Making a new life

My wife passed away suddenly, and I was not there for her in time (it took me two days or so to get there and find her)

She always said I was “her rock” and always solid in support. I suppose I will do the same again. I have ordered a stone for her, and written an an original poem.

It’s not perfect, but it’s the best I can do.

and… if some lady I encounter wants a relationship, I will consider that…

Dear @mercurymerlin

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. I apologise for the delay in replying.

Thank you for sharing an open honest post. If you would like to share your poem with the Community, please do so. Poems written from the heart have a powerful impact.

Take care of yourself and continue to reach out. We are all here for you.


It’s all right, thank you. There’s no time limit on replies.

The poem which will be etched on stone for her (South African dark granite) is as follows:

Light of our life
Dearly beloved wife
Always kind and good-hearted
Always happy and delighted
Sleep well – till we meet again

The other half of the stone is left blank for when I join her. I do not know what epitaph they will give me; that will be up to my relatives when the time comes. Not for a while yet, all being well.


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