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Best Day Of The Dead Poems

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DAY OF THE DEAD
"Dia de Los Muertos", the Spanish name it.  Eve
of All Saints, saw we of the church of blessed assurance
of an observance ushering in fall...

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, death,
Form: Blank verse



Zodiacs, Day of The Dead!?
Paradoxes perceived....

Alas, afore perditions peremptory paroxysms passing

Recompense, aneath this incantations au revoirs pier?!

Intensity wrought forth amid the speculums mist

Surging slicing waves rolling in; brevitations acme...

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Categories: day of the dead, faith, love, sympathy, time
Form: I do not know?
the day of the dead
The day of The Dead. 

 The cemetery in Loule is on top of a hill, today
early spring the steep hillside is full of luscious...

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Categories: day of the dead, april, courage, creation, dance,
Form: Sonnet
The day of the dead book
On Saturday or Sunday B-4 the fourth of July ,

Paperboys wood deliver the day of the dead book & I doent know why !

It had...

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© John Hall  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, america, analogy, art,
Form: Bio
The Day of the Dead
Horrifying images pass through the mind
Mingling and mixing and leaving you blind
Thoughts of the past swim into sight
Leaving your mind consumed by fright

The living dead...

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Categories: day of the dead, celebration, dark, death, night, scary, surreal,
Form: Free verse



DAY OF THE DEAD
i do bleed
i do 
As when life is
fighting to 
bruise me
i do bleed
i do
AND
i express 
 m y s e l f 
in a slow
unraveling...

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Categories: day of the dead, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Rainy Days And Mondays
It's Monday
The day of the dead leaves and fresh flowers
The dry and wet hours
Like the other days
Of life and death
The desert and the lake
Thousands of...

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Categories: day of the dead, color, memory, pain, rain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member La Calavera Catrina
The fire burns deep within my heart
As ice forms on arms and limbs
The evil one approaches
With a smile and a knife
To be twisted in my...

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Categories: day of the dead, betrayal, death, evil, journey,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Halloween Visitor
On Halloween just around midnight
an eerie sound filled the night.
As a clock nearby chimed out the hour,
she prayed for daylight to a higher power.

That morning,...

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© Jan Terry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, granddaughter, grandmother, halloween, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
A Lonesome Maker
****A reflection of a day, i wrote about the death of my fiance from cancer****
last night
the daughters of ignOrance
coupled with the sons of despair
in parked...

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Categories: day of the dead, angst, cancer, death of a friend,
Form: Chant Royal
Premium Member THE SAN ANTONIO NIGHT CROSSING


      “... The closeness of the place and the heat of the climate, 
      ...

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Categories: day of the dead, change, death, immigration, people,
Form: Free verse
A Ghost in the Night
There is this girl
she resides in my dreams
she is quite young
eight or nine it seems

i know not where she is from
nor why she appears
I know...

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Categories: day of the dead, death, holiday, sympathy,
Form: Rhyme
Earth Worms



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Categories: day of the dead, death, evil, scary,
Form: Couplet
Father's Day
Father’s Day is like a day of mourning
A day of the dead
Where young men who committed suicide
Come out of the graves to be with their...

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© Mel Brake  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, black african american, boy, dad, daffodils,
Form: Free verse
The Mercenary
Just when you think memories die
They say your life flashes before your eyes 
Silent nights 
Scripts of peace in a new born life
Hunger in days...

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Categories: day of the dead, art, introspection, life, music, song-time, visionary,
Form: Lyric
Word Play I
Wagging
tails of cats
grown in marshes
or books on mans'
best friend of a dog
day of barking
up the wrong tree ...
semantically.

Swinging
tales of jazz
blowing in lounges
or the cheeks of...

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© Sue Mason  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, imagination, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween

Ghosts
Ghouls
Goblins
Spirits
Wines
Pumpkins and their spices
Jackolaterns and their flickering candles lights
Scarecrows
Spiders and their webs
Skulls
Bats
Rats
Black Cats
Crows
Skeletons
Undead
Witches their spells and witchcraft
Warlocks their spells and witchcraft
Necromancers dead-talking
Divinations
Ancestors
Rituals
Rites
Vampires
Werewolves
Mummies
Shapeshifters
Gargoyles
Bogeymen
Monsters
Creatures
Creepy Crawlers
Grim Reapers
Devils
Cemeteries
Tombstones
Crosses
pentagrams
pentacles
tricks...

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Categories: day of the dead, appreciation, art, autumn, birthday, candy, cat,
Form: Free verse
Making Every Image Count
Man I've got to slow it all down take another route...
Walking past this blink dispel, time heart's dotage her
Brightest star amid the skies these, nocturnal...

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Categories: day of the dead, baby, love,
Form: I do not know?
All Hallows Eve
Such eager fingers, from skeletal hands
Glowing eyeballs scan parched lands
Howling winds that scrape the sky
Bat-ish chatter as on they fly

Pumpkins glow to mark the way
For...

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© A. Sanders  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: day of the dead, holidayhalloween,
Form: Couplet
The Festival of Samhain
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Standing upon centre's stage as the crowd became frenzied amid anticipation 

Wild in abandonment as their naked bodies began to dance within the aisles 

Shouting...

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Categories: day of the dead, hope, life, love, night, night,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member November First in My Pretty City

I’m driving home; it is November first.
I see above me sky so blue and clear.
With gratitude my heart is sure to burst,
and all around are...

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Categories: day of the dead, nature,
Form: Sonnet
the mercenary
Just when you think memories die
They say your life flashes before your eyes 
Silent nights 
Scripts of peace in a new born life
Hunger in days
Taken...

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Categories: day of the dead, life, music, song-lyric
Form: Free verse
Remember the day
Day of the dead 
Oh what a fest
It's the best 
You get dressed
There is no need to be despressed...

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Categories: day of the dead, community,
Form: I do not know?
Day if the dead
The day of the dead 
Our ancestors 
Needs to be feared
Sadly they 
Been eating lead 
Oh well as long 
As they are feed 
It's only...

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Categories: day of the dead, character, community, corruption, death, depression,
Form: I do not know?
Never Forgotten
Candles lit to light their way
Honoring loved ones gone away
Remaining through hearts and memories a part of them will forever stay
For the deceased, this is...

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Categories: day of the dead, celebration, culture, death, dedication, remember, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme