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Bereavement Poems | Examples of Bereavement Poetry

Bereavement Poems. Below are examples of poems about bereavement. This list of bereavement poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of bereavement poetry. This list of works about bereavement is an excellent resource for examples on how to write bereavement poems.

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List of Bereavement Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Autocorrect Writing Exercises Eric Nelson Manley Shelman I do not know? bereavement, celebration, character, cheer
A Place Called No More Colette Dright Narrative bereavement, cancer, death,
Spirit Wind Morgan Lafaye Willcutt Prose Poetry absence, age, angst, bereavement,
Between the cloud and the field Part2 Greig Turnbull Free verse allegory, allusion, bereavement, best
Kill this pain Deshanta Hawkins Free verse bereavement,
Premium Member Poem Dragon A Wild Adventure Eve Roper Free verse anger, bereavement, death, fantasy,
We Were Not Promised Another Day Bette Bavington Villanelle animal, bereavement, best friend,
My Closure Song R William Standish Free verse anxiety, bereavement, faith, loneliness,
Another one lost in Despair Rose Henderson Prose anxiety, bereavement, death of
The Day JESS OPPERMAN Light Verse bereavement, death, farewell, goodbye,

Running out of the essential
by David Smith
Once upon a time most of us had the potential,
With our tanks full of petrol,
To be the Hero quintessential,
Should the need become essential.

Now alas there...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, environment, fantasy, freedom,

Sue S Side Almost Won Out As The Tomb Poem
by matthew harris
Sue S. Side Almost Won Out As The Tomb Poem...
(alternately titled: a page taken from the play
book of Little Miss Muffet.)

"Oh...My...Argh..." "Somebody...
   ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 8th grade, bereavement, crush,

SOAR UP HIGH MY DARLING
by Ann Gilmour
I stand here waiting for a bus that goes to Beachy Head
My life is over; I have no life; my heart so full of salty...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, farewell, love hurts,

Emotional Onset Surges Like Tsunami 2nd wave
by matthew harris
Analogous to many a flaming among
fiery roaring tongue,
     poised sinned thyself to flung
maybe this equates with 
    ...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, 11th grade, angel, angst,

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Siren Cryin'
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

She was Shreveport sitting on the front porch
that warm February Louisiana evening
When the cold, shrill code blue    siren news
slowly,   solemnly...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, death, pain, sorrow,

Summer Season On A Time Clock
by Anthony Parker
Every dawn I yawn quiet, florescence I inhibit softly
A clear image I peep, nature settles calmly
Her intentions are infectious like a blossomed flower
Reminds me of...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, analogy, bereavement, death,

Passionately Falling Into The Abyss
by Anthony Parker
Zenith from a telescope 
Chose this device at times to view the slightest hope
Fractured elements of my past seem to have their grip
For a brief...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, child abuse, confidence,

High Tide
by Rhona McFerran
High tide
sadness billows
swells over me in waves
massive, silent, overwhelming
melancholy ocean engulfing me
flailing, drowning in emotion
or maybe I'm being
too dramatic
only-

It feels
that dramatic-
my universe slightly
out of orbit...

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, bereavement, depression, emotions,

DON'T TELL ME 'TIME WILL HEAL'
by Ann Gilmour
I slowly open up the door
Though now alone forevermore

I pause and call his name out loud
Look skywards as I search the clouds

We had 41 years...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, grief, i love

I Love You
by Catelyn Meeker
I Love You

All my lovers lie to me, and they always cheat. I’ve tried to forget it all but I’m talking to them in my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, betrayal, break up,

Strange Bird: My Life in 9 Lines
by Rhona McFerran
Unwanted 'ugly-duckling', pushed from nest early
Spiraled down to unspeakable depths, crushed
Astonished by unexpected love and care, grew wings
Awkwardly flapped to outlandish heights
Tragedies hit, like plate...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, bereavement, character, encouraging,

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Twelve Apostles
by Kai Michael Neumann
Twelve Apostles 


Bikers recycled

donating

organs quite freely...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement,

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DO I HAVE TOMORROW
by Vicki Acquah
DO I HAVE TOMORROW

I could have done It Yesterday
that task that need be performed.
Sometime before the clouds had formed 
Early in the morn. 
I could...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, daughter, death, heartbreak,

Dear Dead Dad
by don munro
Sometimes when I think of you, I think of how much I’m like you. 

It’s ironic because I spent so much of my life thinking...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, death, farewell, father,

History
by Dollin Holt
History
Has a way
Of keeping some alive
And burying some others
Erasing them from memory 
We cannot forget this brother
How can we forget this brother....

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, brother, history, memorial,

13 years ago
by Sheree Keeley
Hi bro how are you going it’s been so long you know , it’s already been 13 years since the morning you had to go....

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, death, emotions, family,

RIP John Doe
by Rico Leffanta
John Doe was a prince of a guy
Who forgot to zip up his fly
So out in the snow
John started to grow
When a snow-blower passed him...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, death, eulogy, funny,

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TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD---
by James Edward Lee Sr.
TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD~~~

Don't look for me here;
Just just bury me there;
Place my body in a...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, bereavement, confidence, dedication,

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Laid to Rest
by Judith S
Tears no longer come, 
dried ducts of wrung emotion,
denied one more drop of release.

... but only to feel

Feel your finite presence beside me,
inhaling your sweet...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, best friend, death,

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LOYALTY LIES
by James Edward Lee Sr.
LOYALTY LIES



                       ...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, assonance, bereavement, blessing,