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 my heart and soul! I can only imagine what will happen to my sisters and me when the time comes for us to depart. He is forever in our hearts.

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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 lost my darling daughter to SIDS she was only 7 months old. It has been 32 years but still as raw as if it happened yesterday. People keep telling me it gets easier as time goes by, but it...

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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 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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  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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    My heart goes out to you, Rhonda. Gone too soon, this is true. But spirits live on. Your sons will never leave your side. Believe me, this is true, for love cannot be taken away. The love...

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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 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. 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 REALLY touched by this poem. My family and I recently lost my dad (4-28-17), due to pancreatic cancer. I still cry a LOT some days because it still feels as if it were a dream or that...

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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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