Grief Poems

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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  1. Looking Down

    • By Conor Kennedy
    • Published: June 27, 2018

    I stand tall and proud
    My feet firmly rooted in this hallowed ground
    For years I've watched the mortals come and go
    Blackened by their grief, so hopeless, so profound

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  3. Afternoon In February

    The day is ending,
    The night is descending;
    The marsh is frozen,
    The river dead.

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  4. I Measure Every Grief I Meet

    I measure every Grief I meet
    With narrow, probing, eyes –
    I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
    Or has an Easier size.

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  6. Dirge Without Music

    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.

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  7. Echo

    Come to me in the silence of the night;
    Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
    Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
    As sunlight on a stream;

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  8. Where's Hope?

    • By John Halberg
    • Published: November 2016
    The First Day Without You

    On this first day without you.
    our hearts fly at half-mast,
    for our hero is gone.
    Our hero is gone.

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  10. Two Years

    Poem Dealing With The Loss Of A Best Friend

    Two years I've been lost,
    Two years I've needed you,
    And two years I couldn't hold you in my arms.
    I've found solace in your memory,

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  11. Who You'd Be

    The Pain Of Losing A Son And The Regrets We Live With

    My days are filled with thoughts of you
    and of the babies you'd have by now too.
    I wonder if they would have your smile,
    your ornery laugh or charismatic style.

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  12. A Search This Christmas

    • By Leslie C. Boren
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Grief At Christmas

    Christmas looms near.
    People pass by,
    singing and smiling,
    and giving good cheer.

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  13. A Poem For My Dad

    • By Maureen Haf
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Missing My Dad

    It's been three years since you left us, and I still miss you so
    I wish I could have held you tight, so you didn't have to go
    But that would have been so selfish, as you were in such pain
    But I know that when my time comes I will see you once again...

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