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.
53 Poems for When a Good Friend Dies
The Sadness Of Losing A Lifelong Friend
A fun and loyal friend to me,
a friendship made to last,
family ties from long ago,
shared memories of the past.
We talked of many things
we wouldn't tell another soul,
shared in our joint pleasures,
gardens, dogs, a gentle stroll.
You really were a good hostess,
lovely food, such happy times,
you never, ever seemed to age,
great fun when asked to dine.
Your soft and gentle voice
easily turned to laughter,
your kind and caring voice
comforting when asked for.
I will miss you day by day,
I still want to ask you round,
life will never be the same
now that you have gone.
Losing A Close Friend
I lost a precious part of me
Where you once dwelled, dear friend.
A bond that spanned a lifetime
Came abruptly to an end.
Will my memories sustain me
Even now that you have gone?
Or will your image slowly fade away
Without your face to gaze upon?
I will never feel the comfort
Of your loving, warm embrace.
You will never make me laugh again
Until my stomach aches.
When my heart is feeling lonely,
You won't answer when I call,
And when I start to lose my balance,
You can't catch me if I fall.
I won't have your voice of reason
When I start to lose my way
Or your reassuring words of strength
When I'm feeling so afraid.
I will treasure all those good old days,
All those secrets that we shared,
So that carefree girl I was with you
Won't completely disappear.
I'll hold tightly to your memory
And forever miss you so.
But I'll trust that God must need you more,
And I will gently let you go.
Memories Of A Special Friend
Every day you cross my mind in memories that I treasure
like the times we use to travel and cook and the times we sang together.
I never got to say goodbye, but I'll never stop talking to you
and let you know how my day is going and share a memory or two.
You had such a beautiful life with family and with friends.
Your love of life brought light to us we hoped would never end.
Your beauty was beyond compare in kindness and in love,
and I promise that the love you gave will always be passed on.
I know you now belong to God, but your love and light remain.
I know you walk beside me because you're never far away.
I am trying to live without you and to mend a heart that's grieving
by filling the sadness in my heart with faith and spiritual healing.
There is always something there that reminds me so much of you
and the times we spent together, which were more than just a few.
You were always the dearest friend who brought out the best in me,
and you always made me feel I was a part of your family.
I loved your gentle presence and your warm inviting hugs.
You were a once in a lifetime friend who was, oh, so very much loved.
We were making memories to remember when we were having fun.
Memories that I look back on and remember one by one.
No one can ever take your place. You were one of a kind.
You were very special. You're not far from my mind.
You left so unexpectedly. The loss was beyond tears.
But I hold on to my faith in God remembering you in my prayers.
I miss our times together because I smiled a whole lot more.
You were one of my greatest gifts. You were someone I adored.
And when you are looking down from the gates of Heaven above,
know that my memories will keep you forever alive with love.Latest Shared Story
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4. Dear FriendDeath Of Friend Acrostic Poem
F- Family wasn't there, but you were.
R- Remember all that time we spent together?
I- I am so sad that it had to end like it did.
E- Even though you're gone, we still talk, just not how we used to.
N- Never did I tell you how much you really meant to me.
D- Dear friend, I loved you; now that you're gone, a piece of me is too.
S- So look down on me, protect me in all that I do.
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.
Here I am, sitting all alone,
Not knowing what to do or what to say,
Calling every day, hoping you'll pick your phone
Because I can't believe you left this way.
You were a damsel, an angel, a shining light,
A sun at noon and a star at night,
A mirror of beauty, a golden ray,
And again, here comes your birthday.
Here is to wishing you a happy birthday, dear.
I wish and hope that you will hear
My heart is aching from trying to comprehend
How a being so sweet can have a tragic end.
I hope at least you'll get a birthday card.
Knowing you're gone still makes me sad.
Again, happy birthday to a darling friend.
I'll love you forever till the world's end.
I'll really like a sign from God
So that I'll know you can see this word for word,
So please consider this my special way
Of wishing you a happy, happy birthday.
6. As OneHolding 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.
Sometimes I sit and wonder
If you are standing by my side,
Giving me the courage
To carry on with pride.
I'll hold onto our memories,
Until this life is done.
In my heart is where I'll store them,
Where we can be as one.Latest Shared Story
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Having Faith In God During Tough Times
A fine lady.
So gallantly strong,
She stands for the good,
The righteous, and God.
At a small little church she faithfully arrives.
She walks quietly about as she silently sighs.
She greets with a hug with outstretched hands.
"How are you doing today? Glad to see you," she says.
I gently embrace her and ask, "How are you doing?
