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.

20 Poems and Words for Sympathy Cards

  1. 1. Please Don't Cry

    Many of you reading this today have lost someone or are losing someone. This poem was written by someone who has lost someone very dear to his heart. My poem is written from the perspective of a dead loved one trying to comfort you. I hope this in some way helps.

    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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    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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  3. 2. To One In Sorrow

    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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  5. 3. They Say

    • By Ron Tranmer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2015

    It is often hard to know just what to say when someone close to us has lost a loved one. Sometimes it is best to give them a hug and say, "He/She will be missed."

    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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    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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  6. 4. Finally Home

    Dedicated to my mother, Fredna Louise Atkins, who died after a courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 13, 2007.

    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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    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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  7. 5. The Return

    Although this poem has never been published before, it is one that I have shared many times. When you have lived to be almost 95, you have witnessed the passing of many people and the sadness that it brings. This poem has been included in many funeral rituals and people have expressed their gratitude for it. If it can be of solace to anyone in the future, I will be very pleased.

    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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  8. 6. The Loss Of A Loved One

    • By Kenya. H
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010

    I wrote this poem when my ex-boyfriend lost his little brother.

    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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    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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  9. 7. Precious Boy

    My friend's child was just 6 years of age and drowned in a swimming pool. My poem is for him to know his mum, dad, and family will always love him and never forget him.

    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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  10. 8. The Little White Hearse

    When Ella Wheeler Wilcox was about 28 years of age, she married Robert Wilcox. They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth. The Rhyme Scheme is ABAAB.

    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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    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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  11. 9. A Child Never Forgotten

    • By Carolyn Autiello
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2012

    This poem was inspired by the untimely death of a young family member. I wrote this poem for the parents of this child because it was the anniversary of his death and I was thinking of them and my emotions came out in these words. I hope this poem will bring some comfort for those who have lost a child.

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

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    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. Back To The Start

    • By Rita Box
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017

    In memory of all family members who have passed but are never forgotten...people who have inspired me throughout my life. It's funny, you think of them with a smile; then you think of their passing with a heavy heart and sadness. But to bring myself back to today, I go back to things they've done to make me smile.

    Step into a memory,
    Of all the years that have passed.
    Remember all the good times,
    The ones locked in to last.

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    I wish my Meme had not passed. It has been five years since that fateful and really sad day.

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  13. 11. Heaven's Light

    It is the absence of a deceased loved one that most grieve about and fear.
    To understand and believe that their absence is temporary and that our loved one is in a wonderful, beautiful place brings great comfort and hope.

    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. Have You Ever?

    • By Bobbi Jo Morrow
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011

    My family lost my grandfather to colon cancer this year. He was a hero to our whole family. My 9 year old daughter was having a real difficult time, so I sat down with her one night and we decided to put our feelings down on paper about him. We know that he is with us every day.

    Have you ever been lonely?
    Have you ever been sad?
    Remember I'm with you
    through the good and the bad.

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  15. 13. A Mother's True Price

    • By Timothy J. Letts
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I wrote a poem for a friend about her son: a brother, father, uncle, nephew, husband and friend. I had been searching for the past year for something to say, anything to help ease her burden, but it's been impossible. Then I was just looking, browsing pictures, and I just started writing words that came. She, along with friends of hers, seem to have found some peace.

    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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  16. 14. My Angel, My Gram

    • By Julia
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013

    I lost my gram in what felt like the blink of an eye. Cancer stole her away from us, but I know that she is not really gone. I wrote this poem for her and for me. R.I.P Gram, I love you!

    Tear drops 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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    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.

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  17. 15. Heaven Only Knows

    • By Khyle Snowden
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    Ever since 7th grade many people close to me have passed. I realize that when people so close to you die, it is hard to get over the fact that they are gone. Moreover I am aware I am not the only one who is experiencing loss within my life. So to those who are also struggling while coping with the loss of people dear to them, I wrote this to inform everyone God makes no mistakes and has a plan for those who have gone.

    I send your family my condolences during your time of grief
    May God bless your souls,
    You may be wondering why did he have to go
    But only God and Heaven knows...

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  18. 16. Still Here

    • By Stephen Hamer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010

    I wrote this after my friends mother died, she seems to get strength from it, of that I am so glad.

    Remember them like they're still here
    Even though they are not
    They have gone to a better place
    Somewhere we are not...

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    I lost my younger brother 5 years ago, and still can't get over the loss. We were very close to one another, and shared all our joys and sorrows with each other. He died very suddenly, and at...

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  19. 17. It Will Be Ok, Mom

    • By Rebecca Qualls
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2011

    My stepdad passed away, and my mom is hurting. He is the only father my siblings and I have ever known, so to us, he is our real, true father. We all love him and miss him, but my mom is so alone without him, and I wrote this to let her know that she will never lose him, no matter if heaven and earth separate them for now.

    My heart is hurting for you, Mom
    Because Daddy had to go
    I know you feel like your love is gone
    But I just want you to know

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    Today on December 8th, at 4:45 I have lost two of my older brothers. they were 21 and 25. They died in a car crash. I miss them so much. they names was Malikhai and Machela.

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  20. 18. Ode To Caylee

    • By Edward
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008

    A Tribute To Caylee Anthony

    Ode to Caylee
    Although I've never met Caylee Anthony face to face
    I pray she is in a warm safe place
    Such a sweet and innocent little girl

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    I have been keeping up with thiis I was looking for a poem for my husband to have read for his mom passed away. Is was so touching I wish they could read it on tv.

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  21. 19. For Kara

    • By Zoe Slavin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013

    I wrote this poem for a friend whose younger sibling died before birth a long while back. He said he always knew it would be a girl because he'd always wanted a sister. This is for the both of them.

    A scar on the soul
    Never to be seen
    A light in the tunnel
    Please return to me...

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  22. 20. You Broke Apart

    • By Nandi Roberts
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2010

    This is dedicated to my best friend/god-brother whose 18-year-old brother was killed. It hurt me deeply when they broke the news, and the worst part...my best friend saw his big brother die.

    The one who just showed anger
    No fear, no hurt
    The one who never seemed to care
    Broken;

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