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. 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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  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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. One Year Less

    Poem On Grieving Over Loss Of Child

    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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