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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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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I have been reading these poems for a half an hour, and I have been near tears since minute one. This poem broke the flood gates. My mom means everything to me. I can't even imagine a...

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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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Grief is a long dark journey and there's no timeline when it eases enough to live again. All I can tell you is about my journey and hope it somehow helps. When my sister, Brenda, died I...

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Poem Grieving Over Loss
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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My loss came on June 2015. It was the worst day of my whole life. My son died in 5 min, one min talking to me the next dead. I felt so helpless, he died in my arms. As a mom I wanted to...

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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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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 24 year old son and ex husband on July 14th 2015. They were shot to death in their home in Norwalk, CA. My son's 25th birthday is coming up on October 13th, next week, and it is...

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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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My Mask

Every morning I wake up and put on a mask,
the mask makes everything seem alright,
But they don't know I cry at night,
The nightmares just won't go away

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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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I was 14 when I lost my dad to cancer. It has almost been a year and it hasn't gotten any easier. There are still many moments where I fell overwhelmed with emotions. I enjoyed reading this...

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  • By Carolynn F
  • Published: May 2013
Grieving For A Loved One

I shed a tear, I feel quite numb
another loss, thoughts of a dearly beloved one
they say "time heals", give it a while
remember all the happy times and smiles...

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  • 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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