Family Loss Poems

These Family Loss poems are examples of Loss poems about Family. These are the best examples of Loss Family poems written by international poets.


Premium MemberNew Pain Of Loss by Sandra Haight
A wish, faint and fading, brings tears to eyes;
     a wish we know cannot come true.
Life suddenly can bring a dark...

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Categories: loss, brother, death, sister, sorrow,

My Lillie by Marcy Paulk Bonnette
My "Lillie"

The garden is overgrown
The blooms are growing wild
They are missing the sweet lady
I remember as a child

She would lovingly water
Each and every stem
As she...

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Categories: loss, family, flower, garden, grandmother,



Brown Innocent Eyes by Timothy McGuire
I would have never thought,
So many years ago,
When I looked into those brown innocent eyes,
What was hidden behind them,
Someday they would cause so much pain,
And...

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Categories: family, loss,

wallpaper by roger turner
The room was dank and dreary
The past hung in the air
There was a scent of mildew
A smell of history was there
The paint was old and...

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Categories: loss, family, memory, nostalgia,

Premium MemberA Flower Crushed by Laura Leiser
You were a bright, yellow daisy 
in the garden of life, so cheerful 
kind and accommodating. 
I basked in the sunlight of
your tender care and...

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Categories: loss, betrayal, break up, friendship,

Three Fine, Well-Tended Graves, Part II by David Welch
...It was early fall when the trouble came
to the Sperry’s and the Circle-S Ranch,
a dozen bandits came riding in hard,
shooting their guns in an entrance...

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Categories: loss, courage, family, growth, hero,

Three Fine, Well-Tended Graves, Part I by David Welch
Rudolph Sperry was a ranch-owner’s son,
and rode hard for his Circle-S brand,
helping punchers herd cattle 'cross the plains,
in Nebraska’s western Sand Hill lands,
he wasn’t that...

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Categories: loss, courage, family, growth, hero,

Last Goodbye by andrew rogers
Life is a gift
wrapped in struggle
Decorated by memories
And tied with a ribbon of love.

But this gift is finite.
We prepare ourselves with the knowledge of not...

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Categories: best friend, death, loss,

The Price of a Normal Life, Part IV by David Welch
Hopkins just fumed, and dove for his iron,
Bud’s gun barked, and he fired right then,
The Pinkerton’s charged at the gunshot,
And stared down on the lifeless...

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Categories: loss, adventure, conflict, family, growth,

The Price of a Normal Life, Part III by David Welch
Bud’s eyes went wide, and he tried to speak,
But the older man’s stare shut him down.
“Let me tell you, vagrant with no folks,
the words that...

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Categories: loss, adventure, conflict, family, growth,

The Price of a Normal Life, Part II by David Welch
Hours later Bud rode a spent, tired horse,
covered in grit and grime from the chase,
as he went he came upon a well-built ranch,
painted white, a...

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Categories: loss, adventure, conflict, family, growth,

The Price of a Normal Life, Part I by David Welch
Bud Rowder grew up in wind-swept Kansas,
lived a farming life until the age of nine,
when Arapaho raiders charged on in,
poor Bud was the only one...

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Categories: loss, adventure, conflict, family, growth,

The Candle In The Window by roger turner
There's a candle burning nightly
In the window, on the right
The house has long been empty
But, the candle's there each night
The house in old and ancient
I'm...

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Categories: death, fear, home, loss,

Home by JW Nugent
HOME

The family is very excited
happy to see me come home
they know I have changed,
but they have changed as well.

Their eyes are worried wary,
their expressions oddly...

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Categories: loss, betrayal, conflict, confusion, culture,

The Taking of a Hero's Wife, Part I by David Welch
Owen Kucharski found himself inside
of a rather awkward situation,
all because of a women that he saw
every few days for adult ‘recreation.’

Her name was Laura, and...

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Categories: bereavement, courage, loss, love,

GRANDMA'S TREASURES by Cyndi Cegalis
We rummage through the belongings, 
     looking at this and that;
judging the fine china, 
     laughing at...

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Categories: family, loss, memory,

The Journey by Catherine Hamer
The Journey

Watching her suffer with a limited life
I did not cry

Caring and cleaning with all my might
I did not cry

Groomed and abused before my teens
I...

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Categories: abuse, loss, moving on,

Premium MemberTarnished Reflections by Angel Villanueva
A cup of hot tea keeps her company
while she peers through her window;
happy images replay in her mind
as her reflection shares her gaze.

Long ago they...

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Categories: bereavement, death, loss, muse,

The Coldest Day by Anna M Shepard
My son & grandson are moving
Colorado… It’ll take half a day
Three hours late, just starting the trip
One I don't wish to take anyway

Meandering through the...

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Categories: family, loss, love,

BLACK MAIL by Isabel San Martin
(Through the perspective of a teacher I’ve hurt; if you’re reading this, I’m sorry; all I want is reconciliation…)

Four steps I'll give you 
Take one...

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Categories: loss, anger, anxiety, betrayal, fear,