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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Lung Cancer Poem
Missing Mama

I awake each morning to start a new day
But the pain of loosing 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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  • Rating: 4.64
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Thank you for your poem, my Mom was 47 years old when she was diagnosed at the end of October 2011 …

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  • by Debbie
  • Published: Mar 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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  • Rating: 4.56
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My sister passed away 5 years ago and I miss her every day, in the beginning the pain was …

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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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  • Rating: 4.55
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Where do I start? I knew my husband was a good man when I picked him up for the first time at his …

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  • by Moneisha S. Madden
  • Published: Feb 2006
Lost

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

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  • Rating: 4.55
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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 …

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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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  • Votes 68
  • Rating: 4.54
  • by Mark Rickerby
  • Published: Aug 2008
How We Survive

If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.

If not,…

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  • Votes 364
  • Rating: 4.51
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I am glad there are others in this world who have the talent of being able to put emotions into …

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  • by Theola
  • Published: Dec 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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  • Votes 87
  • Rating: 4.48
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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 …

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Poem For Parent Who Has Lost A Child
  • by Colleen Ranney
  • Published: Jan 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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  • Votes 184
  • Rating: 4.47
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I have four children. My youngest two are twins !! Boy, Girl, for me and my family it was a great …

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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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  • Stories 35
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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 …

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  • by Sandee Foxten
  • Published: Oct 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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  • Rating: 4.46
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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 …

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