The Widower (Người Mất Vợ)The Widower
Poem written by Supreme Master Ching Hai in 1966
For Mr. Thu
Poem collection “Pebbles and Gold”
Yesterday, together, you were laughing.
"What a beautiful couple!" everyone praised.
Today, became a widower, Unable to cry.
She was barely eighteen in years.
To the newlyweds, neighbors had just sent cheers.
Soon the promise of a new life to cherish Mother and child, both now perished.
(Two innocent souls,One straying bullet!!)
Aghast with shock I could only gaze
Around your head – the mourning band –
What can I say To the one who suffered in such an agonizing way!!!
Young, not knowing how to offer comfort,
I could merely express my sympathy
Through a few lines of poetry,
Hoping time will heal
Your painful memory!
Oh, war!To Mr. Thu*Vĩnh Bình Village – 1966*Vĩnh Bình means “Eternal Peace”