonight,
Knowing that you are there beside me,
When I feel that extra bit of warmth and security at night,
I know it is but your arms wrapped around me.
I am Never Alone, And You Are Never Forgotten.
This poem was inspired by the actual star that you read about in this poem.
This Poem is dedicated to Judy and Dawn, Leo's beloved wife and daughter. His passion, His life.Latest Shared Story
I lost my husband on March 8, 2009. He was 29 and died of a heart attack in his sleep. We had 2 boys: ages 3 and 1. I know how you feel. The pain was so immense, like nothing I had ever felt...
18. StillnessSearching 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.Latest Shared Story
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,...
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.Latest Shared Story
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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