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Death Ballad Poems

These Death Ballad poems are examples of Ballad poems about Death. These are the best examples of Ballad Death poems written by international poets.

The Legend of Johnny Cash
I dreamed of Johnny Cash last night,
his music spoke to me,
I said I thought that you were dead,
but music lives said he,
but music lives said...

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Categories: death, dream, music, native

Premium Member The Ballad of the Plastic Freak
I’ve been sitting here so long,
My butts getting numb,
So I jump right up
And stick out my thumb.

He comes rolling down the street,
With the only smell...

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Categories: ballad, crazy, culture, destiny, humorous,

Premium Member I Went To Unpleasant Places
I went to unpleasant places
where there was no mention, 
or even a clear defination
of the Holy of the Holies!

Those unholy places were dens
of fornicators who...

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Categories: culture, dance, death, evil,

Photonic Participle

                  In the quiet whispers of dreams,
I dance...

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Categories: art,

Premium Member The Ballad of Mickey McGee
Old smiling Mickey McGee

Cheated everyone he knew

As selfish as he could be

And of morals, he had few

He cheated playing poker

And he cheated on his wife


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Categories: ballad, death,

Soldier Grey
These days want and need are 2 different steeds
You see the things you don't like about yourself
You stand your ground but the ground is now...

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Categories: destiny, truth, war,

A word of expression comes from the heart
A word of the deceit comes from a territory of foolishness
A word of hope comes from a cradle...

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Categories: 5th grade, art, deep,

Love Spring Death
love, spring, and death

it was spring, late April, snow thawed and sun-warmed
winter cold faces, I was 18 and in love
the object of my desire was...

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Categories: adventure, body, color, education,

Premium Member The Ballad of Sarah Pike
This is the tale of Sarah Pike
Who lived in a cottage at Hangman’s Dyke,
Twixt Preston and old Burnblack town
She walked the byways up and down.

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Categories: ballad, death, lost, murder, music,


What glory is a lighthouse with no storm to weather?
For there is no solace in harbouring a harpooned wanderer
Truth be told, I am the jaded...

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Categories: depression, emotions, grief, lost,

Loanly Caterpiller
Lonely caterpillar, roaming around wondering what your purpose is, why the butterflies are so beautiful and you are you! Crawling around, getting ready to sleep,...

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Categories: africa, analogy, animal, art,

Dying On the Last Turn
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Dying on the last turn

I do know that good things have been done
Maybe a nation has been saved or a great battle...

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Categories: adventure, bird, death, rain,

Disney Lies
All of our lives were fed Disney lies about how perfect the world is
Then the day comes one we're forced to breathe deep the darkness...

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Categories: allegory, cinderella, dark,

Now I lay me down to sleep
I'm cast into the Darkest Deep
My fate draws nearer every breath
As I prepare to welcome Death
When I succumb at...

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Categories: dark, deep, depression, dream,

I Found You
Like a bee in a garden of flowers,
This one with conspicuous petals,
The other with a charming scent.
This one beautiful like a rainbow,
The other magnificent like...

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Categories: feelings, love,

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