Family Death Poems

Death of a Loved One Poems

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.

Death in the Family Poems

Death Family Poetry 1-10 of 35

  • by Shane C.
  • Published: 11/25/2013
In Heaven With My Son

Behind the stars in the sky
In the heavens up above
My Dads big truck is starting up
Two of us angels in the front

As we move up through the gears
Just smiles and love, no …

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  • Rating: 4.6
  • by Zonda Davis
  • Published: 6/22/2008
Poem About What Happens After Death, 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 …

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  • Rating: 4.49
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I lost my 20 year old daughter to suicide 2 years ago and I'm still in a state of loss, her anniversary is on the 5th of September and I can feel it coming. I can't seem to catch my breath and when …

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  • by Diana Blokzyl
  • Published: 8/24/2008
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.

I went away to a place
where there's no tears, nor sorrow
only laughter and smiles,
there will …

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  • Rating: 4.48
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I lost my husband two months ago. We were a very young couple. I'm only 27 and my son 2 and a half. It's the hardest time of my life. I feel like it will never be the same again, but am hopeful and …

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  • by Kimberly N. Chastain
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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
A heart of gold stopped beating
two twinkling eyes closed to …

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  • Rating: 4.43
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Love the poem. My niece was murdered this pass October by her ex boyfriend. It's been the hardest thing to deal with. She left behind a two year old. She reminds me everyday of her mom more and …

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  • by Stephan Banks
  • Published: 10/24/2008
Death Of Nan And Granddad, 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 this …

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  • by Collette N. Alaniz
  • Published: 2/15/2006
The Loss Of A Cousin Poem

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 …

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  • Rating: 4.42
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This poem is beautiful! On November 24th 2013 I lost my beautiful cousin Lesley Perez to a motorcycle accident. She was only 17 years old and at times I think that's what hurts the most that she was …

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  • by Brittany Callahan
  • Published: 1/22/2008
Death Of Husband And Father, Without You

The days without you are lonely,
The nights without you are cold,
But even though you are gone now
That burning passion will never grow old.
Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night …

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  • Rating: 4.41
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this is a really good poem, while I was reading it I thought of my twin sister who died last year from suicide this is a really good poem, keep writing!!

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  • by KK Tex
  • Published: 11/13/2007
Poem From Daughter About Father's Death, 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

I held your hand as you took your last agonizing breath
You …

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  • Rating: 4.39
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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 something in …

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  • by Maranda G. Brice
  • Published: 3/30/2011
Death Of A Cousin, One More

When the sunny skies turn from blue to gray,
I can't help but wonder just what you would say?

I wonder if you know how many lives you have touched,
Do you know that people here love you …

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Wow. I wrote this poem a few years ago for Debbie. I am so touched by all of your stories and how much you loved my poem. Thank you all so much for the positive feedback. It was a blessing to read …

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  • by Kelley D. Osman
  • Published: 2/15/2006
A Special Mom

Mom loved us from our first breath, held our hands through the years, guided us along the paths that our lives took, taught us that there is nothing we can't make it through to hold our faith and …

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  • Rating: 4.36
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Our Mum passed today 19th March 2014 at the age of 84. Over the last year, She suffered two to three strokes, fell and broke her hip and quite recently was diagnosed with lymphoma. Throughout all …

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