Death Of Partner Poem

A Poem To Remember Boyfriend

The pain of losing a lover is not soon forgotten. The pain lingers and is felt throughout the day, yet we do not seek to let go of this pain, for within it lies the memory of the one who has passed. This is my poem. I lost my boyfriend just over a month ago now.

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I lost my boyfriend, Joseph, to a car accident on February 9, 2021, a day to my birthday. He was 25. I had a photo session for my birthday, which I planned sending to him on the 9th. At work...

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A Kiss, A Hug, A Smile


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007 with permission of the Author.

What keeps me sane is knowing I have memories of us.
The pictures captured a glimpse,
but my heart captured everything like a film recorder.

I pray for you.
I sit and ask myself why.

Why couldn't I have been there?
Why wasn't I there to help you?

You are loved. You are missed.
Reach down and take my hand.
Take me to heaven with you.

When I think of you, my eyes rain.
I don't like to think you were in that much pain.
There were no clouds; such a wonderful day.
If only you kept on shining.

You gave me love
and touched my life.
It's all over now.
You no longer have to fight.

When I see those pictures of you smiling,
I remember the things you were hiding.
You didn't have to turn away.
We all wanted you to stay.

If only you could talk.
You usually didn't have any fear.
When I knew what you were doing,
I knew that I would stand by you
and help you through.

I look up the stars at night
to see which one is shining bright.
I wish I could see your smile.
I would travel those extra miles.

Can't get you out of my mind,
and it's supposed to get easier in time.
I love you, I miss you, I wish you were here.
Losing you was my greatest fear.

I love you Matt.


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  • Savannah by Savannah
  • 2 years ago

I had known my first boyfriend, lover, and father to my son for 13 years and had been with him for two years. I saw a boy turn into a man in a matter of months. Our son was born in December 2020. Everything was like a dream. On March 7, 2021, my boyfriend turned 22 years old. On April 2, 2021, the sheriff called. There had been a head on collision. My brother and two-year-old niece were at the hospital, alive but in bad condition. The passenger, my lover, has felt all of the pain and suffering before and after being ejected from the car and died a couple minutes before the police arrived on scene. I was left alone to raise my three-month-old son, questioning my faith and trying to understand God and forgive my brother's driving. It's hard. I loved him with all of me. I miss him. I want him to come back to me. No matter how much I cry about it, it will never happen. I hope he's waiting for me. I'm lost, but all I can do is pretend I'm okay, continue to raise my only son the best I can, making him proud of me.

  • BOLA by BOLA
  • 3 years ago

I lost my boyfriend, Joseph, to a car accident on February 9, 2021, a day to my birthday. He was 25. I had a photo session for my birthday, which I planned sending to him on the 9th. At work on the 9th of February, I got a call about my boyfriend's accident. I was devastated. All I did was pray because I was faraway. Joe and I loved each other with every single breath. We shared our dreams and planned the future. We were lovers right from high school. We couldn't wait to start a family and grow old together. He was very supportive, handsome, ambitious, caring, loving, and romantic. His words were, "You only live one. Live and love." We had an argument the night before his demise, and I called to apologize. I made him laugh, and I said "I love you" a million times. All I do every day is play his voicemails and view his pictures. I cry every day. I feel numb. It hurts a lot living without him. I still can't believe my true love is gone. I will love you forever, Sugar!

  • Ashley C Bertsche by Ashley C Bertsche
  • 3 years ago

I can relate to you almost to the T. I lost my boyfriend on August 8, 2020. We had only been together for 1 month. He died in a motorcycle accident. I had stayed the night with him the night before. We had to go to the lake, and I dropped him off at home the same day. He died in the morning. We were going to meet back up, but hours went by and no call. Turned out he was on his way to pick me up when he was hit. I can’t believe how much it hurts. I wasn’t able to tell him how I really felt. I miss him so much. I cry every day.

  • Rachel M Alvarado by Rachel M Alvarado
  • 3 years ago

I lost my soulmate a month ago. We were together for a year. We met at work. It was love at first sight. We believed we were brought together by faith! I wanted happiness and he just wanted to be loved! He was fighting a life of alcoholism since he was 15. I was always there when he needed me to help him fight through his illness. I would get so angry with him because he wouldn't stop. The night before he passed, I was helping clean his place. He was sick fighting the withdrawals. He didn't want me to leave, but I had to go home to my kids. I kissed him bye, not knowing when he closed the door behind me and locked it, it would be the last time I'd see him alive! He went into a coma. His body just gave up. He died from liver disease. It hurts so bad. He promised me he wouldn't ever leave me! I miss him so much. He took my heart with him!

