My Dearest Family | Sympathy Grief Loss Poems

My Dearest Family
(Sympathy Grief Loss Poems)

To my dearest family
some things I’d like to say ..
But first of all to let you know
that I arrived okay.

I’m writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above ..
Where there are no tears or sadness
there is just eternal Love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I’m out of sight ..
Remember that I’m with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through ..
God picked me up and hugged me
and said, ‘ I welcome you’.

‘It’s good to have you back again
You were missed while you were gone ..
As for your dearest family
they’ll be here later on.

I need you here so badly
as part of my big plan ..
There’s so much that we have to do
to help our mortal man’.

Then God gave me a list of things
he wished for me to do ..
And foremost on that list of mine
is to watch and care for you.

I will be beside you
every day of the week and year ..
And when you’re sad I’m standing there
to wipe away the tear.

And when you lie in bed at night
the day’s chores put to flight ..
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on Earth
and all those loving years ..
Because you’re only human
there’s bound to be some tears.

One thing is for certain
though my life on Earth is over ..
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before.

And to my many friends
trust God knows what is best ..
I am not far away from you
I’m just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead for you
and many hills to climb ..
Together we can do it
taking one day at a time.

It was my philosophy
and please I’d like for you ..
To give unto the world
so the world will give to you.

If you can help someone
who’s in sorrow or in pain ..
Then you can say to God at night
my day was not in vain.

And now I am contented that
my life, it was worthwhile ..
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.

When you’re walking down the street
and I am on your mind ..
I’m walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.

And when you feel a gentle breeze
of wind upon your face ..
That’s me giving you a great big hug
or just a soft embrace.

When it’s time for you to go
from that body to be free ..
Remember you are not going
you are coming home to me.

I will always love you
from that place way up above ..
I will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love.

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The Dash | Sympathy Poems

The Dash
(Sympathy Poems)

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend ..
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears ..
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth ..
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own
The cars, the house, the cash ..
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard
Are there things you’d like to change? ..
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real ..
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more ..
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile ..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash ..
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

– Linda Ellis

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I’m Still Here | Grief Loss Poems

I’m Still Here
(Grief Loss Poems)

Friend, please
don’t mourn for me ..
I’m still here though
you don’t see.

I’m right by your side
each night and day ..
And within your heart
I long to stay.

My body is gone
but I’m always near ..
I’m everything you feel
see or hear.

My spirit is free
but I’ll never depart ..
As long as you keep me
alive in your heart.

I’ll never wander
out of your sight ..
I’m the brightest star
on a summer night.

I’ll never be
beyond your reach ..
I’m the warm moist sand
when you’re at the beach.

I’m the colorful leaves
when autumn’s around ..
And the pure white snow
that blankets the ground.

I’m the beautiful flowers
of which you’re so fond ..
The clear cool water
in a quiet pond.

I’m the first bright blossom
you’ll see in the spring ..
The first warm raindrops
that April will bring.

I’m the first ray of light
when the sun starts to shine ..
And you’ll see that the face
in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking
there’s no one to love you ..
You can talk to me through
the Lord above you.

I’ll whisper my answer through
the leaves on the trees ..
And you’ll feel my presence
in the soft summer breeze.

I’m the hot salty tears
that flow when you weep ..
And the beautiful dreams
that come while you sleep.

I’m the smile you see
on a baby’s face ..
Just look for me, friend
I’m every place

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night | Grief Loss Poems

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night
(Grief Loss Poems)

I stood beside your bed last night
I came to have a peep ..
I could see that you were crying
quietly in your sleep.

I touched you softly
as you brushed away a tear ..
“It’s me, I haven’t left you,
I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast
I watched you pour coffee ..
You were thinking of how much you
were in LOVE with me.

I was with you at the store today,
Your arms were getting sore ..
I longed to take your parcels
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today
You tend it with such care ..
I want to reassure you
that I’m not really there.

I walked with you to the house
as you fumbled for your key ..
I gently put my hand on you
I smiled and said “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired
and sank into a chair ..
I tried so hard to let you know
that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me to be
so near you everyday ..
To say to you with certainty
“I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then
smiled, I think you knew ..
In the stillness of that evening
I was very close to you.

The day is over I smile and watch
you yawning and say ..
“Goodnight, God bless
I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you
to cross the brief divide ..
I’ll rush across to greet you and
we’ll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you
there is so much for you to see ..
Be patient, live your journey out
then come home to be with me.

© Colleen Fitzsimmons