Family Death Poems

Poems About the Loss of Family

A death in the family leaves a void that cannot be filled. No one can ever take the place of this individual in the world. We should not try to comfort the family by saying that "it was his time anyway", or, "he was suffering". These may be words of comfort later. However, there must be time to mourn the fact that things will never be the same. One minute he was here and now he is gone. The human mind must be allowed to sit with this reality. Mourning is a necessary part of the human experience. If it is ignored, a general feeling of sadness may pervade the whole family.

Poetry to Cope with the Death of a Family Member

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Poem Comforting Those Left On Earth
Don't Cry For Me

Don't cry for me,
I will be okay.
Heaven is my home now,
and this is where I'll stay.

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At the age of 18 I lost my girlfriend. She passed away in a bike accident along with her father. We had been in relationship for the past five and half years. I'm 21 today and her breath...

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Poem About What Happens After Death
  • By Zonda Davis
  • Published: June 2008
I'm Sorry Mom

I'm sorry mom, for the things I put you through
I'm sorry mom, for not doing the things you wanted me to do
I'm sorry mom, for leaving you so soon
I'm sorry mom, for that call you got that afternoon

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I'm a mother of three boys. My first born son's name is Bobby, my second son is named Kenny, and my third son is named Chris. In 2004 I lost my first born in car accident. Now, Feb 26, 2017,...

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I Lost My Nephew
  • By Michelle
  • Published: August 2008
His Words Set Me Free

I've held it in
Not sure why
But I've not been able to cry

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I love your poem. It's beautiful and it touched me.

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  • By Collette N. Alaniz
  • Published: February 2006
The Loss Of A Cousin

My eyes filled up with tears as I heard the news
It never occurred to me, how much I could lose
I find myself wishing that it wasn't real
Every time I think about it, pain is all I can feel

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My aunt's baby just passed away. He was going to be born in ONLY 3 DAYS. I got her a kit of baby clothes that came with a t-shirt, shoes, hat, socks, and more clothes. I had made her cards...

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Poem About Loved One Watching Over Us
Always There

When you remember me,
Please do not weep.
My body may not be there.
It has chosen to sleep.

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I have recently lost my cousin, who was my best friend and more like a sister. She had been missing for 15 months, and her body was finally found. This loss has hit me hard. We are going to...

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Poem For The Death Of My Father-In-Law
Gone Away

An Angel whispered
take my hand and
come with me
you're work here is done....

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I lost my best friend on 11/22/14 he got stabbed and was left there to die, I lost my two uncles in the same month. One died the first week of February in 2015 and the other one 02/10/2015...

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Death Of Nan And Granddad
  • By Stephan Banks
  • Published: October 2008
You Will See Them Someday

when you lose someone it can be hard to take
the pain that you feel when your heart has to break
the memories you keep are all in your mind
as you search your soul for more to find

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Hello, I'm 12 years old. About 5 months ago the 25th will be exactly 5 months but I lost a friend and I'm in 6th grade this girl was in 8th. Her name was Harly McNeely. At my school we have...

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  • By Kimberly N. Chastain
  • Published: February 2006
In Memory

A thousand times we needed you
A thousand times we cried
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died...

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I lost my BEST FRIEND, MY MOM October 29th 2015, 20 days before her birthday. Life I know will never be the same. I am becoming numb of the reality of it all. I'm scared to speak to someone...

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Poem From Daughter About Father's Death
  • By KK Tex
  • Published: November 2007
Dad, Where Are You?

Gone...but where?
I can't call you on the phone
I can't knock on your door
No matter how loud I scream you can't respond...

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I loved what you wrote as it is so true with kids that lose parents. I felt much the same way you did but in my case it was my mom. She was killed when I was very young. But there is...

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Comforting Poem About Death
  • By Nichole T
  • Published: August 2013
Tears Fall From My Eyes

As tears roll down my face,
I know you're in a better place.
I close my eyes to see your face,
suddenly I feel a warm embrace....

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Made too many tears roll down my cheeks. I used to cry easily, then did some work with a very good psychologist. Since then I don't cry so readily. But this poem hit me hard but crying...

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