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Sympathy Poems for Mourning the Loss of an Acquaintance

Sympathy Poems for Mourning the Loss of an Acquaintance.

Sympathy Poems – The desire to feel sympathy for each other is one of the most beautiful qualities that we possess as humans. The human condition is one of fundamental aloneness.

We give great compassion to the person in pain as we reach out and express our sympathies with another human being in pain. He knows he is practically alone, but at least he knows that people care about him and try to understand him.Sympathy Poems

1. She Is Gone (He Is Gone)

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes love, and go on.

By David Harkins

2. Remember Me

To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea,
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,
Remember me.

Remember me in your heart:
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.

By Margaret Mead

3. Don’t Cry for Me

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 sun, bringing you 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.

By Anon

4. Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

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 sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

By Mary Frye

5. Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.

By Christina Rossetti

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6. Angel

Teardrops, slow and steady, The pain so real and true,
God took another angel, And that angel, dear, was you.

Angel wings, upon the clouds, Your body softly sleeps,
Hush now little angel, No more tears you have to weep.

Little prayers are sent to you, The short life you led;
Your family will never forget you, So rest your little head.

I know God will look after you, Now you are truly alive,
Your spirit soars beyond the moon, Your legacy will survive.

You’re beautiful, you’re endless, Now stretch your wings and fly,
You’re loved by so many, It will never be goodbye.

Close your pretty eyes, No more tears, just go and rest,
Let your soul lie peacefully, We know you did your best.

By Anon

7. I’ll Hold you in Heaven

From the very beginning I loved you,
As I made plans to hold you and rock you:
You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,

But something went wrong and soon you were gone;
My young heart was broken, my tears fell like rain,
I’d never known such heartache and pain.

I wonder who you look like, me or your dad,
Do you have my smile and his eyes?
Would you have been big and tall or tiny and small?

We had dreams for you that reached to the skies.
It was long, long ago and I still miss you so,
Thanks to Jesus, I’ll see you in heaven.

by Jo Ann Taylor

8. Never

I’ll never get to see your precious face;
or whisper words to make you feel safe
I’ll never get to hold you tight
when you can’t sleep at night
I’ll never get to sing to you a sweet lullaby,

to calm you down when you cry
I’ll never get to fall asleep with you in my arms,
all bundled in a blanket to keep you warm
I’ll never get to hear you laugh and giggle.

or see you little toes wiggle
There are many things I will never get to do,
but the hardest is not being with you.

by K. Fugleberg

9.Love in Every Tear

O precious, tiny, sweet little one
You will always be to me.
So perfect, pure, and innocent
Just as you were meant to be.
We dreamed of you and of your life
And all that it would be.

We waited and longed for you to come.
And join our family.
We never had the chance to play,
To laugh, to rock, to wiggle.
We long to hold you, touch you now
And listen to you giggle.

I’ll always be your mother,
He’ll always be your dad.
You will always be our child,
The child that we had.
But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here
We’ll sense you everywhere.

You are our sorrow and our joy,
There’s love in every tear.
Just know our love goes deep and strong
We’ll forget you never
The child we had, but never had
And yet will have forever!

by Unknown Author

10. Family Chain

We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

by Ron Tranmer

11. All Is Well

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,

Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.

By Henry Scott Holland

12. Pardon Me for Not Getting Up

Oh dear, if you’re reading this right now,
I must have given up the ghost.
I hope you can forgive me for being
Such a stiff and unwelcoming host.

Just talk amongst yourself my friends,
And share a toast or two.
For I am sure you will remember well
How I loved to drink with you.

Don’t worry about mourning me,
I was never easy to offend.
Feel free to share a story at my expense
And we’ll have a good laugh at the end.

By Anon

13. I’ll Lend you a Child

I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, he said.
For you to love the while she lives,
And mourn for when she’s dead.

It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for Me?

She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief.
You’ll have her lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.

by Edgar Guest

14. A Bud That Never Bloomed

My dear little baby,
That once inside me grew,
I’m so unbearably saddened that,
I’ll never get to meet you.

I will never be able to
Watch you sprout and grow,
and bloom into the person
That I wanted so much to know.

So, for now, I’ll tend your memory,
Water it with tenderness, feed it with love,
And one day I’ll see you blossom
When we meet in Heaven above.

by Unknown Author

15. The Strength You Gave Me

They tell me it’s amazing how I’ve stayed so strong,
but they don’t see how I cry when I hear your song.
They see the smile on my face but miss the hurt in my eye.
I would rather seem rude than let them see me cry.
I put on this front as I don’t want the world to see
the pain and sorrow so deep inside me.

I don’t act this way ’cause I’m ashamed to feel the way I do.
I act this way in honour of you,
because although I hurt right now and my heart is broken,
I can’t help but feel pride and love when your name is spoken.
My strength comes from the love you gave to me,
and it’s that strength I want the world to see.

I will always love and miss you;
that I will never hide,
and when people ask me about my daughter,
they will always see my pride.

by Daniel Kerr

16. Just Call On Me

I can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel
For the loss of someone you love.
This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
And you’re looking for strength from above.

I hope, from my heart, that your pain will decrease,
That your spirit will gain strength again,
And I pray that your faith will create inner peace
And that God will send blessings–Amen.

Till then, if you need me to lighten your load,
I’m waiting to come to your aid.
Just call on me, and I’ll walk down that road,
Until the dark times start to fade.
Deep condolences,

By Karl Fuchs

17. Reaching Out

My heart is reaching out to you,
For what you’re going through.
I’m thinking of you frequently
And praying for you, too.

If there’s something I can do,
Anything at all,
Think of me thinking of you,
And don’t hesitate to call.

By Joanna Fuchs

Sympathy Poems – The right words can be hard to find in times of grief, particularly when you are consoling a mourning loved one or talking at a funeral.

Browse through some sympathy poems that can give support to someone who is mourning if you are having trouble articulating during this difficult period.

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