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. Passing Time

    The Time That Has Passed Since My Son's Death

    I close the door on yet another day.
    It's been over eight years now since you went away.
    It now seems like forever since I last saw your face.
    Time ticks on at a startlingly pace.

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    Thank you for this poem. There's so much of it that really resonates with me. It's 3 years ago tomorrow (29th Nov) since my boy died. He was only 19.
    Sometimes the pain of losing him is so...

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  3. Precious Boy

    Condolences Poem For Losing A Young Son

    I'd like to offer my condolences
    With a poem I'd like to share.
    To all those suffering in this difficult time,
    I say a little prayer.

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  4. 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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    Linda, You ask me how I go on, I wish I could tell you. I'm exactly where you are. I feel no peace in my son Chris's passing, Chris was long into recovery he was on a low dose antidepressant...

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  6. Jonathan's Krakatoa

    • By Paul J. O'Brien
    • Published: April 20, 2018
    My Son Committed Suicide From Depression

    I was a lonely island with rough seas all about,
    No airstrip to let people in and no harbor from which to get out.
    Storms pounded my shores and crops failed on my land.
    A broken boat with no oars, no escape could be planned.

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  7. 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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    We lost our son 30/9/18 in a motorbike accident. I visit this site regularly as part of my healing process. The stories I read are heart wrenching. Thank you for sharing. It isn't getting any...

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  8. Reality

    • By Denise Tiburcio
    • Published: February 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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    I lost my oldest son on September 23, 2016. He was just 21 years old. He and my husband were riding in the back seat of some guy's car that they worked with on their way home from work when...

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  10. My Green-Eyed Soldier Boy

    • By Angela D. Ebanks
    • Published: January 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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    I'm still hear, Mama. Can you hear my voice? I love you. I'm just resting on the resort God gave me. I'm a strong man. I'm not scared. God gives the strong one a plan. I love you, Mama, and I...

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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. In Time

    • By Pam J. Pastirik
    • Published: May 2016
    Poem About Wanting Time To Heal Wounds

    Time cannot erase the sorrow and pain that I feel,
    Nor can it make things better
    Or force my heart to heal.

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    I lost my son Jeremy on May 24, 2016. He was 28 years old...he was on his motorcycle when a woman pulled out in front of him and killed him. This poem is exactly how I feel about the loss of...

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  13. 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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