Shall I wither and fall like an autumn leaf,
From this deep sorrow - from this painful grief?
How can I go on or find a way to be strong?
Will I ever again enjoy life's sweet song?
Poems about Grief, Coping and Life After Loss
A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. The contribution that was made by the family member that was lost can never be replaced. That person is gone. What that person has brought to the family is gone. Is it important for the family to take time to grieve for this loss. Doing so is a matter of respect for the relative that has passed. It is also a step that the family must take to acknowledge its loss. If we do not take the time to honor the lost relative, it is as if we are saying that they didn't matter to us.
25 Poems For Grieving After The Loss of a Loved One
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Shall I wither and fall like an autumn leaf,Featured Shared Story
We, (humanity,) are facing an epidemic of loneliness. It is why there are so many heartbreaking stories of children, being lost to drugs and/or gang violence. When we see someone that we try...
If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.
If not,Featured Shared Story
Very few poems touch me the way this one has. You have managed to put into words the grieving process I went through when I lost my parents...most of all you have shown that there is a light...
Sometimes I catch a glimpse,
In softened waves of blue,
My child, my heart ...when I see a smile,
I can't help but think of you.Featured Shared Story
Dearest Beverly - I just went through losing my beloved partner of 13 years, and my dearest girlfriend sent me a poem that really put things as they really are. I had my own notion of grief....
I wasn't there to say goodbye,
to reminisce of times gone by.
I wasn't there to make you smile,Featured Shared Story
Six years ago, my mother was in the hospital. She had congestive heart failure. After my dad would get back from the hospital, I would always ask him if she was getting better. One day, he...
My Basket of burdens
Is filled with the grief of my loss
It is so heavy to carry
Although this road I must cross.Featured Shared Story
I was touched by this poem because I lost 4 of my closest family members in this year due to Covid. My little sister who was about to get married this year passed away due to Covid in April...
10. Heavenly Rose
I wonder, is there Valentine's Day in heaven?
For the one I love is there.
I would love to send her some flowers
To let her know how much I care.Featured Shared Story
That's so, so touching and beautiful.
I believe there's a Saint Valentine's Day in heaven and that flowers grow there.
Do not worry, do not despair for roses are abundant in...
I measure every Grief I meet
With narrow, probing, eyes –
I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
Or has an Easier size.Featured Shared Story
Penny, you are so right to be honest and tell it like it is for you because that's how I feel as well. It's ok not to be ok. My daughter died on May 23, 2019, of a drug overdose. She had...
Forgive me if I cry
But there is nothing else to do
If only God could have warned me
That my life would be without you
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
16. Without You
Why is the world still spinning?
Doesn't it know you're gone?
It's an end or some kind of beginning
But for everyone else life goes onFeatured Shared Story
You know, I still sit around daily feeling crestfallen and betrayed by God for having taken my very best friend away from me. This above poem describes the way I am feeling now. I lost my...
I'm so alone, it's so dark...
When is the sun going to shine again?
The sky is dark, my world is grey....Featured Shared Story
I lost my Mama on August 19, 1994. I can relate to this poem so much. I miss my mother still so much even after all these years. I was an only child, so I was probably even closer to my Mama...
18. My Mask
Every morning I wake up and put on a mask.
The mask makes everything seem all right,
But they don't know I cry at night.
The nightmares just won't go away.Featured Shared Story
First, I am profoundly sorry for the loss you've had to endure. Please take comfort in knowing you are not alone. Yours is the only poem that spoke clearly to my heart. So well put. The...
I shed a tear, I feel quite numb
another loss, thoughts of a dearly beloved one.
They say time heals, give it a while,
remember all the happy times and smiles,Featured Shared Story
I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I wrote this a while ago, and although I can't say you will ever get over them, I have found a way to re-adjust. Since then, my friend lost her husband...
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