Mourning Poems

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.

Poems for Paying Respect For The Dead

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  1. Taken From Me

    Poem Asking God Why

    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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  3. Tell Me It's Okay

    • By Tiffany Underwood
    • Published: August 2018
    Healing After Loss

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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

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  4. It's Me

    For Family When Addiction Leads To Suicide

    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.

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    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...

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  6. If Heaven Had A Window

    Poem About Wanting To See Mom In Heaven

    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.

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    My mom was my best friend and she fell on July 14, 2017, on slippery steps. She has massive bleeding on her brain. She fought for eight months in hospitals on a ventilator. Got her wings as...

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  7. Sometimes In Our Lives

    Sometimes in our lives
    we feel a great deal of pain
    because we lose someone special.
    These feelings we can't explain.

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  8. No Celebration

    Holidays After Losing Loved Ones

    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.

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    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...

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  10. Death Unnoticed

    • By Harold Daigle
    • Published: November 2016
    The Void Left By Loved One's Passing

    Out there in the Milky Way,
    Where a billion stars call home,
    When you look really close,
    You'll see that each is alone.

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    With the death of my cousin, best friend, more like sister, I feel so alone, but this beautiful poem has made realize I'm not.

  11. Best Friend's Mother

    • By Kelsey
    • Published: September 2016
    Words Shared At A Gravesite

    I sat by your grave today
    And just let the world go astray.
    I didn't know what to do,
    So I sat there and thought of you.

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  12. Is That You?

    • By Robyn O'Rourke
    • Published: March 2011
    Son Died Unexpectedly From a Seizure

    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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  13. Miss You So

    • By Vivien Hodgkinson
    • Published: May 2008

    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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