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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


Premium Member Unsure The Shore

Grim fog, I praise the shelter of your drear,
the sundown ghost morose not grandiose,
I walk alone - but, no -- with my despair;
a bittern bids...

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Categories: 8th grade, beach, bereavement,
Form: Sonnet



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,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Summer Rain
I wade into the surf and stand alone,
                 ...

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Categories: bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Pantoum



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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter's Antidote
Written the week my niece's 29-year-old fiance died in 
a terrible auto accident, 2 months shy of their wedding day.

O Winter, why this desolation? Trees,...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, community, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: I do not know?
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 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,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Michael
A wilted violet bows its pretty purple head,
Like me it has no energy as sorrow pleads.
My love, once so pure and vibrant now is dead.
My...

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Categories: angel, bereavement, husband, longing,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Crosses in the Night
They rise up before me, marbled stones like the stars
are embracing the evening, while they shatter the heart
Scattered fields, vast and somber, keeping silent the...

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Categories: bereavement, death, sad, soldier,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories and Mourning

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

aged and alone
sentiments...

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Categories: bereavement, emotions, grief, loss,
Form: Alliteration
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,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Rainbow Sherbet and dying Poems
I never got why you always
Ate the red pink color out 
The Sherbet ice cream

It was like excavation
How you removed all the cherry
Without even affecting...

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Categories: bereavement, best friend, cancer,
Form: Dramatic Verse