Family Death Poem

Poem Comforting Those Left On Earth

In loving memory of my niece who passed away in a car accident on December 10, 2006, at the age of 14.

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On October 24, 2017, my whole world came crashing down. My mom was the only person on the planet who really loved me unconditionally. We had a bond unlike anything I have ever witnessed. My...

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Don't Cry For Me


Published: September 2015

Don't cry for me.
I will be okay.
Heaven is my home now,
and this is where I'll stay.

Don't cry for me.
I'm where I belong.
I want you to be happy
and try to stay strong.

Don't cry for me.
It was just my time,
but I will see you someday
on the other side.

Don't cry for me.
I am not alone.
The angels are with me
to welcome me home.

Don't cry for me,
for I have no fear.
All my pain is gone,
and Jesus took my tears.

Don't cry for me.
This is not the end.
I'll be waiting here for you
when we meet again.

more by Deborah Garcia Gaitan



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  • by Liv123
  • 1 month ago

I lost my grandma in May of 2015; she passed away while I was at work, and I never got to say goodbye. She was like a second mother to me. I miss her hugs, and I miss her kisses; she was my world. My papa (grandpa) passed away August of 2015. After we lost him, my world was shattered once more and my heart shattered completely. R.I.P.

  • by Sue Russell
  • 4 months ago

I lost my darling daughter to SIDS she was only 7 months old. It has been 32 years but still as raw as if it happened yesterday. People keep telling me it gets easier as time goes by, but it doesn't. She died on Valentine's Day, so it's a constant reminder. The year she died I had lost my brother, grandma, and my daughter within a 3 month period. I have horrible nightmares that never go away.

  • by Hafsa Bery
  • 5 months ago

I lost my son about 8 months ago (he was 7 years old). Since then, my world has changed. Every minute I miss him. Life has become so painful without seeing him. My heart is always in pain for my son. I can't even scream and cry for my son, but tears are always there. I will be missing him and loving him a lot.

  • by Judy Holt
  • 5 months ago

My son passed away the end of January 2018. He was incredibly disabled with numerous health problems. The day after we found his body, I noticed he had put this incredible piece on my e-mail along with a picture of himself to say goodbye.

  • by Rhiannon I. Carter
  • 7 months ago

I feel this is a very emotional and sad poem. However, it is very creative and deserves to be published. Congratulations!

  • by David Honea
  • 8 months ago

On October 24, 2017, my whole world came crashing down. My mom was the only person on the planet who really loved me unconditionally. We had a bond unlike anything I have ever witnessed. My mom left this life in our den at home. She had always said that she wanted to die at home. Every day I pray for God's grace to help me deal with this pain in my heart. Since October, I have shed many tears; sometimes the pain is unbearable. Mom's death has changed my whole prospective of life. If your mom is still with you, don't ever forget that you will have only one mother and she cannot ever be replaced. My only hope is that I will see mom in heaven someday.

  • by Author Jason Sandifer, Michigan
  • 1 year ago

I am a person that could NEVER NOT cry about losing someone that I cared about and loved. I could not suppress that unique emotion for someone. When people die, it hurts. The writer says not to cry for them. However, to cry for them is the deep expression of the hurt, sadness of a loss, and to show they really meant something to you.

I truly believe in being strong. However, I love with a tremendous strength as well. I can truly appreciate that the writer of this poem says not to cry for them "because their pain is gone" and that they are "home now." However, that does not detract from the fact of missing the person's unique and special relevance to this world.

  • by Rneloma
  • 1 year ago

I lost my aunt (my second mom) when I was overseas in 1990. There was no closure. After all this time, I have still not been able to come to terms with it. I miss her every time I allow myself to think of her...or she creeps upon me when least expected. Those childhood memories I hold so dear still make me strong when things go terribly wrong. I wish she were here with us today!!

  • by Surja Kanta Datta
  • 2 years ago

At the age of 18 I lost my girlfriend. She passed away in a bike accident along with her father. We had been in relationship for the past five and half years. I'm 21 today and her breath still lingers in my ears and inside myself I just scream without even uttering a word. I just wish to see her again...

  • by Rneloma
  • 1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. You have experienced too much pain at such a young age. I hope you will somehow find strength in the memories you treasure.

  • by Shaccid
  • 2 years ago

It's really sad, but be strong and let her go to rest in peace. Keep her memories in your heart.

  • by Kyla, Memphis
  • 2 years ago

My auntie died a day after Christmas on the 26 and I remember when I was at the mall with my friends, I came home and my momma told us. I tried not to cry but when you lose someone you really love, that was very close to you, it really hurts.

  • by Ameeks12
  • 3 years ago

This for my mother who passed away this month. I miss her so much.

  • by Kat, Chicago
  • 3 years ago

The loss of someone so young is the most devastating loss, in my mind. This poem provides hope and perhaps some sense of understanding to those suffering from the pain of losing someone much too soon.

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