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 Death and Grief
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,Latest Shared Story
My son Shane died unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2008. After a short term of leave from work, the company I had worked for for 14 year's fired me. Now I was completely incapacitated from my son's...
Lung Cancer Poem
I awake each morning to start a new day
But the pain of losing you never goes away.
I go about the things I have to do
And as the hours pass I think again of you....Latest Shared Story
This poem really hit home. I lost my Mama 2 months ago from lung cancer. It is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. The grief is unbearable. I don't know how to go on without her. I...
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...Latest Shared Story
I lost Gary, my beautiful 29 year old son on July 3rd, 2016. He passed after a severe asthma attack that put him into cardiac arrest. I received the call on June 30th, 2016 that he was in the...
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,Latest Shared Story
Lost my youngest son, Rowan, June 3, 2017 from an asthma attack. He was 19 years old. He called out, "Dad," and I held him as he slipped into unconsciousness. Roe and I worked together and...
My Basket of burdens
Is filled with the grief of my loss
It is so heavy to carry
Although this road I must cross....Latest 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.
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...Latest Shared Story
I lost my Mama in 2010. I still cannot be the woman I should be. I miss her terribly. My Daddy passed in 2013. My stepdad committed suicide in 2016. My precious dog, Buddy, was shot in...
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.Latest 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...
Sometimes I crawl
Into my skin
To lose myself
From the world...Latest Shared Story
wow I can't believe this is still up here I wrote this many years ago. I'm so glad that my words continue to touch people. Thanks for all the comments and support. More poems coming soon.
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