Poems About Losing a Sister to Grieve Her Death

Updated March 19, 2019
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Whether you're finding or writing poems on the loss of a sister, there are tons of free resources available. Loss of a sister poems can bring healing for anyone who has suffered the death of a female sibling.

The Beauty of Poems for a Deceased Sister

Soulful poetry speaks to you when you are in love, in awe and in sorrow. When a sister dies, you may turn to poetry to be your voice in the time of deep mourning. The words penned by someone else may resonate with you and evoke your emotions so that you can reflect upon your sentiments. If a poem is appropriate, you may choose to either read it or have it read at the funeral or memorial service.

Goodbye My Sister

By Michele Meleen

Goodbye to my perfect family
sharing rooms and clothes,
and all my secrets you'll keep.

Goodbye to my best friend
the best sister in the world,
I don't want us to end.

Goodbye my sister
I can't stand to see you go,
but I'll always remember what we were.

Missing My Sister in Heaven

By Michele Meleen

My sister is sitting in Heaven
and I'm missing her more than you know.
She's laughing and crying,
watching and waiting,
Until it's my time to go.

We'll meet in the clouds
and hug for a while
But until then,
I'm missing my sister in Heaven.

A Tribute to My Sister

By Michele Meleen

My sister
Sat beside me
In every phase of life.
She held my hand,
Took away my fears,
Electrified my heart.
Remember her.

RIP Sister

By Michele Meleen

Rest in peace sister,
take comfort in what is next.
I will be there too.

Comfort Me as I Grieve My Sister

By Michele Meleen

Like a thick down blanket
cover me,
warm my frozen heart.
Shut out the world
and comfort me
as I grieve my sister's loss.

The Anniversary of My Sister's Death

By Michele Meleen

Some people like to celebrate
nice things from year to year.
This year I'll celebrate
my sister's death with tears.
Another year has passed
since she left my side.
The gaping wound still vast
on the anniversary of her death.

Poems Appropriate for Mourning a Sister

Poems about other female family members, friends, or other special relationships might also apply to the death of a sister depending on the nature of your relationship.

Writing Your Own Poem for a Deceased Sister

Writing your own poem in memory of your sister is another way to express your feelings toward her and her death.

Where to Find Inspiration for a Sister Loss Poem

Even if you don't consider yourself a poet, writing about your sister can become a beautiful piece of poetry. Get inspired by your life together, your relationship, her life, or her personality and interests.

  • Let your feelings guide the poem.
  • Look at pictures of her or of you together and write down your memories.
  • Think about what she'd say to you now if she could comfort you.
  • Start with a sister quote as your writing prompt.

Steps for Writing Your Own Poem on Death

Learning to write poems is easy when you choose the type of poem that makes the most sense to you. Use these basic steps to learn how to write a poem in memory of your sister.

  1. Gather inspiration.
  2. Choose a poem format.
  3. Let the words flow onto paper.
  4. Organize them into your type of poem if desired.

Presenting Loss of a Sister Poem

At the funeral or memorial service, you may have the opportunity to present a poem about your sister as a funeral reading. Choose a poem that speaks to your relationship with your sister or her specific personality. Use visual aids like a projector or poster board to display the poem as you read in case you have trouble getting through it.

Grieving the Loss of a Sister

Regardless of your relationship with your sister, taking time to deal with her death is important. As holidays without your loved one and other special occasions approach, they will be difficult to handle, so make sure that you are aware of the various components of grieving a death. Grieving is hard work, but necessary in order for healing. If you are fortunate, friends will be there to help you deal with your grief.

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Poems About Losing a Sister to Grieve Her Death