Sympathy Poem

Poem About Loved One's Spirit Being Near

Many of you reading this today have lost someone or are losing someone. This poem was written by someone who has lost someone very dear to his heart. My poem is written from the perspective of a dead loved one trying to comfort you. I hope this in some way helps.

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This is helping take way the pain. My daughter’s father, my ex-husband and my grandson's grandfather did on Sept. 14, 2016 after 2 weeks in hospice, and on Sept. 23, 2016 he was buried after...

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Please Don't Cry

© more by Joe Green

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really gone.
When you look out the window,
I'll be standing on the lawn.

Please, don't cry.
I'll see you again.
Don't be sad;
Keep up your chin.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not really dead.
When you cry yourself to sleep,
I'll be by your bed.

Please, don't cry.
Just because we had to part,
As long as you remember me,
I'll live in your heart.

Please, don't cry.
I'm not gone forever.
I'll be a cool and gentle breeze
In hot summer weather.

Please, don't cry.
Don't run and hide.
When you need a shoulder to lean on,
I'll be by your side.

Please, don't cry.
When you're sad and weak,
I'll be there
To kiss you on the cheek.

Please, don't cry.
This is just a goodbye.
So please, oh please,
Baby, do not cry.


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  • Leslie Jude by Leslie Jude
  • 2 years ago

I recently lost my dog Romeo, and it hurt as much as losing any human. My heart is so heavy. I am sad and full of guilt. I love this poem. It helps me feel peace. Thank you!

  • Alex Sarich by Alex Sarich, South Wales, UK
  • 3 years ago

This is a beautiful poem about losing someone close to them. I lost a Son who was nineteen years old and had everything to look forward to but took his own life. It has impacted my well-being and I will never get over it, but I still find the strength to carry on. I think about him every day and pray that one day we will meet in heaven.

  • Sassi Niecy Washington by Sassi Niecy Washington
  • 6 years ago

I gave this poem to my fiance to console him during his grieving period. He was so hurt because he just felt as if so many people he loved were passing away while he was away.

  • Mohammad Ali Pirooz by Mohammad Ali Pirooz
  • 6 years ago

So awesome and pithy a piece of poetry! So simply and neatly-arranged versatile revelation of gracefully inspired facts of eternity beyond the natural regularities of the material world! In my opinion, this poem has got a profound multidimensional content, full of meaning in need of scrutinized interpretations.

  • Jave by Jave
  • 6 years ago

I've never experienced loss, but this has made me think how much I should cherish the ones I love. Thank you so much! I realized that the people we love won't be here forever. Each day should be meaningful from now on.

  • Arun S. Raj by Arun S. Raj, BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA
  • 6 years ago

Simple but lovely writing. I enjoyed reading it. God bless you.

  • Madeline Windstead by Madeline Windstead
  • 6 years ago

I know it's not as bad as some people's pain, and I'm thankful for that, but I've had four dogs for a few years now, and recently they've started to disappear. They were like children to me, and then just gone one day without a trace. The worst part is I couldn't even cry. The last one vanished just a few days ago, and I saw this poem and just broke. I'm trying to write this through all the tears streaming down my face right now.

  • Philip Barker by Philip Barker
  • 7 years ago

Your poem is very caring. We lost our severely disabled son in August 2016 while trying a colomycin nebulizer for the first time on a different ventilator. He was so well and had the medication previously for a number of years, until transitioned to adult services, who said they cannot use colomycin on the ventilators they use. Then in June a new consultant came onboard who said it should not be a problem, but unfortunately on morning of Aug 11th, nurse arrived on her own to commence nebulizer, within seconds our son was in difficulties, but we managed to get him back, then a couple of minutes later the nurse tried again. Immediately our son became in trouble again. Unfortunately, this time it was fatal. They are saying anaphylaxis but no inquest as of yet. We are still very raw and hurting and need someone to help us, but no one is there. We feel we no longer want to be here but we have a young daughter, 16. If someone can help, please reply.

  • Judy Finning by Judy Finning
  • 7 years ago

This is helping take way the pain. My daughter’s father, my ex-husband and my grandson's grandfather did on Sept. 14, 2016 after 2 weeks in hospice, and on Sept. 23, 2016 he was buried after a 5 year battle with cancer. My daughter and my grandson were by his side before he left this earth to go be with God.

Then my 51 year old daughter started her 1st treatment of chemo & radiation on November 4, 2016 after also being diagnosed with cancer from smoking. She went into cardiac arrest, and after being on life support for 10 hours, she died on 11.5.16 at 1PM, and we put her to rest with her funeral this last Friday, 11.18.16. God took her to take away her unbearable pain and suffering.
I never got to say goodbye, and the pain is so unbearable. No one should have to bury their children! I can't seem to let go! Thank you for this poem and letting me share my heavy heart and pain!

  • Lynn Tanksley by Lynn Tanksley
  • 7 years ago

I lost my boyfriend/husband on July 30, 2016. We were together 20 years. These 4 months have been so hard. This poem is beautiful. It sounds like Rickey wrote it for me from heaven. I know he is with me; he gives me signs quite often. Thank you for something so beautiful.

  • Matthew Philadelphia by Matthew Philadelphia
  • 10 years ago

I love this story to it reminds me of my cousin he died 4 years ago to a Oxycontin overdose

  • Andrea by Andrea, Riverside Calif
  • 10 years ago

I lost my son in Oct. 2012 he was murder and thrown in a field like trash. I know he would not want me to be sad or cry but it hurts so bad.

  • Laura by Laura, New Zealand
  • 10 years ago

My Grandad died on my birthday and it hurts so much and when I was reading this poem it made me cry because his death still has an effect on me.

  • Monae Johnson by Monae Johnson
  • 12 years ago

Awww I love this story. It means a lot. I can relate in so many ways because I just lost two of my brothers to a car accident

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