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.

Poems for When a Good Friend Dies

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  1. As One

    • By Samantha M. Hann
    • Published: January 9, 2019
    Holding Onto Memories After A Friend's Passing

    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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  3. Since The Loss Of You

    • By Tiffany
    • Published: July 2008

    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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  4. Don't Cry For Me Today

    • By Mercades
    • Published: October 2011
    In Memory Of A Friend Poem

    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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  6. Time Is Meant To Heal

    • By Kim Thompson
    • Published: August 2008

    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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  7. Everywhere

    • By Tara L. Collacchi
    • Published: August 2016
    Remember Me In Everything Around You

    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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    I just lost my bestest friend on May 11, 2019, due to an abusive ex-boyfriend. He didn't want anyone else to have her, so he took her and his own life. It is still hard to handle. I read this...

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  8. Shining Star

    • By Anon
    • Published: January 2012
    Beautiful Short Poem For The Death Of A Friend

    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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  10. My Best Friend Natalie

    • By Staci J. Selke
    • Published: October 2007

    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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  11. Goodnight, My Soul

    • By Taryn M. Clark
    • Published: December 2016
    Saying Goodbye To Your Best Friend

    Goodnight, my soul; your journey has ended.
    Your struggles have now begun to cease.
    Time to close your eyes to happy dreams
    And wake to eternal peace.

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    My best friend has cystic fibrosis, and I can never stop thinking about him. We met at a play where we played brother and sister. Then we ended up in another play together. We never really...

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  12. Birthdays In Heaven

    Remembering The Birthday Of A Friend Who Passed Away

    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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  13. When A Friend Bids Goodbye

    • By Kathrine Yee Baraquia
    • Published: August 2008

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

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    Dear Destinee, I am so very sorry to hear about your friend's death and your pain. When someone dies, especially a young person, we often look for reasons. However, most often there is no...

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