Loss Poems

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. A Dog's Passing (Tanka)

    Grieving The Loss Of A Dog

    She has left a void,
    the rooms too quiet, too still,
    the yard just a yard,
    for in her absence we see

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  3. Your Light Still Shines

    Missing The Moments We Shared

    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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  4. A Triolet Of Heartbreak

    Losing Someone You Love

    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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  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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    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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  7. 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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    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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  8. 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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  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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  11. I've Always Been The Lucky One

    Poem About Loss Of Grandmother And Best Friend

    My soul has been split in two.
    The better piece of me is still with you.
    I'll carry your memory with me always.
    One step at a time for the rest of my days.

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  12. Loved And Lost

    How Losing Someone Changes Your Life

    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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  13. 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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    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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