Category Archives: Grief Poems

Inspiring and touching grief poems and quotes for the loss of a loved one.

Our Lives Matter: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for 12.8.16

Our Lives Matter by M. Maureen Killoran We come together from the diversity of our grieving, to gather in the warmth of this community giving stubborn witness to our belief that in times of sadness, there is room for laughter. In times of darkness, there always will be light. May we hold fast to the

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Returning to Work: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 9.15.16

Returning to work Editor’s note: I love this poem because it expresses such raw emotion about something commonplace that most of us who’ve experienced a loss have had to face–that first day back at work. It is attributed to Ruth Davis. Hello I’m back but I’m merely a shell Since I last saw you I’ve

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When will I be myself again? Inspirational Quote 6.2.16

When Will I Be Myself Again? “When will I be myself again?” Some Tuesday, perhaps, In the late afternoon, Sitting quietly with a cup of tea, And a cookie; Or Wednesday, same time or later, You will stir from a nap and see her; You will pick up the phone to call her; You will

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love life: Inspirational Quote for 5.19.16

The Thing Is to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for gills

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If Only: Inspirational Quote 5.12.16

If Only  If only… The question that we face in our time of sorrow, So much life now gone, with no time to borrow If only… The hollow words replay throughout our every thought No child should pass and leave us in this hell where we’re now caught If only… The wretched emptiness could just

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