Loss Poem

Poem About Losing A Loved One

The loss of a loved one is never easy, and this author has lost a bunch. This poem is a tribute to them.

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About 4 years ago, I lost my cousin to suicide. At first, I kind of felt numb and that it wasn't real. The last few years , I have had break downs every month or so where I just cry about it,...

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Loved Ones


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

Loved ones are precious.
I know this for a fact,
And when you lose one,
It's like an attack.

I've lost some loved ones
To many different things.
I hate losing loved ones,
But it's a bell that has to ring.

Loved ones are special.
I have many, I should know,
But it just seems
I couldn't let them go.

You try so hard
To hold on,
But in one small second
Loved ones are gone.

Sometimes at night
I pray for lost loved ones.
Even though they won't come back,
This poem is for them the loved ones.

Lloyd Nadine
Rhonda Trish
And Ashley
I love you all


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  • Samuel E. DADA by Samuel E. DADA, Abuja
  • 4 years ago

I lost an important person in my life, a friend and a brother. We attended the same church. I was the choir director and he was our only pianist. Though when he was alive, some of the choir members who didn't know how to play a note would make a mockery of him because when someone changed a key while singing it was hard for him to switch to the new key. But when he was gone we were all left wishing we could hear him play one more time.

  • NTJ by NTJ
  • 6 years ago

I lost my husband 3 days before my birthday. It was a sudden death due to normal causes. It's so unbelievable. I go to bed each night and wake up every morning hoping it is all just a bad dream. However, my tears start flowing unstoppable as I realize I'm in my room alone, and my husband isn't returning home. That's when I start praying to Jesus, knowing it's best to lean on God more, cause I hope to reunite with my husband one glorious day. Amen.

  • Julie by Julie
  • 5 years ago

I lost my husband 1 year and 1 month ago. We were together for 27 years. He just turned 45. We had 3 beautiful boys together. Sadly, we lost our eldest when he was only 18 years old. We got through it together. We were always there for each other, knew that it was only us two who understood how our loss felt. Now my husband, my soul mate, is gone, and I don't know how to live my life without him by my side. I feel empty and broken. I put on an act for our 2 boys who are here and need to be there for them, but I also feel like I have no purpose, no direction.

  • Madison Rylee by Madison Rylee
  • 6 years ago

I lost a good friend of mine a little over a month ago due to a car crash (drunk driver hit them). Her grandma was picking her up from work. They both passed. Her mom (my friend's mom) lost her only daughter and her mom in the same night. Her brother is depressed, doesn't do anything anymore or go hang out with friends. I'm the same way though. I don't do anything anymore. It's just still so unreal to me to grasp the fact I'll never see her face again.

  • Jesse by Jesse
  • 7 years ago

I lost my cousin two months ago. He died from cancer. He saved me from myself. I was seven when my uncle first touched me. It wasn't like all of the other times we had played together. I hated how he touched me. I didn't understand anything back then, but I knew that I didn't like it. He told me that if I told anyone that he would kill my mommy and daddy. I believed him because he brought out a gun on me every single time. As I got older, the abuse it worse, but when I was 12 he just left. I was 14 when he came back. He wouldn't disturb me if I was asleep. I couldn't fake it because he knew if it was pretending. So I asked my cousin to get me sleeping pills because he is the only one who I told about the abuse.

  • Chloe Ann Arnold by Chloe Ann Arnold
  • 7 years ago

That is it. I lost my nephew when I was 4 years old. I wanted to hold him, but I was not there, and then he died in my dad's arms. Now on his birthday I go to his grave and put a teddy bear and some flowers on it. I am 10 years old now and I just want to say I'm so sorry for all of the people who have lost someone. R.I.P Conner.

  • Hudaifa Hassan by Hudaifa Hassan
  • 7 years ago

Last year I lost my grandma and my uncle. I really couldn't get over it. But your poem has made my mood change and is really inspirational.

Thanks, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

PS: All of you stories are really emotional and beautiful. May they all rise to heaven. Amen.

  • Bricken Brown by Bricken Brown
  • 7 years ago

About 4 years ago, I lost my cousin to suicide. At first, I kind of felt numb and that it wasn't real. The last few years , I have had break downs every month or so where I just cry about it, missing her. And now I know how she felt, being depressed now myself, and knowing what she was going through. I know I have the strength not to commit suicide knowing what it did to my family.

  • Sidney H by Sidney H
  • 7 years ago

That's so sad! I lost my great grandmother when she had an air bubble in her vein that popped. There was nothing anyone could do; she was internally bleeding. I was so sad, I cried and cried and cried. She was 97 and was so sweet.

About 3 months before, my great grandfather died. I didn't really know him, so it didn't affect me as much. I miss them both sooooooo much.

