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. 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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    I lost my one and only son 6 days and 1 year after your beloved son died. You put into words exactly how I feel and I love you for it!

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  3. 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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    My wife and I lost our 33 year old son over a year and a half ago.
    You poem describes exactly how she feels. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and truly know the sense of loss you feel.

  4. 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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    Thank you for writing this poem. My 23 year old son was murdered 51 days ago. Yesterday a cross was erected for him in Our Garden of Angels in Texas. I read your poem during the...

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  6. 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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    My son, Jacob, was born with multiple birth defects and not expected to survive. He did and graced this earth for 18 years. He was my right arm, my sidekick, my buddy. I loved him more than I...

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  7. 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 recently lost my beloved husband and so I know the despair of unimaginable grief. I have also recently discovered that he was my independance. I believed I was strong and could handle...

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  8. 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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  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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    WOW, I read the poem I wrote to my Son Nicholas who died 10/23/08, and I realize I wrote this poem just 4 days shy of his 1 year Angelversary!!! And when I read it just now I CRIED MY EYES...

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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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    Yes. The poem entitled "A Tribute to Tyrone" touched and broke my heart. This reminded me of my 4 year old son, Karl TJ Millamena who suffered and passed away from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine...

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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. Reality

    • By Denise Tiburcio
    • Published: February 20, 2018
    Unable To Sleep Because Of Grief

    I have nightmares and can't sleep.
    The loss of you is a wound so deep.

    My mind recorded the times we had.

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