Grief Poems

We know when looking for grief poems, your heart is so heavy. Condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. Here we have grief and loss poems that can be used at the funeral or when you need words to help you heal. We have included several bereavement prayers and poems. Whatever the reason, we hope these words give you hope. May their memory be a blessing.

Bereavement Poem

The unbreakable bond began as you grew inside me,
You fluttered you kicked, arrived cute as can be,
The first time I held you and saw your tiny face,
I was in awe, a beautiful miracle that could not be replaced,
The first time you smiled, it gave me chills down my spine,
You crawled and began to walk and everything was fine,
The first words you said God blessed me to hear,
You grew and flourished and lived life with no fear,
I pray and I wish there was a single thing you can say,
To make even an ounce of my pain go away,
Losing a child there is no pain I’ve felt more,
I would give up my life to settle the score,
Goodbye my sweet baby, may heaven treat you right,
I’ll pray for you every morning, noon and night.

Grief Poems

Losing Loved One Poem

Don’t Cry for Me
By Anon
Don’t cry for me now I have died, for I’m still here I’m by your side,
My body’s gone but my soul is here, please don’t shed another tear,
I am still here I’m all around, only my body lies in the ground.
I am the snowflake that kisses your nose,
I am the frost, that nips your toes.
I am the sub, bringing your light,
I am the star, shining so bright,
I am the rain, refreshing the earth,
I am the laughter, I am the mirth,
I am the bird, up in the sky,
I am the cloud, that’s drifting by.
I am the thoughts, inside your head,
While I’m still there, I can’t be dead.

Short Poems about Grief and Healing

The regret weighs so heavy, a weight on my heart,
I was going to call, should have done that from the start,
Being stubborn isn’t a strength, it left me right here,
I am so sorry I didn’t reach out I should have this year,
The ache I feel inside, I’m sorry, I’m such a fool,
I will never say should have, I’ve made a new rule,
When I lay my head down on my pillow at night,
I will not have any regrets that I see in plain sight.

A brightness left my life the day we said goodbye,
At night I look up and pray, hoping a star will speak in the sky,
No matter where I look or how much I cry,
The pain I feel is not suppressed inside,
The glow you carried, the happiness you shared,
Always there to listen, showing that you cared,
The memories I have can never be destroyed no matter how far apart,
The love I feel for you will always be a very large part of my heart.

Bereavement Prayers

The Lord is My Shepherd
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

You may be interested in our funeral poems page.

Famous Grief Poems

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

By Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlit ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
When you awake in the morning hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush;
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there. I did not die.

Look for Me in Rainbows – Loss of a Pet

By Vicki Brown
Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.
It won’t be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.
Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Just wish me to be near you,
And I’ll be there with you.


Anonymous, 2020
I’ll always be there for if you know where to look,
By a quiet pond or a running brook,
In a boat that’s anchored in a sheltered bay,
Casting the shoreline at the break of day,
Watching for deer as they come down to feed,
Fishing for large mouth on the edge of the weed,
Walking the shoreline where cattails grow tall,
By a country road where summer meets fall,
On a grassy bank amid the birds and flowers,
Under the summer sun or cool April showers,
Relaxing at night by the light of the moon,
Where silence is broken by the call of the loon.
So don’t grieve for me, I am still around.
If you know where to look, I can be found.
Where fishermen talk about the catch of the day,
I’ll be no more than a few steps away.

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