Loss of a Friend Poems

Loss of a Friend Poems

Tribute Poems on the Loss of a Friend

What are some of the feelings that one might feel when a friend passes away? When someone that is special to us is gone it can be difficult to continue living life. Things that were special to you may begin to seem pointless when you don't have that special person to share it with. All of the things that you did together are reminders of the loss that you have suffered. Do yourself a favor and take the time to mourn your loss. As you go through the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, memories of the good times you spent together may bring a smile to your face instead of a painful grimace.

64 Funeral Poems for Friends

  1. 1. Farewell, My Dear Friend

    I wrote this in tribute to a dear friend I had since high school who suddenly passed away.

    I lost a precious part of me
    Where you once dwelled, dear friend.
    A bond that spanned a lifetime
    Came abruptly to an end.

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  3. 2. Everywhere

    • By Tara L. Collacchi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    This poem is about the feeling of losing someone so close to you. Even though you may not see them physically, they will always be with us!

    There was no time to say goodbye.
    But this I ask - please do not cry.
    Remember me as you think best.
    Remember the happy times, but forget the rest.

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    Joan was a very positive lady who suffered from COVID-19 twice. I enjoyed your short friendship and missed you when you left the group I lived in. A stroke didn't dampen your understanding of...

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  5. 3. My Wish For You

    • By Debra Chesnoff
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    This poem was written for a very dear family friend. She was diagnosed with lung cancer and was told that she had only several months to live. I wanted her to know how I felt and how much she meant to me. When I finished the poem, I gave it to her to read. Just a few months later, she passed. I was asked to read it at her funeral. I was able to share it with all her family and friends.

    I wish I could give you many more years.
    I wish I could erase away all of your tears.

    I want to take away all of your pain.

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    On this very same day, I lost a friend who was more like a sister to me. She has been suffering from kidney failure for more than 4 years now, and only today God decided to snatch her away...

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  6. 4. The Celebration Of Your Life

    This poem is about losing someone very close to you and going to services and discovering how many lives that person touched outside of those you knew and coming together to pay your last respects.

    We are here to celebrate your life
    And the measure of its worth
    And every single life you touched
    While you were on this earth.

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  7. 5. As One

    • By Samantha M. Hann
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2019

    My best friend was murdered this June. She, her mom, and her dog were cruelly taken away. This is for you, Jade. I'll miss you forever.

    It's okay to miss you,
    It's okay to cry.
    Just know I'll never forget you.
    This isn't a permanent goodbye.

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    I lost a dear one yesterday. She died of kidney failure. We were supposed to get married soon. We both had plans for the future. She was the one with a plain/good heart. She was full of life....

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  8. 6. My Best Friend Died

    • By Alice Edwards
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    My best friend died on my first day of school my sophomore year. It was very traumatic for me and my classmates. Our parents didn't seem to understand. I wrote this poem to help process the emotions I felt when my friend was torn from me so suddenly.

    My best friend has gone away.
    No more will we laugh and play,
    No more games and whispered secrets shared.
    No more comfort knowing she cared.

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    It's been a super bad start to this year. It seems like every week I have had to say goodbye to those I considered so dear. Many I didn't even get to talk to one last time. It's put me in a...

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  9. 7. Farewell My Friend

    A Farewell Poem. Carol was my best friend from first grade right through our golden years. We shared many happy times and many sad times. She was the best friend that I have ever had, and I wrote this poem for her family. I will never forget Carol - she was a wonderful friend.

    Farewell my friend, you're leaving.
    It's time for you to go.
    Your friendship was a blessing,
    And I will miss you so.

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    On MAY 9, 2017, around 04:00 in early hours of the morning heaven couldn't wait for Lindo. May 8th is my birthday. I celebrated it all by myself and planned that on the coming weekend Lindo...

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  10. 8. Don't Cry For Me Today

    • By Mercades
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011

    This is a poem I wrote in memory of Lauren Rhodes. She was one of my good friends. She passed a way in a car wreck not too long ago. I felt like she was whispering these words in my ear.

    Don't cry for me today,
    I wouldn't want it this way.

    Be strong and smile,

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    I understand how you feel. I lost my parents and 4 of my best friends in a short time. Overwhelming grief affected my faith in God and took over my life. Every day I wonder, "Where did all...

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  11. 9. Since The Loss Of You

    • By Tiffany
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    This poem is a dedication to RTB and NAB...two of the greatest people ever brought to this Earth. They both died too young and never had a chance to see what life could bring. Ryan, just 16, died in the car accident we were in on August 12, 2007. Weeks later, Nicole, my cousin, only 17, battled cancer. She passed away 13 days after her 18th birthday. Her last wish was to be home for Christmas, and I guess she really was home...RIP. In loving memory...

    Since the loss of you,
    I've learned to live for each day
    And take it as a blessing,
    Knowing it may not always be this way.

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    When I was about ten, I went to my first summer camp. I had so much fun. No one could break that happiness I had throughout the whole camp. I always made friends with older people, manly...

