Son Death Poems

Memorial Poems for Losing a Son

One of the most tragic and traumatic losses life can deal out to a person is the death of a son. The death of a son means the loss of more than just a precious life. It represents the loss of future experiences and future hopes. No parent is prepared for the loss of a child, and when it happens, their world is changed forever. The grief, guilt, and anguish felt are acute and lasting. Parents can find comfort in knowing that their grief and mourning are normal and that many other parents have lived through similar tragedies

Healing Words of Love and Loss from Grieving Parents


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  1. Half Of My Heart Is Gone

    • By Barbara J. Rouse
    • Published: March 16, 2018
    The Heart Of A Grieving Mother

    Son, I wish I could wake up and see you standing there.
    Then I would know that it was just a nightmare.

    Son, I remember when you were small and how you would hold my hand,

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  3. A Picture Of You

    Poem About Death Of 25 Year Old Son

    I only have a picture now,
    A frozen piece of time,
    To remind me of how it was,
    When you were here, and mine....

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    It was a warm summer evening. We were on vacation and my son decided to go swimming in a cold lake. He was a good swimmer, but it only takes seconds for his body to be unseen. He drowned, and...

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  4. For The Need Of You

    Poem About Missing Son

    I need you to touch,
    I need you to see,
    I need you so much,
    I need you with me.

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    I just lost my 15 month son on July 25, 2017. He was born April 4 2016, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. They said that he was my twin, and every day it's hard to...

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  6. Life Goes On

    Poem About Life Continuing After Death Of Son

    It's true what they say, when a child is born,
    a mother's heart is no longer her own,
    It runs and skips and giggles and grins,
    And crawls in her lap, for a kiss on the chin,...

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    My 32-year-old son died just one month ago today. He used to hug me and call me "Mama Dukes" because I like to box. I received his ashes yesterday mailed to me in a box that said "Cremated...

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  7. When God Comforted Me

    • By Colleen Mclean
    • Published: April 2015
    Letter From God After Death Of Son

    From heaven he was delivered
    As a baby unto you,
    When God said to me softly
    I'm trusting you to do

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    I can feel your pain because I lost my 21 year old son on July 9, 2017. He had cancer and suffered a lot. He knew he would most likely die, and I can’t get over the trauma of seeing his...

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  8. One Year Less

    Poem Grieving Over Loss

    There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker,
    I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless,
    But one child less.
    One less open laugh and little boy giggle,

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    I'm so very sorry for you loss. And believe me when I say that I know your pain. This happened to my 19 year old son 15 years ago. Only he was with his best friend. My heart is breaking for...

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  10. All I Know Is

    • By Tina Pielstick
    • Published: December 2010
    Bereaved Mother And Grandparent Poem

    All I know is.... I will always miss my Nick and long for him.
    All I know is.... one minute I'm together and the next I'm falling apart.
    All I know is.... my heart hurts all the time and it has never felt whole since the day he died.
    All I know is.... the tears won't stop filling up my eyes, soaking my pillows or staining my face. ...

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    One month ago today on the 3rd of May my son lost his battle with addiction. Everything from alcohol to painkillers and opiates. His autopsy report said his death was heart failure from a...

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  11. A Tribute To Tyrone

    • By Kily Dunbar
    • Published: April 2009
    Poem For Nephew's Funeral


    No words I write could ever say
    How sad and empty I feel today
    The Angels came for you
    Much sooner than I planned...

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    My nephew Kyran was taken in from us on Saturday the 22nd of September 2017, due to Leukemia, which had then spread to his brain. We really wish he could have stayed with us, but we know he...

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  12. A Letter To Brian

    • By Carol Cooper
    • Published: September 2016
    Never Forget Your Child

    Dear Brian,

    Can you see me when I cry?
    Do you know when I will die?

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  13. Just Baby Sitting

    • By Savannah Denvir
    • Published: January 2008
    Poem Asking God To Care For Son In Heaven

    Dear God,
    This is just a little letter for you, because we have an agreement.
    You are to babysit my little boy for us until we come to see him,
    I only ask these few things from you,...

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    I lost my son on the very same day :( my heart goes out to you, my boy was born at 24 weeks and lived 3 months. His name is Nikolai Stephen Valentine.

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