Son Death Poems

Death Of A Son Poems

One of the most tragic and traumatic losses life can deal out to a person is the death of a son. The death of a son means the loss of more than just a precious life. It represents the loss of future experiences and future hopes. No parent is prepared for the loss of a child, and when it happens, their world is changed forever. The grief, guilt, and anguish felt are acute and lasting. Parents can find comfort in knowing that their grief and mourning are normal and that many other parents have lived through similar tragedies

Sad Poems About The Death Of A Son

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Poem About Missing Son
For The Need Of You

I need you to touch,
I need you to see,
I need you so much,
I need you with me.

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I lost my older brother 2 days after Thanksgiving this year. He was only 23, and I'm 18. The pain I feel since is heart wrenching. I can't get him out of my head, his smile and laugh. We...

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My 23 Year Old Son Died In A Crash
  • By Angela D. Ebanks
  • Published: January 2, 2017
My Green-Eyed Soldier Boy

Cherubic cheeked, an explosion of curls
Even as a toddler, you had all the girls
Milk teeth so perfect, like tiny white pearls -
My green-eyed soldier boy.

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Poem About Death Of 25 Year Old Son
A Picture Of You

I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine....

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I've lost two sons, both many years ago (1983, 11 years, leukemia; and 1986, 60 hours old, birth defects). You always wonder what if. I have two others and fostered more. But I wonder if our...

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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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We lost our son in a car accident on the Dec. 21, 1995, He was 21 years old and on his way back home from university for Christmas vacation. He will always be missed. It is so hard,...

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Poem About Life Continuing After Death Of Son
Life Goes On

It's true what they say, when a child is born,
a mother's heart is no longer her own,
It runs and skips and giggles and grins,
And crawls in her lap, for a kiss on the chin,...

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I lost my son Timothy Tillotson in an SUV rollover where he was ejected even though he was wearing a seatbelt on Feb 2, 2007. He was 19 and my only child. My heart still aches today. He had...

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Letter From God After Death Of Son
  • By Colleen Mclean
  • Published: April 2015
When God Comforted Me

From heaven he was delivered
As a baby unto you,
When God said to me softly
I'm trusting you to do

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I lost my mentally and physically handicapped son, Adam, 3 weeks ago. God gave him to me to love unconditionally, and I did. I feel empty. I know he is now an angel without limitations. He...

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Never Forget Your Child
  • By Carol Cooper
  • Published: September 24, 2016
A Letter To Brian

Dear Brian,

Can you see me when I cry?
Do you know when I will die?

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Poem For Nephew's Funeral
  • By Kily Dunbar
  • Published: April 2009
A Tribute To Tyrone

Picture

No words I write could ever say
How sad and empty I feel today
The Angels came for you
Much sooner than I planned...

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In June 2016, I lost my beloved sister. She was so precious. It's so hard to believe that she's gone forever. May her soul rest in peace. I love you, my dearest sister.

Bereaved Mother And Grandparent Poem
  • By Tina Pielstick
  • Published: December 2010
All I Know Is

All I know is.... I will always miss my Nick and long for him.
All I know is.... one minute I'm together and the next I'm falling apart.
All I know is.... my heart hurts all the time and it has never felt whole since the day he died.
All I know is.... the tears won't stop filling up my eyes, soaking my pillows or staining my face. ...

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I lost my son on November 9, 2015. It's almost been 1 year. I found him dead in his kitchen 4 hours after he left my home and we made plans to watch a football game that night. It forever...

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Poem Recalling Night Of Son's Death
  • By Charles Vince
  • Published: August 2012
A Life Lost

Our Son isn't home, where could he be.
It's after midnight, and the doorbell rings.
Who could be calling, he has a key.
A man in uniform, we see him through the glass....

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We, too, had that dreaded knock on the door yesterday, only to be told that our beloved 43 year old son was dead. We are broken and can't be fixed.

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