Category Archives: Grief Poems

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

Inspirational Quote 1.22.15: the Art of Longing

This poem arose from a conjunction of events—the recent death of my mother-in-law, the last surviving parent on either side of our family, and my driving for hours through a deep Canadian winter to offer a grief workshop in Brockville.  The periodic bursts of long “O” sounds echoed for me the howling wind, and the

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Inspirational Quote 12.25.14 Be myself again?

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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Inspirational Quote 12.18.14 Parent Survivors

Survivors He has stopped trying to grasp her remoteness that he mistakes for calm, this cooling that accompanies the wintering of her grief. Since their daughter’s explosive departure, its echo like a slammed door, she has pulled in, and in, away from the pain, away from him. What he cannot know is how she slips

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Inspirational Quote 11/20/14: The Lost: A Continuum

Of Continuum   Having had and having lost parents, aged through nature; Having had and having lost loves, parted through living; Having had and having lost children, torn through confusion; Having had and having lost friends, passing through maturing;   Having had and having lost through nature, living, confusion and maturing, yet I find anew

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Inspirational Quote for November 6, 2014

  I’m Gone now, but I’m still very near. Death can never separate us. Each time you feel a gentle breeze, It’s my hand caressing your face. Each time the wind blows, It carries my voice whispering your name. When the wind blows your hair ever so slightly, Think of it as me pushing a

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