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
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...
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...
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
But my father raised a boy that can stand on his own
But these different circumstances has got me feeling alone
All the doctors and the nurses say you're dead and you're gone
But it still feels like I could talk to you if I picked up the phone
You can't fix a broken window you just replace the pane.
But there is no pain great enough to replace your face
With my eyes matted shut from the tears that I slept on
I thank God for the pictures and your voice on my cell phone.
But please, while you are awed in the mist of the Lord
Don't forget all your friends and time spent on this world.
I will never have a friend like you ever again.
My heart is a vault now, I'm scared to let people in.
No matter how many oceans or rivers I cry
My heart will never let you go, I'll never say good bye.
A lot of my hours are now spent in the place where you lay
As I sit crying, wondering, who would you be today.Latest Shared Story
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...
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...
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...
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...
7. 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...
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...
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...
You left at such a young age.
We had so much to do in such little time,
But now that you died, my world has collapsed.
The day you slipped from me was the day
I slipped from myself.
Since you've been gone,
Nothing has been the same.
I've been locked down in these chains
Like a hallow tree stuck in the ground
And can never be free.
You left without a sound
And left me there to drown.
My pillow was all warm and wet.
I couldn't believe you left.
Now you're gone forever
While I'm stuck in this world of hate
With a heart full of pain.
I wish everything could change
So I could have you here with me,
Instead of you being so far away
Because this isn't fair
That you left at such a young age.Latest Shared Story
Thank you, this poem really touched me. My friend died last year of sickle cell and she was only 11. I grew up with her, we went to primary school together and we had only started secondary...
11. A Poem For YouFor A Murdered Friend
Everyday I wake up
Realizing that you are gone
Reality keeps forcing me
To accept that you are done
Finished with all the chaos
This earthly world can bring
Through with all the pain and problems
And all those simple things
Am I so selfish to wish that you
Were here alive on earth?
Am I wrong to wish you back
Just so I won't hurt?
All the things I never said
Strong feelings I never shared
I took your love for granted and put you off
Because I just knew you would always be there
I pushed you away because I needed space
To be young, live the college life, and grow
But I was gonna get back right with you
But now you'll never know
You left behind family and friends
Lovers and colleagues the same
I still can't believe those boys that day
It must've had your name
But now you're gone
They took your life
I'm sure for no worthy cause
Am I wrong for hoping
They can't sleep at night
For motivating this unjust loss?
But it is me who lies awake
At night thinking about you
What ifs and why nots run through my mind
Sometimes I hate that I fell in love with you
No matter how hard I cry or pray
I know you're not coming back to me
I'll never forget the around-the-face kisses
Your love for me ran deep
I thank God everyday for granting me
Your presence on Saturday before you died
I hadn't seen you in months
And there you were, that day, to my surprise
I can only wait until the day
That we'll meet again
I know that you will still be you
Funny, crazy, a friend
You were never perfect
You weren't an angel by far
But damn boy you were you
And even before you died
I knew I would never be able
To replace you
Your smile, your eyes
Your laughter, your words
Are embedded in my mind
And forever you'll live in my heart and dreams
Until the end of my lifeLatest Shared Story
This poem touched me because my autistic brother was brutally murdered May 31, 2015, at a house party. He helped set up for the party, he was such a genuine person. The killers would hang out...
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...
13. 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....
It was a cold and windy November day,
When my friend sadly passed away.
This was the day when a boy with a knife,
took away my friends life.
I shut my eyes,
praying it was just a dream,
But unfortunately it was reality,
the most awful thing I had ever seen.
The knife in his killer's hand went in to him like a dart and ripped his heart apart.
I can still remember his last screams,
and the fear in his eyes,
And his last words were
"I don't want to die"
I can still see him lying there on the ground,
with his own blood all around.
As great big tears rolled down his face,
His killer left without a trace.
He was only 14,
such young age to die,
and it was all because of a boy and a knife.
I remember my deputy head,
looking down on him,
And I kept thinking to myself,
Why isn't she helping him?
He killed my friend and I will never forgive him,
For all the pain his killer's put me through and my friend's family too.
I watched him die,
there was nothing I could do,
And as he died,
a part of me died too.