  • Regina J Barry by Regina J Barry
  • 5 years ago

I had been with my boyfriend for 4 years. We would do everything together. When I found out of his passing 3 weeks ago, it felt like he took a piece of me with him. We did everything together: go to school, go to the mall, go to the movies, everything. I miss him so much that every time I think about, it just makes me wanna cry. I loved this man and now he's gone. I don't know what to do with my life. The last thing we said to each other was, "I Love You". I would've never thought it would end like this. He was my best friend.

  • Tee by Tee
  • 5 years ago

I lost my partner on July 26, 2018. It broke my heart. We had been together since 2008 and although we had a few difficulties, we were always drawn back too each other. He was my world, my rock, my everything. I never got to go to the funeral since he had to be buried the next day due to his religion, and that broke me. I couldn't travel in time. I love you ab. I always will, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. For as long as I live it will be always you and me.

  • Wendy by Wendy
  • 5 years ago

I just lost my boyfriend to a fight with diabetes. I can relate to the poem. It's everything I feel and wonder, both in my head and out loud.

  • Jay Jay by Jay Jay
  • 5 years ago

I met a guy at my new work-place 4 months ago, and we started going out, but our relationship was still private since it had been just a month of dating. The night before he got an accident, I went to his apartment and found him playing fifa with his guy friends. He made me dinner while I sat in the kitchen and watched him. He was traveling that night, so I decided to head home so that he could get some rest before he had to travel. He hugged me and kissed me and told me how much he really liked me. The following day as I entered the lounge at work, I saw his picture on the noticeboard saying that he had got an accident and died. My heart broke. My baby was gone, and no one was there to comfort me because I had told him to keep it a secret since I was the new girl at work, so no one knew we were dating. It has been 26 days since he died, and I still cannot accept the fact that he is gone. I miss my baby. I should have let the world know how much I loved him.

  • Dionne Gregory by Dionne Gregory
  • 5 years ago

You may be the one person on this planet who knows how I feel. In November, a guy I've worked with professed his feelings for me and we were inseparable from that point. The feelings were strong. Too strong at times. I tried to back out, thinking it was too good to be true. Thankfully he wouldn't let me. We celebrated my birthday on December 15 (it's actually the day before). He had been looking forward to my birthday since we started dating. He even invited a few friends. We saw each other on the 16th and spoke on the phone on the 17th. On the 18th I hadn't heard from him and when I sent a text he didn't reply. Later that evening, one of his friends that I met at the party told me about the accident. He was on life support for 9 days. My introduction to his family was in the hospital and during his services.

  • Izele by Izele
  • 5 years ago

Reading this just broke my heart all over again. I lost my boyfriend yesterday. I met him at work and we had been dating for some months. I also told him to keep it a secret because I was the new girl at work. He died from sepsis. The last time we spoke was three weeks ago before he went into a coma. I prayed so hard for him to be okay, but it wasn't enough. My baby died yesterday, and I didn't even get to tell him goodbye; it is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. I miss him so much and pray that one day I'll see him again and part no more...

  • Amanda by Amanda
  • 6 years ago

My boyfriend passed away March 20,2018. It's been 37 days and counting...counting the days until I can be with him again. The love we had was so special. We connected on levels I can't even explain. He was my true soulmate. How am I supposed to keep going and be strong like everyone tells me...when I'm just torn apart? I wanna believe everything happens for a reason, but what kind of reason would it be okay for your best friend to be gone and you left alone?

  • Camila by Camila
  • 5 years ago

I lost my boyfriend too 1 week ago. I don't know how to stop the pain. The thought that he's gone is killing me. The pain is making me crazy. I wish he never died and could stay with me. For two years I waited for him as we were about to meet this June 17, but he's gone. My life suddenly changed! I miss him so much with every breath i take.

  • Michaela Theys by Michaela Theys
  • 5 years ago

I had also lost my boyfriend on March 1, 2018. I woke up next to him not breathing. I understand the pain you are going through. We were together for 2 years but friends for 4.

  • Crashundra Smith by Crashundra Smith
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend in my arms on July 1, 2017 from an asthma attack. Even though we were only together for two and a half months, it still hurt like I was with him for years. It hurt even more to hear him tell me he was about to die and then give me a huge and close his eyes.

