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

    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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  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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  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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    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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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  13. 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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    "When a spouse dies, the one remaining is a widow/widower.
    When your parents die, you are an orphan.
    There is no name for the parent of a child who has passed."

    I have two children. One...

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