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10+ Inspirational Sympathy Poems

In the time of loss, finding the right words can be difficult. If you want something a bit more special than a traditional “with deepest sympathy” perhaps a poem would be suitable.

We have collected over 10 best Sympathy poems for you to choose from.

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10+ Inspirational Sympathy Poems



Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am
not there, I do not sleep.
I am
in a thousand winds that blow,
I am
the softly falling snow.
I am
the gentle showers of rain,
I am
the fields of ripening grain.
I am
in the morning hush,
I am
in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am
the starshine of the night.
I am
in the flowers that bloom,
I am
in a quiet room.
I am
in the birds that sing,
I am
in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am
not there.  I do not die.

By: Mary Frye


The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks


I am free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call
Then turned, and bid farewell to all

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found my peace … at close of play

And if my parting left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened… deep with sorrow
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full I’ve savoured much
Good friends, good times
A loved one’s touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now
He set me free.

Author unknown


At this time of sorrow,
may these truths sustain you…
Your loved one will always
be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort
will always be as
close as a prayer.
may these truths sustain you…
Your loved one will always
be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort
will always be as
close as a prayer.


Traditional Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
blue be the skies above you,
pure be the joys that surround you,
true be the hearts that love you.



Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
Far as long as there is memory,
They’ll live on in the heart.


For a second you were flying
Like you always wanted to
Now you’ll fly forever
In skies of azure blue
We’ll see your smile in every ray
Of sunshine after rain
And hear the echo of your laughter
Over all the pain
The world’s a little quieter now
The colours have lost their hue
The birds are singing softly
And our hearts are missing you
Each time we see a little cloud
Or a rainbow soaring high
We’ll think of you and gently
Wipe a tear from our eye

By: Victoria Bruce


A Stone I Died

A stone I died and rose again a plant;
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?

J. Rumi


My Secret and Sacred Bird

My secret and sacred bird now flies
To meet the Spirit’s vacancy.
All chaos of life today dissolved;
In me a surge of ecstasy.

Gold flames within my longing heart
Invoke the cosmos’ Parent-Sun.
A tapestry of Truth unseen
Bursts forth within; the Play is begun.

Sri Chinmoy


Sources: The Comfort Company, Funeral Guide, Verses 4 Cards

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