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  12. 10. My Best Friend Natalie

    • By Staci J. Selke
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007

    The time that you spend with a friend is never lost for it forever lives on in you.

    I sit around and wonder
    and watch the days go by.
    I look at all the pictures
    and ask, why did you have to die?

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    I lost a friend about a year ago. She was 13 or 14 years old and like family to me. Some people think it was suicide, but I'm not sure. Even though it's been almost a year, I still have...

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  13. 11. Time Is Meant To Heal

    • By Kim Thompson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    It has been four years since the death of my best friend, and it doesn't get easier. This deals with the pain after several years.

    Although unheard, I thank you
    For always being there.
    Even when you were bedridden,
    You always seemed to care.

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    My friend passed away on the 27th July 2013, 10 days before her 21st birthday. She'd had a hard fight with Cystic Fibrosis. I had to leave the country the day that she passed away, but the...

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  14. 12. MaryAnn's Eternal Garden

    • By Sherry Rockhill
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    I wrote this poem for my very special friend MaryAnn who lost her battle with cancer on 4/28/12. She was so full of life and always there to help anyone who was in need. The mornings of our birthdays and holidays would start with a phone call from MaryAnn and Bobby singing us a song - Happy Birthday, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, and even Here Comes Peter Cottontail :) No day will ever be the same without her here -- can't wait to see her garden!

    You can no longer see me, but please know that I am there
    I am the flowers in the garden, I am the wind beneath your hair
    The memories that I left behind, shall forever be with you
    As for me I am in heaven now, where my life will start anew

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  15. 13. Shining Star

    • By Anon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2012

    To a lovely friend who will be missed forever.

    The angels looked down from heaven one night.
    They searched for miles afar,
    And deep within the distance
    They could see a shining star.

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    In memory of my aunt, Rose, who is looking down on us right now. She is definitely a guardian angel because my 7 year old (who is now 9) was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street...

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  16. 14. Do Not Cry

    This poem is about the request my friend had about her death. I took the things she stated that she wanted and wrote this poem.

    When I leave this world, please do not cry,
    For I have gone up with the spirits in the sky.
    Do not place flowers by my side,
    For I never got them when I was alive.

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  17. 15. Farewell, My Last Goodbye

    The last goodbye to a departed friend. For Miss Regina

    I cherished the times when we were together
    I hoped that it would last forever
    but now there's nothing I can do
    today I'll say my goodbye to you

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    Good-bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart's the memory, and there you'll always be.

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  18. 16. Birthdays In Heaven

    • By Meena
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2019

    My friend had a fatal accident and died on the spot five years ago. I know it's a long time, but it still feels like yesterday. This poem serves as a remembrance and celebration of her birthday and a way of praying she never forgets me too.

    I remember the first day we met.
    You were all smiles, always happy.
    This I must say is the saddest birthday yet
    Because I still haven't learned to forget.

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  19. 17. I Will See You Again

    • By Hannah Murphy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    A very dear friend of mine died at the age of 21 in a horrible car accident and was not sure that he went to heaven, so my friend one night had a dream in which he appeared in it and said that he was OK, and that inspired me to write this. R.I.P Elden Keith Cox J.R

    I pray every night I could see you one last time
    I look in the clouds as if for a sign
    I go to sleep crying, I wish you were here
    But there in my dreams you once will appear

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    Thank you for putting to words what my grieving heart couldn't! I lost my best friend of five years in March 2017, Christopher Martin, age 31. He communicates with me through dreams and in...

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  20. 18. One Year Anniversary

    • By Laura
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    Dedicated to my best friend who was in a terrible accident almost a year ago at the age of 23 which unknown to us at the time would eventually kill him 4 weeks later. I miss him, almost more now than I did at the beginning. He was the best friend I could have ever wished for and hope he's happy now and at rest.

    The way I miss you is different now,
    I don't think about forever; I just don't know how.

    I miss your face, your laugh, and your smile,

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  21. 19. When A Friend Bids Goodbye

    • By Kathrine Yee Baraquia
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    This is a poem for a friend, for a lost friend... this poem is about a very good friend, jolly, fun, hilarious friend who never tell her friends about her sickness..even her bestfriend. Then one day, she can no longer keep it... she was about to die. She asked her best friend to come over and sit beside her, and hear her whisper... she asked her to close her eyes so her bestfriend won't see her die...she asked her not to open her eyes until she's gone...

    My dear friend,
    close your eyes...
    hold my hand,
    and hear me whisper.

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    This poem touched my heart. I lost two friends some years ago. They each kept their sickness from me. I just didn't know. The last time that I saw one of them I took her all of her birthday...

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  22. 20. Best Friends

    • By Tsambika Angelidakis
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2007

    It's hard to believe that someone you were so close with is now foreer gone until the day tht you will be reunited in spirit. This is a poem about the death of a friend.

    I know you are in a better place,
    But I miss looking at your face.
    You were so young to die.
    Every night I sit and cry,

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    My best friend died on 09/23/17. It was the hardest thing I've ever gone through. She killed herself, and I can't help but think that I was to blame. Not even 3 days later, another one of my...

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