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. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  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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    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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  8. 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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    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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  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. After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes

    After great pain a formal feeling comes--
    The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
    The stiff Heart questions--was it He that bore?
    And yesterday--or centuries before?

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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. Tears Of Sorrow

    • By Elizabeth M. M. King
    • Published: February 2006



    In Loving memory of Monica J. King
    ...

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