  • Dusti Domangue by Dusti Domangue, Houston, Texas
  • 8 years ago

About three years ago I lost my uncle Jeff to cancer and it kills me still to not have him here.
When I needed to talk I could always go to him no matter how bad it was or even if it was just to cry and not say anything.
I just wish that I could have told him bye or even to hear his voice one more time. I have never felt this much pain in my life and I know that this won't be the last time.

  • Sylvia by Sylvia, California
  • 9 years ago

I lost my sister 10 months ago. Words cannot describe the grief and pain I feel through all this. She was 21 only 2 years apart. She was a victim of suicide. Not one day goes by that I do not think of her. The idea of never hearing her voice or seeing her face kills me. I know she's in a better place and she isn't feeling pain. I just know if she would have known the pain she caused me and our family she wouldn't have done what she did. I feel so alone in all this. With a room full of people I feel like I'm always alone.

  • Ashley by Ashley, Ga
  • 8 years ago

I lost my best friend to suicide less than a month ago...the only place I feel okay is at his grave. I just sit and talk and it feels nice.

  • Tammy by Tammy, Newfoundland
  • 8 years ago

Hi Sylvia,

I lost my bf 13 years ago tomorrow to suicide. It took a very long time to not feel alone in a room full of people. I would just like to offer prayers to you and your family. It's difficult to lose a loved one especially one so young. There will be better days ahead. Life is about peaks and valleys. The bad days won't last forever. The love you and your sister had for each other will live on for eternity. *hugs*

  • Hurt by Hurt, Johannesburg
  • 9 years ago

Just lost someone who was like a mother to me, she was always there for me, she was a true angel. I've been crying non stop since I found out-never did a death hit me soo hard! I can't take it, I can't even get out of bed, feels like my world just crashed and I'm numb with pain! I lost my mother and this beautiful soul kind of took her place, now she's gone also *crying* *crying* *crying* how do I go on?

  • Rosella by Rosella
  • 10 years ago

I lost my grandmother a week ago she was killed in a car crash. The minute my mum told me I broke down in tears. I felt like it was the end of the world for me. Before she used to read me stories to go to sleep we were so close. Every night I pray for her and hope she is in a better place.

  • Charlie by Charlie, Wales
  • 10 years ago

I lost my Baby brother in a horrible accident, He passed away at a very young age, he was five years old, he would be seven now. Beautiful little boy, love you forever
Every night I try to find you, but I can no longer see what I have been looking for, for so long.
All my strength I put into everyday, trying to move on, trying to cope without you, I miss you boo. I cannot touch, smell, see or hear you anymore,
It's funny because everyone thinks I'm okay now, it's been two years, everything's amazing, back to normal. No it never will be. Ever. If hope we meet again one day boo because if love you too much to forget you. RIP

  • Sharon by Sharon
  • 10 years ago

Hi there I have lost my twin daughter in 1999 she was a stillborn and her other twin is very much here with us and I lost my 16 year old son to drowning accident. He was having seizures and that's why it happening and I miss them both so so much and it still hurts. In 2011 I lost my dad he was sick, he lived in NSW, I lived in Vic and didn't get to say goodbye and I know they are angels up above and I talk to them every night I hope they can hear me.

  • Rishi by Rishi, From Srilanka
  • 10 years ago

I lost my great uncle Makeen on the 22nd of May 2013. He loved me and also loved me like his own daughter. He never get angry for any reason; he was the nicest guy I ever saw. He was the nicest man and was therefore loved by many, including his family. This poem touched my broken heart very deeply. I can still remember the day we went on our family trip to Nuwara-Eliya with my great uncle On 3rd Of May. You will be in our every prayer.

  • P.Hope by P.Hope, South Africa
  • 11 years ago

I lost my two best friends one of them was killed. I remember asking myself why me it was hard to say goodbye then three months later my uncle was killed on his way back from work. My world come down on me and now I am hit with another sad moment a car crash just took my baby cousin.

I look up to the heavens knowing that you are angels now, I pray everyday cause I know you are listening to me, it's not easy to say goodbye so I never will but I will say see you later cause I know we will meet, I smile cause everyday even if it hurts, I miss you I guess god needed his angels back next to him so I will say I love you till we meet again.

  • Chantae by Chantae, Australia
  • 11 years ago

I lost my cousin recently in a motorbike accident, me and him were like brother and sister and it hit me pretty hard and now his little brother is considering suicide because he wants his big brother back. I am scared to lose another little cousin and I blamed myself for the accident even though I was on the other side of the country when it happened. I still see his face every night when I fall asleep and I would do anything to hear his voice again. I love you Joel, never forgotten

  • Samantha by Samantha, Ireland
  • 11 years ago

Hey my name is Samantha I am 16 my mum passed away a year ago on the 11th of September 2012. When I was younger I didn't really have a nice childhood I was in and out of care from the age of 5 then when I was 10 I met my dad then I wasn't allowed to see my mum which hurt. Then I got told my mum had passed away at that moment I broke down the pain I was in I can't explain. I wanted to die myself, they say the pain will go away but it won't. The hardest thing is that I didn't get to say good bye I should of got the chance to. I love her so much and I want all this pain to go away. Love you mum I will never ever forget you and can't wait till we meet again.

