Son Death Poem

Death Of Only Child Poem

I lost my only child at the age of 27 years. I could be bitter and even though I'm very sad, I thank God for giving me those 27 years with such a wonderful Son.

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My son, Darius was killed on November 5, 2013. He was hit by a car less than a mile from our home. He was 19 years old. The trauma of losing him so suddenly has been very hard for me and his …

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© Carolyn

Published: Mar 2008

Kenn

I know that my son has passed away
But I will love him until my dying day.
So please listen to my memories every now and then
Family and friends, please allow me to talk about Kenn.

His hair was brown, his eyes were blue.
He never left without saying I love you.
He never caused us any pain,
With his life we had everything to gain.

We gained from him even in death
He brought us to God and there is no greater wealth.
Yes, for our son there could be no other
I thank God for choosing me to be his Mother.

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  • by Edwina Wright, Augusta Ga
  • 11/2/2014

My son, Darius was killed on November 5, 2013. He was hit by a car less than a mile from our home. He was 19 years old. The trauma of losing him so suddenly has been very hard for me and his brothers. There have been days that I just didn't want to get out of bed. But God! He shows me Darius in the birds and the trees, which brings me comfort.
Thank you for allowing me to share my story.

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  • by Ericha Woods
  • 10/30/2014

My son Matthew Allan Best left this world on July 17 2008, when he left he took my life with him. I would not stay here except I don't want my 83 year old mother to feel the pain I'm living. I know she would mourn me as I do my son. He was 23 and my only child. I can find no joy in this world. My life is a book that has stopped in the middle. It just continues with no ending day after miserable day. I have a wonderful husband and I make his life as miserable as mine. Why he stays, I guess because he loves me. But how I don't know. I no longer love myself. I hate my life and this world more every day. I don't want it to be this way but feel I have no choice. People say "Matt wouldn''t want this for you" well it doesn''t matter cause Matthew is dead and he would want to live, So what does it matter what he wants? I came here looking for a poem to describe the pain I'm in. I have no God to talk and pray to and don't believe there is such a thing. I do believe in reincarnation and sometimes I can ease the pain with that thought. Thanks for listening.

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  • by Ashley, Massachusetts
  • 7/12/2014

I lost My son of 2 1/2 years old on March 12 2014. It was my worse nightmare. Asking questions and wondering why he had to leave so soon. He was my only son. His father passed away when I was 4 months pregnant. I'm only 21 years old and have gone through the fire and back. I never thought that at this age I'd be going threw so many obstacles. God has a plan in my life an I believe it. The same way he has a plan for you as well. I felt like my prayers that night were in vain but as time went by I noticed that my sons death was not in vain. My family became closer and although I'm still in pain I can continue to smile through it all because I know that he is in a much better place.

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  • by West Yorkshire. England
  • 6/23/2014

I lost my only son on 2nd December 2001. I miss him every day and I don't find it any easier to cope with. I too believe in God and so did my dear son Philip. Until you lose a child one can't understand how bad it is. Knowing I Will never have a daughter-In-law or grandchildren is hard to bear sometime.

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  • by Ria Du Plessis, South Africa
  • 6/9/2014

I've lost my only son on 22 March 2014. I've always thought I can think myself into the situation of others until I've experienced it myself. There is nothing in this life that compares with the death of your child. The loneliness when people talk of their children drives me crazy and I really struggle to see the purpose of trying to continue some days. Other days I get the strength to thank God that he borrowed him to me for 22 years after I prayed for him 13 years.

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  • by Bullhead City Az.
  • 6/5/2014

15 years old my son started devoting all this free time with the County Sheriffs Department explorer program he excelled at this. He made lieutenant enjoyed the work very much. It was the future he wanted. They put him on television at 18 years old to show with dedication and hard work could do through the sheriff programs. They gave him a scholarship so that when he turned 21 he could go to the Academy for free. And until that time they made him a Tulare correction officer he joined the Army reserves so he could go to EOD explosive ordnance disposal. So he could add that to his sheriffs job as his mentor friend and roommate had. An officer of several years he mentored my son called my son a close friend.. This guy helped my son with books and technical data and also gave a small piece of "debt Chord" it's just a hollow tube with gas used for firing explosives. They found this in my sons house and arrested him for destructive device a felony! The court sent him to jail. So my son killed himself in the cell. Because he couldn't tell who gave it to him.

