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Bereavement Poems

Bereavement Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about bereavement. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for bereavement.

Poem Topics Related to Bereavement

sorrow, deprivation, misfortune, tribulation, distress, affliction,

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Premium Member Pictures in the window of Genocide-
Sowing falsehood visions entrapment needs revision;
So encompassing are the pictures in the windows;
Some may find that it treason:
Blatant sufferings without reasons;
I stand at apartheid;
Without reasoning fermentable judgment borrowed time;
All this comes to mine;
Shall I acquire by;
In whom shall will I...Read More
Categories: analogy, angst, anniversary, bereavement, corruption, humanity,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member WARNING: Behind The Curtain Door I Saw Siblings Crated By Ma And Pa
WARNING: Behind The Curtain Door I Saw Siblings Crated By Ma And Pa

There's one in front,
          there's one in back,
Both keyless doors,
         ...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, life, memorial, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Pondering a Winter Dusk
I ride the bus...

Tilt a bit, balance-
ponder later. Yolk yellow 
and sky blue, chalk

grey paint. Steel
rectangles; winding parallel 
lines. Circles- Eternal.

Toothed horizons-
golden rose shaped sunset
tauten, its nectar 

steeps; blushes. Inks gnarled
columns of trees, dusky, their
limbs webbed crosses

open to royal skies...Read More
Categories: allusion, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Haiku
I surrender
I surrender,
I have fought the good fight,
I have outlasted most,
In the fight that is seemingly lost.

I will leave the battlefield.
To spend more time with my grandson.
So one day in the future he might be the one,
To stop the slide into...Read More
Categories: analogy, anger, bereavement, betrayal, blue, books, death
Form: Imagism
is such a lonely road
that I must walk 
now you have gone
Family and friends
are always there
but for me 
my grief 
I cannot share
And when they ask me
‘How am I’
I smile and say
‘Yes I’m okay’
But that’s not true
For deep inside
is...Read More
Categories: bereavement, grief, husband, son,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Red Cap Requiem
a cardinal sang ...

sweet, to send my soul soaring,

til I saw his muse ...

a beautied mate - his one love -

cold and still ... on April snow.

Written and submitted on February 23, 2020
For the "Let The Pens Flow - Tanka"...Read More
Categories: beauty, bereavement, bird, grief, muse, song,
Form: Tanka
At a pinch I could live without
At a pinch I could live without chocolate,
And I could just about cope without a cup of coffee,
Or the loss of internet,
But the absence of anything worth reading,
And no pen and paper available to keep my creative juices flowing,
Would really...Read More
Categories: addiction, age, angst, anxiety, bereavement, books, chocolate,
Form: Dramatic Verse

    Somewhere beyond imagination lies,
    My beautiful dreamer, who is waiting for me.
    She left upon the eventide of life.
    Unto that great harbour, which guards eternity.

 ...Read More
Categories: bereavement, destiny, fantasy, i miss you, paradise,
Form: Pantoum
The stars above they shine for you
Since that dreadful day you died
Since that dreadful day I’ve cried
For my heart it almost broke in two
Looking skyward I can see 
the stars are shining down on me
Your smile in every starlit night
Assures...Read More
Categories: bereavement, good night, stars,
Form: Rhyme
In the cemetery walks the wind;
Trees move seems like out of the way;
As the sun escorts it's whelm;
Funny little birds running out cross grasses play;

walks cemetery winds...

Tenderly the gravestones sit;
Those marble stones tandem large;
Up upon the rays of sun hit;
Hard...Read More
Categories: analogy, bereavement, death, endurance, environment, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member GRIEF
I'm damaged and broken,
unable to fight.
My days are now spent,
in the absence of light.

My hearts black and blue,
from what I can't control.
A big empty space if you will,
a large black hole.

