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
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.
2. 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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3. 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
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....
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?
You've always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.
But now it's time to let you go.
Your spirit now is free,
even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.
So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.
This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won't weep anymore,
because now you're in better place
than you ever were before.
Even though I will miss you,
and I'll think about you every day,
you'll always be my best friend,
and that's all I have to say.Latest Shared Story
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...
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
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...
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.
Since the loss of you,
I've learned that when everything goes wrong
To never give up on what is right
Because it can only make you strong.
Since the loss of you,
I've learned that even when you're in a lot of pain
You've got to hold yourself together
So you won't feel like you're going insane.
Since the loss of you,
I've learned how to hold the tears when I want to cry
Because all I have is memories
And just want to ask God why.
But mostly, since the loss of you,
I've learned a life can be taken in the blink of an eye
And only Heaven really knows when
That person will have to say "Goodbye."Latest Shared Story
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...
Although unheard, I thank you
For always being there.
Even when you were bedridden,
You always seemed to care.
You meant so much to all of us;
You were special and that's no lie.
You brightened up the darkest day
And even the greyest sky.
Many tears I have seen and cried.
They have all poured out like rain.
I know that you are happy now
'Cause you're no longer in pain.
Four years on, I remember you
And what you used to say.
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day.
They say in time it gets easier.
I believe this isn't true
Because even after all this time,
I still don't have a clue.
I was not ready to say goodbye.
Your disease just over took,
So on this day we remember you.
I take a second look.
Our friendship is forever.
Until death, did we part.
Although you're away physically,
You're always in my heart.Latest Shared Story
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...
8. 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
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...
9. Best FriendsIn A Better Place
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,
Wondering why does it have to be this way.
It hurts so much because there's nothing I can do or say
That can make you come back to me.
There is one thing that's plain to see
That one day we will be together again,
But you will always remain my best friend.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
Latest Shared Story
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...
11. Memories Of JanMemories 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
Covid has taken away some of the best. I know you are in heaven, so I only grieve for the ones left behind...but could you just tell Jesus to let us feel your presence, and thank him for his...
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.
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.
I dropped down to my knees and cried and cried.
All I wanted was for one more day with you.
As I sit here at your grave looking at your picture.,
All I want to do is hug you and laugh with you and play basketball with you.
I miss you so much; we all do,
and when you died,
the whole town felt the pain.
You were only 16 years old.
You didn't deserve to die.
You wanted to get married and go to college,
Have babies and have a family.
You've been gone for a year now, and I miss you like hell.
I think about you every day.
It's getting easier,
but every time I look at your picture or pull out the scrapbook, my eyes start to water.
I will never forget you,
Joshua Craig Harris.
I love you and miss you,
but I know that you're in heaven
looking over all of us.
I can't wait until I get to see you again.
In Loving Memory of Joshua Craig Harris
11-21-89 to 6-29-06 forever youngLatest Shared Story
My son lost his best friend Annie in May 2018. Michael was in his first year at University and Annie was in her second year at a different school. They were friends for 5 years through high...
14. 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.
My dear friend,
close your eyes...
hold my hand,
and hear me whisper...
For the times I was lost,
you were there to look for me.
Will you believe me when I say I love you more than you'll ever know.
Will you trust me when I say ...this time you have to let me go.
My dear friend, I must leave.
The world no longer needs me.
It's my time to be gone, until we meet again someday.
Don't you cry now, I know I'll be okay.
Trust that I'll never forget you.
Don't be sad now, just close your eyes until it's through.
Hold my hand, don't open your eyes yet...
wait when I no longer whisper..
My dear friend, you'll be fine.
I'll be up there watching over you.
For the times I'll be gone, don't ever forget
the words I whispered to you.
God calls on my name... and I have to let go of your hand now...
Please don't cry... and smile for me..
because I'm with the one who made us friends.
Remember, I'll always love you.
so come, wave me goodbye...
It'll be painful but we have to...
Hug me, hug me tight, feel the words I can no longer say.
My dear friend, I'm going to miss you.
just pray because I'll always listen.
and one day, when it's your time,
I'll be there for you...
Just like the way I used to.
...I love you...Latest Shared Story
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...
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
I have a friend named Eman. I don't know how I met her, but she has a good, funny attitude. I've been with her all the time. Her voice, her laugh, I miss it all...and then...the farewell...
17. My Only OneMemories Of A Deceased Friend
going through our memories
that's always what I do
coz that's all you've left me
just memories of you
looking at your pictures
just makes me smile
coz looking at you
makes my life worthwhile
in my dreams, I wish
that you're always there
we'll never be apart
we'll be together forever
but now I must accept
that now you are gone
but in my heart
you're still my only one
18. 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.
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.
20. I Will Miss YouThe 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
that 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.
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