poems for loved ones

Poems to send a Loved One Right Now

I know I’m not alone when I say how much I miss my friends and family. For safety purposes, we have been keeping our distance for weeks. And while we know it’s for the best, it doesn’t stop it from making us feel very isolated and lonely. Are you feeling that way too? 


Feelings of isolation can trick us into thinking we are truly alone. Ironically, many people are feeling this straight down to their core. I’ve found the best way to combat loneliness is to continue reaching out to one another. We may not be able to gather as a community right now in the ways that we normally would, but let’s all make an effort to check on our loved ones and remind them how much they mean to us, even now—especially now. I hope that you have someone who checks on you, too. 


If you’re not sure where to start, perhaps one of the selected poems might be a good way to open up a conversation with a loved one or a sweet gesture that will make their day. Everyone is struggling in their own way, so let’s use our words to help make that burden a little lighter on our loved ones today.


Christy Ann Martine

The sound of your voice

reminds me

that the world

can be a safe place.


Do you have someone in your life who makes you feel this way? Maybe it’s a parent who you go to whenever you’re struggling and need advice. Maybe it’s a sibling or a sweet friend who always comforts you when you’re stressed or scared. Maybe it’s a significant other who is a safe space for you to fall apart or be vulnerable. Those voices offer us support in times like these. When the world feels overwhelming, we need the safe haven of our support systems. 


Stephanie Bennett-Henry 

If you come across

one of the rare souls

who sees the war

in your eyes

and does not flinch,

hold them close, 

hold them forever.


When in the midst of hardship, we need people who allow us to face our battles with strength and courage. We need people who allow us to experience the myriad of emotions that go along with physical or emotional adversity while not being afraid of what that looks like. If you have someone in your life who sees every side of you and is still standing there ready to fight by your side, reach out to them and let them know. Also, is there anyone in your world who may be fighting battles and struggling to be seen in their suffering? Can you see the war in their eyes and help them fight their pain too? Let’s do our best to truly see the people in our circles. 


Makenzie Campbell Poetry 

you always saw me

for what I could be

and I never saw 

that in myself


(a thank you)


The state of the world today has many of us feeling a little lost. We are struggling. We are hurting. We had plans and goals and watched much of that crumble. Most of us are reeling from the magnitude of it all and trying to find steady footing. But, in the midst of it, can you think of a friend who has still seen the potential for something good to come out of everything? Have you had a friend who spoke light into your darkest moments when you really needed it or believed you could turn things around when you felt helplessly stuck in one place? I have a few people that come to mind for me. I’m sure you do, too. 


Katie Painter

we are separate rivers

leading to one ocean,

different veins

to a single heart,

individual chapters

making up a complete 





This poem is a beautiful reminder to us all that we are all part of something bigger. We are all connected, interwoven parts of each other’s stories and hearts. We may have separate chapters but we are all united by our shared experiences and our love and care for one another. 


No matter how much physical distance there may be between you and your loved ones, remind them often and remind yourself: we’re all here together. And we will get through this together.