Returning to work | Grief Poems

Returning To Work
(Grief Poems)

Hello I’m back but I’m merely a shell
Since I last saw you I’ve been through hell,
Now that I’m here please give me some space
Don’t talk behind my back but straight to my face.

Look into my eyes see the terrible pain
And remember someday you could feel the same,
Please be patient I need plenty of time
You see I’m still hurting and not at my prime.

My hands will shake and the tears will fall
I really don’t want to be here at all,
My heart is broken I’m cold right through
Please don’t leave me I need someone to talk to.

Don’t be embarrassed don’t shy away
It will be easier when we get passed today,
Don’t give me a job where I’ll be all alone
I need to be with people not a no go zone.

I’m terribly angry I just want to scream
If only this were just a bad dream,
I really can’t cope I’ll never get through
Please be kind and show me what to do.

Don’t tell me “life goes on” because mines at an end
Just give me a hug and say you’ll be my friend,
Don’t box me in corners and cause me more stress
Yes your right I didn’t iron my dress.

I don’t care how I look it’s enough that I’m here
Don’t tell me I’ve lost weight that’s quite clear,
I don’t need building up I don’t want a tonic pill
Don’t ask are you better I haven’t been ill.

I see no future don’t ask me to plan
It’s very hard knowing your son wont be a man,
Please be sincere your kindness not hollow
Then maybe I’ll have the strength to come back tomorrow.

Those Who Pass | Memorial Grief Poems

Those Who Pass
(Memorial Poems – Grief Poems)

Those who pass away
will never, ever die ..
They live another life above
in Heaven in the sky.

They will never feel the same
as they once did, while here ..
They will never cry again
’cause Heaven has no tears.

They can’t hurt any longer
and no longer feel our pain ..
What they once felt here
they will never feel again.

If somehow they are able
and can see us from up there ..
Everything they see and know
is not the same as here.

The life that God has made them
and allowed His Son to give ..
Is not the life they knew while here
and not the one we live.

Everything is once taken
has now been restored ..
The life they have without us now
is the one, I’m walking toward.

Yes! We miss our loved one
and want our lives just like before ..
It’s hard to live now knowing
that we won’t be with them here anymore.

We, the ones they left
are the ones that must try and live on ..
When you lose someone you love
your heart feels empty once they’re gone.

You still live somewhere
a place far from me ..
When will I be with you again?
How long will it be?

Now that I am here
and you have gone away ..
my life is not complete
without you here each day.

What part of me went with you
or did it just die? ..
Who am I without you?
How will I get by?

Will I ever see the day when
my life feels something more? ..
Will I ever feel anything
as I once did before?

Will this pain ever end
and the sadness disappear? ..
Will I ever have a life again
without you being here?

I ask all these questions
but it’s still too soon to know ..
It’s hasn’t been to many years
since the day you had to go.

It doesn’t really matter
someday it all will end ..
My life will be everything
when I’m with you once again.

I will have no more sadness
and my pain will go away ..
The life I’ll have in Heaven
will be different from today.

Once the day comes
and God sends for me ..
I’ll be with you again
and with me, you will be.

For now, I must wait
as It’s not my time to go ..
I’ll love you and I’ll miss you more
than you will ever know.

Mention My Child | Grief Loss Of A Child Poems

Mention My Child
(Grief Poems – Loss Of A Child)

Go ahead and mention my child,
the one who died, you know ..
Don’t worry about hurting me further
the depth of my pain doesn’t show.

Don’t worry about making me cry
I’m already crying inside ..
Help me to heal by releasing
the tears that I try to hide.

I’m hurt when you just keep silent
pretending he didn’t exist ..
I’d rather you mention my child
knowing that he has been missed.

You asked me how I was doing.
I say “pretty good” or “fine.” ..
But healing is something ongoing
I feel it will take a lifetime.

– Elizabeth Dent

No Words | Loss Of A Child Poems

No Words
(Grief Poems – Loss Of A Child)

When I tell you that my heart still hurts
you don’t know what to say ..
When I tell you that my eyes still cry
you look the other way.

How could you know the pain I have
and the sorrow that I feel? ..
For you haven’t lost a precious child
so for you, this isn’t real.

I can’t really say that I blame you
for I was once like you ..
I would turn my head and walk away
not knowing what to do.

But now I know, oh, how I know
what another mother feels! ..
For only when you have lost your child
do you know this pain so real.

This painful loss that bereaved moms share
brings us closer in our hearts ..
Now when we meet and share our child
we are friends right from the start.

– Joy Curnutt