Category Archives: Grief Poems

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

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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Second Sowing: Inspirational Poem for 5.5.16

Second Sowing  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh For whom The milk ungiven in the breast When the child is gone? For whom the love locked up in the heart That is left alone? That golden yield Split sod once, overflowed an August field, Threshed out in pain upon September’s floor, Now hoarded high in barns, a

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