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I Have No Wife To Unwrap This Year

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I Have No Wife To Unwrap This Year

Entry to "Your 'Saddest' Christmas Ever" contest sponsored by Constance La France- A Rambling Poet I Have No Wife To Unwrap This Year by Rick Rucker For well over forty years, We always had presents, never tears. We never spent Christmas apart We always spent Christmas in each other’s heart. Cancer has done its vile thing, I have no one that wears my ring. All the ads show couples holding The joy of life, for them, unfolding It seems I have no like fate, This year I will have no mate. I have friends that try to cheer, But I’ll not be without a tear. As long as I remember, I planned for Christmas, starting in September. So many fun things to do, Baking cookies, buying presents, too. Just picking out a tree, Can be its own cause for glee. Just doing things together made them fun, Not the same for only one. I’ll see her in her hospice bed, Withered, peaceful, newly dead. I’ll have no tree this year, The angel that topped it is no longer here!

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  1. Date: 12/10/2010 8:00:00 PM
    You sound like an amazing husband. This is truly a sad one. Congratulations on this much deserved win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 5:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Rick in Constance's "Saddest Christmas Ever"contest. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Congrats Rick on your big win in Constance's contest with this emotional entry and sensitive write.. depicting the theme of the contest... enjoy a top ten win today with luv..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 6:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Constance, Ric k

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 4:49:00 PM
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Rick. A beautiful write! Congratulations on your win. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 1:57:00 PM
    What a touchy and soft write of feeling the absence of your wife who was engulfed by the demon cancer, rICK

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 12:06:00 PM
    This beautifully written, yet sad, poem about the loss of your dear wife, Rick, touches me to the core as Christmas approaches. Sometimes there're no words fit to offer consolation, but have faith that one day you will definitely see her again. God bless you. Always, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 8:39:00 AM
    incredibly sad rhyme, well penned

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 6:03:00 AM
    An incredible write..so very sorry for your loss and for your loneliness..You have a nice rhyme pattern and I hope you entered this in the contest..it should do very well. BG