Some poems about the death of husbands include "My Lost Love" by Anne Spiller, "Missing You" by Kathy Murphy and "To My Husband: Sometimes I Pretend" by Stacy Knasel. Another touching poem that expresses hope even after losing a spouse is "Should You Go First" by Albert Kennedy Rowswell.
Generally, poems about the death of husbands convey bitterness, sadness or belief that the couple is bound to meet again in the afterlife. Such poems may be used for sympathy cards or read during a funeral service. To choose a good poem, one must consider the kind of message to be conveyed, such as focusing on precious moments together or the husband's beloved qualities.