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. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Loss

    Poem About Loss Of A Son And A Mother's Grief

    It makes no sense,
    not in the normal cycle of life.
    "A child should never in death
    precede the parents," they tell me.

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    I lost my precious son and best friend 11 months ago. I don't know how much longer I can take the pain. It was sudden and a week after his 46th birthday. My only child. I miss your beautiful...

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  13. David, We Miss You!

    Poem About Son's Death Touching The Lives Of Others

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    In your life you touched so many.
    In your death many lives were changed.
    You were an amazing young man.
    Without you here, our lives will never be the same.

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    ...Our boys had become two very amazing people in the short time they had here on this planet. And I guess, they have been called upon for higher purposes. I am grateful for my part in my...

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