Grief Poems

Grief Poems

Poems about Death and Grief

A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. The contribution that was made by the family member that was lost can never be replaced. That person is gone. What that person has brought to the family is gone. Is it important for the family to take time to grieve for this loss. Doing so is a matter of respect for the relative that has passed. It is also a step that the family must take to acknowledge its loss. If we do not take the time to honor the lost relative, it is as if we are saying that they didn't matter to us.

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Grief Poetry 1 - 10 of 32

Lung Cancer Poem
Missing Mama

I awake each morning to start a new day
But the pain of losing you never goes away.
I go about the things I have to do
And as the hours pass I think again of you....

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On 04-28-2008 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and brain cancer. She was later given 3 months to live. When I was finally told what was going on, I remember feeling as if I was having...

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Seasons Of Grief

Shall I wither and fall like an autumn leaf,
From this deep sorrow - from this painful grief?
How can I go on or find a way to be strong?
Will I ever again enjoy life's sweet song?...

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This poem touched me in so many ways. We just recently lost my uncle to the sea. He was a fisherman and such a loving and caring person to everyone around him. This poem you wrote spoke to me...

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One Year Less

There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker,
I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless,
But one child less.
One less open laugh and little boy giggle,...

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  • By Mark Rickerby
  • Published: August 2008
How We Survive

If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.

If not,...

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I am glad there are others in this world who have the talent of being able to put emotions into words. Thank you for sharing your talent. I was grabbed at the expression of sudden horror. I...

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  • By Moneisha S. Madden
  • Published: February 2006
A Lost Family Tree

Sometimes I crawl
Into my skin
To lose myself
From the world...

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  • Rating 4.52
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wow I can't believe this is still up here I wrote this many years ago. I'm so glad that my words continue to touch people. Thanks for all the comments and support. More poems coming soon.

  • By Sandee Foxten
  • Published: October 2009
I Feel My Heart Breaking

I feel your arms
wrapped around me so tight,
I feel your body,
snuggled next to mine ...

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My mother passed away last month, It seems I have not had a moment to grieve due to the hectic pace I have been trying to keep up with by others around me. I remember when my father passed...

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  • By Debbie
  • Published: March 2010
This Basket Of Burdens

My Basket of burdens
Is filled with the grief of my loss
It is so heavy to carry
Although this road I must cross....

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My sister passed away 5 years ago and I miss her every day, in the beginning the pain was unbearable, but in time the load got a little less, I was able to live with the pain. I will miss her...

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  • By Theola
  • Published: December 2007
I'm So Alone After Mom Died

I'm so alone, it's so dark.....
When is the sun going to shine again?

The sky is dark, my world is grey.......

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  • Rating 4.50
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Theola, and all who visit here, My Mom died when I was 12. I'm 49 now and your words, and poem here, are touching as it touched my heart and soul explaining how I felt and still do at times...

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A Poem Of Grief For Dad
My Dad

Do you know how it feels to lose someone?
How you go through grief and pain?
I know how that feels,
and how it feels to always live in rain. ...

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  • Rating 4.46
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Beautiful, I lost my Dad to lung cancer 2-2-13 I still think of my Dad daily. I was beginning to think I was the only one still upset with my Dad's passing. Thank you for sharing your poem....

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Poem For Parent Who Has Lost A Child
  • By Colleen Ranney
  • Published: January 2012
Sometimes

Sometimes I catch a glimpse,
In softened waves of blue
My child, my heart ...when I see a smile
I can't help but think of you...

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I lost my first born son just before his 18th birthday. He was taken away from us on Independence Day of 2006. Independence Day has never been the same for our family since this tragic day. ...

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