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Short Bereavement poem by Smail Poems| Details |


A devil
Evil spirit
Regarded as cruel
The jealousy

Short Bereavement poem by Dom- X-| Details |


hang around, 

Important information

Limits the mood

Short Bereavement poem by Smail Poems| Details |


Fluffy floppy furball
Chewie chompie carnivorous
Nom nom nom

Short Bereavement poem by Smail Poems| Details |

Chinese New Year

Red envelope
Bursting with luck
Dragons dancing in the street

Short Bereavement poem by Stephen Parker| Details |

Weeping Cherry Tree

delicate, pale plume
weeping branches bow to earth
winter's eulogy

Short Bereavement poem by Smail Poems| Details |


Romantic, close
A subject of sweetest softness
Cats can be loved too

Short Bereavement poem by Dan Keir| Details |


You stand there, breaking
I think about endings
Now everything leaves.

Short Bereavement poem by John Michaels| Details |

Empty Seat

<center>I now eat alone.

Youve been gone so long, so why

is your place still set?</center>

Short Bereavement poem by Smail Poems| Details |


Big blundering beast
Poor fish have no chance whatsoever
Neither does the slowest runner in your group

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Miers| Details |

turned turtle

don't fall down a mountain

don't fall down a 


one's a broken melon

the other

you cannot


Short Bereavement poem by A.E. Rivenbark| Details |






Your weaving, thieving thought pattern

Now grieving, heaving stars at Saturn

Short Bereavement poem by Timothy Hicks| Details |

Tanka 9

there are too few stars
to count living here -
I toss and turn all night
thinking the world is less
beautiful than it is

Short Bereavement poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |


you hear them flow

as the go

some hum and sing

and spread there wings

as the fly

go when up hight



Short Bereavement poem by Lucas Williams| Details |


Polarity, inception within a feigning ascension. Bleeding continuity grasps doubtful 

insanity. Paths diverging into a convoluted bereavement, a stagnant validity.

Short Bereavement poem by Jennifer Ratcliffe| Details |

Adoptive Pain

I wish to fit bereavement 
that truly decays you all,
but I am at loss
for never mustering sentences enough
when I had the chance.
But I wish to care for those
who did.

Short Bereavement poem by Jason Schropp| Details |

sip it all

 i buy in, some times,  good days sun light flourish granted's often taken but with this given

emotion returns the ball cap to the wind laughing chalking this one a win.

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Miers| Details |

grub street station

I saw Jesus

saw him in the image


the cords were crazy.  fingers fleet

blurred to perfect 


random cells.  electric 


the crowds loved him

Thank god

Short Bereavement poem by Timothy Hicks| Details |


It's funny how it's not enough to know you're right,
but you have to let everyone else know it too.
And then you wonder later how no one seems
to wanna be genuine friends with you.

Short Bereavement poem by Mohammad Taha Effendi| Details |

Legacy of Errors


Legacy of Errors

(Free Verse)

An eternity of anguish, endured,

Wounds healed, scars uncured,

A legacy of errors and mistakes,

A lifetime of lessons unlearned,


Short Bereavement poem by Anonandon Aninandon| Details |

A bee

A bee is an amazing and wonderful thing,

That is of course until it shows you it's sting,

And then it will die, as all things must end,

And now you will live on with this wound now to mend.

Short Bereavement poem by brittney lopez| Details |

This is me

My knees were the things that 

kept me up and my skin is my 

cutting board my eyes are the 

rain clouds to the fire running 

down my arms and my heart is 

the fire place that keeps me 

burning so calm

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Byte| Details |

No more scold he is home

Days we had as one even though I scold

you smiled even through those days

now your father called you to hold

tears flow as my days to scold ends


For Dr Rams contest

Written by M.B.

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Miers| Details |

sitting on the temple step

beliefs are the effect of doubt

no belief can be held without doubt


tarzan was a monkey lover

tarzon tickled in monkey's ear

jane changed all that

fish swim in water and

Charlie Mack's

been dead

for awhile

Short Bereavement poem by Denise Hopkins| Details |


written 22nd Oct 2013

Even after sixteen years
 still I cry your daughters tears
Every year on this day, will always be sad
 known only as the date, God took my dad

    1st June 1954- 22nd Oct 1997
         Allan Thomas Holmes

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Miers| Details |


Patiently waiting in a line

eyeballed an wary

harsh barking of subterranean cultures

standing weary and inured

to the rotten


the rotten


inside the high walls and wire, the weighted stone of

the convicted

existing like convicts

Short Bereavement poem by Isaiah Zerbst| Details |

The Sad Past

Little did I know

Our mistletoe kiss that night

By the Christmas tree

Would be the last kiss we shared

And then you left forever

*My first attempt at an assonant poem. 

