Loss Poems

Poems for Loss of a Loved One

When we lose something that is precious to us, we are left with a feeling of sadness. Whether it is a precious friend or even a treasured object, the loss can be hard to bear. It is as if a part of you has gone missing. Throughout our life we amass collections of friends and treasured possessions. Having close relationships help us feel as if we are not alone in the world. When we lose someone or something that is precious to us, we may realize that there is a certain aloneness that can never be filled. Ultimately the condition of life is one of being alone before God.

Poem about Losing Family or Friends

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  1. Cancer

    • By Savannah Bennett
    • Published: June 2012
    Poem To Grandma Passed Away From Leukemia

    Since the day I saw you,
    since the day we met,
    I knew this I wouldn't forget.
    I have loved you more than life itself,

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    Heartfelt. It brought back memories of the time I saw my father dead in his armchair watching TV, with a trickling tear on his cheek.

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  3. Who Would You Be Today?

    Best Friend's Death Poem

    Could you imagine a pain so deep down inside
    That it can not be summarized in words you simply can write
    A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling
    You can't eat, you can't sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling...

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    • Rating 4.48
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    I have recently lost both of my best friends, and this poem is just wow! Words can't explain how great this poem is. The line, "My heart is now like a vault, afraid to let people in,"...

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  4. Time Fades

    • By Kathy Hood
    • Published: December 2013

    The struggles I face
    from day to day

    Are struggles that won't...

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  6. My Mother's Mother

    I sat there and watched her, helpless fighting for every breath
    The Doctor said she would die today so all of the family left.
    My grandfather cried and said I can not leave your side
    Although I do not want to see you go, I have to stay to say goodbye.

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    I knew my great grandmother until I was ten. We had a deep bond and were pen pals. I put flowers on her grave every week.

  7. My Lost Love

    Poem About A Lost Love

    I remember the time
    When you would bring home chocolates you'd received at school
    Just so that you could give them to me
    And watch me smile.

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    This poem really touched my heart. After reading this poem I can say that your poems are most effective poems. I really want to say thanks to you for writing this wonderful poem. It really...

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  8. Goodbye To My Dad

    • By Debra Marie
    • Published: July 2009

    Goodbye dad I had to say
    A few months ago on a cold winter day
    I'll remember the good times and try not to be sad
    But saying goodbye still hurts so bad...

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    • Votes 480
    • Rating 4.45
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    I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss! I feel that painful stomachache for you. I just lost my father this morning, so I can imagine your pain. I'm so very sorry!

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  10. Strong

    • By Kelvin Jernigan
    • Published: April 2010

    I have to be strong not for me
    But for everyone else
    I want to cry I want to scream
    But no one can see my hollow tears...

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    • Rating 4.45
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    I'm so sorry for your loss but I promise you the strongest thing you can do is cry WITH your family. Don't stuff it inside trust me I know what I'm talking about. It will either come out...

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  11. Loved And Lost

    • By Christine G. McCloskey
    • Published: December 17, 2016
    How Losing Someone Changes Your Life

    When you lose
    someone you love,
    life will change,
    you rearrange,

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    Yes, this is heart touching poem. This poem is all about reality existing in human life.

  12. One Art

    One Art By Elizabeth Bishop

    The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
    so many things seem filled with the intent
    to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

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  13. Eternal Love

    • By Alan E. Owen
    • Published: August 22, 2017
    Moving From Darkness To Light

    The blue skies turn to grey.
    No more stories.
    You've gone away.

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    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.40

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