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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

Premium Member 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,
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Indian Ink

Indian Accent, form 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

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Categories: abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Violin
She sleeps in her rose wood bed,

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Categories: death, love, rose,
Form: Personification
Premium Member 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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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic

Premium Member 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...

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Categories: absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Broken
On a special Suicidal Night,
I sit alone inside this nightmare 
In a nightmare with no windows 
Nobody can see me
I can see nobody

Flowers, above
My eyes...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, death, emo, emotions,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member 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, 

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Categories: body, death, history, lonely,
Form: Epic
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: death, anti bullying, art, beauty,
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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

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Categories: anger, death, farewell, memory,
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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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, death, horror, humorous,
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,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Eternal Life and the Total Self

Life is but a fleeting whisper echoing through time,
never dying, always being- magnificent and sublime.
The body's a receptacle, a superficial shell,
but in it dwells the...

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Categories: death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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.

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Categories: beauty, death, deep, emo,
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,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Vanilla Dove
Cypress trees like evergreen steeples
rise above rows of gravestone woes,
their shadows lie side by side like railroad ties 
across writhing paths banded like snakes;
the gravel...

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Categories: bird, death, grief, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Starlit Symphony
I still remember 
how you were
there in the dark,
holding my 
bleeding heart.
Whilst I wandered,
sleepless under
soundless spheres.

Now I search
for your starlit
that echoes,
as idyllic octaves,
from the last...

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Categories: best friend, death, death
Form: Free verse
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

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Categories: death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Where the White Rose Blooms
The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and...

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Categories: death, funeral, garden, heaven,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Best Poem Ever
~The best poem ever~

Without saying a word I’m going to go where no one has gone before.
A twilight zone, only God and I know of....

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Categories: death, words, heart, heart,
Form: Epic
Premium Member In Strangler's Wood
In forest's night, the trees bend low
beneath a slice of half moon’s glow;
          silent shadows waver...

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Categories: death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No Such Thing As Forever
We all arrive alone naked and vulnerable,
crying our eyes out, not knowing -
this is the first day of the rest of our life.
I guess the...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Voices Echo In Emptiness
With a sigh summer citrine sky turned green 
spontaneously into existence. 
Autumn's palette adds changes and are seen
to its systematic experience.

Stars shiver in fear on...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, loneliness, nature, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pink Lace
**Every pace change --are the voices of poets sharing his/her Ribbon** 

The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and...

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Categories: anger, bullying, cancer, death
Form: Dramatic Monologue