Sympathy Poems

Sympathy Poems

Poems on Sympathy for Loss

The ability to feel sympathy for each other is one of the most beautiful traits that we possess as humans. The human condition is one of fundamental aloneness. When we reach out and share our sympathies with another human being in pain, we are offering a great kindness to the individual in pain. He knows that he is fundamentally alone but at least he knows that others care and are trying to understand.

13 Poems and Words for Sympathy Cards

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  1. 1. To One In Sorrow

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    Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
    And let me take your hand.
    I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
    Can understand.

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  3. 2. The Little White Hearse

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    Somebody's baby was buried to-day--
    The empty white hearse from the grave rumbled back,
    And the morning somehow seemed less smiling and gay
    As I paused on the walk while it crossed on its way,

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    Featured Shared Story

    One cannot relate to the loss of a child unless they have gone through it. One can only feel the same pain of another if they have. This poem beautifully speaks of and shares this pain.

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  5. 3. Please Don't Cry


    • By Joe Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Please, don't cry.
    I'm not really gone.
    When you look out the window,
    I'll be standing on the lawn.

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    Featured Shared Story

    This is helping take way the pain. My daughter’s father, my ex-husband and my grandson's grandfather did on Sept. 14, 2016 after 2 weeks in hospice, and on Sept. 23, 2016 he was buried after...

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  6. 4. The Loss Of A Loved One


    • By Kenya. H
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

    The loss of a loved one is so hard to face.
    You just want to hide,
    go somewhere and escape!
    But death is something

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    • Rating 4.36
    Featured Shared Story

    I know what you're going though. I lost my stepdad 3 months ago to cancer. The doctors told us he was too sick for chemo. We were not close either, yet I put my life on hold, moved back home...

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  7. 5. The Return

    • By Alora M. Knight
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2017 with permission of the Author.

    At a time of sorrow, it is hard to believe
    That the sun will once again shine.
    That's when it seems you do nothing but grieve,
    With all joy being left far behind.

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    • Rating 4.47
  8. 6. They Say

    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2015 with permission of the Author.

    They say I'm sorry for your loss.
    They say your heart will mend.
    They say you're in a better place
    and death is not the end.

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    • Rating 4.46
    Featured Shared Story

    I can relate to your poem a lot. Words of kindness are sincere, and I know they mean well, but at the end of the day you will be reminded of the loss. I lost my mother in 2015, and everyone...

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  9. 7. Finally Home

    • By Lynn Casstevens
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Although your work on earth is done,
    Your life in heaven has just begun.
    Your struggles here were hard and long,
    But they're over now; you're finally home.

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    • Votes 925
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    I was raised mostly by my Grandmother, my Dads Mom and even though its been yrs. Since her passing I miss and think of her every single day. We were very close when I was growing up. She...

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  10. 8. Precious Boy

    • By Ilona M. Blake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.24
  11. 9. A Child Never Forgotten

    • By Carolyn Autiello
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2012 with permission of the Author.

    our heart was broken
    without a warning, no words spoken
    you were taken away
    someone said you could not stay

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    Featured Shared Story

    My cousin lost a grandchild and the parent failed to explain the cause of death. The only explanation is that the child went out through a gate to the street and when she came back she was...

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  12. 10. A Mother's True Price

    • By Timothy J. Letts
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011 with permission of the Author.

    A single tear rolls down her cheek as she remembers.
    Every thought and every memory, she remembers.
    She sees his face, she feels his soul, she remembers.
    She feels the pain, she lays in vain as she remembers.

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    • Rating 4.29
  13. 11. Heaven's Light

    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    The sun shines down upon us
    and gives us warmth and light.
    Then when the day has ended,
    it disappears from sight.

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  14. 12. My Angel, My Gram

    • By Julia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Teardrops run down our faces
    While our loved one takes her place
    In the land of dreams and faith
    She waits for the day when life will wake

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    • Rating 4.22
    Featured Shared Story

    My nana died yesterday of cancer and this is really beautiful. Thank you so much. I hope you've found peace with your loss now.

  15. 13. Sympathy

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    My joy leaps with your ecstasy,
    In sympathy divine;
    The smiles that wreathe upon your lips,
    Find sentinels on mine:

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