Poems of Love and Death

A selection of tragic love poems which speaks eloquently of the emotion turmoil that surrounds the break up of a relationship through the death of a partner. It's said that time heals all, but for many people the ending of a relationship through bereavement is the start of a painful journey during which they have to rediscover themselves and come to terms with their loss. Paul's poems of love and loss offer consolation and hope to the love-torn and, although they may prove painful reading for the recently bereft.

In The Company Of Angels

A heartfelt and moving poem in which the speaker offers reassurance to his beloved that their love will extend to a celestial existence.

Good Bye Baby Doll

A heart rending poem in which a widower contemplates his wife's mortal remains and the feelings of loss and bewilderment they provoke.

Whenever You Feel Sad And Lonely

The unbearable suffering experienced by someone who has lost a loved one is physical as well as emotional.

I Was Left Diminished

Devastated by the death of their partner, the protagonist feels completely abandoned and dreams only of his own death when the couple can be reunited.

In The First Light Of Dawn

In The First Light of Dawn is an love poem which explores the emotional landscape following the loss of a loved one.

Unwelcome News

A tear-jerking tale in which we witness a woman crumble both physically and emotionally on hearing of the death of her much loved husband.

I Will Be There

A heartening poem in which a recently departed spouse exhorts the surviving partner to celebrate the life that the couple had shared, rather than grieving for their loss.

Partners In Time

A deathbed scene in which the protagonist looks backward at a life of happiness together and forward towards the great abyss.

Angels Of The Choir

Is this the sound of heaven? The poem's protagonist embarks on a celestial journey.


A heart-rending poem about the devastation which results when a wife and mother being killed by a drunk driver, leaving a family to grieve.

Dying Of The Light

Love and death are intertwined in this grim tale.

I Resolved To Grow Old With You

After the death of a much-loved spouse, the surviving partner faces up to the prospect of having to carry on with life alone.

In The Cloudless Night Sky

The surviving partner stares heavenwards hoping to catch a glimpse of their lost love.

Soul Mates United

A surprisingly positive poem in which the bereaved narrator looks back at a lifetime of happiness with the one he loved and forward to the time when they will once again be reunited.

Happiness Was The Harbinger

The survivor of a long, loving relationship is eaten away by guilt and all too ready to cast blame.

I Tried

The rejection experienced by an ardent admirer has far reaching and tragic consequences.

When Harry Met Sally

A poem about love, death and spiritual permanence which is both heart-rending and inspirational.