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The Widow's Walk

Updated on June 19, 2011

Hazy Memories

Widow's Walk


Widow's Poem

A poem for a widow.

Death takes away the most precious loves in our life. We are never the same again.

The widow's walk is poem of grief.

The widow’s walk is a solitary existence.

Love remains as the heart’s persistence.

Everyone says that time will heal.

It’s hard to believe in this utter appeal.

Feeling lost and all alone

Sobbing the tears of which I moan

Thinking of our life, how much I cared.

Standing alone at the bedside we shared.

Tender heart yelling in brutal defeat

Until the moment we finally meet.


Walking in the Shadows

Length of days is taking too long,

When we can dance to our favorite song

Awake and watchful over sleep that I fight.

Missing the summers and long winter nights

Your memory grows stronger with each passing day.

In heartache and grief my bones are in decay.

I spray your favorite, angel perfume

To remove the sting caused by this vacuum.

If I allow myself to sleep in order to dream

I see your smiling face in the bright sun beams.

Such blessings can be found in the darkest of hours.

Impressing fine memories of that which was ours

A smell ignites a dry, vivid memory

When you had prepared a breakfast for me

My beloved entered into death’s door

But my love remains all forever more

A legacy left by our love’s cherished history

The Widow’s walk remains, a hazy dark mystery.

Grief Unedited

Dedication to my Sister

In honor of my sister who lost the love of her life.


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    • Felecia Wong profile image

      Felecia Wong 4 years ago from USA

      This is so true. I am a widow. My husband passed away almost 3 years ago and these poem are the reflections of things that I have to face since then. Thank you for writing~

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      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      A great hub! This could help a few people out who are currently on this tough walk right now. I have known a few of them myself, even though many will never admit it. They do need more support now then ever before, I have suffered a loss myself of a loved one to cancer so I know this very well already.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Denise. I'm glad you found this article comforting. Grief is such a raw emotion and unsettling at times. The Widow's Walk is unresolved grief & just like you mentioned, it is all consuming at times.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments.

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful poem, FaithDream. I am amazed that this is the third person I know (myself included) that has used the act of spraying a familiar fragrance to bring the departed closer. My hub about Unresolved Grief does not mention this, but I would smell my husbands cologne and think of him following his death. Grief is all consuming at times. Thank you for sharing. BTW-Excellent title.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks Cindy. Blessings to you.

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      Cindy 7 years ago

      Thanks for being there & yes you are a good sister! Love the of my favorites.

      Your sister.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Tnderhrt, Debarshi, and Fossillady for your wonderful comments.

      The Widow's Walk is a shadow of pain. Let the bravehearts stand close and walk beside them.

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      Kathi 7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You're a good sister!

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      Debarshi Dutta 7 years ago from Calcutta

      Share your sorrow and we all heal together.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Your writing is so deeply expressive, so emotionally heart-wrenching...You did a lovely job with this.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Dian, thank you for your words. I'm glad it was comforting to you. May God bless you in your daily walk.

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      Dian'swords4u 7 years ago from North Carolina

      I love your hub. This is how you really feel when you loose someone very close to you. Your video is one of my favorites. I dearly love gospel music and this is one of my favorites. I can say I know first hand how it feels to loose someone close to you and I hope that the sting will one day not be so harsh. God Bless You