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  • by Port Elizabeth South Africa
  • 1/6/2014

My son Mark, passed away on 29 December 2009 from mixing his medication with alcohol. Time does not heal, I have just learnt to live with the ache that does not go away. So many of us are walking this road and we get strength from one another.

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  • by Julie
  • 12/28/2013

Sorry for everyone's losses so sad that we have all suffered such great loss of our sons. My son Blake just died 22 days ago on December 5th of heart failure he was only 31. He leaves a 6 year old little boy. So hard not able to say goodbye he was my bestfriend and I talked to him everyday on the phone and saw him every week. Still try calling him only he can't answer :(((. Thanks for the beautiful poem.

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  • by Marj
  • Nov 2013

Dear Carolyn, I lost a son at age 27. It will be 26 years this month. I was looking for good words to say about him and your poem is what found. I hope you will not mind if I use your poem but adjust it to our circumstance. The same thing happened to my family.

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  • by Delinda Ray
  • Nov 2013

I lost both my sons.. My son Adam Randall French on Sept 11, 1991 he died of cardiac arrest at the age of 8. My other son Jordan "Tyler" French on Aug 2, 2011 at the age of 19. He was killed in an automobile accident going home from work. It is very hard for me to function everyday and my tears flow everyday. I know GOD had a reason to take my children home to be with him. If it weren't for my conversations with him every day I don't know what I would do. I know I will see them both again. That is the day that I live for! Everyday that goes by puts me that much closer to that wonderful reunion. I miss everything about my sons. They are my life and will always be. I thank GOD everyday for giving them to me!! They are my hearts and I love and miss them so very much!!

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  • by Talia, Palm Desert, CA
  • Nov 2013

Where are you Josh? Who did this to you? My life has stopped since you died. Please come home...
My dear son, Joshua Tennis was killed instantly when a reckless driver in a white SUV ran my son's car off the road and into oncoming traffic at 1:30pm on 3/18/13. My last call with Josh was about how happy he was about his upcoming 30th birthday. 1/2 hour later he was dead.

Josh was absolutely Magical! He attracted people to him because of his kindness, compassion for others, his gentleness, sweetness, loving disposition. Josh loved people, animals, butterflies, unicorns, nature. He genuinely loved helping others. He was my best friend and the love of my life. I'm swallowed by silence and blackness now that he is gone. I died when he died.

The driver of the white SUV never stopped. I pray that this "killer" is found and is made accountable. Vehicular manslaughter penalties need to be made tougher, it's just like using a gun.

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  • by Peta, Australia
  • Oct 2013

My son Kai was taken from me on New Years Eve 31/12/2007 aged 11. There was just my son and I, he was my life and we did "everything" together. We were mates and I'm sure he was my "soul mate" too. He was involved in an unfortunate motorbike accident on a friends farm with 2 of his mates, he was killed instantly. My son just loved racing motocross and would ride when ever he could. We always kiss, hug and say we love each other before going anywhere and that afternoon was the last time I had that privilege. It would be his 17th Birthday 2/11/13 and his 6 yr. anniversary is coming up this year and the pain is still the same if not worse as the day I lost him. I would REALLY love to join him, but I know I can't because that will just delay our meeting up again and I can't afford to lose any more time away from him. So when will my time come???? I'm hoping soon.

