The Lonely Widower

Poem by Joni on May 11, 2021 – Photograph by Jaddy Liu from Unsplash

This poem is dedicated to all the people that are alone that I know, love and pray for on WordPress and the world.  This is a difficult time for everyone but those who don’t have family or friends that visit are lonely – take a chance guys and gals!  I dedicate this poem to John and Brad – you know who you are and I am praying you will both find amazing ladies.  


Delicately, I place my love letter on the dew-kissed ground
Praying that in-between two bunny holes, it would be found

Growing milkweed for butterflies and flowers for honey bees
I often heard him in the evenings talking to the wise oak trees

Hummingbirds danced for him in the silent misty dawn hours
Wildflowers often transformed magically in southern showers

The earth seems to speak with this mysterious widowed man
There was a glow about him as he walked upon his mystic land

One night I saw him praying outside underneath a blue moon
Inside my lonely aging heart I knew, he would be arriving soon

Dawn came, I made a cake and a knock I heard upon my door
I saw a smile on his face, and I knew I would be sad no more

82 thoughts on “The Lonely Widower

    1. Hello my friend. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I pray for those alone as I can’t even imagine what it must be like. I always use to fix people up when I worked. I wanted everyone to have love. Sending love and prayers to you this morning. We can all benefit from prayers these days, I know I can. Love you ❤️🤗❤️🤗🤗❤️🙏 Joni

      1. All of that love right back at you Joni,yes so so so true about prayers. I have my dog right now but there are unseen presences around me I guess. the ones I deeply feel for are those who had partners die.. such a tough experience.. <3 God bless, darling.

      2. I am so glad you have your dog. I know I prayer for those who have lost their loved ones. My husband lost his mother. She was already sick but then she got the COVID. God Bless you too sweetheart. Love you. Stay safe, lots of prayers going up. 🤗❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏😘💝

    1. Cindy this comment has been in Spam as have 44 others. I don’t always remember to check this and to be honest I seldom remember to check it. Our other little doggie that is still with us had surgery on her eye and she is wearing what they called, “The cone of shame,” you know what I mean. She is so tiny poor thing but it has to stay on. Thank you for the very kind comment my closer than far friend. I hope all is well with you. I need to visit and see what you have been up too. You always lift my spirits. Sending love, hugs and blessings my dear friend. Love you Joni xoxoxo

      1. oh gosh, I’ve gotta check mine too and I think everyone is having problems these days in W.P. It’s crazy. Oh your cute poor little cone of shame pup dog. I hope she heals fast. I’m doing better (tomorrow post or today’s now lol. gotta get to bed) will tell all if you want to check in. such a very kind and heart felt comment by dear Joni… xoooxoo sleep well!💖

      2. I can’t believe it. Even the response ended up in spam. What is going on. I am glad I thought to check. Thank you for asking about our doggie, she isn’t happy with her cone of shame and now she has to have an even bigger one. She got to stitches even with her cone, the cone is almost as big as her. Love you sweet lady of light. So glad you are not so far away too. Love you sweetie xoxoxo Joni

      3. all of mine are doing the same and it’s driving me crazy!!! oh glad she got her stitches out and is doing better. lmk you get this with a 💖 or something. love you Joni xoxoxoxo 💖

      4. Cindy I received this just fine. So that is good. Please take care of yourself dear friend. Remember to look at the warning list and make sure if you have any they call out go to the ER. I love you sweet friend. You bring a lot of love in your world by sharing your light, positive way of seeing things. We are all human and so we are all going to have challenges as you know. Be gracious to yourself and I am praying for blessings. Love you sweetie. 🤗❤️🥰🦋

      5. Oh good and thanks for the reminder. I’m just being a slug but that is good to remember if something crazy shows up. We are human? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I’ll be kind and you do the same my Dear Joni. You too. Love you so!!!💖❣️

    1. My pleasure and thanks for your kind words my friend. Hope you are having a great morning so far. This is too early for me but we are driving a long way to get our dog’s teeth cleaned. She is my side kick and I love her. Sending early morning hugs and love to you my friend. ❤️❤️🤗🤗🌹🌹😘Jonikins

      1. So sorry for the late response dear John, this was in my spam folder and is seven days old. Are little doggie had surgery and I am having to watch him every minute so he will not pull out those stitches. I often forget to go into Spam but know how much I appreciate your love and support my dear friend. xoxoxox Joni

    1. Thank you so much Francisco. I am so glad you like it. I can’t stand to see anyone lonely. Thank you for all the kind words. Love to you both from NC

      1. Thanks dear Francisco. You are a treasure to me. You keep me inspired by watching how hard you both work. You two stay safe. So grateful for the beautiful family I feel I have in WordPress. ❤️🤗🥰😘😘

      2. Oh that is great news Francisco, yea!! My husband got that one and he was fine. He is waiting on his second. That is wonderful. Thank you take care, the two of you as well.
        With love from NC
        JKC ❤️

