Grief Loss Poems

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


Hard To Let Go by Sara Hollenbeck
I knew for weeks that I would eventually have to say goodbye.

Why you left so soon… only God knows why.

 

I keep thinking how this...

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Categories: grief, hurt, loss,

Premium MemberDepth of my pain by Heidi Sands
A simple phone call led to a plunge into suffering
Hyperventilating, from news of the sudden death of my friend
I gather my words and travel silently...

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Categories: death, grief, loss, pain,



Premium MemberTell Me I'll Be Okay by Susan Gentry
I feel your essence with each breath of air
      In thoughts throughout the day...
      ...

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Categories: loss, absence, bereavement, change, death

period of grief by A.D Tharp
how long does
it take to get over 
a loss?

a loss of love
a loss of life

what is the time limit?
months? days? years? minutes?

call me when you...

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Categories: loss, death, death of a

Premium MemberGrief by Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
"When pain is fresh and raw, others will extend
Sympathy to soothe a bit but sympathy has an end.
Meanwhile, the pain lingers on, absent of relief,
And...

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Categories: absence, grief, loss, missing,

Premium MemberGone by Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
When a Loved one passes, the curtain's drawn;
A star on your stage is forever Gone.
There's no round trip, no returning,
Leaving emptiness filled with only yearning.

Time...

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Categories: absence, grief, heaven, loss,

Premium MemberThe Essence of Soft Shadows by Heidi Sands
The essence of soft shadows remind me 
Of memories that carry pain from loss
But are softened by the love once shared
Before life came to an...

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Categories: loss, memory, pain,

Death Becomes Me by Rebecca Huxley
You’re within  me
Talking, stalking
In the guise of a false memory

Arbiter of what is and is not
A cloaked and shadowed form
Whom I had hoped to...

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Categories: loss, abortion, bereavement, depression, grief,

Premium MemberBETRAYED by jack cooper
I wanted you to know
That you did not succeed 
In screwing this up for me
In fact, it's such a huge favor
Knowing you were out to...

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Categories: loss, anger, conflict, grief, integrity,

No Roof For Reindeer Shingle File by matthew harris
the celebrated sailing frog
     from Montgomery County
     went a court'n, or so the tale iz toad
to a...

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Categories: loss, 12th grade, fate, grief,

The Captain by roger turner
He sat all alone, drinking jim beam and coke

Looking out as the waves crashed ashore

He kept to himself, drinking jim beam and coke

As the storm...

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Categories: loss, america, bereavement, child, dad,

If I should fade by fauxcroft wade
When the lights fade from my eyes

or my thoughts no longer linger

within my conscious mind,

should it appear as if you see within me

no sunrise nor...

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Categories: loss, farewell, freedom, grief, light,

ATTACK by JW Nugent
	ATTACK

I can still see their faces
mouths open screaming silent screams
silenced by the loud barking 
of weapons, theirs and ours;
sudden explosions rendering moot
intensity of automatic fire.

They...

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Categories: loss, anger, conflict, confusion, courage,

I Wanna Go Home - Just not to my own by M.P. Shaudd
The weight of losing you is just too hard
I can't stand to be in this house
Or even in our car
The emptiness weighs down my mind
I...

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Categories: loss, death, depression, grief, heartbreak,

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,

PTSD by JW Nugent
PTSD

My nightmares are violent;
rifle jammed frustratingly dead,
broken stock useless as a club,
only a k-bar knife and free hand
reaching for those darting figures
leaping over my fighting...

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Categories: loss, anger, angst, bereavement, conflict,

A Continuation of Explanation by Michael Robinson

A Continuation of Explanation


Grief of loss
Loss of pain
Pain left a stain
Stain that is constantly washed
Washed in sorrow
Sorrow never forgot
Forgot the beauty
Beauty of life
Life of beauty
beauty...

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Categories: loss, analogy, anxiety, conflict, confusion,

What To Do, What To Do, What To Do by Anna M Shepard
We shared love unconditionally
Taken away way too soon
I’m mourning the loss of a loved one
What to do, what to do, what to do

My heart is...

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Categories: grief, loss,

Wrong time, wrong place by Anna Greene
I saw the saddest place today,
One grave,
Two babies
Lost the same day.

Ancient tree above them,
Not yet in leaf,
Covered with snowdrops,
Surrounded by grief.

Weathered stones around them
Tell of...

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Categories: loss, baby, bereavement, death, funeral,

Break Free From Melancholy by Michael Robinson


Break Free from Melancholy

The symbolic nature of heart and hand 
Love lost grief of pain that may never end
A life of anguish - distress of...

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Categories: loss, analogy, angst, anxiety, beautiful,