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
Hi everyone, my name is Carlo Jacobs. I lost a cousin last year on the May 2, 2016. I am still trying to come to terms with her sudden departure. It was my girlfriend's birthday the May 3rd....
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
Memories are all that are left, and how precious they become. I lost my son Ashley at the age of 22 to a terrible illness. In just six weeks he was gone. He was a wonderful young man who was...
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
I'm so very sorry for you loss. And believe me when I say that I know your pain. This happened to my 19 year old son 15 years ago. Only he was with his best friend. My heart is breaking for...
Comfort After Loss Of A Loved One
If we are fortunate,
we are given a warning.
If not,Featured Shared Story
This poem brought home a whole lifetime of loss for me. Some of those deaths were expected and some surely were a horror to deal with. They were significant losses in my life. Raising three...
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
Thank you. I, too, think people want and need me to be strong. I hide my feelings a lot, but losing my soulmate husband a year ago has devastated me.
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...
Sometimes I crawl
Into my skin
To lose myself
From the world...Featured 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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