In Memory Poems
In Loving Memory Poems
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.
59 Remembrance Poems to Remember Loved Ones
A woman of extreme strength, courage and love,
Who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove.
Someone on who our admiration was built around,
For her womanhood, wife, friend and grandmother since she was brought into this ground.
My Darling Grandma, we will forever hold in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from,
Your strength as a wonderful mother to our mothers and fathers,
And which we hope to gain in raising your great grandsons and great granddaughters.
My darling grandma, we will always respect all you went through in your hardships and distinguished ways,
Your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days,
Your beauty shines in us all who were lucky to be part of your devoted family,
We will carry you in our eyes, minds, and hearts in which we have a remedy,
My Darling Grandma, that is to hold you close by all you have taught us to do,
And to remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to,
For giving us life to blessing us with her strong inner spirit of courage,
Her unconditional love and her sensual laughter,
For being such a person in who will always and have always
held deep in our hearts now and here after.
My Darling Grandma, You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your
May you look down on us with pride on what you brought
into this world with your guidance in which you are now
truly our angel of grace.
My Darling Grandma, as you enter your new heavenly home,
may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve,
For you will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve.
We love you always and forever and may God be with you.Latest Shared Story
My great-grandmother lived to be 101. She was a beautiful, wise, and strong woman. Up until July 2017, she was still living in her own home and cooking full meals. She more or less raised me...
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.
I'd put the moment in a safe,
within my heart's abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.
I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me
through everything I've done.
I sat and thought about what moment
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me
to walk that extra mile.
If I'm feeling sad and low,
if I'm struggling with what to do,
I can go and open my little safe
and watch my moment through.
There are moments I can think of
that would lift my spirits every time.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.
For me to only pick one moment
to cherish, save and keep
is proving really difficult,
as I've gathered up a heap!
I've dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside.
There was room for lots of moments;
in fact, hundreds if I tried.
I'm building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you
before you had to part.
I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through.
My little library acts as a promise;
I'll never ever forget you.
Latest Shared Story
Today, October 9th, I came across your poem. I was filled with so many emotions and could not communicate my feelings. I lost my late husband to lung cancer. He was 48 years old. Today would...
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.
I could write a million pages
But still be unable to say just how
Much I love and miss him
Every single day.
I will remember all he taught me.
I'm hurt but won't be sad,
Because he'll send me down the answers,
And he'll always be my dad.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
Tears are falling constantly.
My heart hurts every day.
I think about your beautiful smile
That I pray I see again someday.
The sweet smell of your perfume
Has slowly faded away.
But all your helpful teachings
Are always here to stay.
I can't express how much you taught me,
So much I can't explain.
All the times I can remember,
Never once heard you complain.
So many hearts were broken
The day God called you home.
It seems as though each one of us
Was left to survive alone.
I know there was a reason
That you had to leave.
To keep us in your watchful eyes,
So now in God I really do believe.Latest Shared Story
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...
The years we've shared have been full of joy.
The memories we've made will go on and on.
I haven't stopped crying since you went away,
and I've asked God time and time why you couldn't stay.
You lit up my life, my hopes, and my dreams.
You've opened my eyes to see what it all means.
So now that you're gone, how can I forget;
Because you were the greatest out of all I have met.Latest Shared Story
Thank you for this poem. I lost a good friend 8 months ago. He didn't die; he just broke off things with me. Just like that. We hadn't quarreled at all, nothing. He lives on the other side of...
6. MemoriesPoem 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.
I endure the times we spent together,
and they are locked inside my heart.
As long as I have those memories,
we will never be apart.
Even though we cannot speak anymore,
my voice is always there,
because every night before I sleep,
I have you in my prayer.Latest Shared Story
I wrote this for my grandmother who just passed away from cancer. She was one of my best friends! I'm lost without her!
I can't believe this is happening. There's no way this can be true....
Light a candle,
see it glow,
watch it dance
when you feel low.
Think of me,
think of light,
I'll always be here,
day or night.
A candle flickers
out of sight,
but in your heart
I still burn bright.
Think not of sadness,
that I'm not near,
think of gladness
and joyous cheer.
I have not left,
I am not gone.
I'm here to stay
my little one,
so when you light a candle
and you see it glow
and you watch it dance,
in your heart you'll know
that I would never leave you,
even when you feel so blue.
I'm sitting up here with the Lord
and now watching over you.Latest Shared Story
Beautiful. I love lighting candles. It takes me back to when my mother was here. We laughed together, we cried together, but most of all she was here and we loved each other and always told...
If I could have one wish in life,
That wish would have to be
That God would take away my pain
And send you back to me.
Your birthday's here today, my son,
And I just wanted you to know
How much I deeply love you
And that I miss you so.
On days like this we should celebrate,
But for me that now proves hard,
For unlike other mothers, I cannot send
A simple birthday card.
