Thanksgiving Loss Poems

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


Premium MemberThe Attic by Rhoda Tripp
They're treasures to me, so I don't mind.
My Aunt Ellie in tow, right behind.
I climb the ladder, lift wooden door.
There are piles of stuff strewn...

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Categories: bereavement, christmas, holiday, loss,

Premium MemberBroken Planting Oaken Trees by Gerald Dillenbeck
We have tree traditions,
still accessible in diverse backward
and forward
reforesting cultures,
of planting a commemorative tree
when a great and portentous series of loving events
comes to its untimely...

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Categories: caregiving, heartbreak, loss, lost



A Song Sung by Brett Teal
Because life is a short and fragile thing
I'll take the time to play and sing
And because life is dear and lasts only so long
I'll spend...

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Categories: loss, age, appreciation, death, growing

Premium MemberSixteen Minutes To Ten by John lawless
Sixteen Minutes to Ten


At sixteen minutes to ten it ended
snapped like the film in a theater camera
fluttering images slapping the hypnotized
beating against the white light’s...

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Categories: loss, love, romance,

Dark November by Toni Orban
Dark Novembers

It’s the silence that is killing
this cold November chilling
Natures beauty with frost, stillness, color but no sound.
A wiser woman knows the inner temperature of...

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Categories: journey, loss, nature, thanksgiving

I wish you were here---- by Deborrah Ann Stenberg
 In memory of Ann Mary Pospisil Stenberg

I wish you were here 
For one more birthday to honor your presence.   For one more...

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Categories: loss, bereavement, blessing, grandmother, grief,

At least she hopes by Megan Johnson
Once upon a time there was a girl. 
A girl who had  a good heart. 
She tried to help everyone. 
Everyone except herself. 
Once...

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Categories: loss, absence, break up, depression,

Three Tuesdays by Humble Poet
My dearest Anna,

It has been three Tuesdays since I lost you.
I will never forget seeing you, just lying there.
I went to our regular coffee shop,...

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Categories: loneliness, longing, loss, love,

Eddie Arnold At Two AM by K.M North
My fingertips are black now
From the picture in the obituary
It brings me back
To the day before thanksgiving
And I'm sorry that I wasn't there at the...

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Categories: loss, i miss you, life,

Goodbye Ray by Dan Helppi

Ray Ventre
even Loved by me,
his smallest acquaintance.
Want the ow to go away, want to 
go to last Thursday,
To see his joy
Again.
Ray was my teacher
On Thursdays,...

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Categories: loss, sad, , literature,

Premium MemberTime -part 2- by Laura Breidenthal
Even then though—you ask how!
How can she not return the hatred!
But we humans cannot think so beyond
To even dare comprehend the mystery sentiments she possesses
Surrounding...

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Categories: loss, absence, abuse, age, allegory,

Premium MemberMy Gift by Laura Breidenthal
Meddlesome acknowledgement was my gift to many
I wondered where the nutrients were coming from
I was absorbing your words, parched by my own dimming light-years
There I...

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Categories: loss, absence, abuse, analogy, art,

Rowdy Racecar by JW Earnings
ZOOOOOOOMING speedily…
Tires squeaking from exhaust… high in volume 
Racecar spews out smoke…
Blinding the eyes of a thousand fans

Blooming havoc…
Explosions avalanche downwards 
Racecar drives fast and...

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Categories: loss, childhood, courage, dedication, faith,

Premium MemberThe Puzzle by Kevin C. Martin
I don't have all the pieces together;
This puzzle is just too much,
But God already has it figured out
As He is solving this from above....

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Categories: loss, beautiful, beauty, caregiving, child,

Welcome 2013 by Roman Chebukin
Well we are already a couple of months in so i just wanted to say welcome. 
this will be a new journey for the both...

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Categories: loss, adventure, baby, baptism, beach,

Could be by C.J. dont have one
 I wake up before the sun from a cozy bed

I walk outside and feel the crisp autumn chill

So I put a stocking cap on...

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Categories: loss, lost love, marriage,

Premium MemberThe Hunger Drug by christine a kysely
I can't remember
when I ate 
my last meal
How many weeks ago was it?

I cannot recall

or even what it was 
that I had to eat
Turkey I...

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Categories: food, introspection, life, loss,

Premium MemberFriday After Thanksgiving by Sara Kendrick
Ginko almost solid yellow
Just a bare touch of green
Means the first frost or freeze
Is nigh on most any night

The color on the horizon
Is nothing spectatcular
Almost...

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Categories: loss, animals, history, imagination, inspirational,

"Let Truth Be Told, Part 1" by Angel Jackson-Abner
Yeah, I may be white,
But someone needs to speak out right?
Bring things into the light,
Expose all the lies,
For I believe in the most high.

Our ancestors...

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Categories: loss, confusion, death, depression, education,

Time to Go in loving memory of my mother by Kelly Zakerski
My mom was a strong woman, and stubborn too,
Yet she had a soft side, between me and you.
That side she would show, when you least...

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Categories: loss, caregiving, daughter, death, dedication,