Sympathy Poems
To Live By

Love is eternal it never dies, when we pass it's all we can take, the love we share is never lost, the bond will never break - Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJessica & Lucy (Selsey 2015)

This page of Sympathy Poems were all written by myself, Trina Graves. There is also a page of Sympathy Verse From Others and one from Unknown Sources. Along with pages of Comforting Death Quotes and Sayings.

In the early 1990's when an uncle of mine died, there were two typed out sympathy poems that were passed around by Henry Scott Holland & Bishop Brent. (you can read them on the first link above) It was reading and contemplating these two poems that began my quest to find out more and eventually build this site. So, sympathy poems have always been something I am drawn to. Although they are about dying, I have always found most of them to be uplifting and when I began to write my own poems 'sympathy' was a natural choice for me - I sometimes wonder if it's Law of Attraction that draws me as my name fits so well!

I have began to use quotes from this site as the title and theme for some of my sympathy poems, where I have, the source of the quote is under the title.

Sympathy poems are in alphabetical order on title

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
Death Is Not A Bad Thing
But A Joyous Thing

(Abraham-Hicks Quote)

Why is it we all grieve
When someone passes on?
We're just not connected to our truth
When we believe that they are gone

We're taught as we grow up
That physicality is all we are
Limiting our perceptions
Blocking assistance from afar

In truth we are all Spirits
Whether here or on another plane
On Earth we live our lives
For the experiences we gain

Over there time is not measured
There are no limits to believe
We are One always together
There is no reason to grieve

Just because we cannot see them
Doesn't mean they are not there
Our thoughts of love bind us together
All the treasured memories we share

Death is not a bad thing
We all make the transition home one day
But a joyous thing when we discover
Heaven is not so far away
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems
Don't Die With Your 
Music Still In You
(Wayne Dyer Quote)

You came here with a message
You came here with a plan
Somehow you would contribute
To elevate your fellow man
Everyone of us is unique
No two are ever the same
Your exclusive inner calling
Is your Souls indelible aim…

Music touches everyone’s Soul
In so many different ways
Relaxing, enlivening, provoking thoughts
Bringing emotions to everyone’s days
If composing or playing music
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Books are an unlimited way
To share, teach and inspire
Enabling the use of imagination
They aid to focus your desire
If eloquence through the written word
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Book Still In You

Art has an abundance of forms
To push your creativity
Whether the artist or the viewer
There’s more going on than what you see
If expressing yourself through art
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Art Still In You

Performers delight us all
In the myriad of ways they choose
Entertaining on stage or screen
Audiences are enthralled whatever they use
If sparkling on centre-stage
Is what you came here  to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Performance Still In You

Websites and Apps are relatively new
Communications that exponentially grow
Transmitting to the entire world
Positive energy can ultimately flow
If lighting-up through the network
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Website Still In You

Speeches can be timeless
Simple words touching eternity
Enthusiastic depth of feeling
Give hope, strength and clarity
If articulate public speaking
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Speeches Still In You

Inventions change the world
The Universe will eternally expand
Ingenious minds can create great things
When placing their vision in their hand
If creating inspired ways to help others
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Invention Still In You

Charity affects all humanity
A kind, giving nature shows a pure Soul
Working tirelessly, even behind the scenes
Contributes benefits to the Whole
If supporting with your time and assistance
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charity Still In You

Healing is a Divine offering
Coming through an abundance of ways
A doctor or nurse in modern medicine
Or a channeller of Spiritual Rays
If nurturing health and well-being
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Healing Still In You

Charismatic people can shine through
Life’s challenges, doubts and fears
Their presence influences others
To be optimistic and wipe away tears
If radiating positive joy
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charisma Still In You

Love is the greatest blessing
To give and to receive
Above all else it is the one true gift
That survives us when we leave
No matter the other reasons
Love Is always what you came here to do
Share your true passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Love Still In You
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)

Don't die with your music still in you - quote from Wayne Dyer turned into an inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
Everything That Has A
Beginning Has An End
Make Your Peace With That
And All Will Be Well

(Buddha Quote)

We all love enchanting, captivating stories
From very young children to the old
Reading stories uses our imagination
We’re engrossed in how they will unfold
Books can be just a few short pages
Or go on for a whole series that offer more
But all stories have a beginning and end
The pleasure they make is what we read them for

