Reading poems to comfort the grieving to yourself during the time of grief is a great way to bring comfort to those grieving over the loss of loved one. We’ve collected some famous poems that will reduce your mental stress and grief. Let’s read on.
Nature’s First Green is Gold
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
By Robert Frost
Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you ‘grave for me:
Here he lies where he long’d to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Your body is away from me
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.
From this window, like the moon
I keep sending news secretly
January’s Child Of Mine
January’s child of mine,
sweet miracle of God’s design.
Oh, how I can recall the night.
Snow was drifting soft and white.
Then as if a dream came true,
my life was graced with loving you,
my January boy in blue.
Perfect, unique, one of a kind,
masterpiece of the Divine,
January’s child of mine.
Into a man from child you grew,
strong and loyal, tried and true.
So special you are; God only knew.
Heaven needed an angel; that angel was you.
January’s child of mine,
your life, so precious, God’s design.
To Heaven I’m sending my love and a kiss,
I’m lighting a candle and making a wish
that I’ll be joined in God’s good time
to January’s child of mine.
By Patricia L. Cisco
Words seem so feeble
in moments like these.
Life is so precious,
and death such a thief.
The depths of your pain
I cannot comprehend,
but I’ll stand alongside you
in the darkness, my friend.
Love is a bond
that death cannot part.
Gone from your arms,
but still held in your heart.
By John Mark Green
I wasn’t there to say goodbye,
to reminisce of times gone by.
I wasn’t there to make you smile,
to tell old stories, laugh awhile.
I wasn’t there to talk of fun,
the happy times in life’s long run.
I wasn’t there to share the years,
those times of happiness and tears.
I wasn’t there to hear your fear
of leaving those you held so dear.
I wasn’t there to feel your pain,
you knew we’d never meet again.
I wasn’t there to hold your hand
when you parted from this land.
I wasn’t there to share our love,
before you joined the stars above.
I wasn’t there, I shed a tear.
In my heart you’re always there.
By Ann D. Stevenson
Talking to Grief
Ah, Grief, I should not treat you
like a homeless dog
who comes to the back door
for a crust, for a meatless bone.
I should trust you.
I should coax you
into the house and give you
your own corner,
a worn mat to lie on,
your own water dish.
You think I don’t know you’ve been living
under my porch.
You long for your real place to be readied
before winter comes. You need
your collar and tag. You need
the right to warn off intruders,
my house your own
and me your person
my own dog.
by Denise Levertov
Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
By W.S. Merwin
A Call From Heaven
I lie awake long into the night,
Hoping that maybe you just might
Give me a call to say you’re okay
And let me know you made it through the day.
I would give everything that I have
To make you feel not so sad.
I know the pain is sometimes too great,
But the love was something you can never mistake.
I long for the day when I see you again.
Then we can talk about where all we’ve been.
We can think about all the times we had,
How we’ve missed each other ever so bad.
I feel like I’ve been cheated and robbed so blind.
God took you away when I thought you were mine.
Now I’m stuck here and feel so alone
As I sit and wait right beside the phone.
You gave me a life and everything I have.
I couldn’t say no, even when I was mad.
You gave me my children that I hold so dear.
You took away everything that I ever feared.
As the hurt seems to fade but the memories are bright,
Maybe I’ll see you in a dream tonight.
That’s all I can hope for until the day
When were together in heaven for an eternity.
By Zeb Edington
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