In Memory Poems

Poems In Memory of Loved Ones

The act of creating a poem is a memorial for one who has passed away. It is an act of spirituality. A memorial tells the world that while our loved one may be gone his or her spirit lives on. This individual will forever be tied together in the circle of life. Our Loved One's life mattered and continues to matter. Their acts of goodness and courage will never be forgotten. A memorial is a way to remember a loved one forever.

Memorial Poetry to Remember a Loved One


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  1. My Memory Library

    Imagine if I was given one moment,
    just a single slice of my past.
    I could hold it close forever,
    and that moment would always last.

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    I came across your poem looking for a poem to put up on Facebook with my brother's picture for the 11th anniversary of his passing that is coming on June 12, and everything that you wrote on...

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  3. I'll Be There

    Poem About Loved One Always Being With Us

    You ask me to stay, if
    Only for one more day.
    I wish I could, but it's time for me
    to go.

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    I am touched with this poem. It is so lovely. Diana, be strong and I'll be strong for you.

  4. Gifts For A Grieving Heart

    Poem About Gifts Of Loving Memories

    Your face frozen in blissful eternal sleep now,
    As I kiss you goodbye on your cold brow,
    A last tearful glance as you're taken away,
    There was nothing anyone could do or say,

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    Such a beautiful poem. This poem hit right on about my mum and me. She died in 2013, and I could not stop crying for 3 months straight. It took me 3 years to get through the grieving process...

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  6. Times Gone By

    In Memory Of Those We Loved

    Graves of those once loved in times gone by,
    Quietly lying in rows beneath the Earth's sky;
    Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
    Where the living walk among solemn rows,

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    That was a heart breaking poem, but it was a true one.

  7. Meet You At The Gate

    A beautiful garden now stands alone,
    missing the one who nurtured it
    But now she is gone,
    Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,...

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    I'm so glad my poem brings peace to your heart, I pray for peace that passes all understanding to stay with you as you stand on the promise you will unite again.

  8. I Miss You, Grandma

    • By Michelle Williams
    • Published: June 2008

    I think about you all the time,
    And every day it hurts to cry.
    So much has happened in my life.
    I'm not sure how hard to try.

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    I loved my grandmother so much. She passed away last month from a brain tumor, and she was just 70. When he was ill for the past year and doctors declined to operate on her, I was afraid each...

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  10. Light A Candle

    • By J
    • Published: July 2008

    light a candle,
    see it glow,
    watch it dance,
    when you feel low,

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    Learning to give more than you take, learning to hug tight those in pain, learning to share even the little you have, learning to be a sunshine in someone's life, learning to spread joy...

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  11. Twenty Less

    Poem About Sandy Hook Shooting

    I woke up to see the bright Connecticut sky.
    My mom came in with a holiday twinkle in her eye.
    She helped me get dressed and the morning flew by.

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  12. Memories

    • By Louise Bailey
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Memories Of A Loved One

    I feel a warmth around me,
    like your presence is so near.
    And I close my eyes to visualize
    your face when you were here.

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    My grandmother had breast cancer. Watching her deal with it was very hard for me. This poem really touched my heart. I was crying by the end of it.

  13. In Memory Of My Dad

    • By Leah Hendrie
    • Published: February 2008

    If I could write a story,
    It would be the greatest ever told
    Of a kind and loving father
    Who had a heart of gold.

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    Dear Rona,
    I feel and share your pain and sadness, as my dad passed too from kidney disease. In just under 45 minutes it will be 15 years; he passed at 11:57 pm on December 31, 2002. The...

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