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Inspirational Sympathy Poems

Comfort and Hope to Ease the Pain

I know we've all probably been there at some point in our lives, but loss and grievance are always emotionally sad and distressing times. Sometimes confusing, with feelings ranging from deep heart felt love and sadness to guilt, anger and despair.

inspirational sympathy poems Inspirational sympathy poems offer those much needed words of consolation. A divine source of comfort and hope.

True, we all grieve in our own different way, but I'm sure you, just like me, would welcome an occasional shoulder to cry on and comfort through painful times.

Poetry can be that shoulder. A bright shining light of hope and encouragement. A warm sympathetic guiding hand that will help you through the darkness.

If you're alone and have nobody to turn too during times of loss, poetry will be your comforting spiritual friend.

She died in beauty,—like a rose
Blown from its parent stem;
She died in beauty,—like a pearl
Dropped from some diadem.

She died in beauty,—like a lay
Along a moonlit lake;
She died in beauty,—like the song
Of birds amid the brake.

She died in beauty,—like the snow
On flowers dissolved away;
She died in beauty,—like a star
Lost on the brow of day.

She lives in glory,—like night's gems
Set round the silver moon;
She lives in glory,—like the sun
Amid the blue of June.

Charles Doyne Sillery

Can you think of a better way of interpreting bereavement in the way the great poets have interpreted it in the past? The bewilderment, sadness and sorrow. The question of whether there really is a god or goodness in this world. The silence when we sometimes need help and the overwhelming emotion and despair our confused minds can bring.

They that love beyond the World,
cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill, what never dies.
Nor can Spirits ever be divided that
love and live in the same Divine Principle;
the Root and Record of their Friendship.
If Absence be not death, neither is theirs.

Death is but Crossing the World,
as Friends do the Seas;
They live in one another still.
For they must needs be present,
that love and live in that which is Omnipresent.
In this Divine Glass,
they see Face to Face;
and their Converse is Free,
as well as Pure.

This is the Comfort of Friends,
that though they may be said to Die,
yet their Friendship and Society are,
in the best Sense, ever present, because Immortal.

William Penn

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Read by Ruth Golding. Music: 'O vos omnes'by Gesualdo da Venosa. Performed by Vox Àltera Ensemble.

Poetry may not solve the mystery of death but poems can break the silence. Inspirational sympathy poems can put hope and faith into the mourners heart. They can show you the way. Offer light after darkness. They can guide you through the night.

During the difficult times following the loss of a close loved one there are often many practical issues that have to be dealt with. Having to deal with these things while grieving can really make life seem quite intolerable when trying to come to terms with our loss.


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.

Robert Louis Stevenson

inspirational sympathy poems This is when poetry and sympathetic words can help. Comforting poems can help you realize that, although you may be separated by death, your love for the person you have lost will last forever, just as strong as it has always been.

Let these poems give you the strength to realize that life goes on and your love will never die. It can only grow stronger.

Take comfort from this ever growing collection of inspirational sympathy poems. Let them help and guide you through sad and stressful times.

Her suffering ended with the day;
Yet lived she at its close,
And breathed the long, long night away,
In statue-like repose.

But when the sun, in all his state,
Illumed the eastern skies,
She passed through glory's morning-gate,
And walked in Paradise!

James Aldrich

Should you, or someone you know, be mourning the loss of a loved one then let these inspirational sympathy poems show you that your love, and the love of the person you have lost, will last forever and your spirits will always shine brighter and brighter.

Blessed Are They That Mourn


Death Be Not Proud

Death Is Nothing At All

Footsteps Of Angels

Grief For The Dead



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