Family Death Poems

Poems About the Loss of Family

A death in the family leaves a void that cannot be filled. No one can ever take the place of this individual in the world. We should not try to comfort the family by saying that "it was his time anyway", or, "he was suffering". These may be words of comfort later. However, there must be time to mourn the fact that things will never be the same. One minute he was here and now he is gone. The human mind must be allowed to sit with this reality. Mourning is a necessary part of the human experience. If it is ignored, a general feeling of sadness may pervade the whole family.

Poetry for Coping with the Death of a Loved One

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  1. In Your Heart

    • By Thomas S Carver
    • Published: February 2006
    We're Together Though We're Apart

    He was so proud of his little girl.
    It was her very first day of school.
    He walked with her to school that day,
    And she held his hand all the way.

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    This poem touched me profoundly. I could not stop crying. August 31st will be five years that my Dad died of liver cancer. He and my Mom lived close by and he came to see me almost every...

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  3. Always There

    Poem About Loved One Watching Over Us

    When you remember me,
    Please do not weep.
    My body may not be there.
    It has chosen to sleep.

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    I lost my dad not long ago (May 24, 2016). My dad wasn't there growing up, and I dreamed of the day I was old enough to look for him. My dream came true 6 years ago. My dad came back into my...

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  4. Tears Fall From My Eyes

    • By Nichole T
    • Published: August 2013
    Comforting Poem About Death

    As tears roll down my face,
    I know you're in a better place.
    I close my eyes to see your face,
    suddenly I feel a warm embrace.

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    We recently lost our son in a tragic accident. He had overcome so much and was just where he wanted to be in life. He smiled so much in the last few months. We knew he was happy. He is in a...

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  6. You Will See Them Someday

    • By Stephan Banks
    • Published: October 2008
    Death Of Nan And Granddad

    When you lose someone, it can be hard to take
    the pain that you feel when your heart has to break.
    The memories you keep are all in your mind
    as you search your soul for more to find.

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    Hi, I lost my dad when I was still a young kid. At first, I never understand what was happening, but as years passed by, I finally understood everything. I always cry, hoping something would...

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  7. In Memory

    • By Kimberly N. Chastain
    • Published: February 2006

    A thousand times we needed you.
    A thousand times we cried.
    If love alone could have saved you,
    you never would have died.

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    I was 3 when I witnessed my first family death. It was my mum! After going through 6 years of my life I had finally understood and processed that my mother was gone. She had passed away in...

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  8. I Miss

    • By Ailsa L. Darragh
    • Published: November 24, 2020
    Missing My Parents

    I miss your face; I miss your smile.
    I wish I could see you once in a while.
    I miss your laugh; I miss your love.
    I hope you are watching with pride from above.

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  10. The Loss Of A Cousin

    • By Collette N. Alaniz
    • Published: February 2006

    My eyes filled up with tears as I heard the news.
    It never occurred to me how much I could lose.
    I find myself wishing that it wasn't real.
    Every time I think about it, pain is all I can feel.

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. My cousin was also like an older brother to me, we only had a 5-year difference. He passed away suddenly from a severe lung infection in December 2019.

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  11. Flying Free

    Sometimes Death Can Be A Release

    A whispered breath
    and then your soul
    flew, silent and swift,
    like a passing owl.

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  12. Our Dearest Little Nephew Jacob

    • By Renee
    • Published: March 2011

    Our dearest little Jacob
    Who was so pure and so true.
    It's not at all right
    What has happened to you.

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    I know that feeling all too well. I once had my first born baby girl, Shola, who my fiancé and I planned. We were so, so happy, words couldn't explain till that dreaded day came. Shola was 6...

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  13. Goodbye

    Death Of A Cousin

    I'll never forget the times we talked,
    I'll never forget the secrets.
    I keep them in my heart, they're locked,
    All the times we shared so happily.

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    You were only 23 a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a cousin, and a friend. It was wrong for this to happen to all of us, You were always happy and joking around and had those beautiful...

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