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.
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
I, too, lost my son on 11/20/2002 unexpectedly. He was only 11 1/2 years old. I let him spend the night at his best friend's house, and he never came home again. Apparently there was another...
Poem For Parent Who Has Lost A Child
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....
Faith That God Is With You In Your Grief
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
My name is Patrick and my wife's name is Tiffany. We just had to lay to rest our three year old son. His name was Peyton. He passed from brain cancer.
Poem Grieving Over Loss
There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker,
I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless,
But one child less.
One less open laugh and little boy giggle,Featured Shared Story
Robert, I hope you and your family found some peace together through this difficult month. I know what it is to do CPR and not have it be enough. I've also had those horrible nightmares and...
Comfort After Loss Of A Loved One
If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.
If not,Featured Shared Story
Eight years ago I lost my fiancée suddenly at 48 years old. Today, I opened some old computer files and found your poem I saved 3 years ago. This poem is so real and vivid it brought me right...
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
Wow, dear author of this heart-saddening poem, you may be a child in age, not so in your maturity level and your spirit. Taking on all that grief alone and hidden is hard indeed. I think it...
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...
A Poem Of Grief For Dad
Do you know how it feels to lose someone?
How you go through grief and pain?
I know how that feels,
and how it feels to always live in rain. ...Featured Shared Story
I'm very sorry to learn of your father's passing, and I give my condolences. I have a mother who doesn't like me, a faher who used to beat me up every time he got drunk, but I miss my dad...
I stand alone with you in my mind
Your words taught me how to survive
Your strength never let me down
Now you're gone...Featured Shared Story
I was adopted by my grandparents but I treat them just like they were my real parents. Sometimes we don't understand each other but I live with it anyway. We always seem to work it out in the...
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