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. 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 is what I'd wish most to see.

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    I lost my mom a year ago from heart failure, I miss her she's my best friend. I lost my dad a few years ago and I miss him more than anything. I feel that I'm alone now but I know my mom is...

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  3. 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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    • Votes 580
    • Rating 4.51
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    My husband has passed away with cancer and we have been together 33 years. I was looking for a poem to fit what I was feeling and this one fit exactly.

  4. 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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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 197
    • Rating 4.51
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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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  6. 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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    • Favorited 45
    • Votes 2688
    • Rating 4.50
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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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  7. Visits

    Visits To A Grave

    My first visit to your grave was on Christmas Eve,
    where I placed a Christmas tree for all to see.

    A sense of closure is what I was after,

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    • Votes 107
    • Rating 4.48
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    I lost my gran about 8 months ago after her battle with cancer her death came very soon after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This poem has really touched me as I was really close...

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  8. Monsters

    • By Phyllis Roberts
    • Published: February 2008
    Mother Sick And Wants To Die

    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 understand,

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    • Stories 14
    • Shares 50
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 368
    • Rating 4.47
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    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...

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  10. To My Grandpa

    • By Victoria Jones
    • Published: May 2008
    Death Of 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.

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 6
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 185
    • Rating 4.46
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    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...

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  11. Why You?

    • By Annemarie Castle
    • Published: June 2008
    To My Fiancee Who Was Murdered

    as each day passes
    I sit and wonder why?
    why you were taken
    without a chance to say goodbye

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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 365
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    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...

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  12. Respects To Love

    • By April Lovelady
    • Published: March 2009

    Oh darling, my sweet darling,
    today, we left the base.
    I'm sad and I am lonely
    and I ache to see your face. ...

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 116
    • Rating 4.42
  13. Death Unnoticed

    • By Harold Daigle
    • Published: November 23, 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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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 67
    • Rating 4.39
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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.

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