Family Death Poems
Grief and Loss: Poems for Remembering a Family Member
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.
21 Poems for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
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.Featured Shared Story
This poem touched me profoundly. I could not stop crying. August 31st will be five years that my Dad died of liver cancer. He and my Mom lived close by and he came to see me almost every...
2. Always There
When you remember me,
Please do not weep.
My body may not be there.
It has chosen to sleep.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
We recently lost our son in a tragic accident. He had overcome so much and was just where he wanted to be in life. He smiled so much in the last few months. We knew he was happy. He is in a...
4. In Memory
A thousand times we needed you.
A thousand times we cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
Hi, I lost my dad when I was still a young kid. At first, I never understand what was happening, but as years passed by, I finally understood everything. I always cry, hoping something would...
I looked for you this morning,
I looked for you last night,
I looked for you everywhere,
But you were not in sight.Featured Shared Story
Thank you for this poem. I recently lost my eldest nephew who dropped down dead instantly. We were more like brother and sister. I am going to read this, hopefully at his funeral next...
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.Featured Shared Story
I'm very sorry for your loss. My cousin was also like an older brother to me, we only had a 5-year difference. He passed away suddenly from a severe lung infection in December 2019. Since...
9. Gone Away
An Angel whispered,
"Take my hand and
come with me;
your work here is done."Featured Shared Story
This poem is so beautiful. I wanted to read it at my father-in-law's funeral, but every time I tried beforehand, my voice broke. Luckily, a member of the clergy at our church has agreed to...
I'll never forget the times we talked,
I'll never forget the secrets.
I keep them in my heart, they're locked,
All the times we shared so happily.Featured Shared Story
You were only 23 a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a cousin, and a friend. It was wrong for this to happen to all of us, You were always happy and joking around and had those beautiful...
12. Missing You
My eyes fill up in tears,
as I miss you through the years.
I lie in bed at night
as I think of this scary fright.Featured Shared Story
My two little cousins passed away as well. One passed away with cancer, but we all knew that she wasn't going to make it through, and she was only 12. We miss her to bits, and her twin sister...
14. One More
When the sunny skies turn from blue to gray,
I can't help but wonder just what you would say?
I wonder if you know how many lives you have touched.Featured Shared Story
Wow. I wrote this poem a few years ago for Debbie. I am so touched by all of your stories and how much you loved my poem. Thank you all so much for the positive feedback. It was a blessing to...
Our dearest little Jacob
Who was so pure and so true.
It's not at all right
What has happened to you.Featured Shared Story
I know that feeling all too well. I once had my first born baby girl, Shola, who my fiancé and I planned. We were so, so happy, words couldn't explain till that dreaded day came. Shola was 6...
I can't call you on the phone
I can't knock on your door
No matter how loud I scream you can't respondFeatured Shared Story
I feel your pain but please do not give up on God. He is ALWAYS there for you, even when no one else is. Just talk to God with your mouth out loud and ask Him for the strength and courage you...
17. Without You
The days without you are lonely,
The nights without you are cold,
But even though you are gone now
That burning passion will never grow old.Featured Shared Story
This poem brought tears to my eyes. My husband died from a seizure disorder a little over a week ago, and I slept through the seizure this time. When I awoke he was already gone, so I do feel...
Sitting sadly on my bed
Listening to the wild winds blow,
Crying bitterly behind my hair,
Trying not to let it show.Featured Shared Story
I know how you feel what you wrote in this poem is the same thing I do , nobody takes death like me and I'm so young. His death actually hurts me some times I cant wait to see him until I go...
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