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  • by Marta, Indiana
  • Oct 2013

I lost my son 1 month ago tomorrow from cystic fibrosis. He was only 23. I didn't get to say all the things I wanted to say to him. To tell him all the things he may need to hear. I was with him when he passed, but I still can't accept it happened. He was the sweetest guy ever...so loving and forgiving. I still have the last text messages and fb messages he'd sent me. I will keep them always. I'm not sure how to go on. I get up every day and do what I have to do, but it's all in a haze. I keep waiting for a call or a message from him that I know will never come. The days are so long. Alan M. Wicker I love you so much! I miss you today and always......

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  • by Janelle Westfield Ma
  • Aug 2013

It will be the 1 year anniversary on 8/12/13 that I lost my son to brain cancer. He was 36 and left a wife and 7 year old daughter. He lived three and half years with his cancer. He lived with courage and died with courage. I think about him everyday and miss his smile and laughter. Moms never get over losing their child.

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  • by Stockton Ca
  • Jul 2013

My son was 19 when he was murdered 11 years ago. His name is Michael aka Sugarman. I am still so sad even though its been so long. Why do I still cry like it was yesterday? It shouldn't hurt as much as it did the day it happened. I have four other children, what is the matter with me that I cant focus on them? I love him so much and I know he is in a better place than this evil mean world. How am I supposed to keep coping? I love the lord but I'm hurting so bad. I'm grateful for my other four children that I was blessed with but sometimes I don't want to go on. I also have four grandchildren that I need to be here for but its so hard the pain is so bad. It's the worst I have ever had. I love you Michael and miss you everyday.

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  • by Tabitha Murdorf
  • Jul 2013

I remember the day that I got pregnant with my son. I heard his heart beat for 9 months. When I went to the doctor he was fine and he kept me in the hospital for observation on 6/6/09 on 6/7/09 he sent me home and said everything was fine. Well no sooner I got home I went back with a goosh of blood. When I got there the doctor looked at me in tears and said sorry about your loss. The baby died 6/7/09 in my womb. so I didn't hear his first cry nor did I hear his last heartbeat. but every day he is in my heart and soul someday I will reunite with him and its going too be for a life time this time. I miss you Alexander Michael Haskins who passed on 6/7/09.

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  • by Shelburne, Nova Scotia
  • Jun 2013

Dalton James (D.J) was taken from me on Dec 09,2012 only 5 months ago...his girlfriend was text messaging while driving. I don't want to talk, or get out of bed most days, I miss him so much! I was looking for a poem to read on his graduation day June 28 2013 in memory of my baby! I love him more then words can say! my life has change forever as well as his three other brothers! miss and love you so much Dalt... xoxoxox :(

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  • by Gina, Orange County Calif
  • Jun 2013

My son my only child was killed 6-5-10 in a motorcycle accident . I did get to see him the morning of his accident, but of course had no clue I would never ever see him again!
I have cried every day since and miss him more every day, the pain does not go away it never will. It just get worse every day.
I miss him so much but am so grateful I had at least 35 years with him. his daughter only had 5 years with her dad, nothing will ever be the same.

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  • by Marlene M Fleming
  • Mar 2013

My sister Marcy lost her 21 year old son on the 4th of July 2012 in a terrible car accident, she has forgiven the young man who was his best friend since childhood & even was in his favor for his court date the young man got 12 months with good behavior because of her knowing her son would want that. My sister is forever changed, her husband decided to leave this world 6 years ago, we will never know why or what made him want to leave, he was so loved but troubled at the end. I just wish I could help my sister, I can't find the right words to help her...I just don't want my beautiful, caring, sad sister to keep fading away. I Love You Marcy, always & forever your sister Marlene XO XO

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  • by Tammy, Alpharetta, GA
  • Feb 2013

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my 24 year old son's death. He was killed in a tragic car accident on Feb. 13, 2012 in Charlotte, NC from what we believe a seizure. He was a Angel to all, he had the biggest smile anyone will tell you that and the biggest heart no matter how he felt he would put his feelings aside just to bring some happiness to others and put a smile on their face. I have been told by so many my son accomplished more in his 24 years on earth than most do in a lifetime. I miss him with all my heart and soul, my grief just wont stop no matter how much help I seek. The only thing that gets me through the day is the fact that I will see him again soon! The lose of a child for a parent is one that God himself knows all too well that being said he promises us eternity when we leave this world so we never have to endure that pain again. I thank God for giving me 24 years with my son so I could love him and know death is just the beginning of eternity!