Films and TV series capture our attention
As we sink into and establish the plot
Our senses are bombarded with emotions
Through characters, music and the scenery shot
A film lasts for a short time, only an hour or two~
A complete series can go on for a year or more
But all films and series have a beginning and end
The emotions invoked is what we watch them for

Some people enjoy enhancing nature
Planting various seeds into a flower-pot
They nurture and appreciate the beauty
Whether a lavender bush or forget-me-not
Flowers develop wondrous hues and fragrance
Scattering their elegance in gardens and more
But all flowers have a beginning and end
Their pure beauty is what we grow them for

One of nature’s incredible, bountiful joys
Is the variety of trees that grow everywhere
Their magnificence and majestic presence
Is enhanced with the lessons they share
Strength, flexibility, change, importance of roots
They give us oxygen and so much more
But all trees have a beginning and end
Their vital life-enhancement is what we need them for

Over our lives most of us share some time
With a pet who becomes a family friend
It doesn’t matter what the animal type
It’s the faithful love that they can send
Companionship, loyalty, non-judgement
Whatever we share, they give so much more
But all animals have a beginning and end
Their companionship is what we adore them for

And so we come to the point of these words
The hardest experience one day we all must face
When our nearest and dearest loved ones pass
Will we be able to abide it with good grace?
The simple, pure beauty of our family and friends
We enrich our lives together with the pleasures we make
Our love and companionship is vital life-enhancement
As the emotions invoked bring our Hearts and Souls Awake

“Everything That Has A Beginning Has An End
Make Your Peace With That And All Will Be Well”
The Buddha’s words are an essential principle of life
To enable us when the time comes to say ‘Farewell’
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)

Everything that has a beginning has an end - quote from Buddha used as title and theme of inspirational sympathy verse by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
I Shall Not Altogether Die
(Horace Quote)

I am a Being of Light and Love
Sent to this Earth from above
My true self is a Spirit so high
I Shall Not Altogether Die

I am a part of the Infinite Whole
The Light of God contained in my Soul
I remember this whatever I try
I Shall Not Altogether Die

No matter which path in life I choose
I will succeed, I never lose
Lessons are learned, even from a lie
I Shall Not Altogether Die

I came here to do my best
Sometimes it seems life is a test
But it matters not if I laugh or cry
I Shall Not Altogether Die

Love and Joy are my goals while I'm here
Following my intuition, it becomes so clear
These are the treasures, so in Bliss I sigh
I Shall Not Altogether Die

Loved ones leave, as I know they must
Although I grieve, with Faith I trust
Our love will unite us, that is why
I Shall Not Altogether Die

One day my body will cease to be
But I know that's not the end of me
I'll be Aware when my passing is nigh
I Shall Not Altogether Die

My Soul will journey on and on
Through many lives and bodies I'll don
My Spirit growing as times go by
I Shall Not Altogether Die
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
Love Is Eternal

Our lives are Blessed with loved ones
Which makes it harder to bear
When they are taken from our sides
And are no longer there

We miss their smile, their warmth, their love
And sink deeper into our grief
We're told that time will heal the pain
But still there is no relief

At quiet times we may feel their presence
But pass it off with a rebuff
We think that our minds are playing tricks
As if we're not suffering enough

The key to it all is an 'Open Mind'
With this you'll know the way
If your mind is open you're willing to be
Ready to accept miracles each day

Our loved ones are not that far away
Although it can be hard to believe
Just reach out with your thoughts and love
And be open for the gifts you'll receive

Love Is Eternal it never dies
When we pass, it's all we can take
The love we share is never lost
The bond will never break
Trina Graves (Oct. 2001)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
The Veil To All Knowledge

From where do we come from?
And at death, where do we go?
These are the questions of life
That we all want to know

Is there a God out there, we ask
At times of suffering and woe
How can He let these things happen to us?
If He truly loves us so

Unconditional Love is the key
To unlock the mysteries of time
God loves us unconditionally
No matter what our crime

We have free will to do what we like
We decide how we want to live
We can do no wrong in God's Eyes
There is no sin that God won't forgive

This is very difficult for most to understand
It doesn't fit in with what we have been told
We're taught that God is to be feared, so don't sin
Do as they say, your life has to fit the mould

