My mother’s playing cards with my aunt, Spite and Malice, the family pastime, the game my grandmother taught all her daughters. Christmas Poems For Widows
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
I cling to 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
But what I got
Was only a precious few
At least I tried
To make the most
Of what was left
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
And undoubting love
Forever you are always in our hearts.