Bereavement Poem
Poems Honoring the Deceased

Do you have a bereavement poem that you have written in response to grief? Either a poem honoring a deceased loved one or a poem that tells of your one grief journey? Or perhaps you found a particular grief poem especially meaningful to you in your loss. This page is dedicated to the sharing of grief poetry that has been meaningful to you.

If you are just entering the site on this page, you might want to read the grief poems main page. It connects to many other pages of grief poetry and writing ideas for poems honoring the deceased.

Expressing emotions is a very important part of the healing process. If you have read much of this site, you will know that I found poetry to be a helpful means of expressing my feelings. Here is a place where you are invited express some of your pain as you work through your own grief process.

The form below is very straightforward. Fill in the boxes and submit on the button below. Your contribution will be posted on a web page that you are free to share with others. Links to these pages appear in a list below the entry form. So scroll down to read poems others have contributed.

Copyright and Privacy: I do not give permission for anyone to use reader submitted poems unless they have permission for the original author. (If you would like to quote a poem from here, you can comment on the poem to ask for permission.) Also you do not need to include your full name for privacy reasons, especially if you are sharing out of deep grief emotions.

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Contributions from Others

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God's Little Angel Too 
We only met just for a moment For you barely saw the light of day. God sent you here, then changed his mind. And took you back the other way. And it is …

Title/ "You Were There" for my beloved Brother 
To Hold my Hand when I was small, To pick me up when I would fall. We Laughed and Hugged and said funny things, both of us not knowing what life would …

Your Garden's Grief 
Each morning, my reflection speaks your eyes And stories of solemn glances, wisdom, smiles. Your voice imprinted; unfading;my mind wanders... The day …

For my son Tommy after his sudden passing by a hit and run drunk driver 8/25/1997 
Together Again For some do not know and they curse the reason why; their beloved is taken so early in life. It only happens to other’s you see; it …

Darling Child 
At first I was completely stunned. As though walking in a daze. I could not accept that you were gone. But gradually, I left that phase. Then came …

A Journey Through Grief 
At first I felt completely stunned. As though walking in a daze. I could not accept that you were gone. But gradually, I left that phase. Then came pain …

The Lost of a Husband  
Loves Heartbeat As I lay awake quietly on the bed that we once shared taking deep breathes, I can still hear your heart beat Remembering all of the …

My Husband, David McCrimmon 
There are days that I will always remember, I will never forget the 1st of September, For that day I felt so sad and alone, You decided it was time …

A Pillow can be a lonely place,(about my mother) 
When each day was over were her night times filled with dread When she was alone with those thoughts going round in her head We never realise what a …

When The Last Hand Comes Aboard 
No more a Watch to stand, Old Sailor You are outward bound on an ebbing tide. Eight Bells has rung, and last Watch done. Now a new berth waits you on …

Speak to me 
What if I told you that I was sorry would you? Speak to me again What if I told you I will listen this time Tell me again about the man on …

Speak to me 
What if I told you that I was sorry would you? Speak to me again What if I told you I will listen this time Tell me again about the man on …

Dad, 90, in a care home 
Dad, 90, in a care home There he is, standing in the garden. All on his own. It's been almost ten years now. Her cowslips and primroses still blossom …

Message From Beyond 
Message From Beyond You ask for miracles to show you that I am with you, That I’ve not gone. You look for signs and wonders, Asking where the hosts …

My Daughter, Ashley Dawn, I Will Always LOVE You 
I wake each morning to begin a new day Knowing the pain of losing you will never go away My broken heart, oh the tears I cry I can't explain any of …

my daughter misty . vist me... 
Visit me... Visit me at night when ,I am sleeping. Take me places ,We have gone to and places we werent able too. Visit me during the day and show …

Memories 
You have passed and gone to stay with those that have passed before The pain i feel in time will fade but the memories stay evermore You are my …

A poem on my daughters facebook memorial page " In Memory of Johlyn Navai Bernstein "... Its entitled "Distant Angel"..  
You are my distant angel, Watching over me with care. I cannot help to think, What would happen if you were still here? Love lives on in whispered prayers …

This short poem i wrote about my daughter Johlyn Navai Bernstein who passed away at home at only 6 days old... Its entitled... Good Night... 
Good night my child, sweet dreams... Its time now to dream of heavenly things... I have tucked you in so nice and snug... I place a kiss on your face then …

Ryley and Timothy too 
a part of me is now gone and i dont know what went wrong my child, my son gone from my womb born too soon never get to hear you cry …

One more wish 
This is a poem I wrote recently as I sat longing to be in the arms of the man I loved one more time. All the hours spent loving you Why did they have …

On Loss 
I have been working with haikus to deal with the pain and loss of my mom. I love the haiku for its simplicity and because I feel it truly visualizes emotions …

The Man I Love 
The Man I Love We began as friends and he provided support and an ever listening ear, He accepted me for who I am and felt I was dear, In 1983 …

Poems of Grief 
CAMELLIAS With my own grief, I know how memories float …

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Grief Poems for Fathers 
I have a crystal image in my mind of you, So clear and fresh nothing stops my view, And as I think of you my tears they start to show, Like a silent …

Grief Poems for Siblings 
A Husband, a Son, a Father, grandkids in tow... You left all the people that loved you so... Oh why did this happen, I miss my Bro... Outside you …

Grief Poems for Daughters 
The Twilight Hours It’s 3 am and you’re on my mind, I just can’t sleep tonight, I try but toss and turn and cry, It’s not fair, or just or right! …

Grief Poems for Husbands 
When they told me you were leaving, I didn't believe. Even as you slipped away, I didn't believe.   Day after day in denial I'd stay. This …

Grief Poems for Mothers 
Kids with dolls, trucks and bikes we would ride, Our Momma was there for us after the "Big Divide" Momma said it was her faith that carried her through, …

Grief Poems for Friends 
At first I felt nothing It didn't even feel real I drifted from day to day The pain I couldn't feel As the time has moved along Reality has come …

Grief Poems for Sons 
~~Garden of grief~~ Established by sorrow and fenced in by fate. With a name clearly etched in the wide open gate. Precisely positioned …

Grief Poems for Grandparents 
You Will See Them Someday © Stephan Banks when you lose someone it can be hard to take the pain that you feel when your heart has to break the …

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