The poem "For That I Am Thankful," by Darcie D. Sims, deals directly with the grief of a mother who has lost her son. Kily Dunbar wrote "A Tribute to Tyrone" after her son's death. Both poems explore the pain and hope of life after the death of a child.
Poetry can be used to process the intense emotion associated with the death of one's son. Tributes like "I Love You, Son," by Ambika Adhikari Tiwari, honor the deceased and celebrate their lives. Tender messages in poems like "Just Babysitting," by Savannah Denvir, show hope mixed with sadness and employ religious imagery to describe reunion with loved ones after death.