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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    Very moved reading this poem! It's a brilliant one that's a must-read by all.

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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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    The loss of someone so young is the most devastating loss, in my mind. This poem provides hope and perhaps some sense of understanding to those suffering from the pain of losing someone much...

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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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    After my cousin passed away, I felt so lost and alone, but this poem has reminded me that it wasn't farewell when he died but it was till we meet, I will see him again when I get o heaven.

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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 cousin in an accident 3 years ago. She was only 19 and was killed by a drunk driver. She was my best friend, my everything, my hope for survival. or so I thought. When I lost her,...

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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 son, 38 years old was killed in a automobile accident on the 17th of October this year. I hadn't seen him in 6 years but he had gone to his 20 yr. class reunion and stopped in to visit me...

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  8. 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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    My sister lost her first baby when he was 1 month and 2 weeks, he was born premature. Her second baby died inside her, she had to have a C-section to remove the baby, she was a baby girl. It...

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  10. 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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    My Aunt just past away tonight and you poem helped me to understand and to not cry for her but to be happy for her. Thank you.

  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 only 12 years and my nan died about 4years ago. I was really close to my nan, but I was to young to know what it would be like to have her gone forever, but now that I'm 12 I 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 have cried and cried while reading this poem. It reminds me so much of my beloved son I lost without warning three years ago. He was 23 years old, and just didn't wake up one morning. It...

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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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    This poem brought me tears, just thinking of my father who passed away a couple of years ago due to a brainstem stroke. The wording just reminded me of him and how I felt about him, knowing...

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