Those familiar with assonance please comment and let me know how I did.*

Short Bereavement poem by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen| Details |



As bereavement cries death's eulogy,

Faithfully God hones ideology.

Just keep love's miraculous notions. 

Overcoming perilous qualms.

For God's assurance shall see thee calm.


© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

    January 17, 2010

Poetic form: ABC

Short Bereavement poem by HGarvey Daniel Esquire| Details |


Atypical  Bereavement , Cataclysmic  Demise , Everything  Forever  Gone .

Heavenly   Instrumentals  Joyously , Kindheartedly , Lull  Myself  Nigh

Obeisance , Panegyric , Quixotic , Reverence  , Sacrosanct . Teardrops

Unleashed   Vehemently  While  Xylophones  Yearn  Zion

Short Bereavement poem by Moses Samandar| Details |

The Final God

The last survivor of the human race

Depicting General

Master and genius

Night time

Food alert

Dangerous flying

Nightly heavens

Packed ditch

Troy surrenders

Zeus is more

Gandhi falls

Hunger of a nation

When the time comes

General heat

To fly

For five hundred parts

Short Bereavement poem by Sue k Green| Details |

Death Has Come

<b>Death Has Come</b>

So much pain
For so long
Too many days
He lay there

Death has come
So still 
Pain no more

Shed not tears
Hes free now 
No Pain
At Peace

Sorrow for the loss
I shed tears
I grieve
Consoled by friends

We remember
Happy days
Good times
Love and joy

Short Bereavement poem by larry mason| Details |

antiquities on the brink

the antiquitous souls.

" perhaps uninvitable?"

 mellowing amberred coals

 [portioned minds] , 

   on the brink of unstable?

 Stability became a commidity .

fathoms of time ago.

 drinking from a fountain of 


 They've forgotten of the seeds?

in need, to be sewn.

Short Bereavement poem by jack horne| Details |

My Life

Husband, son, friend, colleague
Son of Dawn and Des
Lover of Sue, Shakespeare and opera
Who feels passion, amusement and excitement
Who fears bereavement, bedbugs and rejection
Who would like to see a ghost, a UFO and aliens
Resident of Plymouth, England

for Carol's contest

Short Bereavement poem by Timothy Hicks| Details |

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher,
artist or mathematician?
Methinks he's more like a torturer,
sending faceless men on a fruitless mission!

NOTE: He's a sketcher who drew the famous work, Relativity (as well as many others).

Short Bereavement poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details |

What If

Our replacements, they all looked so damn young
as I ended my second and last tour of duty in Vietnam.
Some of them were later killed by the godless Viet Cong.
I could have volunteered to stay for an additional tour in the Nam.
I believe I would have survived another year of bullets and bombs. 

Short Bereavement poem by Al Parry| Details |


Teenage Girls clad in the latest fashions,
Do it whenever they meet,
Grown men aren't afraid to show some passion,
When their team's comeback is complete,
They can say hello, they can say goodbye,
And anything inbetween,
If you open your arms and crack a smile,
There is nothing that a hug cannot mean.

Short Bereavement poem by Apolo Amai| Details |

10-313 Untold

He saw me I saw him
We leaped for greatness
But we were earth bound
He surpasses my hopes
And shatters my dreams
I feel darkness in him which I bravely embrace
Hes my hope my shield my love
My undivided trust
With him
I feel that I can reach bounds and mounts of greatness
So why do I still feel so empty

Short Bereavement poem by Paula Larson| Details |


Bestowed bereavement, this condolence graft,

the memorabilia sequence, mine not draft

like some ongoing virtue, depth not classed,

forever love relinquish at the pass

the merriment not, but laughing, seal to last,

joy to eternal hoping, prithee to cast

my soul, not rent with sorrow

seams with bast . . .

Short Bereavement poem by Lucas Williams| Details |

The Epitome of Existence

A maiden glimmering in an aura of justified bereavement. Shadows lurking amidst 

the epitome of existence, a crystalline signet. Is this a search for dreams or death? 

