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Senryu Grief Poems | Senryu Poems About Grief

These Senryu Grief poems are examples of Senryu poems about Grief. These are the best examples of Senryu Grief poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Barred Revelations

Brain rewired
The spine of prison rattles
Hearts harden

Hungry dogs
Chomp on the bars and the bones
Of his hope

He is lost
Dreams and fears confirm his tears
Time is gone

Guilty truths
Drizzle down his swollen cheeks
“God, I’m yours. . .

Lift my eyes
For your light is my way to 
Shame my foes. . .

My clothes droop
My body slumped against death
This soul swells. . .

I need her. . .
If only you knew how much
I miss her. . .

I need You
For You have stayed here with me
Patiently. . .”

The sun peeks
His sad eyes take in the warmth
His heart melts

We are free
The sky is open to you
Now Stay Strong


Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2015

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Little deviation from the rules alone or against another a sudden impact occurs

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2015

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The Butcher

hush! don't move, don't breathe
he will hear it– he will come.
your flesh is his prize.

Copyright © Kayleen Ashwood | Year Posted 2015

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To Be Judged

judge, or being judged many a voice, choice'ly thinks misinterpreted .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Winter Haze

on hazy gray days
I gaze up to the heavens
to find your lost light…

By: Tim Ryerson
Date: 2/18/2014
Motif: Nature

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2014

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The Kids of Divorce

Mom and Dad divorce; the kids are damaged for life; but some are relieved.

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2012

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Just another one

It is hard to miss
A person you never knew
Which is all she was.

Copyright © Dylan Catalano | Year Posted 2012

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Missing Mom

Flowers placed on grave

showing attempts to connect

lost without my mom

Written 2015
Placed 10th in SKAT Flower Contest Theme sponsored by SKAT A

Copyright © Susan Gentry | Year Posted 2015

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senryu 8 -dead maples

~~ I heard them groaning I heard the chainsaws sawing-- the maples lay dead _______________________ October 16, 2013 Senryu For the contest, Senryu, Black Eyed Susan Honorable Mention

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2013

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''River of Woes''

River of woes,—we
shall dam up your deluge of
tears with logs of joy!

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2015

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Every day I die

Shadows in your eyes
all day long I die anew
my fair torturer.

Copyright © Archontoula Alexandropoulou | Year Posted 2013

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Where Has He Gone

Lone brown boy
Tears find his quivering lips
Salt meets tongue

Helpless love
I would search the universe
For your dreams

Tears to rust
Moving till you witness light
As mouth dries

Gush of grief
You occupy space no more
Sagging fence

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2016

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Prince RIP

little red corvette 
isn't driving any more
Prince one of a kind

Copyright © Robert Heemstra | Year Posted 2016

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The inevitable

I didn't die for the lack of air in my lungs!
But with the inevitable fact that--
I am stuck in the labyrinth of suffering.

Copyright © Sandy Tadros | Year Posted 2015

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leg ache

leg ache
reasoning inside
a finite earth

pondering first steps
after death


Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2013

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Pulled the Trigger

Bullet wounds
The criminal shoots down his
First targets

How dare you
Shoot them uncontrollably
CHAOS grows .  .  .

Don’t shoot it!
The victims are running mad
And you pulled

The trigger
I’m terrified of your strength
DROP IT, man ! ! !

Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2013

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         What  setbacks  greater  

     are,  in  a  married   life,  than


Contest: Setbacks

Copyright © Sunita U.D Palawon | Year Posted 2016

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Flood devastating Wind and rain of hurricane Rainbow frown of grief. 8/31/17 for Laura Loo's Senryu on Sadness contest

Copyright © Anita Harris | Year Posted 2017

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Aging Agony

I might grow bald...great...(don't tear my confidence apart)
No offense, but I'm old young -
Meaning, old in heart...(in lonely, glad, mad and misunderstood states as of late)

Growing wearier 
As the years pass on by...bye...
Youth is not gone yet

I embrace notions
That being old can be good!
If there's pros, there's cons 

I might lose my mind (my memory in other outlandish words)
But, I don't mind being wise (better than being foolish and dumb)
Might as well rewind (look back at good ol' times...that flutter away from my dementia-inflicted mind, feeling under a rock and fogginess clouds my mind as I unwind for a time...dreading the fact that I was and will be left behind and a long-lost lamb, willing to be found)

Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2016

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empty swollen eyes mourning all the yesterdays finding no solace
09/02/2017 Sponsored by: Laura Loo Senryu on Sadness

Copyright © Alesia Leach | Year Posted 2017

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heart yearning, aching 
years eaten through affliction 
drifting out of sight

Copyright © J.R. Dawson | Year Posted 2016

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Life's Souveigners

Stress brings me grey hair 
The ticking time bomb is armed 
No time to play games 

Copyright © Jaquay Atkins | Year Posted 2017

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Unparalleled Grief

unparalleled grief
a cry of desolation  
down the drain feline


An entry to a
"Senryu on Sadness"
poetry contest

Third Place

Copyright © Moon Flower | Year Posted 2017

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Senryu for Sadness

Mourning wolfed down whole
Forbidden hurt howls inside-
Hidden grief tongue-tied


Copyright © Aqua Marine | Year Posted 2017

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                       Promised to return
                                   by tomorrow and left, but
                                                         that tomorrow fled.    .    


    Senryu On  Sadness Contest by Laura Loo                                   
  Second Place


Copyright © Anisha Dutta | Year Posted 2017