Loss Poems

Loss Poems

Poems about Mourning 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. We mourn, as if a part of us 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.

25 Poems about Losing Someone You Love

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  1. 1. Death Is Nothing At All

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    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

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    Hello Everyone,
    Reading the comments here, I just felt that I "belonged." This year has been very hard - in March my father passed and in October my dear brother. I feel so lost now without...

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  3. 2. One Art

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    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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  5. 3. We Are Seven

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    ———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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    I read this poem many, many years ago in a children's poem book. When my youngest brother passed...I was broken. At his funeral, someone said, "There are only 5 of you now." I thought of this...

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  6. 4. Taken From Me


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I'm sitting here in my room, looking at your picture,
    wondering why you couldn't be a part of my future.
    Uncontrollable tears stream down my face,
    while my heartbeat starts to race.

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    We lost my beautiful nephew on April 1, 2017. He had a contagious smile and beautiful blue eyes. He just got engaged to the love of his life. We are a very close family, so much so that we...

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  7. 5. Loved And Lost

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

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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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  8. 6. Goodbye To My Dad

    • By Debra Marie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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    I lost my Dad on February 17, 2019. Then on March 7, 2019, I lost my Mom. It has been so very hard for me. I don't wanna believe both my parents are gone. I want everyone to cherish your...

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  9. 7. Tell Me It's Okay

    • By Tiffany Underwood
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2018 with permission of the Author.

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    Tell me it's okay
    To just want to cry.
    Tell me it's okay
    To never say goodbye.

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  10. 8. Eternal Love

    • By Alan E. Owen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017 with permission of the Author.

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

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  11. 9. Found You

    • By Sheryl Bates
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

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

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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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  12. 10. Departed Spirit

    • By Philip A. Jenkins
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 7, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Please take time to listen
    Hear what I have to say
    I know I'm not there to guide you
    And you know I was taken away

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  13. 11. Your Light Still Shines

    • By John P. Read
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2022 with permission of the Author.

    I miss our moments together,
    I treasure each memory.
    You left with the key to my heart;
    Your life lives on through me.

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  14. 12. Is That You?

    • By Robyn O'Rourke
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Is that you?
    The falling star in the night,
    So pure, so bright.

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    My son's girlfriend who had lived with us died at the young age of thirty. Trina was such a sweet girl. She was like a daughter to me. It's been 5 weeks but seems like yesterday. She had...

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  15. 13. Time Fades

    • By Kathy Hood
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    The struggles I face
    from day to day

    Are struggles that won't

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    One day when I was 15 and in 8th grade, I went home early because I was puking my guts out. when the nurse called my mom, she came and got me and told me I needed to lie down. When I woke up...

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  16. 14. Miss You So

    • By Vivien Hodgkinson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Today I gave you roses.
    I gave you thirty three,
    one red rose for every year
    that you shared with me.

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    This time last week my partner was brutally murdered. Why?? We don't know. J thinks it had something to do with my daughter's car. I looked out of the window. There was a boy smashing her...

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  17. 15. Suffering Up Close

    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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    Dear Melissa, I am so sorry it took me so long to reply to you. I am sorry for the loss of your father, my heart goes out to you. I wrote "Suffering Up Close" after my precious mother passed...

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  18. 16. Why You?

    • By Annemarie Castle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008 with permission of the Author.

    As each day passes,
    I sit and wonder why.
    Why you were taken
    without a chance to say goodbye?

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    Thank you. My mom passed away two years ago now, and I've always felt like no one understood me. I feel like crap every day, and although my life has only begun, it feels like my glorious...

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  19. 17. God's Angel

    • By Melissa Tucker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011 with permission of the Author.

    How do I say this
    And where do I start
    Everything hurts
    Especially my heart

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    I had a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks pregnant, something I had never heard of but was told is more common than we think. I ache with every inch and hurt with every bone. People say in time...

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  20. 18. A Triolet Of Heartbreak

    Why did you have to go away
    and leave me with a broken heart.
    I prayed and prayed that you would stay,
    why did you have to go away.

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  21. 19. She Is Bereavement

    Beneath a night veil bordered with black roses,
    such a pallid, yet beauteous face,
    nightingales nestled at her feet.
    She's adept at knowing when to let

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    Having lost my husband in January this year, I really related to your poem - beautifully written. Very best wishes, Ann (D. Stevenson)

  22. 20. How It Will Be

    • By Steven Campbell
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2010 with permission of the Author.

    It feels like it's been forever
    since I've seen your face.
    I miss you so much.
    In my heart you will always hold a special place.

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    My brother passed on November 26th 2014, the night before thanksgiving. He passed from a car accident drinking and driving. He swerved into another car's lane and died instantly. He was my...

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