Death Poems by Teens

Death Poems by Teens

Death, grief, and anguish all go hand in hand. But death brings with it many questions as well. Why do we die? Is this life all we get? What is the purpose? Why do good people sometimes die young? What happens after death? Do dead people watch over their loved ones from heaven? Sometimes not having those answers can deprive us of much needed comfort and solace. One way to find comfort after the death of a loved one is to remember fondly all of the good times you spent with them. Expressing your feelings to a good friend or family member can help too.

41 Death Poems by Teens

  1. 1. Goodbye, Grandfather

    After 5 years of not seeing him, I went on holiday to Europe for a visit. I spent the next 3 months travelling daily to and from his hospital bed. At 12 years old, I helplessly watched my grandfather die of cancer.

    You never know the extent of a word
    Until you use it
    You never know the impact of a word
    Until you abuse it

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    My grandfather was an amazing man. He died yesterday peacefully in his sleep. I already miss him so much. If only I could hug him one last time, to tell me that it was okay, that I knew he...

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  3. 2. My Best Friend Died

    • By Alice Edwards
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    My best friend died on my first day of school my sophomore year. It was very traumatic for me and my classmates. Our parents didn't seem to understand. I wrote this poem to help process the emotions I felt when my friend was torn from me so suddenly.

    My best friend has gone away.
    No more will we laugh and play,
    No more games and whispered secrets shared.
    No more comfort knowing she cared.

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    It's been a super bad start to this year. It seems like every week I have had to say goodbye to those I considered so dear. Many I didn't even get to talk to one last time. It's put me in a...

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  5. 3. Just One More Day

    • By Jessica Hodges
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2012

    This poem is for my best friend, Andrew, who passed away on November 27, 2012 (on my birthday), of a disease that no one knew he had. I love you, Andrew Michael Salas.

    If I had just one more day...
    I'd tell you I loved you.
    I'd tell you I need you.
    I'd tell you that you were the best thing that ever happened to me.

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    This reminds me of my dear friend and mentor, Mark. He died this year after a battling with a rare auto immune disorder/disease that caused him to be on a ventilator. He lost his right leg...

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  6. 4. Without You

    I wrote this poem a while ago after one of my best friends died.

    Why is the world still spinning?
    Doesn't it know you're gone?
    It's an end or some kind of beginning
    But for everyone else life goes on

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    You know, I still sit around daily feeling crestfallen and betrayed by God for having taken my very best friend away from me. This above poem describes the way I am feeling now. I lost my...

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  7. 5. Can't Live Without You

    I wrote this poem about my big brother who passed away when he was only 14. And I just don't know how I can live without him. He taught me almost everything I know, and now I feel like I can't achieve anything without him.

    So, I am sitting here, writing this poem to you,
    because right now it is all I can do.
    I write all these poems from what I feel,
    all these feelings I have are too real.

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    I was recently cheated on by a guy I was dating and I feel so horrible. Reading poetry helped alot.

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  8. 6. She Paints A Pretty Picture

    • By Elise Corsmeier
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013

    Hello there! This poem is about my friend who committed suicide this past year. She struggled with anorexia, anxiety, and depression.

    She paints a pretty picture
    But all of the ink has run red.
    This picture is of a bloody battle
    That is going on inside her head.

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    I have been cutting for 5-6 years and no one notices. I cry all the time in lessons and I still say I am fine, they believe me. I find it difficult to talk to people because I don't want them...

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  9. 7. Mum's Poem

    • By Shannon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    R.I.P. Mum! I love you loads, and I'll never forget you. When I was 6, my mum died, and I never really got over it. I feel that writing this poem has helped me express how I feel about it all.

    I love you so much
    Your soft, loving, gentle touch
    You meant the world to me
    Now if only the world could see

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    I can understand where you're coming from all too well. I am currently 16 years old. When I was 6 my mother died of a brain tumor which had completely surrounded and had grown within her...

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  10. 8. You Said

    I wrote this after the loss of my grandmother. She suffered many years with cancer until it finally took her away.

    You said you would always be here for me
    But you left as soon as God came calling
    You said you would be there the day I graduate
    And that I would hear you scream my name as I went by

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    My mother left me when I was 13. It broke my heart. She was the guiding factor in my life and then...she was gone. I still mourn her, and it had been 16 years.

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  11. 9. I Love You

    • By Sha''Quille Otto
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    I wrote this poem for my Aunt Charlie Jones because she was the absolute funniest person in our family and always made everybody in our family happy even when they were down. So Auntie, I love you and wanted people to know about how great of a person you were. R.I.P. Charlie Jones
    We miss you and are always thinking about you. If you see God up there, tell him I'm on my way.

    Your past was no fairy tale
    I thank you for coming through
    That's why I made
    A special poem for you

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  12. 10. If I Could Change The Past

    I had a best friend, Addi, and she was really struggling. Me being her best friend, I told her I would always be there for her. It got to the point where she just couldn't handle life, so she felt the need to kill herself. I miss her so much, so I wrote her a poem.

    I don't know what I've done wrong
    They all keep telling me to be strong
    But my heart will long
    So I wrote this song

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  13. 11. I Will Never Stop Missing You

    • By Tiani Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011

    Loss, for me is the hardest thing to deal with. Worse than any physical or emotional pain, because eventually you can heal. Loss is something you can never get back. Last summer I lost my 12 year old cousin in a horrible car accident. Since then I have never felt the same.

