In times of grief poems can be of great comfort. Reading poems written by others who have been able to express the sentiments and emotions we are feeling can be of benefit to us in our grieving process. These pages include some famous poems and some written by myself and visitors to the site.
Often people find writing themselves a help in expressing their emotions and working through their grief, and grief poetry can be an inspiration. Getting in touch with our emotions and feelings, and realising that writers through the centuries have felt the same emotions can help us in coming to terms with what are universal experiences for all mankind.
I wrote the following poem when I lost my husband and it really expressed how I was feeling at that time:
A light went out of my life
Shadows were everywhere
Daylight eventually came
The brightness was never the same.
Sleep on my loved one
Peace is yours.
Your life's work is done.
All who knew you can only say
Some stars shine so brightly
They are never dull.
Their light shines on all our lives
Just as yours had done.
© Elizabeth Postle - Author of www.griefandsympathy.com
you are reading grief poems for your own solace, looking for something
to write in a card for a friend, or choosing some verses to read at a
funeral, there are hundreds of bereavement poems from the earliest
times, right through to the 20th century.
Though I am Dead: A poem of hope and uplifting sentiment which encourages us to continue to enjoy life for the sake of our lost loved one.
Though I am dead grieve not for me with tears
think not of death with sorrowing and tears;
I am so near that every tear you shed
touches and tortures me, though you think me dead.
But when you laugh and sing in glad delight,
my soul is lifted upward to the light.
Laugh and be glad for all that life is giving
and I, though dead, will share your joy in living.
This Heritage, Anon - A poem celebrating the precious memories we have of our lost loved ones.
Have you found writing poetry a comfort in your grief? Why not share your creativity with us here on your very own page. It will be a lasting memorial to your loved one. You can write a dedication, or tell us the background to why you wrote the poem. Or you could just enter the poem on it's own. All up to you. You can even add a photo or two if you like. All we ask is that it is all your own work.
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Four More Grieving Poems by Our Readers
Happy Birthday All thru out my life, I have never even given it a thought. Not even in my darkest dreams, That I would ever be alone. …
One Last Time/On the Wings of a Dove
I just want one more last time. One more last touch, I just want to feel your love. ONE more last time, I want to feel your face, your hands on my …
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