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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

Poem About What Happens After Death
  • by Zonda Davis
  • Published: Jun 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…

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  • Stories 17
  • Emailed 92
  • Votes 650
  • Rating: 4.48
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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 …

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Poem For The Death Of My Father-In-Law
  • by Diana Blokzyl
  • Published: Aug 2008
Gone Away

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

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  • Stories 11
  • Emailed 368
  • Votes 770
  • Rating: 4.47
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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. …

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  • by Kimberly N. Chastain
  • Published: Feb 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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  • Stories 69
  • Emailed 418
  • Votes 2407
  • Rating: 4.44
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Love the poem. My niece was murdered this pass October by her ex boyfriend. It's been the hardest …

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  • by Collette N. Alaniz
  • Published: Feb 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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  • Stories 125
  • Emailed 257
  • Votes 914
  • Rating: 4.42
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This poem is beautiful! On November 24th 2013 I lost my beautiful cousin Lesley Perez to a …

Poem From Daughter About Father's Death
  • by KK Tex
  • Published: Nov 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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  • Stories 24
  • Emailed 32
  • Votes 300
  • Rating: 4.42
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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 …

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Death Of Nan And Granddad
  • by Stephan Banks
  • Published: Oct 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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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 93
  • Votes 283
  • Rating: 4.41
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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 …

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Death Of Husband And Father
  • by Brittany Callahan
  • Published: Jan 2008
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.…

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 48
  • Votes 256
  • Rating: 4.4
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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 …

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  • 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…

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 0
  • Votes 37
  • Rating: 4.38
Cousin Passed Away Poem
  • by Raven
  • Published: Jul 2009
Missing You

My eyes fill up in tears,
as I miss you through the years,
I lie in bed at night,
as I think of this scary fright.…

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 112
  • Rating: 4.35
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my cousin died too.=( he was really tired and he was the driver. There were 3 more people in the …

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  • by 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?…

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  • Stories 12
  • Emailed 78
  • Votes 328
  • Rating: 4.34
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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. …

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