But we are all individuals
Our lives aren't supposed to be the same
What's good for one person might not be for another
And nobody's to blame

If we could just learn to love as God
Unconditionally to all
We would know the answers to life and death
The Veil To All Knowledge would fall
Trina Graves (Oct. 2001)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
We Are Just Walking
Each Other Home

(Ram Dass Quote)

It’s a well-known way to view life
As a ‘Path’ we all must take
The Path can be rough or smooth
Depending on choices we make

We can travel on our track alone
Or with a close and trusted friend
There presence gives us support
As we navigate the dips and bends

Varied loved ones will accompany us
Along the majority of our life path
The love we share gives us direction
The joy, lightens our way as we laugh

But where does this pathway begin?
And where does it go to, and end?
Or is it a vast circular Highway
We want to know, to comprehend

I believe the two points are the same
From Source we arrive at our birth
Wandering along to find our own route
The reason we decided to come to Earth

Experiencing the joys and the beauty
Giving unconditional love to one-and-all
Discovering our unique gift to share
Is the true path we all came here for

Sharing our love and our gifts
With any who join us on our roam
Enlightenment comes to let us know
We Are Just Walking Each Other Home
Trina Graves (Dec. 2016)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
We Only Part To Meet Again
(version 1)

(John Gay Quote)

When my time comes to leave
I really do truly believe
The goodbyes may be hard, but then
We Only Part To Meet Again

I will leave my overcoat behind
No use to me anymore because I’ll find
Expansion, Freedom, Unlimited Love
When my Spirit is released to the up above

It might be easier for you to think of me
As gone on a journey across the sea
To a far away land as in times gone by
Before inventions enabled us to fly

Although we won’t be able to phone
You can still reach me when you’re alone
In Love and Peace, Uplifted in your heart
It will be as though we were never apart

Have an Uplifted Open mind and I’ll be there
The Energy of Love means we can share
Think of what to say to me and you will find
I can talk to you through thoughts in your mind

Remember me by the love we shared
And know for you I always deeply cared
Our love goes on through all Eternity
So together forever we will always be
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
We Only Part To Meet Again
version 2

(John Gay Quote)

The very first time we had to depart
We don’t remember, but it’s deep in our heart
We left our true home up above
Coming to Earth to create joy and love

All too soon as a child we face the loss
Our parents leave us and we get cross
It’s a vital early lesson we learn then
We Only Part To Meet Again

As the years go by friendships do too
Some people have many, others a few
Romances are another tug at the heart
When often we have to be apart

Leaving our parents is a parting we make
It’s a difficult step for each side to take
Mothers especially feel the loss, but then
We Only Part To Meet Again

All these partings that through life go on
Show us that we can survive and be strong
Separating can hurt for a time, but we must
Let go and move on, in faith and trust

All of us one day will make the journey back
Leaving our bodies, no clothes to pack
They’ll be rejoicing from many in Heaven when
We Only Part To Meet Again
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
We Shall Not Die Alone 
(Blaise Pascal Quote)

There have always been stories
In modern times and old
How at the time of passing
There are Heavenly Re-Unions to behold
We Shall Not Die Alone
Heavenly Re-Unions Will Bring Us Home

We all have our own Guardian Angel
A Celestial Messenger from above
Always by our side throughout life
Giving guidance and unconditional love
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Guardian Angel Will Escort Us Home

There are other Divine Beings
Who agree pre-birth to take the part
To guide us through our life
Giving inspiration to our heart
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Spirit Guides Will Guide Us Home

We have all lost beloved family
Who's passing made our hearts cry
Regardless of their time spent on Earth
It was so painful to say goodbye
We Shall Not Die Alone
Beloved Family Will Take Us Home

There are even family members
Who we never met in this present life
They passed over before our day of birth
But watch over us through trouble and strife
We Shall Not Die Alone
Past Generations Will Support Us Home

We've also had devoted friends
From our youth or recent days
Who've transitioned to the other side
And we miss them in so many ways
We Shall Not Die Alone
Departed Friends Will Accompany Us Home

Some have known the unconditional love
Of a faithful, friendly pet
Dog, cat or whatever animal
Their presence we never forget
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Faithful Pet Will Walk Us Home

