Loss Poems

Poems about the 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.

Poems about Losing Someone You Love

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  1. Loved And Lost

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

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

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    • Rating 4.47
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    This is such a beautiful poem; it touches my heart and soul. Some dear friends of the family just passed away, and I want to share this with them. It feels like I lost four of my siblings...

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  3. Eternal Love

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

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

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    • Rating 4.18
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  4. Found You

    • By Sheryl Bates
    • Published: September 2016
    Loss And Tragedy

    We know loss
    Because we've felt love and hope.
    We know sadness
    Because we've understood happiness.

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    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 78
    • Rating 4.14
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    I have lost an ex-lover in a car accident and a babe born sleeping. I've found it easier to accept death from old age and illness, including my grandma who brought me up. I am blessed today...

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  6. We Are Seven

    ———A simple Child,
    That lightly draws its breath,
    And feels its life in every limb,
    What should it know of death?

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  7. 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.

  8. 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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    I lost my parents at age 11. Mom on Christmas morning, 1972, Dad in April 1973, a week after I was 11. It was hard, still is too. But I kept my dream alive and went on to acting. I do work to...

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  10. One Art

    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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    • Rating 4.26
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  11. Suffering Up Close

    Suffering And Loss Of A Loved One

    Suffering up close is so different from afar,
    it's the supreme test in life,
    to show what strengths there are.

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  12. 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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    • Rating 4.48
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    I lost my dad 3 years ago, and I am having a very hard time. I miss him so much. Then 8 months later I lost my Mom. I am also daddy's little girl. I can't even imagine life without him. Life...

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  13. My Mother's Mother

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

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    Loved this poem. It's the ones that have the most emotion that are the best. When presented this way, death can almost seem like a beautiful transformation, not a depressing time in life....

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