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Tanka Funeral Poems | Tanka Poems About Funeral

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Grave-side Service

weather-beaten sign
driven down in dying weeds
forsaken headstone...
oh nameless, forgotten soul
the Savior knows who you are

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2015

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My Funeral

My Funeral

Escorting my corpse,
The funeral procession,
I cease to exist,
No more than a cinerary,
Lived whole life as immortal !

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written September 24th, 2014
By Dr. Upma A. Sharma
For contest ' The Poet III ' on theme 'Funeral/ death' by Gautami phookan

Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma | Year Posted 2014

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Dragged to Hell

I am exhausted
All these faces haunt my soul
No sleep comes to me
When I killed them they all cried
Now they watch me with those grins
I know I'll be dragged to hell

For Freddie's Tanka Contest
Let me see if you can guess I wrote this one.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013

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White Rose

it lies there alone,
one flower, on a coffin
that the flag once adorned
carrying  the soldier home,
brave hero, an only son.

White roses were strewn,
when the cortege was driven 
through crowded  lined  streets,
a flowered road of goodbyes
written in the rose of hope

April 7 2013

Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Today we Mourn, Tomorrow we Live

Graveside so quiet
Tear laden relatives mourn
Today, heavy hearts 
Tomorrow, spirits will lift
Whilst the living remember

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2010

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lament, for the dead

plunged into mourning oh, beloved in repose grief is forever tears and moaning flood my world in a last lamenting kiss __________________________ September 26, 2016 Tanka For the contest, Lament a Tanka sponsor, Rick Parise Seventh Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016

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loss - tanka

the sky is crying...
souls, climbing the rain's ladder,
try to find the sun...
grief sweeps slowly with its hand
the eyes of those who still are...

Copyright © Liliana Negoi | Year Posted 2010

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mourning... - tanka

heaven is heavy
with the tears of angels
shed for falling stars...
pain's knocking at heavens' gates
asking for its toll of salt...

Copyright © Liliana Negoi | Year Posted 2010

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Grieve, Mimosa tree

Grieve, mimosa tree

Silky pink petals, a wreath

Create canopy

Guard love one, at peace, beneath

Your presence shall ever haunt

Copyright © theresa stephens | Year Posted 2015

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My ageing consternation

My ageing consternation

I fears death that spares
Me when I am very young
Won't it ache me when
I have no teeth to chew and
Have feeble arms, legs... to move? 
My heart is fallen
And about to burst my hope.
When will this silent
Thief snatch my soul to the Lord
When need not to see more corpse?

Contest: Aging
Sponsor: Black Eyed 

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Underneath the House

dragging feeble feet
a silent walk to death's grasp
beaten under house
the last sigh escapes her lungs
whiskers shrivel as years pass

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012

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I will wounded you
Start running because i'm here
I will take your life
You won't sense any soreness
Until you discontinue

Copyright © Marmandy Abadilla | Year Posted 2017

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Brief Fawn Lily

Fawn colored lily
brought from his wife's funeral
now wilted, dying
he can't bear to discard it
'twas the flower that she loved.


Copyright © Carol Connell | Year Posted 2017