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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    At the age of 18 I lost my girlfriend. She passed away in a bike accident along with her father. We had been in relationship for the past five and half years. I'm 21 today and her breath...

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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 have recently lost my cousin, who was my best friend and more like a sister. She had been missing for 15 months, and her body was finally found. This loss has hit me hard. We are going to...

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  4. 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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    My cousin Joshua was taken from us in such a tragic way at such a young age. To lose someone is hard, but to lose someone that young to a murder is almost impossible to get through, so I live...

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  6. 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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    I'm a mother of three boys. My first born son's name is Bobby, my second son is named Kenny, and my third son is named Chris. In 2004 I lost my first born in car accident. Now, Feb 26, 2017,...

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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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    I love your poem. It's beautiful and it touched me.

  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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    I lost my best friend on 11/22/14 he got stabbed and was left there to die, I lost my two uncles in the same month. One died the first week of February in 2015 and the other one 02/10/2015...

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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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    Hello, I'm 12 years old. About 5 months ago the 25th will be exactly 5 months but I lost a friend and I'm in 6th grade this girl was in 8th. Her name was Harly McNeely. At my school we have...

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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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    I came across this and I believe everything happens for a reason. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one. It is the inevitable. We will...

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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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    I loved what you wrote as it is so true with kids that lose parents. I felt much the same way you did but in my case it was my mom. She was killed when I was very young. But there is...

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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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    Made too many tears roll down my cheeks. I used to cry easily, then did some work with a very good psychologist. Since then I don't cry so readily. But this poem hit me hard but crying...

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