Grief Poems

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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  1. Seasons Of Grief

    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?...

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  3. Missing Mama

    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....

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  4. One Year Less

    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,

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  6. Sometimes

    • By Colleen Ranney
    • Published: January 2012
    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...

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  7. My Mask

    Every morning I wake up and put on a mask,
    the mask makes everything seem alright,
    But they don't know I cry at night,
    The nightmares just won't go away

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  8. This Basket Of Burdens

    • By Debbie
    • Published: March 2010

    My Basket of burdens
    Is filled with the grief of my loss
    It is so heavy to carry
    Although this road I must cross....

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  10. Grieving For A Loved One

    • By Carolynn F
    • Published: May 2013

    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...

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  11. How We Survive

    If we are fortunate,
    we are given a warning.

    If not,

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  12. My Dad

    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. ...

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  13. You Live Daddy

    • By Tessie M. Santiago
    • Published: February 2006
    You Live Daddy!

    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...

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