Wife Death Poems

Poetry for the Loss of a Wife

When we take our vows and say, "until death do we part," we are lying to ourselves. Death only brings a physical departure. A marriage and the bond between a husband and wife make two people into one. That means that even when we lose a wife, we are still left with that special love that burns inside and never dies. That internal love burns on even if our wife is no longer with us. Clinging to that love inside of us, even if it can never be physically expressed, should carry us and sustain us in her passing.

Poems Honoring A Deceased Wife


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  1. Just Beyond The Hill

    • By David J. Flood
    • Published: February 25, 2020
    Anticipating The Death Of A Loved One

    When you go away,
    As I know you will,
    Please wait for me
    Just beyond the hill.

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  3. Little Signs

    Death Is Not The End

    When a loved one passes on,
    Their spirit never dies.
    And as we journey on alone,
    They're always by our side.

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    Gentlemen (and ladies),
    My heart goes out to you. I need help. I will be gone soon. My wife has had to endure my sufferings and deal with all that comes with my disease. Before marriage, I...

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  4. My Soulmate

    Heartache Of Losing A Loved One

    I still say I Love You,
    But now there's no reply.
    I always feel your presence
    As if you never left my side.

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    I understand exactly how you feel and what you are saying. I lost my wife of 40 years 7 months ago (at the age of 56) to the same sickness. I miss her so much. We were so close. I talk to her...

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  6. Reflections

    • By David John Love
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Remembered Feelings And Choices

    Remember all those happy days, those times she called our own
    In all those well-loved places where you now grieve alone.
    And those small endearing gestures, which you thought you knew so well,
    Are fading, as time passes, with her words, her kiss, her smell.

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    I lost my wife on my birthday this past January. She was in ICU for 3 months, and I didn't expect to lose her. We were married for 28 years and had been together for 32 years. I spent those...

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  7. My Bride

    • By Brad Higgins
    • Published: April 2014
    Poem About Not Fearing Death

    When I had you, I was afraid to die.
    Now that you're gone, death is my friend; he is by my side.
    If he takes me today, I will go with a smile.
    Let others cope and heal for awhile.

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    Hello, my name is Patrick. It's so hard to type this, and am still in shock that I am doing so, but my gorgeous/brave/free_spirited wife who was only 33 years old passed away 2 weeks ago...

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  8. Miss You On Your Birthday

    • By Ron Heath
    • Published: July 2013
    Poem Remembering Great Times Together

    Dear Stacy,

    All I ever wanted in this life
    Was for you to be my beautiful wife.

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  10. Pink Ribbon

    Poem About Wife Dying From Breast Cancer

    They said time would ease the pain.
    Every day I still feel the same.
    I wake every morning reaching for you,
    My pillow soaked with my tears like the morning dew.

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    Death Anniversary - I lost my wife to brain cancer on July 16, 2003. We were married for 5 years. We took her to the best hospital in Pakistan, and at third stage we thought we had beaten it...

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  11. Today

    • By Anthony Holbrook
    • Published: December 2011
    When Will The Hurt Stop? Poem

    They say time heals all
    Is today the day the hurt begins to fall

    They say that it will get better and time will ease the pain;

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  12. Missing My Wife

    • By Ryan
    • Published: December 2011
    Poem About Being Lost Without Wife

    When I try to take a break
    and relax in my busy life,
    my heart, it does ache,
    and all I think is how I miss my wife.

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    On February 9, 2017, after 42 years together, I lost my wife, the love of my life and my best friend! As each day passes, I find it more and more difficult in dealing with her passing. Prior...

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  13. The Cross Of Snow

    In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
    A gentle face — the face of one long dead —
    Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
    The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.

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