Mourning Poems

From ancient times, mankind has mourned its losses. Every culture has its way of expressing grief. There is even evidence that animals express grief and mourn for those that are no longer with them. It is a sad fact that many people choose not to set aside time to mourn the death of a loved one. This is unfortunate because mourning is necessary for the mental health of the living and it is also a way of paying respect to the dead.

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Poem About Wanting To See Mom In Heaven
If Heaven Had A Window

If heaven had a window and God granted me a view,
of all the beauty it beholds, I'd only look for you.
I'd listen for your laughter that was always music to me,
your beautiful hair and hazel eyes is what I'd wish most to see.

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I lost my mom a year ago from heart failure, I miss her she's my best friend. I lost my dad a few years ago and I miss him more than anything. I feel that I'm alone now but I know my mom is...

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Visits To A Grave
Visits

My first visit to your grave was on Christmas Eve,
where I placed a Christmas tree for all to see.

A sense of closure is what I was after,

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I lost my gran about 8 months ago after her battle with cancer her death came very soon after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This poem has really touched me as I was really close...

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  • By Vivien Hodgkinson
  • Published: May 2008
Miss You So

Today I gave you roses
I gave you thirty three,
one red rose for every year
that you shared with me.

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My husband has passed away with cancer and we have been together 33 years. I was looking for a poem to fit what I was feeling and this one fit exactly.

Son Died Unexpectedly From a Seizure
  • By Robyn O'Rourke
  • Published: March 2011
Is That You?

Is that you?
The falling star in the night
So pure, so bright.

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My son's girlfriend who had lived with us died at the young age of thirty. Trina was such a sweet girl. She was like a daughter to me. It's been 5 weeks but seems like yesterday. She had...

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Poem Asking God Why
Taken From Me

I'm sitting here in my room, looking at your picture,
wondering why you couldn't be a part of my future.
Uncontrollable tears stream down my face,
while my heartbeat starts to race.

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I lost my son, Karl, nearly twenty three years ago and the pain, though easier to bear, is still there. I understand it will always be there but the intensity one feels at first slowly...

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Death Of Grandpa
  • By Victoria Jones
  • Published: May 2008
To My Grandpa

Who would have thought you would go so soon.
With you being gone, my life has so much gloom.
I hate the fact you've gone away, but in my
Heart, I know you'll stay.

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I'm sorry for your loss! My Pawpaw passed away Jan. 6, 2012, unexpectedly! It was a shock, because my Dad and Aunt had seen him the day before and he looked fine to them! We were going to go...

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Mother Sick And Wants To Die
  • By Phyllis Roberts
  • Published: February 2008
Monsters

You were tired, I saw it in your face.
The end was coming at a fast pace.
But how I wanted you to stay...
In time, I came to understand,

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My partner and soulmate passed after a short illness of just 7 weeks, no time for my head to adjust, total auto pilot, our choice was to nurse Terry at home to the end, he passed in my arms...

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To My Fiancee Who Was Murdered
  • By Annemarie Castle
  • Published: June 2008
Why You?

as each day passes
I sit and wonder why?
why you were taken
without a chance to say goodbye

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I am so sorry for your loss and I will pray every night for you and your son :( I loved the poem I have to choose one for my project for school I choose this one.

  • By April Lovelady
  • Published: March 2009
Respects To Love

Oh darling, my sweet darling,
today, we left the base.
I'm sad and I am lonely
and I ache to see your face. ...

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A Poem For A Memorial Scrapbook
  • By Sharon Henry
  • Published: May 2009
Dear Little Howie

Your Dad is your angel
gone to Heaven above.
His wings now surround you
with protection and love....

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My daddy passed away aged 15 years just two days before I was born (13th July 1996) so I never got to see him or get to know him, but I know he'll be proud of me after coming out bi-sexual...

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