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Best Bereavement Poems

Below are the all-time best Bereavement poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of bereavement poems written by PoetrySoup members


She Wept In Languished Moan
         She wept as they buried her one true love.
       ...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement,



Premium Member It was Beautiful Yesterday


Bha e brèagha an-de
(It was Beautiful Yesterday)


There was a sailing vessel
With many a sail proudly lapping in the wind
A flag of the Celtic honor, in...

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Categories: angel, angst, bereavement, feelings,

Premium Member ADIEU UNTIL I SEE YOU IN HEAVEN - EMOTIVE WRITE
I know your spirit is finally free 
when I scattered your ashes yesterday 
Cancer has taken you away from me 
solitude is now the price...

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Categories: bereavement, heartbroken, missing you,

Laid to Rest
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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© Judith S   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, best friend, death,

Premium Member My Heart Beats For You
Walking aimlessly through the woods
Searching for that spot we once stood
Pouring out my heart and my tears
Reliving memories of those special years

Red and orange and...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, loss, love,

Premium Member Caressed By Vines
Caressed By Vines


Like tender loving arms, they wrap around
   old monuments of stone set on the ground;
those silent sentinels that stand their guard
...

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Categories: bereavement, grave, tribute,

Premium Member Summer Rain

I wade into the surf and stand alone,

     Enfolding in my arms, the dust of You,

     ...

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Categories: bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm,

Still A Soldier
I lay here today a soldier
I know some don't understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can

I served my country
For many a year
I retired long...

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Categories: bereavement, soldier, veterans day,

Soul mates solace
When my final shadows cling on desperately
Where I fight formidable battles
to merely hold the light
I send you loving vibrations
and soul sustenance
Deep from the cathedral
of one...

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Categories: art, bereavement, body, care,

Je suis Charlie
Translation below (in progress)


Celui qui n'a pas de cœur
Ne doit jamais reposer en paix

He who has no heart
Will never rest in peace


J’étais Charlie

De ma tombe
Mon...

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Categories: allah, angel, angst, bereavement,

Premium Member The Last Call
He left his sneakers by the shore
A backpack too, was laid aside
to pick up when the sun had died

He claimed his other gear, instead
The thrill...

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Categories: bereavement, death, death of

Premium Member That Was a Human
Allow me to be disgusted at the jest
and your halfway happy surprise at the end result
of the missile timed precisely:

Did he just splatter?

And allow me...

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Categories: abuse, angst, bereavement, corruption,

Premium Member Do you remember me
They walk silently along my hallways.
Floors littered with faded finery.
Do you remember my Granduer?
I had once been called the Queen of the sea.
Pulled down to...

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Categories: beauty, bereavement, eulogy, fish,

Premium Member The Crosses of Night
Rising before me, scattered graves are like stars
Embracing the light, while reflecting the moon
These fields, vast and silent, ... never ending, are the valiant 
Those...

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Categories: bereavement, death, sad, soldier,

Premium Member A Child's Prayer
Clutched tight to my chest, the doll smiles lifelessly
sending vacant stares down the darkened hall.
A solitary line of pink light sneaks through a crack in...

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Categories: bereavement, child, heartbreak, loss,

Premium Member Never Out of Season - A Short Story
     I was wiping the dust off an old snow globe in the upstairs attic, when a mop of honey-blonde hair...

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Categories: august, bereavement, blue, christmas,

Parasite
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The widow, dressed in glossy black,	
glides from the shadows at the back.	
A veil lies slack across her face	
to mask the grief her features lack.	

Possessed of...

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Categories: assonance, bereavement, dark, death,

A Game Of Thorns - Collaboration with Maurice Yvonne

i heard a...what do they say...a spine chilling scream
...is that the saying?

a spine chilling scream
followed by

'he's dead, my G_d he's dead'

the phrase echoed 
inside the...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: addiction, bereavement, body, boyfriend,

Premium Member My Sister Says
My sister says
               my father was a good man --
but, how...

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Categories: absence, addiction, anger, bereavement,

Premium Member Memories and Mourning

Trickle tender tears - those that take their time
born to bathe and baptize bereavement;
dew drops draped on fragile petals of forlorn feelings ~

aged and alone
senescent...

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Categories: bereavement, emotions, grief, loss,

Premium Member A Dylan Thomas State of Mind
A Dylan Thomas State of Mind

It’s precisely 2:45am...the time when
~ if I’ve fallen asleep ~
I always awake to find
Myself drenched in sweat.

I lie here beside...

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Categories: bereavement, anger, angst, anniversary, anxiety,

Premium Member Dark And Tragic, When Fate Sets Its Black Hand To Decide
Dark And Tragic, When Fate Sets Its Black Hand To Decide


Icy cold had invaded, her heart became a hard frozen tomb
Never again would she allow...

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Categories: bereavement, betrayal, dark, death,

The Last Gold Leaf
The last gold leaf hangs on the bough;
summer is just a memory now.
You, too, have gone, my golden friend;
our summer days came to an end.

We...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, death, farewell,

Premium Member The Teacher of Islam
Islam is non merciful
Islam is about repressive means
Islam has no heart
Over and over this chant shall start

For when we close our eyes
For when we judge...

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Categories: africa, allah, angst, bereavement,

Tanka 2 about The Cherry Blossom and Life
on melting snow

first cherry blossom

withers too soon

mum ties pink ribbons

to the white casket




Or

on melting snow


first cherry blossom


withers too soon


mum  unties ribbons


from empty cot-bed





Inspired...

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Categories: bereavement, birth,