  • Athira by Athira
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend 2 months ago. He was not only my boyfriend; he was also my best friend and my everything. He was my world. No one can replace him. I know you will never come back to me, but I believe that you will always be near. I miss you a lot, and my love toward you will never end.

  • Allison Beach by Allison Beach
  • 6 years ago

I lost the love of my life, best friend, lover, care-taker, heart, and whole world six weeks ago. He was only 56. I am 30. We knew this time would come but not so soon. We planned another 30 years together, at least. He was healthy, and then he had chest pains, and that was it. I don’t know how to (or don’t want to) learn to live in this world without him. How do you do it? I don’t know. I will do things he wanted me to do for him other than that. Everything else I don’t care about. What’s the point?

  • Byrd Maureen by Byrd Maureen, Phoenix, Az
  • 6 years ago

October 7, 2017 is when I lost the love of my life, my best friend, my everything. He went out for his 19th birthday. He was put on life support but didn't make it. At 19 years old I lost everything. He died from a heroin overdose. It has barely been a month, and I have lost my mind.

  • 4 years ago

Hi, I'm Ashley. I lost my soul mate December 8, 2018, to a heroin overdose. I found him dead in my room on the 9th. It was so horrible to go home to seeing him that way. It's been a long 5 months with tears every day. He was the kindest and most loving man I've ever met. My heart is beyond broken. I don't think actually I know it will never be fixed. I miss him so much. It's hard to wake up, so I hardly sleep anymore. I wish I could hold him in my arms one more time and just say goodbye my love.

  • Sandra Navarrete by Sandra Navarrete
  • 5 years ago

My boyfriend of 11 years died of an overdose on December 6, 2016. This week it will be 2 years since his death. It's not easy. I would pray for dreams and signs so I'd know he's okay. I miss him so much. He was a huge part of my life. I know you don't want to think about it, but life goes on, and you will be in another great relationship. He will always be in your heart and mind and that's okay. I want to believe my boyfriend is watching over me, but I don't know. I could never bring myself to say ex-boyfriend. He is greatly, greatly missed. I pray for you to have peace.

  • Shikha by Shikha
  • 6 years ago

Chintu, I love you so much. I really don't know why you did this to me. Why you left me alone. It's been one year and 2 months. I have lost you now. I know that you are never going to come back, but my heart still feels that you might have gone somewhere and you will come because you can't live without me. My bad luck is that I can't even see your last face. It hurts me a lot. I can't give your place to anybody. I just wish whenever I die I just meet you first. I have many questions, but the only thing I want is to see you, to hug you, to kiss you one last time. I am dying every single second without you. Only I know that how painful it is to be in this world without you. I miss you so much. I love you so much.

  • Akhila by Akhila
  • 3 years ago

What you’re feeling is the same thing I’m feeling. I lost him on July 10, 2020. It has been 6 months. I don’t know how I will live the rest of my life without him. I’m just talking to the sky. I’m just breathing. I’m just getting work done. Now his ambitions and dreams are mine. It’s very painful, and while going to bed at night it becomes worse. I always remember his words, “Be happy wherever you are and whatever you have.” He used to smile in touch situations and was very caring.

  • Mariz by Mariz
  • 6 years ago

I lost my man 6 months ago. He was involved in a motor accident. I wasn't there when the accident happened. I was sleeping peacefully at home. When I woke up the next morning, I received a news about him from my mom. I immediately checked my phone. I didn't want to believe it. I was already shaking when I held my phone and there I saw his last messages and last calls for me. I wasn't able to answer all of them because I was already sleeping. The whole night. I really thought he was in his apartment because that's what he told me before I went to sleep, but no. Now he's gone. I can't reach him anymore. It hurts. It really hurts especially when you can't do anything about it but just accept the fact that he's really gone forever. Baby, I miss you so much. I know you're in a better place now, but damn it's always gonna hurt. I love you.

  • Vera by Vera
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend 3 months ago. We took the dogs out for a walk and he loved parkour and things like that. He climbed up on a train and got hit by high voltage. He survived at that point but died the next morning in the hospital. We were together for 3 months but spent every day together in work and at home. We planned our whole lives together.

