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. 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. 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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    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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  4. 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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    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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  6. Who Would You Be Today?

    Pain Of Losing A Best Friend

    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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    I loss my best friend/spiritual brother of 24 years in September 2017 to cancer. I miss him so much. I think of him just about every day. I have asked God "why" so many times. It was the...

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  7. Words Can't Explain How Much I Miss You!!!

    • By Ammie
    • Published: February 2010

    I don't think that you ever imagined how much pain I would be in once you were gone,
    Because if you had; you wouldn't have left me.
    Words cannot express the amount of emotions that have come with trying to let you go.
    Every day has been a struggle....

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    Wow this is an amazing poem, I know exactly what you going through. I lost my mother when I was 9 years old and this year I'm turning 27 years but still I miss her now and then it still feels...

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  8. 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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  10. 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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  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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    Almost one year since my dad passed of stage lV brain cancer and 11 day of pain to see him suffering to know his time was near. I went from praying for a miracle to praying to God to take his...

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  12. 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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  13. 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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