Mourning Poems

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.

Mourning Poetry 1-10 of 26

  • by Annemarie Castle
  • Published: 6/18/2008
To My Fiancee Who Was Murdered, Why You?

as each day passes
I sit and wonder why?
why you were taken
without a chance to say goodbye
and as I start thinking
with tears running down my cheeks
I think of life without you …

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  • Rating: 4.52
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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.

Asking God Why Poem, 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 heart beat starts to …

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This poem reminds me of my grandma and my sister in law that recently passed away from a heart attack in her sleep. My grandma passed away in 2010 and my sister in law just passed away on May, 1 2014 …

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  • by Phyllis Roberts
  • Published: 2/19/2008
Mother Sick And Wants To Die, 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,
your will was not my command.
Life just became …

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  • Rating: 4.51
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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 and at …

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  • by Vivien Hodgkinson
  • Published: 5/22/2008
Miss You So

Today I gave you roses
I gave you thirty three,
one red rose for every year
that you shared with me.
as I placed them on your grave
my tears fell silently,
for the man I truly …

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  • Rating: 4.5
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I love this poem because I lost my granddad and we take flowers to him I miss him dearly . :) but I know he will be happy now that he is not in pain any more

  • by Dee
  • Published: 4/2/2009
When Will We Be Together Again?

Someday soon, I'll once again feel the softness of your skin.
I'll see your beautiful brown eyes, again someday soon.
The sound of your voice will be like music to my ears,
as will the words …

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  • by Robyn O'Rourke
  • Published: 3/17/2011
Son Died Unexpectedly From a Seizure

Is That You?
The falling star in the night
So pure, so bright.

Is That You?
The breeze gently blowing through my hair
Telling me that you are still there.

Is That …

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  • Rating: 4.49
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My nephew, Joshua John Rogers, took his own life at age 31, February 4, 2012. My brother asked me if I wanted to speak at his memorial service and I saw your poem and I knew that I had to share …

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  • by Victoria Jones
  • Published: 5/22/2008
Death Of Grandpa, To My Grandpa

Who would have thought you would go so soon.
With you being gone, my life is so gloom.
I hate the fact you've gone away, but in my
Heart, I know you'll stay.
You taught me right, you …

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  • Rating: 4.48
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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 see him …

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  • by April Lovelady
  • Published: 3/12/2009
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.

I know you've done your duty
I know I've done mine too,
but neither …

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  • Rating: 4.48
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 …

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  • Stories 2
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  • Rating: 4.42
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I've lost my partner. We had two beautiful girls I really liked your poem and I do wish heaven had a window. He was my first love.

Visits To A Grave

My first visit to your grave was on x-mas eve,
where I placed a x-mas tree for all to see.

A sense of closure is what I was after,
so once again in my life I could enjoy some …

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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 to her. …

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