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. Pain Told Love

    Pain Doesn't Last

    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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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    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...

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  8. 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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    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.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Forgotten Dreams

    Heartache After Losing Wife

    In a silent world of forgotten dreams,
    Where disappointments and heartaches lie.
    A world where hopes and dreams have died
    And bid their last goodbye.

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  13. 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.

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