A place with no laughter,
a place with no touch.
Missing her...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, lonely, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
You Find It
Go Ahead my time is for your wasting 
That’s the taste of resentment and love you’re tasting 
I suppose I’ll watch you drown in the mire 
You think is at the will of my deeds and desire 
Your mind I...Read More
Categories: anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Rhyme
Blood Stained on Market Street
There must have been several of these incidents
Occurring in towns and cities all over the country
From month to month and from year to year
But to experience one at such a close range
Was enough to cause me great pain.

I left the...Read More
Categories: anger, bereavement, city, death, environment, farewell, heart,
Form: Narrative
If he still had a voice
The day the angels came, i didnt then know why,
Untill i saw my fathers eyes, as he began to cry,
I had to tell you dad, that i was not alone,
My family that had passed, just...Read More
Categories: angel, bereavement, children, death, devotion, funeral, sympathy,
Form: ABC
Above This World
A tsunami of emotion engulfs my fragile soul
as I stare transfixed at fly-by silver moons
we once found solace in when swopping kisses
at midnight curfew’s flimsy threadbare sanction

As I stare transfixed at fly-by silver moons
our golden flashbacks flood with spectral verve
at...Read More
Categories: beautiful, beauty, bereavement, dedication, deep, devotion, heartbroken,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member The Holy Ground
You cannot practise dying, though we want to do it well
We don’t want to appear foolish when we might  be in hell
We can practise smiling and opening the door
Unless like me you’re crippled and you’re feeling  very low
You...Read More
Categories: allegory, bereavement, birth, death, desire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good bye
Certain memories are etched in brain,
And there shall for ever remain,
Like the day, dad bid good bye,
Never to come back again!

Life events rushed by eternal chain,
No hand shall restore or regain,
Smiling at mum the child slept,
Never to wake up again!

Old...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death,
Form: Rubai
My Valentine
My Valentine
Ernilando L. Tugaff

50 years ago
I met my valentine girl
Left me when she went to grave....Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, girlfriend, loss, sad love, valentines
Form: Haiku
cryptic calls

The night called out to him
A man of plane fleet
Gloved in illusion of machete and strength
To beat out from the web of sleep
And answer the howling cryptic calls:

Cryptic calls of hooting owls and chirping crickets
Cryptic calls with lurid eyes...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, grief, lost love,
Form: Free verse
The Lingering and the Unconsoled Heart
The Lingering and the Unconsoled Heart
by Michael R. Burch
There is a silence—
the last unspoken moment
before death,
when the moon,
cratered and broken,
is all madness and light,
when the breath comes low and complaining,
and the heart is a ruin
of emptiness and...Read More
Categories: absence, bereavement, death, depression, family, funeral, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lament
So very long the time since you've been gone
This lovelorn night a cold moon has reckoned
Into such gloom my wistful heart be drawn
It palls and weeps to woeful skies that beckon

This lovelorn night a cold moon has reckoned
Barren and empty...Read More
Categories: absence, bereavement, death, emotions, heart, i miss
Form: Pantoum

did you imagine I could leave you
trapped in quick drying cement
locked forever on a bed of strangers coral
with only sea spray falling on the reef
to mourn your passing?

no my friend
you're coming back with me
precious cargo safely stowed
freight forward

flight 89 climbed...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
All My Children
All My Children
by Michael R. Burch
It is May now, gentle May,
and the sun shines pleasantly
upon the blousy flowers
of this backyard cemet'ry,
upon my children as they sleep.
Oh, there is Hank in the daisies now,
with a mound of earth for...Read More
Categories: bereavement, child, childhood, children, death, mother daughter,
Form: Verse
Scars won’t heal 
Love can’t solve inner lust with 
a prejudice heart 
Pain can only be solved by 
anomalous feeling 
Happiness won’t last without 
desire for one’s heart 
Sorrow only fills the void with 
unapt options with time 
Lust won’t...Read More
Categories: bereavement, allusion,
Form: Rhyme
sometimes.... I can recall your face- your smile
your laughter lines and your frown
sometimes.... I can recall your voice- softly spoken
and how you could always make me laugh
Sometimes.... I can recall so much of you-
but, memories are becoming vague-
as time moves...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, memory, sorrow,
Form: Narrative