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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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    I lost my superman on the 19th of July 2019 to Prostate Cancer. A man of few words and indescribable dignity. A polite accommodative and non-dismissive person. Dad had an extremely good...

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  11. Sailing To A Far-Away Land

    • By Margaret Parman
    • Published: January 2016
    Poem About The Anger Of Losing Your Dad

    Overwhelming lust for times long gone
    The wet dog shakes
    Pungent orders fill the room
    What a mess

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  12. 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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  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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    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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