All through our lives there have been people
Who have inspired us, guided and taught
Through school, books, history or whatever
Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding they brought
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Teachers  Will Lead Us Home

Strangers cross our path through life
Sometimes briefly or moments that last
But we always meet for a reason
Untold Blessings exchanged as we passed
We Shall Not Die Alone
Blessed Souls Will Greet Us Home

If it's meant to be our treasured loved ones
Will be physically present on that day
We'll have the chance to say farewell
And together for peace we will pray
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Will Bless Us Home

But, even if their physical presence
Is not there at our last breath
Our love is a bond that unites us forever
Their Devoted Spirits will be present at our death
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Spirits Will Send Us Home

We all have our own Inner Guidance
Our Source, Spirit, Higher-Self, or Soul
When aligned our lives are Blessed
We are Loving, Joyful and Whole
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Higher-Self Will Unite Us Home

Some are truly Blessed with a Divine Encounter
Of a Being so High and Supreme
Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, whoever they are
Their Blissful Presence will feel like a dream
We Shall Not Die Alone
Ascended Masters May Enlighten Us Home

So, you see the journey we all take
Is never a lonely one
With so much Love surrounding us
Our Home-Coming Celebrations will have begun
We Shall Not Die Alone
An Abundance Of Love Will Transport Us Home
Trina Graves (Nov. 2016)

We shall not die alone - inspirational sympathy poem by Trina Graves, using quote from Blaise Pascal as the title and theme - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Sympathy Poems:
While We Are Sleeping
Angels Have Conversations
With Our Souls 

(Unknown Author Quote)

While we are sleeping
We let go of physicality
To experience our true form
Of Spirit, unlimited and free
We can go anywhere at all
With no limits of time or space
Explore our magnificent Universe
Or our past-lives we can re-trace

While we are sleeping
The concept of time disappears
Losing all of its boundaries
Only to the physical it adheres
After closing our eyes to sleep
It seems only minutes have gone by
When many hours later we awaken
And adapt to times apparent lie

While we are sleeping
The door is open wide
To step through and appreciate
The world on the other side
Our Spirit leaves our body
Resting peacefully in our bed
We’re attached by a silver cord
It only breaks when we are dead

While we are sleeping
Our true self guides the way
We regain our pure perspective
And digest the current day
Although plentiful things transpire
Remembering only happens to a few
But just because we have forgotten
Doesn’t mean it isn’t true

While they are sleeping
Those nearing their life’s end
Are making preparations
To more easily comprehend
The letting go of this world
And moving on to better things
They are more likely to remember
The messages ‘sleeping’ brings

While we are sleeping
We can visit those we love
Here, or those departed
Transitioned to the Above
Sometimes we can recall
A ‘dream’ of those who’ve died
Our love unites us forever
Meeting eases tears we’ve cried

While we are sleeping
Some give assistance in many ways
Helping others make their transition
At the ending of their days
Or being with someone who’s down
Needing an uplifting smile that’s all
We are all linked together
Supporting each other forevermore

While they are sleeping
Babies bask in Spirituality
New to physical restrictions
Their Souls requisite to be free
Growing so fast requires sleep
As their minds and bodies change
Over years time works its wonders
And sleeping patterns rearrange

While we are sleeping
Our body’s cells all adjust
Unhindered by limiting thoughts
It’s why sleeping is a must
Our bodies can miraculously heal
And sleep plays a crucial part
In recovery from disease or wounds
To mind, body and emotional heart

While we are sleeping
We connect to our Higher-Self
And can take the opportunity
To assess our abundant wealth
In the multiple aspects of life
Our goal is to constantly do our best
Our Higher-Self knows the plan
Enlightening us when we’re at rest

While we are sleeping
Our Guides are always there
To support and give assistance
Because they truly care
They chose to be with us
For our life here on this Earth
Always giving loving guidance
Before and since our birth

While we are sleeping
Heavenly Angels gather around
Pure, Divine Beings of Light
To us mortals they are bound
Giving constant unconditional love
Helping us reach our goals
So, while we are sleeping
Angels have conversations with our Souls

Trina Graves (Feb. 2017)

While we are sleeping - inspirational poem by Trina Graves, using quote from unknown authour as the title and theme - Spiritual Quotes To Live By



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