I miss you, Oliver. Life is not the same without you anymore. Miss your tattoos and the way you closed your eyes when I rubbed your hair in the car. They say the night is the darkest before the dawn. But my sun will never come up again, so all I see is the sunset you paint every day! Oliver 1992-2017

  • Natalie by Natalie
  • 6 years ago

My fiancé passed away on the 15th of October 2016. We had been together 8 years. It would have been 9 years on the 17th of July. We have 2 beautiful children. He was my best friend, my hero, my lover. He was my everything. The pain never stops. I guess you just learn to live with the pain. Nearly nine months on and I still think he's coming home to me, but till we meet again, Handsome, I will always love you, and you will always be my hero.

  • Rachel Renee by Rachel Renee
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend June 12th, 2017, 4 days ago. He was in a car accident. We hadn't talked at all that day, and I regret it so much. Tomorrow is his funeral, and I don't want to see his body lying there. I've never felt this pain before. I don't know how to cope with it.

  • Carlene Marie by Carlene Marie
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend 11 days ago. We were in Mexico on vacation. I got pulled out by a riptide and he drowned trying to save my life. He is my hero. This still feels like a bad dream, and it doesn't feel like he's really gone. I don't deserve to walk on God's green Earth, and if I could trade places with him I would without question.

  • Ntando Charlene by Ntando Charlene
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend on the 30th of April 2017. It's been 4 days now, but I still feel like I am having a really bad dream. I am a mess, I am devastated, I am broken. I miss you, baby.

  • Deboria Jones by Deboria Jones
  • 6 years ago

I lost my heart the day someone decided to take the life of Mackinley. To shoot him, and God took him right then and there. At least he didn't suffer. The suffering is left up to me. There's so much I wished that I said the last time that I saw him. Fly high, my love, and know we spent the best years of our lives together.

  • Chandra Taylor by Chandra Taylor
  • 6 years ago

Deboria, I know your pain. It was August 6, 2017, when my heart was ripped from my body. They came in and broke into his house on Sunday morning. Thieves. They took the most valuable thing you can take from a family. His life. My only hope is to see him again one day and for him to know that he was and will always be so loved.

  • Carla by Carla
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend on April 1, 2017. He wasn't just my boyfriend; he was soon to be a daddy for the first time. I'm 7 months pregnant with his first and only son. He was murdered and his life was taken from his son. He was so happy to be a dad. I miss you and love you and no one will ever take your place. R.I.P ANGEL SANABRIA 10/27/1990 - 04/01/2017. YOU'RE GONNA BE THR BEST LITTLE ANGEL IN HEAVEN.

  • Ananya by Ananya
  • 7 years ago

I know I wasn't there when you were taking you're last breath. I miss you badly. You are always my love and always will be. No one can take you place. I will never forget you, Sweetheart!
Love, Mit

  • Shelle Dare by Shelle Dare
  • 7 years ago

Byron, it has been almost 4 years since God called you home. I truly miss you and cannot have anyone take your place. You were my all in all. I'm waiting 'til we meet again.
Love you always,

  • Jemalyn Turingan by Jemalyn Turingan
  • 7 years ago

I lost my boyfriend Chito more than a month ago due to Leukemia. We've been together for 7 years and planning to get married after two years. I stayed with him until his burial day. No words can tell how I was feeling that day. But God has a purpose for everything. I know he is living now with God where there is no pain, suffering and death. He will always be my one and only.

  • Kristy Danner by Kristy Danner
  • 7 years ago

I lost my boyfriend almost a year ago to suicide. He was a soldier struggling with PTSD. He was due to come home a few days later. I hadn't seen him in a year, though we talked every day. When I first heard, I felt guilty, like why didn't I know how badly it was affecting him. Why wasn't I there with him. I still think of him every day. Another month will be one year since I lost him. And though life has moved me on, I will never stop loving or missing him. He truly was my hero.

  • Tammy Martin by Tammy Martin
  • 6 years ago

I lost my boyfriend to suicide on Monday. I found him. The image is haunting me. I just miss him so much. Does it get any easier? I feel like I can't cope, and the thought of life without him scares me so much. He wasn't just my partner, he was my best friend, my soulmate, my whole world. I feel like I could have done more to help him not feel that it was his only escape. I know he's in a better place and he's happy. His wings were ready but my heart wasn't.

  • Libby by Libby
  • 15 years ago

I lost my best friend James I am 10 years old and my bestest friend in the whole universe was 10 too. he died due to cancer in his right leg , he was diagnosed in 2007 and soon after had his right leg amputed. It was his funeral today so I went to pay my last respects to my shining ray of sunshine, I will remember you as a star that never fades away, our love shall never end. God bless and good night my fighter a true gladiator xxxx love you Libby xxxx

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