No kisses can I give you
Or birthday gifts to buy.
Only flowers I now can give you,
Which I place down where you lie.
Two other things I send you
Are my thoughts and all my love,
So hold them close and keep them safe
In Heaven up above.
And please wait for me, my darling
Until my days are through,
And then I'll come and spend all time
In Heaven just with you.Latest Shared Story
I am a mother and a grandmother. The Bible teaches us that no sin is greater than another because of forgiveness. I believe the same with sorrow. None greater or less than another. It's in...
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,
But the rain is like tear drops for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay.
She loved every flower, even some that were weeds.
So much love she would plant with each little seed,
But just like her flowers, she was part of God's plan.
So when it was her time, he reached down his hand.
He looked through the Garden, searching for the best.
That's when he found Robin; it was her time to rest.
It was hard for those who loved her to just let her go,
But God had a spot in his garden that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing Robin, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, she'll meet you at the gate...Latest Shared Story
The day my sister passed, she knew it was coming. I did my daily routine and left work. I wouldn't take breaks. Instead, I'd take my sister to dialysis or go home to cook so she could take...
Birthday Wishes To Daughter In Heaven
You walk beside me every day.
You're here in all I do and say.
At night I close my eyes and pray
To someone who took you away.
My thoughts are all in disarray.
My tears are public, on display.
I wish that you were here today,
That you could take my pain away.
Why do I play this game I play?
Pretend to all that I'm okay?
This will sound selfish, some will say,
But I wish you hadn't gone away.
I don't go out, got feet of clay.
I know you're here so want to stay.
I wish I could relive that day.
I would have washed your pain away.
Memories like a DVD play,
Memories of that awful day.
So much that I wanted to say
That day someone took you away.
My thoughts don't move; they never may,
Won't even meet me half the way,
So till we meet on God's highway,
I'll sit and dream my life away.
I send my love to heaven today,
Not just because it's your birthday.
I'll send you love every day
Until my life has passed away.Latest Shared Story
Love it, hits the right notes for me as a recent widow. It beautifully expressed my thoughts.
Poem For Deceased Mom's Birthday
As each passing day goes by
A tear falls from my eye
With each day passing me
A memory comes to mind
Without you by my side
Tears and memories compile
Until we meet again
My memories will form a mountain
A mountain unclimbable
My tears will form an ocean
An ocean uncrossable
You are my angel
You are my light
Guiding me through my days
And protecting my nights
You may be gone
But you're not forgotten
You're my angel now
But my Mommy you'll be
Until we meet again
I cry these tears
I release these memories
I shall climb my mountain
I will cross my ocean
One day soon
I will be at your side
I will be in your arms
I shall be safe once more
Happy Birthday Mommy
Love will be on the wings of my angel!!Latest Shared Story
I can sincerely relate to this poem. Every year I celebrate my deceased daughter's and grandson's birthdays. I lost them in a car accident in 2004. Birthdays have always been special in my...
12. Empty ChairMissing Someone Who Has Passed Away
The chair where you sat lies vacant and still.
The air so silent, through my body runs a chill,
The sound of your laughter echoes in my ears.
The teddy that you loved brings me close to tears.
Photos of you smiling are scattered on the wall.
The sense that you are here, as I walk through the hall.
An empty bed remains made just as it was that night.
Bedroom left alone, even though you're out of sight.
Your DVDs and music left untouched upon the shelf,
Some of which you didn't get to watch yourself.
The cup from which you drank tea alone behind the door,
Left abandoned like a friend not needed anymore.
I looked into the night sky on that fateful night.
I saw a star begin to flicker, like a fading light.
They say a star fades when a life comes to an end,
But for you God made an exception; that rule he did bend.
He reignited the flickering star so we can look above,
To see that star shining bright, showering us with love.
Stars may fade, but the light lives on somewhere.
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there.Latest Shared Story
Those who are near and dear to us may shine in our hearts forever like stars.
It's been so long since you've been gone
It still hurts all day long
There isn't a day that goes by
Without me thinking why
So many things I wanted to say
I never imagined you'd be so far away
In my heart you'll always be
Until the time is meant for me
I never got to say goodbye
But I know you're always by my side
We share so many happy memories
My only brother...my true friend
May our love for you reach Heaven today
You're sadly missed by all
Until we meet againLatest Shared Story
In love of memory of my brother (Stephen), age 34. He passed away on 10/03/2017. My brother sadly left from a massive heart attack. They brought him back, but after 3 days his body shut down...
14. I'll Be TherePoem 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
Please don't cry, for
I could never really
Close your eyes, feel my
warm embrace, my kiss upon
your brow. Don't worry, I'll
always be here.
As the spring rain softly falls,
the trees begin to bud and the
flowers begin to bloom, I'll
As the summer breeze cools you,
and the children laugh and
play, I'll be there.
