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 is 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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Please Don't Cry


Published: February 2010

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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  • by Madeline Windstead
  • 4 months 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.

  • by Philip Barker
  • 10 months 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.

  • by Judy Finning
  • 1 year 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!

  • by Lynn Tanksley
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Matthew Philadelphia
  • 4 years ago

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

  • by Andrea, Riverside Calif
  • 4 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.

  • by Laura, New Zealand
  • 4 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.

  • by Monae Johnson
  • 6 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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