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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    In January 2015, my only son was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He was only 23 at the time. The only sign we had was he started choking and was not able to swallow. The tumor had already...

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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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    I lost the youngest of my twin sons 04/04/2017. He was only 17 months. It was a terrible accident. The pain is here every single day. Time heals everything as they say. But I'm still at this...

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  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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    I lost my 27 year old son after a 5 year battle with testicular cancer. It turned out to be a type of cancer they had no research on. He was incredibly smart and funny and wonderful to be...

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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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    John (JT), it has been 12 year exactly to the last time we saw you. If I had known, I would not have let you go to Toowoomba that day. I still see you waving good-bye with your arm out the...

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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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    Lost my youngest son, Rowan, June 3, 2017 from an asthma attack. He was 19 years old. He called out, "Dad," and I held him as he slipped into unconsciousness. Roe and I worked together and...

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  8. 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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  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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    I lost my 33 year old son 11 days ago, and I'm searching for anything that makes sense. He had a wife and baby who will turn two in a few weeks. He worked hard. He was sick vomiting on the...

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  11. 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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  12. A Life Lost

    • By Charles Vince
    • Published: August 2012
    Poem Recalling Night Of Son's Death

    Our Son isn't home, where could he be.
    It's after midnight, and the doorbell rings.
    Who could be calling, he has a key.
    A man in uniform, we see him through the glass....

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    We, too, had that dreaded knock on the door yesterday, only to be told that our beloved 43 year old son was dead. We are broken and can't be fixed.

  13. My Green-Eyed Soldier Boy

    • By Angela D. Ebanks
    • Published: January 2, 2017
    My 23 Year Old Son Died In A Crash

    Cherubic cheeked, an explosion of curls
    Even as a toddler, you had all the girls
    Milk teeth so perfect, like tiny white pearls -
    My green-eyed soldier boy.

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