Category Archives: Grief Poems

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

If Only… AfterTalk Inspirational 8.29.19

If Only I thought of you today not fleeting snapshots, but long reflections. Clear pictures in my memory, stored in baggies to keep them safe. Your dwindling voice fades like a sunset, barely there. I thought of you today as I wiped away tears, that come unannounced. The day you disappeared, the day he said

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Old Age: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.22.19

Editor’s Note: this is a poem by Bette Korman, artist, author, poet, museum director, and spiritual entrepreneur. Although it does not directly reference grieving for loved one, it will resonate for widows and widowers of a certain age.  “ Old Age”………. patterns that fall apart and can’t be sewn back together because the fabric has

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How Will I Breathe? AfterTalk Inspirational 8.15.19

How Will I Breathe?   Where did he go, this brother of mine? Strong with his opinions, his voice, his presence.   In his place, a mere shadow, not even a good likeness. And yet, when I look deeply into weary eyes, I see the one who shared my life for all my life.  

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At a Restaurant the Night my Son Died

by Chanel Brenner I sat across from him, shooting his portrait with my phone.   His charcoal sweatshirt faded into the dark booth.   He played tic-tac-toe in the dim light.   I should have known something was wrong,   when he scribbled his X’s and O’s like a toddler—   should have known his

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Thank You For Your Service:AfterTalk Inspirational 6.6.19

Editor’s Note: in honor of D-Day, we publish this poem written to his mother by a World War One veteran, John Hunter Wickersham, who died serving his country. A short bio follows. The Raindrops on Your Old Tin Hat The mist hangs low and quiet on a ragged line of hills, There’s a whispering of

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