This eternally overt void leaves traces, a scar left unseen. Blades dance in a 

plethora of pain that envelops cognizance as sanity applauds

Short Bereavement poem by KAYOD5 Kayode| Details |


Shadow and mirage are thesame;
The former is never a substance
And the latter never an oasis.
But the death of a child is both:
Hope is dashed and respite betrayed
Leaving only behind the pain of rising utility
That often comes from the nostalgia of reality...
I mourn with you Professor.

Short Bereavement poem by KAYOD5 Kayode| Details |



A graveyard silence;

The bell's pendulum is lost:

Komla Dumor died.

The Continent mourns;

People's voice has departed:

Komla Dumor died.

Evil wind blows;

Fine flower has dropped in bud:

Komla Dumor died.

The battle is lost;

The gun has lost its trigger:

Komla Dumor died.


Short Bereavement poem by Joseph Sergi| Details |

September Terror

On a sunny clear day,

September 11th came our way.

The planes fell from the sky,

it brought tears to our eyes.

Fathers, Mothers, daughters, sons,

it changed life for everyone.

So bow your heads down and pray,

ask God to show us the way.

For peace and our country we pray,

that there will be a brighter day.


Short Bereavement poem by Andrew Shannon| Details |

Locked In And Set

What happens when two are destined to drift 
Slowly forever apart?

They'll tell each other of crossing paths again
One day, that this is just a new start!

Time marches on though
While these two meet many others...

But to their first true love
They won't ever forget...

Because their hearts, for each other
Have been Locked In And Set

Short Bereavement poem by Joan Warburton| Details |


Do not cry, for I am with you still,

in everything you see and do,

in every gentle whisper of name.

The breeze upon the windowpane,

a sigh, in the darkest of time,

its not yours, but mine.

I hear you weep, please no more,

for I am just beyond the door.

Just call my name and have no fear,

Each word you say. I can hear.

Short Bereavement poem by pat dring| Details |



We didn't meet often, not often enough.

But you were there, when life got tough.

I knew just all I had to do.

Was to pick up the phone and chat to you.

You helped me through the last few years

A lot of sorrow, and many tears.

Life won't be the same again

Rest in peace Bunty, after so much pain. 

Short Bereavement poem by Uwe Stroh| Details |

No Ode for a Dead One

To all those who lost loved ones
I should have listened
Should have warned you
I wish you back but you don't come
I wish you had listened
Perhaps you did, perhaps you do
Oh how then?
But they thought you
Thought you were matrixical
Oh yes
Why is it?
Reality sets in
So morbidly
Flowers in the hole
Are buried
On top of that box
That box.

Short Bereavement poem by Frederic Parker| Details |

The Sentinel LGT

It's twilight,
I see you on the closest hill
A silhouette looking towards the setting sun
Always I'm held captive
Memories stir, my heart succumbs to tears
There among the bending grasses, you visit, motionless
For there under the shade of the elm,
I placed your headstone,
so you may see the setting sun
Know each night, I keep watch
It's where my heart is

Short Bereavement poem by Faye Gibson| Details |

First Born

I could not sleep that night...

Alone you made the awesome leap
          between here and there.
Just past the last breath
Your soul traversed infinity.
Did you cry out...
Or was no sound allowed?

I laid awake...
No prayer upon my lips,
My brain besieged by mindless things.
Why did I not sense 
The passing of your spirit's sweetness
           in the dark?

Short Bereavement poem by Grace Cyrus| Details |

The Art of Faith

Fields of flowers
Fragrance so sweet
Springs life eternal
Bouquet of dreams

Children's laughter
Purest of joy
Life so precious
We are reborn

Life is the canvass
Your soul the paint
Colors so vivid
The Art of Faith

Rays of Light
The Angels above
Bring miracles - blessings
Renewal of life

Promise of love
Heaven's holy light
Bring comfort to you
Peace in your heart

Short Bereavement poem by Adam G.| Details |


Restless soul smoking a bowl.  drinking  beer looking in a mirror:  in an empty room, pacing until I'm not who you knew; tapping a foot an staring   through   hind sight eyes.

Restless in the graveyard covered in snow.

question marks  label the doors I seek to know.

 Eyes  under the earth look up to darkened  soil.

Restlessness to cue me  to the future's goals. 

Short Bereavement poem by Michael Miers| Details |

a stretching out in a dull list

....when the stone is watched
the change shall go very slow
the difference perceived like the hour's

  when the solisequious shadow 
of the stone is 
the glide appears so much

  when the shadow is traced
round the green wolds that
  its path expands that much 

every death the end of an
ineffable world
every moment 
an atom of 

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