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 hit me so hard. I went through this exact situation that sadly ended 3/6/15. My dad is my best friend and my everything! I loved coming home to my dad but it did hurt leaving as a...

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  3. 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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    I found this poem on September 29, 2018. I stumbled across it while crying about the loss of my papa the evening prior. While he was in the ICU, I remember crying while looking at him...

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  4. 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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  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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    I lost my favorite cousin a year an a half ago at 31. He had a rare type of brain cancer but was in remission from June 2016-September 2016. He got engaged to his beautiful girlfriend that...

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  7. I'm Sorry Mom

    • By Zonda Davis
    • Published: June 2008
    Message From Son In Heaven

    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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    So sorry for your loss. I am a mother of a daughter who also committed suicide. My husband and I are now raising her oldest daughter, and the 3 younger ones are with their dad. What was sad...

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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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    I lost my father in 2015. I felt as though I couldn't make it, but I read this poem and it really helped me through. I just had to lean on Jesus.

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. I Lost You...

    • By Mike
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem Feeling Lost Without Loved One

    I'm sitting here in my room, looking at your picture,
    Wondering why you couldn't be a part of my future.
    Uncontrollable tears stream down my face,
    While my heartbeat starts to race.

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    I know how you feel. My adopted mom died, and I always blame myself for her death. I always pray to God and ask him why he took her and not me. I can't wait for the day when I can see her...

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