A Widow's Tears

A widow's tears are not just for the loss
Of a beloved partner,
But can be for her own deep loneliness.

Most widows do not enjoy eating alone,
And consequently do not eat well.
One of the most difficult occasions
Is Sunday dinner.

It is extremely hard for a Christian widow
To watch all the happy families at Church
And then go home alone to a solitary meal.

Once in a while could you make room
At your table for a lonely widow?
Or include her when eating out after Church?
She would gladly pay for her own meal,
And it would mean more than you can ever know,

Bring a smile and a warm sense of belonging
To someone today!

Honoria A. Groves