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. Long, Long Summer Day

    A Mother's Grief

    With angels on this summer day,
    you never woke; you slipped away.

    Now day just dims into the night.

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  3. 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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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I, too, lost my 7-year-old son August 20, 2018. He was diagnosed with kidney failure and it was already at its final stage. I was and am still devastated when I...

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  4. 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 understand your loss. My son was killed on August 25, 2016, in Bridgewater, NJ. My son was 29 years old, and he was a very gifted, talented person in art and music. I have to remind myself...

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  6. 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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    He had just found the meaning of what life should be. A son of his own on the way when he taken from me. As a mother of others, I am not alone, but there's a place in my heart that only he...

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  7. 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 heart reaches out to you. I lost my youngest son, Shawn in December of 2013. He would have turned 30 this coming August 9th. Tears fall as I write this, it never gets easier. I talk to...

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  8. 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 lost my 26-year-old son Kevin on August 25, 2017, through a tragic road accident. He was coming home with friends and they had an accident near home. The car rolled, and among his four...

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  10. 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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    Robert, I hope you and your family found some peace together through this difficult month. I know what it is to do CPR and not have it be enough. I've also had those horrible nightmares and...

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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. 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 just lost my son TJ. He was 22. He suffered from mental health also and self-medicated. He hung himself, and I found him and cut him down. I did everything possible to save my son. He was...

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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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