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Best Death Poems

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


Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: birth, change, conflict, death, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad



Premium Member A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: death, death, god, death, god, love,
Form: Rhyme
Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes...

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Categories: abuse, autumn, death, deep, freedom, journey,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Violin
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Categories: death, love, rose,
Form: Personification
Premium Member REFLECTION
**REFLECTION**

Running through a wheat dream
Clear skies, worms and flies, my face cries
Surrounded by silver streams
I stumbled into a valley where sleepness never dies
A manger on...

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Categories: abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic



THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the...

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Categories: absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue
A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: death, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: death, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Broken
~Suicidal Night~

I sit alone in the dark
In the dark I sit alone
Nobody sees me
I see nobody

Flowers, above
My eyes have darkened to a color never seen...

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Categories: absence, death, emo, emotions, sorrow,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: brother, death, history, life, philosophy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: death, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: death, appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: death, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: death, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: death, mystery, autumn,
Form: Narrative
Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

***
Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon
Like...

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Categories: anger, death, farewell, memory, mother, sick,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member To all the heart breakers -a ZOMBIE's valentine
Wouldn't you rather~

Wouldn't you rather be dead?
Maybe shoot yourself in the head?
Over my dead heart, I'd never want to be a zombie like you.
The sight...

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Categories: anger, death, horror, humorous, love, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet
Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: death, absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weak, loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath Van Gogh’s brush, as he links.
Comet light passes twisting cypresses, a schizophrenic’s...

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Categories: death, god, life,
Form: Sestina
The Ballad of the Poet
*The Dead Poet*

Many blocks along the road, 
Kicking down walls of heavy stones, 
Yet no one could draw through the walls of her lonely bones.
A...

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Categories: beauty, death, deep, emo, grief, sad,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Love One Another




“Peace I leave with you
           my peace I give you
     ...

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Categories: death, depression, hate, hope, peace,
Form: I do not know?