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Poems for Widows

The loss of a husband is the loss of yourself. These are poems for widows grieving the loss of a husband. These poems can be printed off to use in a sympathy card or gift. My favorite idea for using poems is to use a picture frame to frame the poem and also a picture of the loved one who has passed away.
You may also be interested in Words of Sympathy for the Death of a Spouse.

To My Beloved

By Celia Wenig

You had a talent for bringing special meaning to life,
It was such a pleasure to be your wife.

You helped me to grow and to realize
The fullness and the beauty in our lives.

Every day I counted my blessings.

Then God called, and you went away

Out of this world to a brighter day.

Suddenly my life of gladness

Turned to utter sadness.
 My grief wears me down,

I shed so many tears,

As I recall your love and devotion through the years.

For your sake and in memory of your name,

I pray for strength to do things the same.

To reach out, to fill the hours with useful ways,

To comfort, to cheer and have no more empty days.

I try to console myself — it was God’s greater plan,
So I must accept it, if I can.

You moved away to His splendid home above,

If there is life after death,
I know you will be waiting there for me,

With love.
Though Heaven and Earth divide us, and the distance is so great,

I count my blessings for the years you were my mate.

I will live my life remembering, while you wait, slumbering.

My beloved, may you rest in peace.

To My Husband

by Tracy O. Whitlock

It seems that love has died

And walls of anger overbear
I cannot show my tears;

Nor tell you the reasons why

My heart grows lonely

I feel us drifting apart as a boat

On a sea of torment

I pity myself in silence

Hurt lies in strange places

The heart cannot fathom the will to live

I shed my tears of hurt, and I am angry because you show no concern

You bottle your hurt; you keep it

Like a Pandora’s box of untold secrets

You show no emotion; you feel no pain

My grief is heavy laden upon my soul

I long to feel your touch; sympathy;love

Shall we weather this storm together?

Or shall we continue drifting; blind to

The edge of land that is called love

Wishing You Near

by Nick Alcantara To realize

That time is so dear

When you are no

Longer here

I cling to memories,

Sweet memories

That bring you near

If only I could touch you again

Without bringing back the pain

Feeling your presence

That you are not really

Very far away

That would us bring back

The aura and magic

Of being again


I know you are

Just a whisper away

A New Path

by Nick Alcantara

All I wanted
Was to spend more time
With you
But what I got
Was only a precious few

At least I tried

To make the most

Of what was left

Plans diverted

Too many hurdles

Never made it

To desired stage

Sorry, not much choice

Although it hurts

Life must go on now

Even without you

I must continue

The life that never was

And forged ahead
 a new path

Guided by your

Eternal light

And undoubting love

Forever you are always in our hearts.

Another great resource to find poems for widows is an organization called Widow Speak. They offer a place for women to share the poetry they have written and also resources, ideas and current events for widows.

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