    As the days go on,
    I continue to cry.
    Everything reminds me of you,
    as I look upon the sky.

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    This is so close to what happened in my life. 15 vs 13, but so much the same. This was nicely put into words. My daughter lost her cousin. She did not survive a bad car accident. She was so...

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  14. 12. Illusion

    • By Claire Matthew
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012

    I wrote this poem for my mother whom recently died this year (2012). Most nights I would wake up and think she was still here but realized then and there that she wasn't. R.I.P MUM!

    When this is over
    I will finally get to say
    How much you really mean to me
    And why you should stay

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    My mother died when I was seven I am now twelve and it's still hard.

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  15. 13. Mom, Where Have You Gone?

    • By Tala Bloneau
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    When I was 12 my mother died from heart failure, now that I'm 15 I understand more and more each day. My dad wanted to get on with life as soon as possible, therefore I wasn't able to show my true emotion, my true feelings. Now, in this poem it explain exactly how I feel after 3 years of confusion and depression.

    I will never again
    see your smiling face.
    I will never again
    feel your warm embrace.

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    I am 17 years old, and I lost my mother when I was 14 due to breast cancer. It's been a rough couple of years, so I know exactly what it is like to lose someone so close to you. I am sorry...

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  16. 14. I Love You, Dad

    • By Amber N.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    My dad passed away when I was six, and I still think about him every day. He died of a heart attack, and I never got to say goodbye. I am 15 now and really wish he was here, but I know he can't be. I know that he's watching over me and protecting me as best he can. I wrote this poem in memory of him, and I hope you like it.

    Memories are all I have
    and some pictures too,
    but those can't make up for
    all the years without you.

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  17. 15. Cancer

    • By Savannah Bennett
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2012

    My name is Savannah Bennett, I wrote this poem about my grandma that past away from leukemia a year ago. She held my family together, now that she is gone we have been falling apart... But I always tell myself that she will always be by my side through the good time's and the bad.

    Since the day I saw you,
    since the day we met,
    I knew this I wouldn't forget.
    I have loved you more than life itself,

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    Heartfelt. It brought back memories of the time I saw my father dead in his armchair watching TV, with a trickling tear on his cheek.

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  18. 16. Why Did You Have To Go So Far Away?

    • By Rebekah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    This poem is dedicated to a lady who I admired the most. It was so hard to see you go. Even though it happened when I was nine and now I am 13, I will never forget you!!

    Remember when the sun shined so bright?
    You were here and you love me with all your might.
    Now the good Lord has taken you away,
    but in my heart you will always stay.

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    Las year I lost my best friend (Casey) to a car crash. She was 18 and I was 15. She was like my big sister and I miss her every day. I still cry myself to sleep every night because in the...

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  19. 17. Where Are You Now?

    • By Delyse
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    Hi, my name is Delyse. I'm 12 years old, and it's my birthday, so I thought I might write this. It may not rhyme, but it's the words that count. It's the only birthday he hasn't been here. Treasure your family, everyone. Otherwise, you will end up falling apart. In memory of Darrell James McCaffrey.

    Daddy,
    We shared a friendship, a bond, a relationship so strong!
    I'd never thought this day would come seeing you like this today.
    It's so hard to accept the fact that you're gone forever.

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    This made me cry. My eyes were getting teary. I love my dad and he has died twice but managed to make it through and I never think about the fact that I almost lost him and he means the world...

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  20. 18. Mother, I Miss You

    • By Megan Rose
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    I am 14, I lost my mother 4 months before my birthday when I was 12 going on 13. It has been about a year and a half since she died. I'm just now starting to realize and feel more of the pain. Before I just didn't want to believe. I was in denial and I'm just now getting out of that stage.

    In the blink of an eye
    I didn't know
    That I would have to say goodbye
    At night a tear rolls down my cheek

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    Megan, Thank you so much for writing such a beautiful poem. I know you probably can't stand when people say this and trust me I know but I truly understand your pain. I lost my mom in 2005...

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  21. 19. My Brother, My Best Friend

    • By Brandi Strobel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    1 year, 4 months, and 7 days ago, my 9-year-old brother passed away. He had asthma really bad. The doctor put him on medication, and it was too strong, and his lungs filled up with mucus. He couldn't breathe.
    His name was Tai. He was my best friend, and there was nothing that could separate us. We were together every day, every night. We did everything together.

    I feel so alone
    and so empty.
    You were my best friend,
    my baby brother.

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    My little brother passed in June of 2011 he was 22 years old and his name was Colby. He drowned in a lake. The current held him under water as he struggled to get passed. I miss him so much!

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  22. 20. Zack

    • By Julie Bell
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    When I first moved to NC, I was 5. My grandma signed me up for soccer. There I meet Zachary (Zack). We quickly became best friends. We knew everything about one another. We could always count on the other one to be there for us. Both of us had been through so much crap in our lives ever since we were little. But we always turned to one another for help and support. But one night only a few months ago I couldn't help him. He didn't want it. He just called to say goodbye. I wrote this poem for his birthday today.

    Remember that day
    Back in the fall of '01?
    I ran down that hill
    Ready for my first

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    That sends shivers down my spine like Kool-Aid on a hot summer day.

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