Now his killer has a life sentence in jail,
Which is good enough for me,
As in my eyes,
Behind bars is were he should be.Latest Shared Story
Wow, this poem was way too close to my story. It horrifies me that the people involved are so very young. It was damaging enough for an adult (10 years ago my friend and I were 48). I watched...
I pray every night I could see you one last time
I look in the clouds as if for a sign
I got to sleep crying, I wish you were here
But there in my dreams you once will appear
That beautiful smile I see on your face
Assures my heart your in a better place
I knew you were special but not just to me
How so many people loved you was clearly to see
The day you were taken my heart was so broken
I knew there were words I should have not left unspoken
I miss you so much but I know you understand
I cant wait for the day I get to hold your hand
As we walk down the road that is paved with gold
We will hear all the stories we were once told
And there we will see Him. so beautiful and strong
And we will know this is where we finally belong
So soon I will be there and I know you will wait
As you take my arm through the pearly gates
But till then I will keep my head high and know it will be OK
Until we can be together again one dayLatest Shared Story
Thank you for putting to words what my grieving heart couldn't! I lost my best friend of five years in March 2017, Christopher Martin, age 31. He communicates with me through dreams and in...
16. YouFriend 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
The beeping stops and all go quiet
Not a breath comes from among the riot
An anguished medic shouts clear
Think of the people who hold you dear
No pulse, no beat, a silent scream
No one to wake from this horrid dream
A life so great is now lost
The price came at a deadly cost
The change you made in my life
Tearing at me like a knife
I hear your laughter and your voice
I remember your smile like I have no choice
You are my hero day and night
No everything is not going to be all right
I will never forget what you did
You were even the greatest kid
I miss you more and more every day
I always will come not matter what may come
I never really got the chance to say it.....
I love you Alex with all my soul
You left me with a great and gaping holeLatest Shared Story
I'm sorry for your loss. I've lost someone the same way. His name was Dominic. I miss him. All of us do. I wish he never left, and the bad thing is we weren't on good standing before he left.
17. 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
Joan was a very positive lady who suffered from COVID-19 twice. I enjoyed your short friendship and missed you when you left the group I lived in. A stroke didn't dampen your understanding of...
18. Only A Memory
Your smile, your laughter
-Only a memory.
Your voice, your personality
-Only a memory.
Sometimes people mention your name.
Some just keep quiet.
But no matter what is or isn't said.
You're always on someone's mind.
two years have gone by,
But it seems like only yesterday,
You were by your family's side.
We can only think of who you'd be,
To us, you only remain a memory.
It's been a while since you've been gone.
For your friends and family, things just aren't the same.
It still doesn't seem real.
Who holds the blame?
If love could have saved you,
You'd still be here today.
The love we hold for you,
Will never change.
As you lay in a still rest,
God broke our hearts to prove he took the best.
Everything you did, everything you were.
It's only a memory.Latest Shared Story
I'm 11 years old and I have lost 2 of my best friends in a car accident in less than 2 month, and I think I know how you feel.......I hope time has healed you!
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
I lost my best friend to a brain tumor on the 24th of October 2015, so it's been a year since she's been gone. But, man, it feels like it happened just yesterday, as I still cry to this day...
20. Goodbye AllenRest In Peace
Everyday I stare at your picture,
the vivid look on your smiling face,
tears fall on that picture,
as I sit there, tears falling on my tear stained cheeks.
you died at such a young age,
why did it have to happen to you,
you were my best friend, my brother,
and I never get to see you again.
it was a horrible accident,
that car taking you away from me,
that feeling in my heart knowing,
just knowing that you were drifting away from me.
When I heard you died,
my heart broke in two,
I couldn't breathe,
my body was shutting down.
That day I saw you,
your body was cold, your face white,
as white as a ghost.
I held back on the tears, till the ceremony began.
When I went to that podium with your fiancée,
the tears were in her eyes as I held her hand,
tears falling fast on my cheeks,
faster than a waterfall in the forests.
I sat down when she was done,
I couldn't say anything,
I buried my face in my hands and sobbed,
the last words in my heart said, "goodbye Allen"Latest Shared Story
Omg this really really touched me... I kind of know how you feel my cousin who has lived with me for years had died from a car crash while he was texting me because as a regular student who...
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