Son Death Poem

Poem Recalling Night Of Son's Death

July 31, 1997, a date that is seared in my memory, the date our son Philip died in an auto accident. It's been 13 years, but the pain still returns when you least expect it. Phil was a month away from his 18th birthday and had just graduated high school, with honors. We know we will see him again. Praise God.

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My son, Les, passed away on October 2, 2000, and I will never stop missing him. I know he is in the room of angels. His Dad left December 27, 2001, which I have accepted, I think, but I miss...

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A Life Lost


Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012 with permission of the Author.

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.
"Do you have a son named Philip?" he asks.

With those few words our lives forever change.
We will never be the family we were, ever again.
Almost eighteen, in the prime of his life.
A careless driver has ended what should have been
a life full of promise, of hopes and of dreams.

Our lives must go on, what else can we do?
We know our faith in God will see us through.
He spoke to my heart, my soul and my mind.
"My precious child, He has been with me
since the moment he died."


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  • Janet Christie by Janet Christie
  • 6 years ago

My son, Les, passed away on October 2, 2000, and I will never stop missing him. I know he is in the room of angels. His Dad left December 27, 2001, which I have accepted, I think, but I miss my son so much. God must have needed him and he must be there for a special reason. Can you please help me find a special poem from heaven for him? Thank you.

  • Linda by Linda
  • 7 years ago

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.

  • Sharon Wright by Sharon Wright, Tx, USA
  • 8 years ago

My condolences to all of the parents whom lost a precious child. There's no words for the pain and emptiness that's felt from the loss of someone so dear to our hearts. Here's my story:

My son, age 22, left home three years ago on today 10/22/12, to visit with his girlfriend around 6 p.m. That was the last time that I saw my son alive. He never made it back home. The next morning I was worried and concerned because it's not like him to not call. After checking the hospitals, jail, and his older brothers, I had no choice but to file a missing person report.

Conclusion: My son had been car jacked for his Jaguar. The police report witnesses stated that a silver Jaguar was being chased by a black Mercedes at a high rate of speed. They clipped his bumper and he lost control and crashed into a street light pole. He had to be cut from the vehicle. He arrived at the hospital around 10:30 pm and passed at 2:32am on 10/23/12. My world has been changed forever. RIP my Love.

  • Ed Kramer by Ed Kramer
  • 7 years ago

I know how you feel...i just had to put down my dog today. I had him for sad

  • Patricia Freve by Patricia Freve
  • 10 years ago

The death of my son WAS March-19-2012. What took him from us was two people. The guy got the prescription pills and girl was a girl friend to my son and she dropped the pill in his rum and coke. After all she was lying on the couch she looked over and asked him if he was all right and his reply was he not sure but she did nothing she watched him die.

  • France by France
  • 8 years ago

So very sorry to hear this terrible story.
I just wanted to say I understand your pain... I lost my son on 8th March 2012 in a road accident. He was 24 yrs old.
Life will never be the same again!
Take care/.

  • Patricia Glynn by Patricia Glynn, Galway Ireland
  • 10 years ago

Jenny Glynn aged 19 was killed on fathers day by a mindless careless driver whose son was a cop. So he got only a 1500 euro fine not even put of the road. Jenny was killed one minute from our home. We see the white cross every day. She was a beautiful daughter and we miss her more and more. Part of me died that day. May god be with you all.

  • Brandy by Brandy, Louisiana
  • 10 years ago

One year ago yesterday on 05/22/2012, my door bell rang. Two officers stood there and told me my first born son, who was just 3 months shy of his 19th Birthday had been hit by a truck. My son passed from his injuries 2 days later. The ache is still there as though it were yesterday. Everyday leads me one step closer to seeing him again.
Kevin M. Mouser
Forever 18

  • Diana by Diana, Houston
  • 10 years ago

My son David Lopez age 21. May 31, 2012 passed away in a one car accident. 2 month short of his 22nd birthday. I can still remember the phone call I got and then waiting in this small room in the hospital and two Dr.'s walking in and the first thing that came out of their mouth was I'm sorry to inform you, I didn't hear anything else they said to me. My life is forever changed.

  • Mark by Mark , Somerdale, NJ
  • 8 years ago


My son Brian passed away at 21 on June 25th, 2015. It was also a one car accident. I too went to the hospital only to have the doctors tell me there was nothing more they could do for him. He lasted 48 hours before succumbing to his injuries. My life is forever changed too. May God bless you in your journey that is this life. My sadness overwhelms me sometimes. Please know you are not alone.

  • Jeff by Jeff, Indianapolis
  • 10 years ago

Corey Ray age 15. December 29th 1996 at 9:50 pm. Left this earth in a one car accident along with his older friend who was driving. Those who love him left behind. So much left unsaid. So much hope, so many dreams unrealized. My beautiful blue eyed boy. I will never forget but I have found a place to store the grief. I thank our creator that I will see you again and you will remain, forever young.

  • Barbara Ayes by Barbara Ayes, Cleveland Ohio
  • 10 years ago

I got a phone call on April 27th 1998 that my thirteen year old son and two friends were in a car accident, I get to the hospital and was told my precious son had died instantly in a one car accident part of me died that day. I love you Joshua Lee Nicholas 11-29-84 to 04-27-98

  • Julia by Julia, Michigan
  • 10 years ago

That day also came for me on January 4, 2013. My 24 year old son Terrence had just come home January 3, 2013 for a weekend visit from the Navy. He was so handsome and smart. He enlisted in the Navy at the ripe age of seventeen. He loved his job and his family even more. Terrence was robbed and shot while visiting a friend. The suspect took my son's boots off his feet after he shot my baby. I feel so empty

  • Mom by Mom, Smithown NY
  • 11 years ago

That dreaded knock came on my door two years ago, my precious son who had never given me a days trouble in his life was dead of a prescription pill someone had given him. He had just turned 20 two weeks before and the pain of his life being over will forever haunt my mind and heart.. I miss him.

  • Linda by Linda, Dumbarton UK
  • 11 years ago

Oh how this poem reminds me of the dreaded day when I got a knock on my door asked me if I was the mother of Patrick and got told the worst news ever that my son had passed away it has been 2 years on the 31st Oct. 2010 and my life will never be the same 30 days before his 28th birthday my heart is broken. My father passed away 10 months after Patrick he could not deal with his death a healthy hard working man never sick in his life took a cough and was diagnosed with lung cancer 6 weeks he got and passed away peacefully in house, and I believe he has been taken to look after my Patrick. Well it's what keeps me sane how I miss them so much but I have not grieved for my dad as I cannot get my Patrick out my head. He was a great son everyone's friend a legend as described but to me he was my son and friend and I miss him more than words can say.

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