  1. Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!! My dear friend Joni, You have a beautiful kind soul dear friend. You are very kind hearted.💖💖💖 The poem was really fabulous. I love all your poem.. 😊🤗🤗 Sending you hugs and love my friend. 😊😊❣

      1. I appreciate your sweet comments my friend. Sorry my recording on my phone sometimes just sends my messages before I am finished. Thank you for all your kindnesses. Sending love ❤️ my friend. Stay safe. 🌹🌹Joni

      2. Awww!! How lovely you are!💖💖 Most welcome my sweet friend.😊🤗It’s so awesome to hear from you friend. 🤗

    1. Thank you Brenda for your kind words. I have always been that person who tried to set people up. One of my set ups ending in a marriage. I don’t like to think of anyone being lonely. This COVID thing has separated so many people from their support group. I think especially the very elderly are lonely if all alone. Hope you are well and having a great day. Thank you Brenda for being so supportive. Love you ❤️ Joni

    1. Thank you sweetie. That is awfully kind of you. We are traveling to a different part of the State to have a little surgery on our remaining little doggie. Sporadically answering comments which I am grateful for. Love and hugs, Joni

      1. You are so very sweet Brenda, thank you very much. We are heading home with her now, and she has watched the vet called the cone of shame. Is she is doing well and just wants to be home now. Thank you for understanding and always being such a kind and supportive person. Love you bunches Joni ❤️🤗❤️😘

  2. I rewrote the title of this piece in my mind as I read your lyrical and beautiful words across my tongue. ‘Widower’ became ‘wildflower’ for me, as the smile in your final words burst into a sunflower.

    1. That sounds lovely. I love the beautiful sunflower. We grew them one year in front of the tree line in the back and it was hilarious watching the squirrels. They would climb on, bend the tall flowers in half eating on the seeds trying not to fall off. Thank you for that lovely thought. Have a great week. Love ❤️ Joni

      1. Glad the poem made you smile. You haven’t seen the magic of NC perhaps. Have you ever been visited by a hummingbird for example they truly are magical. There are many beautiful experiences in nature here that make me smile. Have a gorgeous day. Love ❤️ Joni

  3. Oh, Joni, this is so beautiful!!! I too have a soft spot in my heart for all the lonely people coping with isolation these days, it’s hard enough even with a partner. I know I am blessed and I will never take that for granted! 🙏🥰🤗

    1. Oh thank you tender Tiffany for your sweet words. I am so glad you liked it. I know it is very hard not to feel badly for people alone. Your right even being blessed with a partner it is still difficult. I totally agree. You don’t seem like the person who would take things for granted. Sending you lots of love dear friend. Love you Tiffany,
      Joni ❤️❤️❤️

    1. This was in my spam folder, I have no idea why, there are 40, people I know and real spam. Sorry for the late response and thank you so much for your very sweet words that made my day. Sending lots of love right back at you dear Button. xoxoxoxo honeybun

    1. Thank you so much for reading my dear friend. We listened to our sermon today which was about the events that signal the end of time. The world is a crazy place in many ways but I don’t listen to the news. I stay away from a lot of people as much as I can. I try and remember to never take my husband for granted in that I am blessed not to be alone. Sending lots of love and blessings your way. ❤️❤️Joni

  4. So much emotion in this poem & I just love how you write what we all feel sometimes, but can’t put into words. Thank you for always sharing your talent. It really brings my mood up & lifts my soul. I so love you my dear friend Joni!!

    1. Dearest Janette thank you my dearest and longest friend. I miss you so much. Just one more day to wait. Thank you so much for all your never ending support for my work and for always believing in me. Thank you for sending this kind comment so much. I am sending you the gang they love you two. The fairies tend to get what they want. They don’t like swinging on my earrings and they like all your projects you let them help with so they left this morning with their tiny suitcases. Enjoy them. Love you Janette 🤗❤️🥰😘🧚🏻🧚‍♀️🧚🏻🧚‍♀️🧚🏻🧚‍♀️

      1. Those little fairies are so sweet! They will have to spend their time indoors with me today, it’s raining & dreary outside today. Love you tons!!

      2. Oh they will want you to bake them fresh scones. Better put on those hoop earrings they will be following you all over the house. Love you tons too. Have a great reunion tomorrow, have fun. Please do let me know when you want to do another feature, I would love that. Hugs 🤗❤️❤️

  5. This work makes me think of my beloved Uncle Chuck, who I know misses my Aunt so very much. So touching ❤️

    1. Oh thank you so much my dear friend. I am so grateful for your taking time on memorial weekend to read and comment. Sending you love. ❤️🤗😘

    1. Thank you Kinge. I have really been praying for those who are alone through this difficult time. I feel like they really need our prayers. Love to your family. Hope all of you are healthy and happy. Joni ❤️🤗🌺

      1. Yes they do. It’s so kind of you to think of others and for your selflessness. Be Blessed abundantly. ❤

    1. You are so kind to read my work. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Life is just so much easier when you have someone to help. Sending so much love and coffee your cup will be running over with sweetness from my heart. xoxoxoxo

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