Family Death Poem

Dealing with the death of a loved one, there sometimes seems nothing to hold on to. All you have is the memories and the belief that he/she is still watching over you.

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I was just in Grade 3 when It happen. Feb 08 was when my dear cousin died because of Asthma Attack. I was at my aunt's house when my aunt told me to go and get my cousin to go down. She went to …

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© Jonathan P. Lanier

Published: Feb 2006

Left Alone

So many things we never got to do
So many conversations we never got through
I feel lost and empty now
Every day I ask, how?
I could feel nothing when you died
I felt I wanted to run and hide
Run and hide cause I felt blind
Peace and and clarity I couldn't find
They say when you die your soul just flies away
I wanted to chase your soul, so for another day you could just come and stay
You were my Grams, you taught me how to stand on my own
Now that you're gone, I feel as though I can't do it alone
I've tried so hard to see things through and become the person you wanted me to be
Sometimes it's just so hard being me
I'd give anything if I could just talk to you once more
To see you walk through the door
and tell me that everything was going to be alright for sure
When I look into the sky I picture you staring down
Which is why I have no reason to frown
All the things you taught me, all the songs we use to sing
Now you're gliding under God's precious wings
I hope He's taking good care of you because now you're in His place
I hope all your worries and all your fears have left your face
I never got so say goodbye that was the worst part
But I know that when you left secretly you said goodbye to my heart
So when I lay myself into bed tonight
I know you'll always be there to hold me tight.

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  • by Stephanie
  • 1/22/2014

I was just in Grade 3 when It happen. Feb 08 was when my dear cousin died because of Asthma Attack. I was at my aunt's house when my aunt told me to go and get my cousin to go down. She went to the bathroom then when she got out she fainted. I was downstairs with my aunt when we heard a loud thump. My Aunt told me to check it out. When I got up the stairs I saw her lying on the ground breathless. I thought she was sleeping so I tried waking her up but she didn''t move or shrugged. Then I told my aunt she won't wake up. Then my aunt came, when she turned her around she was pale. My other cousin tried to CPR her to see if it works. But it was no use. So my aunt called for a taxi to get to the hospital. Then when it was dismissal time my Mom was there telling me she's dead. I told her she's lying. I just can't face the truth. Until now. I still can't forgive myself cause I am such an idiot.

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  • by Crystal Hill, Atlanta Ga
  • 11/10/2013

On November 07, 2013 I lost my father Charles Jr. Even though he's gone it seems as if he's still here. I miss him so much. So many things we've said so many things we could have done. I want to ask why God? but that's a question that will not get answered. Keeping in mind God makes no mistakes. My father raised all 5 of his kids being both mother and father. My dad was my strength, my friend, my heart. I promise Dad I will do what you did, never letting our family fall apart. Dear God give me the strength to Hold It Down. Sincerely, Daddy's little Girl

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  • by Rose, South FL
  • Oct 2012

Recently, my boyfriend's father passed away. He was like a dad to me...someone who loved us, no matter how many internal issues he had. The last time we saw him, we had an argument...and now he is gone. I can't seem to get a hold of myself- every time I think about him, I break down and cry. This poem really helped put my feelings in words.
RIP Anthony P. Bellucci <3 We love and miss you so much :''(

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  • by Megan, Hull, UK
  • Sep 2012

My dad passed away last year after suffering 10 years of cancer in the brain. I miss him dearly he was my rock, my best friend. My dad never got the chance to meet my baby girl he passed away 5 days after my daughter was born. I'll never forget my dad even though at the end of it he didn't recognize me. I wish I could see you one last time dad. Love you more than life itself. Miss you constantly it's like a dull ache in my heart, a broken hole that can't be sealed or mended. It broke my heart the day I had to say goodbye. I love you dad xxxxx

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  • by South Africa
  • Jul 2012

Friend of mine...........hard to believe that never will I see him again. It's been a while but reading this poems it is like it only happened yesterday. He said to me "The day I die that's when you will realize how much I loved you". Everything he has done for me I thought he has to he is my friend not realizing the love, care he has for me. Only if I can talk to him one last time that's all I'm asking. I never has a chance to say good bye. I'm still thinking of you friend.

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  • by Shirley. UK
  • Dec 2011

My big Brother died this Christmas day, he fought against Cancer for 7 years, it ravaged his body till finally it started to grow in his brain, He could no longer fight he is my hero he was so brave and I will miss him so very much R.I.P. Chris my brother my friend my hero Only god knows the truth xxx

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  • by Isaiah
  • Jun 2011

The poem send me down to very sad thoughts of how I lost my elder sister whose death has been a nightmare to me. I have never understood why she had to die.

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  • by Silver Spring, Md
  • Mar 2011

My husband passed away two months after he was diagnosed of cancer. It was like a sudden illness. We thought he will get better we did not expect him to die so soon. But the cancer spread everywhere so quickly and became very weak. He was in a lot of pain. when I read the poem I see him laying on his bed with a lot pain and yet he would say "I will be fine " but he died in his sleep. I did not say good bye to him. It hurts me so much. He was my best friend. We were together everyday. My other half is gone. I am so lonely. I cry everyday in my sleep. Nothing matters anymore. I miss him so very much.

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  • by Buddy
  • Feb 2011

My nephew was the first murder victim of 2011. Jan 1. He was only 16. He loved life and enjoyed soccer and playing video games. We never had a chance to say goodbye and went through the motions of laying him to rest. That same night, we also lost his brother. two fine young men gone without being able to say goodbye. One was sixteen and the other twenty six. He left a young son and wife behind. Reading these poems helps me cope with all that We are going through as a family. Thank you for sharing your poems as it brings comfort to my heart.

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  • by Alomia
  • Aug 2010

This poem touch my heart. As I've lost my dad on 9 December 2009. He wasn't ill, I was angry at him. He died in his sleep before I could say I'm sorry.

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  • by Diane, Florida
  • Aug 2010

When I read this it made me think of my husband. He passed away from cancer. We had only been married 21 months. I didn't get to say goodbye. He passed away in his sleep thank god he didn't suffer. It was hard to accept he never had any symptoms. The day before he passed away he played in a pool tournament you would have never thought he would be gone the next morning.

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  • by Holly. Wiltshire
  • Jul 2010

I lost my Dad on Saturday, it was so sudden, such a shock to everyone. Nobody knew that he was ill, other than the constant ''chest infections'' he had. He was fine when he left for the pub (one of his favourite places) for a pint.
I got a phone call at 1.10pm on that day - 20 minutes before I was about to leave for the 45 minutes drive to go and visit him. I was told that he had collapsed and it didn't look too good. I got my things together, ready to leave ASAP. 10 minutes later, I had another call. He had passed away. It was such a shock. He was fine the day before.
It hurts more that I didn't get to say goodbye, and that the last face-to-face conversation I had had with him the week before, was an argument. I feel so sad that he has gone. I don't know what emotion to have. I'm finding it so hard to cry, I haven't cried since Saturday. This poem is lovely, it made me think about him. It's such a lovely poem. I really do love it.

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