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A Wife's Tears
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Monday, October 13, 2008
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This happened ten year's ago when my daughter's husband was killed in a drive by shooting.


Ten years ago this tragic night
A world turned upside town
The tears of a child-bride
Whose young life was torn down.
Driving on a crowded Phoenix highway
An assassin’s bullet hit the side of his head.
An innocent life was uselessly thrown away.
Her beloved husband soon would be dead.
It happened on a normal day, he kissed his
bride of four months, said, Hon, I love you
have to get going fast. Little did they know
that kiss would be their last.
She got the call late that night, her
husband had been shot. She got to
the hospital as fast as she could,
but they said he had lost too much blood.
She trembled and knew with dread,
Her beloved was gone, the Lord
had taken him, he was already dead

She cried and grieved and would not
be consoled, how sad to be a widow
at 20 years old.
                 Mary E. Lacey





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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/30/2010
Mary, this is so sad and touching...I am so sorry.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/18/2010
Such a horrific tragedy; it is hard for me to imagine such an event, Mary. I can only offer my most sincere sympathy and prayers. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Inspire Hope 7/26/2010
Mary, this is a powerful heartfelt poem. I am deeply sorry
for such a loss! May the Lord continue to gird you with His
strength,comfort, and Love with this loss! Thank you for sharing
and for caring Mary! Sending you HUGS!!!!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/1/2009
Oh what a terrible tragedy! You touched me very deeply with this painful write. God bless and watch over your daughter!

Reviewed by Swan Son 4/20/2009
What a heart-breaking story ... especially for someone so young. Her life with him had barely started ... and now ended so abruptly.
There is a message hidden within for all of us ... never take anything or anyone in our lives for granted ... you might have to live with that mistake forever.
Reviewed by kg cummings 4/17/2009
this is a tragic heart breaker. my condolences to the young widowed bride. Kathy
Reviewed by Terry Robertson 12/20/2008
Oh, man. These true life,epic poems you write are too sad, yet so beautifully written. This one and the tragedy of Graduation Day breaks the most calloused heart in two. You are a true social commentator!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/24/2008
I am so sorry...
Reviewed by Shelley Walden 11/23/2008
Your Poetry is so poignant!! I think they all are excellent but a couple really hit me, especially this one. How tragic and indicative of the times. Thank you so much for commenting on my poem Havoc.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 11/6/2008
So sad and so often we see this in the news. Children with guns killing others with no remorse. I am saddened by this work and feel for your daughter.
Reviewed by Joel Andre 10/24/2008
Heartwretching, emotional, and honest.

It is sad that the rage and stupidity of others actions in turn hurts the most genuine people.

My heart reaches out to you and your daughter.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/18/2008
crime in America -- many innocent lives lost to drug czars desires for money and power, criminals roaming the streets freely, gang wars, illegal aliens, et al -- a tragic loss for your daughter -- you expressed the pain with great compassion and love -- peace to you --JMW
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 10/16/2008
Mary, how sad and how expressed yourself very well here...losing a loved one like this!

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/14/2008
Hello Mary,

Your poems - always so touching and inspirational . . . thanks!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 10/14/2008
Oh Miss Mary! This touching write truly breaks my heart! I will hold you both in my heart and prayers! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/14/2008
Mary I couldn't imagine having to deal with this at such a young age. Your daughter is in my prayers.

Newfie Hugs & Prayers, Rose
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/14/2008
How sad and tragic, indeed, Mary. And so very sorry to hear about your family's loss.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/13/2008
Mary, I admire your strength and your talent.
So sorry for your daughter's loss. When ae we going to get
the guns off the street? -gene.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/13/2008
Oh Mary!!! This is just too sad!!! This not just affect only your daughter, but the entire family as well!!!

(((( Hugs )))))

Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by Linda Law 10/13/2008
Oh Mary, I am so sorry for your daughter and your family...what a shocking thing to happen. I moved to Phoenix in Dec 98... but this is something that has happened to several in this state ???? Anyway... again, this was very tragic. Does your daughter still live in Phoenix? I live in Mesa now... minutes from Phx... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/13/2008
I'm so sorry for your daughter's loss and grief and for yours. It's very brave of you to write about the terrible event and share it so eloquently with us. Thank you.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/13/2008
Oh Mary,, I can not imagine such a loss,,, it just is so senseless and breaks my heart...I pray 10 years later your daughter is doing well.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/13/2008
How awful Mary, I'm so sorry.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/13/2008
Oh Mary I'm so sorry your lovely family had to go through something so horrific. God bless and keep you all safe and in his arms. I hope she's healing and continuing with her life and has a life full of love and happiness. God bless you all. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/13/2008
Oh dear God, why oh why do these things have to happen and the innocent are left to grieve. I truly feel for you and your daughter as this pain of loss will never go away, will it???

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/13/2008
Hi Mary,I am sorry for your daughter's lost.I know that she has become a much more stronger person,but I can understand that the grief and the loss will never go away.Its painful to deal with someone that you love being lost in an instant for no apparant reason.Thank you for sharing this poem.God bless you and your daughter and may your daughter find continued happiness.Take care

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