You look pretty today."
With a sad glow in her eyes, she says,
"It's been kinda rough,
But our God's on my side,
And I'm hanging in tough."
With a soft smile on her face, she sits in a pew,
Among family and friends and others she knew.
She graciously prays with her head slightly bowed,
Singing God's hymns with a soft whispering sound.
As she rises to leave, I squeeze her arm and say,
"You look so beautiful and much better today."
She speaks with a quick grin as she touches my cheek
And replies with a voice that's suddenly weak.
"It's a little rough, but you know me,
I'm hanging in tough."
She faithfully arrives at the little church
One last time.
She was carried by loved ones
And friends by her side,
A bouquet was placed on the pew
Where she once sat,
With flowers and ribbons and banner that read:
God's taking me home.
His ride won't be rough,
For my days are all over for me.
Hanging in tough.
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.
The road is not so long now.
No more winding paths,
Just a silver beam of radiant light
That will take you home at last.
Goodnight, my soul; I wish I could have more time.
I wish I could make you stay.
It's easier to be that selfish
Than to deal with this pain every day.
I don't want you to be afraid.
Everything will be okay.
I will stay with you till the end
And hold your hand as you drift away.
Goodnight, my soul; I don't want to let go.
We've been together many years.
It's hard to see what lies ahead.
It's blurry through the tears.
Free from pain, you fight no more.
That's all we wish for ones we love.
Take us with you wherever you go
And protect us from above.
My love is endless.
Our two souls are forever entwined.
There will always be a hollow spot.
I will miss you until it becomes my time.
So, goodnight, my soul; tears fall
As I bid a regrettable farewell.
One thing will remain honest and true,
For me, living without you is going to be hell.
The grief I feel will be as endless as my love for you.
Until we meet again at those pearly gates...wait for me there.
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The Way Life Moves On After A Death
I've always dreaded
The changes brought by late August.
The cooling of the air begins again
And the promise of summer fades,
But it seems lately the transition
Is more harrowing than before.
The earth turns so slowly,
Yet somehow we've made it back,
Sitting exactly where it was
When you left it.
That year we lost a little more sunshine,
More of the warm breeze than usual.
The same light and warmth
You brought into a room when you entered it.
Your glow comes back
From time to time in long stretching beams.
With the smell of warm green tea
And the sound of pages turning
And when I think of how fitting it is
That you still laugh in my dreams.
It's taught me that once you've been touched
By a spirit so bright,
Loss does not extinguish it,
But rather tucks it into the darkest corners
To radiate only when you need it most.
10. Do Not CryFriend's Wishes On How To Be Remembered
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.
Do not dress in fancy clothes;
Dress as you would if I were at home.
Play the songs I have requested,
For this is what I have always wanted.
Do not say how great I was;
Keep those memories between us.
Instead, celebrate the times we have had;
Remember the good, forget the bad.
This is my only final request:
That you do not cry when I am laid to rest.
Remember that my spirit will be with you.
I am still going to be there to see you through.
One last time, do not cry.
Celebrate my memories and life.
Keep my memories in your heart,
For we will never be far apart.
11. EverywhereRemember 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.
Look for me and I'll be there,
And you will find me everywhere:
In the gentle touch of the breeze
That cools the skin or swirls the leaves.
In the scent and color of flowers
That gave me such happy hours.
On sunny days, under sunny skies of blue,
Just think of me, I'll be with you.
In winter when there's cloud or mist,
The rain will give to you my kiss.
As wood smoke lingers in the air,
Look for me and I'll be there.
Where seagulls cry above the sea
And surf rolls in so endlessly.
Among towering trees that soar above,
In all these things that I once loved.
Look for me and I'll be there.
You'll feel my presence EVERYWHERE!Latest Shared Story
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Poem About Wanting More Time With A Friend
Cancer took my best friend, don't you see?
Time was a ticking bomb thrust in me.
Did black cats traverse my way?
Did bad luck linger over me day to day?
If cancer would have examined my heart,
Would angels be grabbing you to depart?
If I knew our bond was made of an hour glass,
I'd pile stacks of love around your heart, make cancer pass
To give me those last ticking moments and make them exquisite,
Make our friendship stand on cement for us no longer having to split.
If cancer had any idea what beauty laid within your soul,
I can promise it would have seen the glow.
I saw it the moment we became friends.
Tick...tick...tock...my heart will burst when time ends.
Silence began moments ago,
When a voice said its time to let go.
