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. 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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    I loved the poem. Currently I'm going through the many emotions of grief. I lost my best friend on September 19, 2017, after months of struggling with cancer. We had been friends since 1994,...

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  3. You

    • By Teresa
    • Published: February 2008
    Friend Died Before Graduation Poem

    Flashing lights red white and blue
    All those people you once knew
    People crowd around the car
    The twisted metal is badly charred ...

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    On October 2, 2015, a very close friend died in a car accident. Very sudden, and not a day goes by where I don't think of him. It's only been a year. Love you, Riley?

  4. I Will Forever Miss You

    • By Nicole Kooienga
    • Published: March 2008
    Death Of Best Friend Poem

    You Always put a smile on my face
    no matter how mad I was
    all I had to do was call you and you would make everything better.
    The day that I heard that you were taken from us my heart broke. ...

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    My BFF committed suicide on August 15, 2017. I'm so hurt and lost for words. Should I be happy she is not suffering anymore, or should I be mad and selfish she's gone?

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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. When You Bid Me Goodbye

    • By Kathrine Yee Baraquia
    • Published: October 2011

    In my bed, I lie awake,
    And still thinking.
    What could have been,
    If you were still here, ...

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    So man, it's too beautiful, this poem really touched me.
    I lost a friend about six months and I'm still so sad about the situation.
    Thanks for share this with me, you help me...

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  8. Lexi Lou We All Miss You

    • By Selvidge 8th graders
    • Published: November 2007
    Death Of A Beautiful Life

    Lexi why did you go
    you knew we would miss you so

    4/08/07 (Easter) ...

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    Great poem....I had a friend who died from a tumor as well this year....I know your feeling, sadly...

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  10. 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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    My cousin/best friend was killed three days ago. It was her first prom and she was only 15. On her way back from prom heading to an after-party, she was killed in a car accident. There were...

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  11. 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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    I lost my sweet daughter, Kim, in January 2000. She was only 27 years old. She was with us one moment and then she was taken away. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her. She had...

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  12. Just One Thing I Should Have Said

    • By Ciara
    • Published: December 2012

    He is a friend to remember,
    A friend I miss so much.
    I think about all the laughter
    And even the times we'd touch.

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  13. 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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