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. 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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  3. 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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  4. As One

    • By Samantha M. Hann
    • Published: January 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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 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...

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  13. Who Would You Be Today?

    Pain Of Losing A Best Friend

    Could you imagine a pain so deep down inside
    That it can not be summarized in words you simply can write
    A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling
    You can't eat, you can't sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling

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    I loss my best friend/spiritual brother of 24 years in September 2017 to cancer. I miss him so much. I think of him just about every day. I have asked God "why" so many times. It was the...

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