  • Cassandra by Cassandra, New Hampshire
  • 11 years ago

I just wrote a song for my piano teacher who lost both of his children, his father, his sister, his godson, and his niece, most of them recently. I was looking for poems and this one is so beautiful. I hope you don't mind if I use it. Thank you.

  • Fatima by Fatima, Cananda
  • 11 years ago

Tomorrow its gonna be one year my aunt passed. because of blood cancer. Your poem means a lot to me...we all miss her a lot..:(

  • Stephanie by Stephanie, Melbourne
  • 11 years ago

I lost my Grandfather and my little brother in the same year. In 2005. 2 months apart from cancer. That was the hardest time in my life. My mum asked my brothers, my sister and myself to say something at my little brothers funeral. Somehow they all managed to find words to say but just now reading that poem I would have read that but honestly no matter what I would have said, they're gone, but at least they know how much I miss them and love them with all my heart.

  • Selena by Selena, Minnesota
  • 11 years ago

My great uncle passed last week (Sunday) and he was such a nice guy. He was loved by many and when we were at his funeral there was a lovely poem inside the card. The poem was so good that it made everyone cry cause it was so true. I'm afraid to lose any more of my family. I love them all to dearly. I'm sorry for everyone's loss. You will all be in my prayers.

  • Daniel by Daniel
  • 12 years ago

Hey my name is Daniel I'm 15, this poem touched me. I've lost a lot of people in my life.

  • Lilly by Lilly, Chicago
  • 12 years ago

Words are easily said but these word speak the truth . I've lost my aunty who raised me as her own to lung cancer. I will never grow apart from her, she is apart of me that I will never let go. But your poem gives me hope that she is right here next to me.

  • Kendra by Kendra, Self La Hamond
  • 12 years ago

I really like your poem because when I was just a little girl my grandma died from lung cancer. I was on the internet when my mom came in the room in said my grandma just pasted away. She was crying and everything I didn't know what to do it was like my head was about to bust. My mom told me I was gone have to look up some poems for grandmas funeral I started busting out crying. I still looked up poems. It was last year I was 12 when she died. When I first spotted your poem and read it I told my mom we could use yours. You made me feel like she was better off were she was then suffering.

  • Myah by Myah, Virgina
  • 12 years ago

Today my grandmother passed away... I can only say that I miss her. Is that enough? I feel like another part of me has gone and it won't come back. It's like all the colors are gone. I'm twelve but I was the only one there who wasn't crying it's as if I couldn't feel anything, after I read your poem it's as if I knew she was okay.

  • Janice by Janice, Australia
  • 12 years ago

I lost my sister and my Dad both to cancer within a couple of years, my sisters funeral being on Monday... You try and find words and can't find the right ones but this says it perfectly for me.

  • Courtney by Courtney, New York
  • 12 years ago

My best friend died 1 year ago to breast cancer. I still haven't gotten over her. I'm hoping I'll move on but at the same time, I don't want to. Your poem is inspirational and touching. Love it!

Peace.Love.Teletubbies! ~Cookie~

  • Courtney by Courtney, New Jersey
  • 13 years ago

I really love your poem!! I've lost my best friend of cancer in 2006 and I lost my Grandpa of Parkinson's disease in 2009. And on Sunday Nov 21,2010 is his one year anniversary of his death. I just cant believe it's almost been a year :-( but there in my heart forever and always <3

  • Gabriela by Gabriela, Chicago Illinois
  • 13 years ago

I loved your poem. It touched me and a lot. My grandpa passed away about a year ago. He had stomach cancer and it was very painful to see him suffer. He was 85 yrs old. I really miss him but you know what he doesn't suffer anymore and he is saving me a spot right next to him. Loved your poem

  • Lisaxwx by Lisaxwx
  • 14 years ago

Hi um my names Lisa and I'm 14. I've lost 2 family members to cancer and my uncle is next, I'm scared and I wrote this for him xx your poem encouraged me x

The pain and sorrow is so much to bare,
Knowing that you will not always be there,
By my side, whispering in my ear,
Not to worry and not to fear.
Not to hide and drift away,
But to stay strong and live another day.

Live another day?
I can only try,
But my soul is dyeing and fading away
For every time I hear you cry,
The pain builds up and tears run down,
My cheeks and fall to the cold ground.

I hold you now in this time of sorrow,
But I may not be able to hold you tomorrow.....

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