Bereavement Poems

There are just so many good bereavement poems!  On this page you will find poems relating to:

  • Inspirational/Spiritual
  • Seasonal/Holiday
  • Suicide
  • Traumatic Death
  • Written in the words of the one that Died
  • Advice from the grieving to those giving comfort

Inspirational/ Spiritual:

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God Saw You... by Author Unknown

A Child's Grief - by M.S. Lowndes

I Measure Every Grief... by Emily Dickinson

A Spiritual Journey - by Faye Kilday

The Balm Of God's Love - by M.S.Lowndes

When I Get To Heaven - by Emily McAdams

If You Knew - by Steven W. Perry

It's OK! - by Steven W. Perry

Safely Home - Author Unknown


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I will Light Candles this Christmas - by Howard Thurman

My First Christmas in Heaven - Author Unknown

Christmas with Jesus - by Lois Gaddy 

A Christmas Card for Robbie - by Kathleen Paley Smith

The Year Before Last - Author Unknown



Brother Why - by Kathleen Kumler

Forgive - by Amber D. Shipler

Not So Very Long Ago - by Teresa Callahan


Traumatic Death:

Why - by Ashley N. Sheehy


Praying Through Grief: Poems and Meditations for Healing

is a book that compiles prayers, poems and thoughts on bereavement.

This can be a helpful resource for the grieving person, their loved ones, or someone like a pastor, chaplain, funeral director.


Written in the words of the one that died:

Miss Me, But Let Me Go - Author Unknown

I Did Not Die – attributed to Mary E Faye

Celebrate - by Russell Underwood


Advice from the grieving to those
giving comfort:

Support From Others - Author Unknown


Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude


This book of poetry listed, might be a healing resource for you.


It is my hope that the poems on this page will be a comfort to you on your grief journey.


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Scripture Verse

Jesus said; I am the good shepherd.  I know my own and my own know me. He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom.

John 10:14, Isa 40:11



Ron Tranmer's book  

Poetry of Comfort & Hope
for The Grieving

is a collection of 80+ poems including "Broken Chain".

Available for sale in my
comfort-for-bereavement store
or on my
Bereavement Books page.

Mr. Perry's poems

"If You Knew"

"It's Okay"

are available in song form go to my Comfort for Bereavement Store

There you will find them available as a CD, sheet music and as a MP3 download for both.


Additional books that might give you comfort.

Available at Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

The Andrew Poems (Walt McDonald First-Book Series)

In the Time of Mourning: Thirty Three Poems of Grief and Loss from Godey's Lady's Book

Poems of Solace and Remembrance (Dover Thrift Editions)

Holding on: Poems for Alex by Sosnowsky, Cathy (2001) Paperback

Coming & Going . . . and Waiting: A Collection of Poems

Catching the Light: Coming Back to Life after the Death of a Child