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 24

  • by Robyn O'Rourke
  • Published: Mar 2011
Is That You?

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

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 4
  • Votes 78
  • Rating: 4.58
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My nephew, Joshua John Rogers, took his own life at age 31, February 4, 2012. My brother asked me …

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  • by Dee
  • Published: Apr 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,…

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 11
  • Votes 61
  • Rating: 4.52

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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 race.…

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  • Stories 55
  • Emailed 317
  • Votes 1224
  • Rating: 4.51
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This poem reminds me of my grandma and my sister in law that recently passed away from a heart …

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To My Fiancee Who Was Murdered
  • by Annemarie Castle
  • Published: Jun 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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  • Stories 9
  • Emailed 43
  • Votes 228
  • Rating: 4.51
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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 …

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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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  • Stories 5
  • Emailed 27
  • Votes 286
  • 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 …

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Mother Sick And Wants To Die
  • by Phyllis Roberts
  • Published: Feb 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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  • Stories 13
  • Emailed 43
  • Votes 229
  • Rating: 4.5
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My partner and soulmate passed after a short illness of just 7 weeks, no time for my head to …

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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 is so gloom.
I hate the fact you've gone away, but in my
Heart, I know you'll stay. …

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 32
  • Votes 99
  • 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 …

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  • by April Lovelady
  • Published: Mar 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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  • Emailed 16
  • Votes 83
  • 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,…

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 30
  • Votes 90
  • Rating: 4.44
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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 …

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Visits

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, …

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 0
  • Votes 48
  • Rating: 4.42
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I lost my gran about 8 months ago after her battle with cancer her death came very soon after she …

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