The widow of TV presenter Greg Boyed has shared a moving poem on the anniversary of her husband's untimely death.
Caroline Chevin posted her poem, entitled '365 Days', on her Facebook page on August 20, the date Boyed died suddenly in Switzerland in 2018 after battling depression.
"365 days without your warm and generous heart," the piece begins.
"Without that cheeky grin of yours, that incredible warm voice, the best voice I have ever come across in my entire life.
"A full year without that winning smile, your unconditional love, your bloody swearing, your captivating storytelling, I could listen to your stories all day and all night long."
Referencing the couple's young son, Chevin wrote: "Now our little son has moved into your big steps and has become the best hugger."
The Swiss soul singer listed the things she missed about her late husband, whom she married in 2014.
"This list seems endless," she said. "And that’s how much I miss you... endlessly. But there hasn't only been good. There has been dark. There has been heavy.
"And no one has been aware of how dark the places have been and where they have taken you at times...
"And I am so, so sorry, that none of us have been able to bring you the light and brighten up your darkest days."
Chevin wrote that she still hoped the loss of Boyed would turn out to be "just a terrible, terrible dream", but that she had remained strong for her little boy.
"My love for you did not end 365 days ago, and it never will... I will see you again, my love," she concluded.
"Kei te aroha au i a koe."
TVNZ broadcaster Boyed appeared on a variety of Kiwi television shows in a career spanning more than two decades.
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