I could not stop the
Cancer stole my
Friend.Latest Shared Story
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Poem About Life Without Your Best Friend
Another day has come and gone
Since the day you left us all alone
A young man left without finishing his song
Another day has come and gone
One whole year since you left us here
Living in this world of fear
Without you here to guide us home
Another day has come and gone
I cry myself to sleep some nights
Wishing on a guiding light
That I could call you on the phone
Another day has come and gone
While you spend time with our Lord
Do not forget your friends down in this world
And help us understand you're home
Another day has come and gone
14. My DespairPoem About Loss Of Friend To Cancer
Since you've been gone
You needed me then
I need you now
Have to move on
But not sure how
Still hear your voice
And see your smile
I guess it's okay
You're cancer-free now
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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.
I know you know the score now
As you look down from above.
You see me full of sorrow
'Cause so much of you I love.
I wish I had the chance,
But you decided you had to go.
That night you asked me for that dance
I should have told you so.
But as every day has passed,
I can almost feel you near.
I just always thought you'd forever last
But now it's you I cannot hear.
Just one thing I should have said
While you were still down here,
But you stepped inside that bloody shed,
Though I will always hold you near.
I know to heaven you have been led.
You're my angel up above,
But just one thing I should have said.
It was you I always LOVED.
I miss your smile,
I miss your laugh.
I miss you
and that happiness you always had.
One day your smile had faded away,
I still remember how I felt that day.
Your warmth and comfort that was always near,
Your life and joy seamed to disappear.
You took your last breath
To end your suffering,
If I said it hadn't affected me,
I'd just be bluffing.
If I could change everything,
You know I would.
I would change it for you.
I know I should,
But what if the sadness I had infected everyone else?
What if like a disease it spread all about?
Maybe I wouldn't do it.
It would just be greedy.
I'm sorry if I sound so desperate and needy,.
You have to see this is hard for me to get through.
When every friend I had had was you.
You left me!
You forgot me!
Take me with you!
They say you're in a better place
And someday I'll be there too.
I guess I'll wait for that someday.
I can't do this to someone else,
Put them through the pain
That truly doesn't have any gain,
No matter what they say.
I want to scream,
I want to cry,
I have gotten to low points,
Where I just want to die.
But the sad tears are gone,
Now that the damage is done,
And all I can do is smile,
I can remember all of the fun,
The fun we had when it was just you and me.
I cry, but they're happy tears
When I'm looking back on all of our memories.Latest Shared Story
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17. Shining StarBeautiful 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.
They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven,
Forever to remain.
Look down on us from heaven.
Keep us free from hurt and pain.
You'll always be within my heart
Until we meet again.Latest Shared Story
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Friend Suicide Poem
Seeing your body as white as snow,
One look at your coffin and we already know.
You didn't have to do it,
You didn't have to die.
You could have told us,
We could have helped you.
Now we all only have One question,
You gave us no warning,
Not even a delay.
Not even enough time to say,
In Memory Of A Friend Poem
Don't cry for me today,
I wouldn't want it this way.
Be strong and smile,
for you will see me in a while.
I know you miss me,
but now in Heaven I will be.
Do not keep your sad face.
I am in a much better place.
Do not let your tears fall,
for I cannot wipe them all.
Yes, my life wasn't long,
But I'm begging you to be strong.
Live every moment as if it were your last.
I won't forget any memories that have passed.
Cherish life and love
as I watch you from above.
As I remember all of the good things,
I come to see I have gotten my wings.
It is time to go and fly.
As your guardian angel I will try.
Don't cry for me today.
I'm on my way.
Soaring through the sky,
I watch all of you telling me goodbye.Latest Shared Story
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In my bed, I lie awake,
And still thinking.
What could have been,
If you were still here,
With me tonight?
I know it could have been better,
Seeing you right in front of me,
Knowing you're still alive.
But this is life.
No one stays forever,
May it be fate,
Or just a change of heart.
I don't want to let go, and you felt it,
When you left me, it was hard.
The moment you stopped breathing,
I was down on my knees for the first time.
I kept praying, begging God,
To make you live again.
But how could I stop you?
When you are in a better place now.
I will never stop believing,
That you still think of me tonight.
You're the type of friend,
Who keeps promises in his heart.
In heaven, I trust,
You're still the friend I know.
I know you remember my name,
When I call out on yours.
I know you still smile and laugh,
When I crack jokes the wrong way.
And sometimes I smile too when I think of your name.
Someday, when it's my time,
It will be just like before.
That's the time when we no longer,
Have to face goodbyes anymore.
Friends in the distance,
and through time, we'll still be.
I love you too, please do believe me,
Hear the words I once hid.Latest Shared Story
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