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 to Cope with the Death of a Family Member


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  1. Don't Cry For Me

    Poem Comforting Those Left On Earth

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

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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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  4. I'm Sorry Mom

    • By Zonda Davis
    • Published: June 2008
    Poem About What Happens After Death

    I'm sorry mom, for the things I put you through
    I'm sorry mom, for not doing the things you wanted me to do
    I'm sorry mom, for leaving you so soon
    I'm sorry mom, for that call you got that afternoon

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  6. 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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  7. His Words Set Me Free

    • By Michelle
    • Published: August 2008
    I Lost My Nephew

    I've held it in
    Not sure why
    But I've not been able to cry

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  8. Gone Away

    Poem For The Death Of My Father-In-Law

    An Angel whispered
    take my hand and
    come with me
    your work here is done.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Dad, Where Are You?

    • By KK Tex
    • Published: November 2007
    Poem From Daughter About Father's Death

    Gone...but where?
    I can't call you on the phone
    I can't knock on your door
    No matter how loud I scream you can't respond...

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  13. 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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