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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.49
  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

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    • Votes 114
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