Kelsey Parker Reads Heartbreaking Poem For Late Husband Tom
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Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey has shared a heartbreaking poem detailing her grief following his death last month. You can watch the video below:
The Wanted singer sadly died at the age of 33, after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in October 2020.
Taking to Instagram, Kelsey, 32, revealed she had picked up their son Bodhi’s first passport and while it should have been a 'cute' moment, it was a reminder that Tom was no longer here to celebrate with them.
Speaking candidly, she admitted she was having a 'crappy' day and was inspired to read a poem by Donna Ashworth to express her grief.
She began: “I want to share this little poem tonight It sort of sums up my day today and probably every day for the past six weeks.
“I miss you today but that's nothing new. I missed you a million times yesterday too. I picked up my phone to tell you the news then realised again I can't text you.
“I saw your bright smile at least 20 times and then remember it's all in my mind. I drive that your presence, the world feels surreal and on comes your song and this doesn't seem real.
“I miss you today, but I miss you a lot. It's helpful to miss it's all that I got. I wish I could pull you down for a while, I fear I forget the shape of your smile.
“I miss you today and I'll miss you tomorrow. There seems to be no coming end to this sorrow.
“I try to go on as I know that you care. I know that you're willing me all the way from up there.
“I miss you today but I'm trying to find a way to move on but not leave you behind. A way to forge on with the love that we had. A way to recall you and simply feel glad.”
Kelsey then added in a separate story: “The poem I just read... I didn't write, the amazing Donna Ashworth did.
“I'm putting together a journal. Writing down my favourite poems, quotes, affirmation's. I found that poem and it just sat with me and wanted to share with you all.”
Tom was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in October 2020 after suffering a series of 'unexplained' seizures during the summer months the same year.
Before Tom passed away, he had been able to reunite with his Wanted bandmates, for a greatest hits album and tour, visiting Liverpool, Hull and London in March 2022, for which Tom joined his bandmates on stage.
Our thoughts remain with Kelsey as well as Tom's loved ones.