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  • by Cheryl, Acostamoreno Valley,Ca
  • Oct 2012

Chris, only 16, our only child, was killed by a drunk driver, while he was riding his bike, coming home. That day he had stayed home from school, cause I remember just the day, before, he had hit Honor Roll, we were excited, and so proud of him, he had this big smile on his face, that day. No, matter what time, in day it was, Chris, always gave me a hug, always hearing, those word's, mom I
love you and a kiss on the cheek. Oh, how I miss him, he didn't even make it to his graduation.
Chris, you are always in my heart and I love you.

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  • by Viva, Loda, Illinois
  • Sep 2012

I read poems sometime they make me cry. My son Corbin 33 yrs was killed by a drunk driver on May 17, 2010 (841 days). I saw him last on Mother's Day with a big bear hug a peck on the cheek and I love you, mom before he left. I am alone as he was my only child, I am a healthcare provider and have spent my life caring for others, but I was not there in that corn field to hold him as he took his last breath. The pain has not eased, but yes life goes on. Everyday I get up to go to work hoping at least that my shoes match because my son would expect no less. I wait for the time we will be together again, sooner than later if there is a God. Thank you for your poem.

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  • by Linda, Atlannta Georgia
  • Aug 2012

On July 20th 2012 My son left to go to a rehearsal for his friends wedding. He said mom I'm going. My son never leaves the house with out a kiss or one of his bear hugs. This day I got none. I had a bad feeling about this so I got up from my chair and watch him go down the stairs. This was the last time I saw him alive.
My son was 31 years old and suffered from depression.
11:05 the door bell rang and my HEART sank. It was the groom and one of my sons friends- who happen to be a police officer, I knew then that something had happened. The DEPRESSION that had a hold of him had taken his LIFE. My only child GONE. I'll never hear that beautiful laughter or one of his corny jokes or that luminated SMILE or the sound of him saying " LUCY I'M HOME". He loved the Lucy show. The one thing I'll always have are the beautiful stories I heard from so many people. Thank you for the stories they will forever be imbedded in my HEART.

A CHILDLESS MOTHER

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  • by Andrea, Pocono PA
  • Jul 2012

I was looking for poem today when I notice yours. My Son Duane 22 was taken away from me on 5/13/2011 and his death is still a mystery. He was a Marine stationed in Japan. On a night when there was a typhoon warning, they said he went swimming, but when his body washed up he was in pajamas. I will Never forget him please pray for revelation.

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  • by Linda, Dumbarton UK
  • May 2012

Just read your poem my son Patrick Daniel was 27 years old when he was taken suddenly from me and I cannot get over it. You think you're alright one minute and the next your head and heart are so sore you don't want to go on. It's only 18 months since my son passed I miss him more than words can say. I look at the sky every night and I say he is the brightest star that ever shone and he is watching over me till we meet again.

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  • by Rhonda, Alabama
  • Mar 2012

The 3 year anniversary of my son's death is March 27, 2012. As I was searching for a poem to share with Hunter's picture in the paper I came across your poem...it brought me to tears. I felt like it was Hunter I was reading about. He to was brown hair and blue eyes, and brought so many other kids to God thru his death. The loss of a child is like no other pain a person can feel, so for that I deeply thank you for sharing your poem.

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  • by Carmen Pitts
  • Oct 2008

Today is 1yr that my sister lost her 13yr old son to errant gun fire. My Sister her Husband, children and our family are changed forever. My sister has said "people just don't understand my grieving, days you just can't get up or even speak for long periods of time". I thank God that he has kept her through the storm and not to be Bitter but to be Better. Your poem touched me, Thank you Carolyn, and may God continue to sustain you.

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