As the leaves begin to turn their
bright wondrous colors, I'll
As the snow gently falls,
covering the earth in
a soft blanket of
white, I'll be there.
Look into my
see them smile,
hear them laugh,
I'll be there.
So cry now, if you must, but
remember your tears are for
you, not for me.
I've gone home to live with
God, and one day soon I'll be
standing at Heaven's gates, my
arms opened wide to welcome
you home, where we'll all be
Latest Shared Story
Lovely poem, Diana. Thank you for sharing it with us.
15. Times Gone ByIn 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,
Looking for the grave where memories lie,
As they recall the day of the final goodbye.
The dead bring memories of joy and sorrows
For loved ones walking among the silent rows;
Some stand by graves in hushed reflection.
Others speak aloud of heartbreak and affection;
Some visit for just a moment and others for a while,
Then walk away with a tear or memory's fond smile.
Many graves have mementos or lovely flowers,
Some with new sod needing nature's showers,
While others have clearly fallen out of memory,
With only stones showing a brief life's summary,
Until they fade and crumble over the long years,
When no one is left to care or shed grief's tears.
Each grave has a life story once known,
Stories created as life's seeds were sown.
Some stories live on in family histories,
While others wane into unknown mysteries;
All eventually forgotten as time passes by,
When all those memories grow old and die.
Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
Where the living walk among solemn rows,
Looking for the grave where memories lie,
Sadly mourning until their own final goodbye,
When they too will quietly lie beneath the sky,
As their loved ones mourn for times gone by.Latest Shared Story
I have done a lot of genealogy research and have visited quite a few cemeteries. Some of them were small and very old, and some of them neglected. I took up genealogy to discover my roots and...
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.
My pleas and tears won't bring you back to me.
Comforting friends could not help me to see.
No words could explain to my grieving heart,
Why cruel death had to tear my world apart.
Sometimes I'd find treasured mementos you kept
Or reread the cherished cards from you as I wept;
Fond memories return from photos of smiling faces,
Or suddenly come to mind in the strangest places;
Although I sometimes sadly long for all the yesterdays
And sorely miss our chats and your understanding ways,
Your gifts helped me relive the good times we shared,
And reminded me that you loved me and truly cared.
Even though your death is a most painful memory,
The memories in recesses of my mind's treasury
Have helped save me from grief's dark, lonely decree,
That your death meant only painful sorrow for me;
For the loving bonds remain and will never depart,
Ensuring that you are with me as a part of my heart,
To comfort and sustain me until I see you once more,
When I'm called to come join you on an eternal shore.
I wonder if your spirit lingered a while on that fateful day
And witnessed grief's sorrow as your body was taken away.
Did you see me gently kiss you goodbye on your cold brow,
And hear me ask how I was to continue without you now?
Did you hear the sobs and see the tears flowing from me,
Before you answered calls from across a vast eternal sea?
For I'd want you to know, before your spirit had to depart,
That you had left love's precious gifts for a grieving heart.Latest Shared Story
My sister just loss someone and compared them to a butterfly which shows us "what a soft touch is like and the beauty of what love could be, but after a short time in our lives they die. So...
Remembering A Spouse
When I remember you, I remember the first time we met.
I look back at our time together with absolutely no regret.
When I remember you, I remember the first time I looked into your eyes.
I couldn't believe my luck; I thought I had won first prize.
When I remember you, I remember when you stole my heart.
I knew from that first moment they could never keep us apart.
When I remember you, I remember our favourite song,
But somehow it sounds different without you humming along.
When I remember you, I always shed a tear
For every moment we had together and every happy year.
When I remember you, I miss our walks alone at night,
Stars in the sky, hand in hand, we surely were a sight.
When I remember you and the love we always shared,
Of life without you at my side, no way was I prepared,
So now when I remember you, my love, I remember mostly this...
I'll see you soon in paradise, and together we'll reminisce.
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.Latest Shared Story
I just like it. First heard the poem when in high school and recently the poem has risen from my deep memory to everyday recollection.
For my nephew Steven Jackson Stafford 11/02/1993-10/20/2004
The day you left us was heartbreak and sorrow.
The day you left us we saw no tomorrow.
The day you left us we didn't understand.
The day you left us God had you by the hand.
The day you left us your family came together.
The day you left us we remember you forever.Latest Shared Story
I dedicate this poem to my mum and dad, who died within a week of each other.
Celebrating A Birthday In Heaven
Your birthday is here again,
but in heaven you will be.
We will celebrate your special day
visiting you and your memorial tree.
You are now another year older;
this will never show on your face.
In heaven you are a child forever
as this is your magical place.
We call out your precious name
and send balloons up to the sky.
We watch them fade into the clouds.
The wind has sent them up high.
We hope you have a party up there
with the balloons we sent to you.
Presents to open from the angels
and a cake with some candles too!
We will sing you Happy Birthday,
but we try not to shed a tear
as this should be a happy day
we will celebrate each year.
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