Words About Mourning The Loss Of A Loved One
From ancient times, mankind has mourned its losses. Every culture has its way of expressing grief. There is even evidence that animals express grief and mourn for those that are no longer with them. It is a sad fact that many people choose not to set aside time to mourn the death of a loved one. This is unfortunate because mourning is necessary for the mental health of the living and it is also a way of paying respect to the dead.
27 Poems for Paying Respect For The Dead
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Pain told love I'm not here to stay.
Once I've taught all I can, I'll be on my way.
It might be tomorrow or next month or year.
Each lesson is learned with every new tear.Featured Shared Story
Wow, this is an absolutely beautiful poem! Although I haven't experienced loss on this level personally, it still touched me deeply. There is hope and love after loss, even if it takes a...
6. It's Me
Hey, you guys, don't feel guilty,
It was just my time to go.
I can see you're all feeling sad,
I can see the tears still flow.Featured Shared Story
This poem touched me and fit my situation. My brother, John, died about a year ago on May 12th from an overdose of Heroin laced with Fentanyl. He was 54 years old and had started on drugs...
If heaven had a window and God granted me a view
of all the beauty it beholds, I'd only look for you.
I'd listen for your laughter that was always music to me.
Your beautiful hair and hazel eyes are what I'd wish most to see.Featured Shared Story
On August 2, 2019, my younger brother was in a motorcycle accident that ruptured his aorta. He had surgery and came out okay. I left the hospital, which was against my better judgement. He...
8. Is That You?
Is that you?
The falling star in the night,
So pure, so bright.
Featured Shared Story
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...
9. God's Angel
How do I say this
And where do I start
Especially my heartFeatured Shared Story
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...
10. Miss You So
Today I gave you roses.
I gave you thirty three,
one red rose for every year
that you shared with me.Featured Shared Story
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...
11. How It Will Be
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
12. No Celebration
What's the point of celebrating
When the ones you loved have gone?
It's only the beginning of another year,
Another year of struggling alone.Featured Shared Story
Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief...
13. Why You?
As each day passes,
I sit and wonder why.
Why you were taken
without a chance to say goodbye?Featured Shared Story
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...
You were tired, I saw it in your face.
The end was coming at a fast pace.
But how I wanted you to stay...
In time, I came to understandFeatured Shared Story
My heart is broken. My eyes are sad. My cheeks are wet. I have never been despaired. It's hard for me to describe how I feel right now. I feel so sad and disappointed. I was always there for...
18. The Locket
I have a special locket that rest above my heart,
it holds your beautiful pictures while we must be apart.
It's my hope that you're still with me no matter come what may,
so I know that I can talk to you every single day.Featured Shared Story
I loved this poem it made me think of my husband as I had a locket after his passing with his picture and some of his ashes so he will always be with me when I wear it.
19. To My Grandpa
Who would have thought you would go so soon?
With you being gone, my life has so much gloom.
I hate the fact you've gone away, but in my
Heart, I know you'll stay.Featured Shared Story
I'm sorry for your loss! My Pawpaw passed away Jan. 6, 2012, unexpectedly! It was a shock, because my Dad and Aunt had seen him the day before and he looked fine to them! We were going to go...
Does just seeing me come your way make you smile?
Have I ever done something silly, something that made you laugh?
Does the sound of my voice give you joy?
Does the touch of my hand give you warmth in your heart?
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