Bereavement stories, books, poems, and more

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A very frank and honest interpretation of dealing with your mothers death. Facing reality, helping family and coming to terms with a complete shift in your world. Read More

Reads: 1333

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

"Death is like a roll call to slumber and a kick in the teeth with no orderly criteria. It didn't matter who you were," Mum used to say. She was bloody right! So, how do I tell Dad to love his wife? What is the cost to any life? And… Read More

Poem / Horror

January 16, 2018

Reads: 478

Shelves: 1

The Poetic Dreamers House

A dark poem about the aftermath effects of suicide. Read More
A short poem on the theme "clouds" Read More
Grief sucks. Here's why. Read More

Reads: 608

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

After being involved in a serious accident, Jamie faces the painful repercussions - both physical and emotional - and battles to keep their head above water. An exploration of both the physical and emotional pain experienced after a traumatic event. Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 16, 2016

Reads: 320

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

It's hard being the one left behind... Read More

Reads: 1045

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

a short story on bereavement, and emotional fluidity :) Hannah wishes more than anything she could run from her memories, from that one perfect lifetime before it all fell apart. But its hard to feel, let alone run when you're drowning. Read More
In school we were asked for a GCSE controlled assessment to do a short story based on a poem we had chosen from a list the teacher gave us. I chose the poem 'Hour' by Carol Anne Duffy because I thought it was beautiful and very deep, I also love… Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

November 29, 2013

Reads: 459

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Another rainy day Read More
Bao is a Chinese farmer, alone since the death of his wife. His small farm is being expropriated by the government.. Read More

Short Story / Other

October 27, 2013

Reads: 590

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

What happens when one phone call changes a mother's Christmas, and her whole life, in seconds... Includes one swear word. Read More

Poem / Fantasy

October 23, 2013

Reads: 404

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The morbid beauty that we meet at the end of the very end- Death Read More

Reads: 456

Comments: 1

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A fantasy story about an ex soldier who may or may not have been driven to madness... Read More

Reads: 1148

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

When you lose someone you lose part of yourself which leaves a huge gaping hole in your heart. Struggling to accept her loss, cope with day to day life and excel in a career she once loved, can Jade re-fill that empty place with love and affection once more? Read More
This poem is basically my feelings about my mum who passed away when I was 19. I write a lot of poems about my mum as there is so much I can say about her and the words are all so real. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 02, 2012

Reads: 1465

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A poem in loving memory of a family member Read More

Reads: 270

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A poem about my boyfriend written 18 months after he hanged himself... Read More
A poem regarding the bereavement that I felt when my mother died. Read More
Banal indifference of life after loss Read More

Tags: bereavement

Poem / Poetry

December 13, 2011

Reads: 200

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

My treasures Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 09, 2011

Reads: 419

Comments: 8

The Booksie Classic House

Written on the 20th anniversary of my father's death, this tells of his influence, and also of the impact of a close family friend over the years following his early demise. Read More
This was written about my beloved nan, who recently passed away. Read More

Reads: 284

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

This is about a friend of my family whose son died when he was only young. Read More
A woman looks back on her rather sad life creatively, to come to terms with what her life experiences have been. Read More
It is a story of a young girl who dreams of growing up but when her world is shaken by bereavement she finds that grownups aren't what she believed them to be.This is a short story written very quickly during a fit of memory. It is semi autobiographical, describing an… Read More
This came as a result of something that happened soon after my husband's death in 1986. Read More
Violet Sky is devastated when her eldest brother, Matthew, dies tragically of lukemia at the age of 18. His last words to her, or anyone are "It's up to you now, and I've never had anymore faith in anyone..." Days later, it seems the entire town of Ironbridge are mouring… Read More
My grandmother died on June 10th 2010. Her passing was unexpected, and the pain is still very sharp, and I am still very fragile. Thanks for all your sensitivity and support guys - I hope to be writing again by Wednesday or Thursday. Read More
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