Uncle Death Poems

Poems about the Death of an Uncle

Uncles have a special role. Not being our father, they can be a friend and a supporter in a different way than anyone else in our lives. They are both a relative and a companion; one of the few people able to be both. Whether they are crazy and weird and only seen at holidays or our fishing buddy and mentor, the loss of an uncle is a particularly hard one. Their loss, however, is filled with the years of happy memories we had, and that special connection that belongs only to uncles.

Poetry for when an Uncle Passes Away for Nieces and Nephews


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  1. My Uncle

    • By Nikkii Fahy
    • Published: January 2012
    Poem In Memory Of My Hero

    I came into this life
    You held me in your arms
    You kept me safe
    So no one could harm...

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    To my youngest uncle Mike (38),
    I miss you and still cannot get over your sudden death, I know you're at peace and have joined our loved ones who have passed; especially Diane (29) or Peter...

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  3. Memory Eternal

    • By Alexis F. Douros
    • Published: February 2006

    That is what I will remember,
    Your bravery and your love
    That caring wise and watchful eye
    Which now peers at us from above....

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    • Rating 4.47
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    This poem brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to you. My uncle past away this past summer from cancer. He battled it for three years. Like your uncle, he fought it. He got his way and got...

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  4. I Miss You

    • By Autumn
    • Published: December 2011
    I Miss You Uncle Poem

    there's a feeling in my skin, one that I can't ignore.
    I hate waking up in the morning, without you knocking on our door.
    I miss the way when you smiled, you lit up the whole night sky.
    I miss the way you taught me, to never at all be shy....

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    • Rating 4.43
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    My uncle passed away before 1 week and 3 days. I hadn't seen him for 4 years. I used to live in Greece and he used to live in Australia. I came to Australia and we were together for 4 months....

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  6. The Day God Took You

    • By Chelsea M. Smeltzer
    • Published: February 2006
    Tribute Poem To Uncle

    It was the shocking news that brought tears to my eyes.
    And you made me remember what it was like to cry.
    On that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go,
    So He took your life away.

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    this poem has touched me, as my uncle passed away today(18/08/08). it was raining when I found out. I really miss him.

  7. Missing You...

    Poem About The Passage Of Time

    Days have passed, months came, years are on their way.
    How I wish you were still here with me today.
    Thoughts of you linger in my head,
    Wondering how life would be if you weren't dead.

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    • Rating 4.39
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    It's so difficult to lose the people you love, especially those who have known you your whole life. May your uncle rest in peace. Commemorating the people you love in writing is one way to...

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  8. Calling Angels

    • By Amy Angiano
    • Published: July 2010

    we waited as if it was an eternity,
    growing up with him every single
    day or every other day wishing and
    hoping that he would one day get...

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    • Rating 4.36
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    This has really touched me because my uncle died 2 years ago so every time I read this it makes me feel better in myself although my uncle will not be happy with me with all the stuff I have...

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  10. I Miss You Uncle Greg

    • By Kendra
    • Published: June 2008
    Poem From Niece Who Misses Her Uncle

    I miss you tomorrow
    I miss you today
    a cry in sorrow
    for they all say

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 269
    • Rating 4.33
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    This is so touching! I lost my uncle a few months ago, he was only 18. He was so so perfect, I am in tears reading this. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't break my heart over and...

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  11. I Will Never Forget

    • By Elizabeth Tremblay
    • Published: June 2011
    Poem About Uncle Died From Cancer

    Easy come, and easy go
    It's very hard to let you go
    Don't think I won't remember
    Because I will never forget...

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    When I was 1 years old my uncle got custody of me and raised me like his own, he was my dad pretty much. He died in 04 and I still think about him every day and every night.

  12. Tomorrow

    • By Ken
    • Published: October 2009
    My Uncle My Best Friend

    I said see you tomorrow.
    Well, I'm still waiting for tomorrow to come.
    Death is like an endless problem.
    There is no sum....

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    • Rating 4.19
  13. Goodbye Uncle Phillip

    • By Jasmine
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem Read At Uncle's Funeral

    we are together,
    sitting down again
    saying goodbye
    to another friend

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    • Votes 116
    • Rating 4.16

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