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Famous Demise Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Demise poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous demise poems. These examples illustrate what a famous demise poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Shakur, Tupac
In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4
I will die Before My Time
Because...Read More

by Tebb, Barry
 O my beloved city,

How many times have I deserted you

For the sights and sounds of Babylon?

How often and from how far

Have I conjured your broad boulevards

O Quartier Latin, crowded...Read More

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