[Editor: About The Turning Point: this post was a response to an earlier post about death by suicide. We thought the poem would be a great addition to our weekly Inspirational Quotes. Rosemarie Wilder asked the following: “…and please mention New Hope for Kids. This organization helps children in grief and grants wishes to children
Inspiring and touching grief poems and quotes for the loss of a loved one.
Finally Home by Jamie Zahradnik-Williams A beautiful mind that first thought of me A womb that kept me safe A smile that exploded The first time she saw my face Loving arms that cradled me Gentle hands that brushed my hair A contagious, vibrant laugh That still lingers in the air Two lips that kissed
Myth BY NATASHA TRETHEWEY I was asleep while you were dying. It’s as if you slipped through some rift, a hollow I make between my slumber and my waking, the Erebus I keep you in, still trying not to let go. You’ll be dead again tomorrow, but in dreams you live. So I try taking you
Stillbirth by Laure-Anne Bosselaar On a platform, I heard someone call out your name: No, Laetitia, no. It wasn’t my train—the doors were closing, but I rushed in, searching for your face. But no Laetitia. No. No one in that car could have been you, but I rushed in, searching for your face: no longer
THE DEAD WOMAN If suddenly you do not exist, if suddenly you no longer live, I shall live on. I do not dare, I do not dare to write it, if you die. I shall live on. For where a man has no voice, there, my voice. Where blacks are beaten, I cannot be dead.