These Grieving Poems are attempting to alay the sharpness and never ending depth of despair that engulfs us when we lose someone we love to death. The grieving process has certain elements to it that we all go through but sometimes in a different order and this can cause conflict. Undersatanding is the absolute key emotion to be shown to all who are suffering at this time.
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The loss of a loved one
Runs so very deep;
You've no idea how to go on
Or if ever you will sleep.
Your heart & soul in pieces
Your lover & your friend;
Has had to leave this world
Will the heartache ever end?
The memories are pure gold
And smiles will one day return;
To soothe your battered soul
For the love that always burns.
You shared so many laughs
So many ups & downs;
As .... looks down upon
He wouldn't like your frowns.
Nor the tears you've wept
Whilst the grief ripped you apart;
As really that never happened
'Cos he's right there in your heart.
Sobbing and sobbing like a baby
I don't know what to do;
Ancient grief arising with no warning
My head and my heart in two
Sorrow and loss is overwhelming
Exhaustion and shallow breaths only;
My heart pounding and galloping along
I have never felt so lonely.
Do I feel guilty? I believe I do
Is my life worth more than others?
In vain I have tried to come to terms with
My living and me losing my brothers.
Time Heals All
in sickness and in health.
many the memories, both good and bad, with
everyday, a brand new challenge.
Helping each other out with
enough love to move mountains.
allowing love to grow inside,
love blossoms into one new heart.
someday soon, though, we must part.
Alone and lost, we search for each other knowing
love is not lost, for deep inside
love never dies and is never forgotten...
AS LONG AS I AM BREATHING...
I awoke so early at the dawn of the new day,
Hoping the nightmare would just go away,
But the tears started flowing, as they did the night before,
Why did you leave me? What was this for?
I thought I couldn't face another broken day,
I hated the reality that you were taken away,
It's just not fair that this has happened to us,
And it started to scare me that I had lost my trust.
So I looked to the heavens and I asked God "Why"?
Why in the world would a child have to die?
I didn't get an answer that day or the next,
And, I guess looking back; the question was too complex.
It took a while to realise that you weren't really gone,
That as long as I was breathing your spirit would live on,
So life took on a different meaning, I was living for us both,
Two souls inside one body, two spirits and one host.
Now, with every breath I take, I take for me and you,
And with every song I sing, I'm singing it for two,
And there's no doubt in my mind, with the prayers that I have prayed,
That the wings that you are wearing, grow larger every day.
The strength that you are giving me, on my journey here on earth,
Reflects through me, back at you, on your journey of rebirth,
Stand strong by God, you're in good hands, and I'll stand strong as well,
And together we'll journey through these lives, in each other's hearts, parallel.
I used to say that time didn't heal
You just get used to feeling rotten;
but after days, then weeks turned into years
I realised that you would never be forgotten
I can wade grief
whole pools of it
I'm used to that
But the least push of joy
breaks up my feet
and i tip - drunken
let no pebble - smile
'twas the new liquor that's all
Power is only pain
Stranded, thro' discipline
Till weights - will hang
Give balm to giants
And they'll wilt like men
They'll carry -him
Don’t search for me in some faraway place.
Don’t look for a smile on a strangers face.
Rather, seek me out in the summers sky
Hear my voice in a curlews cry.
Don’t yearn for me when the year falls around,
Nor see my footprints in fresh tilled ground.
Instead hear my laugh in a tumbling stream
My presence will soothe, in a warm filled dream.
No sadness, tears, no time to grieve.
I live all around, in the air that you breathe
God looked around his garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face;
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place.
Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain;
He knew that you would never get well on Earth again
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to
He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be Thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you the day God called you home
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
Sometimes, when the sun goes down,
It seems it will never rise again…
but it will!
Sometimes, when you feel alone,
It seems your heart will break in two…
but it won’t.
And sometimes, it seems
It’s hardly worthwhile carrying on…
But it is.
For sometimes, when the sun goes down,
It seems it will never rise again,
But it does
In western societies we've lost an awful lot
Of rituals and stories they've been left behind
Places and times to sing and shout releasing all this pain
Searing self pity and resentment in my mind
I know with choice you would not have left
You were in my life for whatever reason
You wouldn't have left this world and those you loved
It was for so much more than a season.
I can't believe that you're not here
That you have gone for good;
I miss you more than I can bear
You promised me you never would.
You held my hand and I held yours
We only had to look;
Into each others eyes once more
I can read you like a book.
The time draws near so much to do
Still so much to say;
Time doesn't wait for anyone
Then you had gone today!