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Best Elegiac Lyric Poems

Below are the all-time best Elegiac Lyric poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of elegiac lyric poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member My Broken Heart
  "Loved you then.  Love you still. 
Always have, and always will."

           ...

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Categories: grief, heart, love,
Form: Elegiac Lyric



Premium Member My Father, My Dad
DEDICATED TO MY FATHER, (R) COLONEL WILLIAM C. GODWIN / 1931 - 1998


My voice is weak, my hand falters
As I attempt to speak of my...

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Categories: appreciation, dad, father, love,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
AN ELEGY FOR A NEW BORN
In the world  of all comforts,
In the world of absolute care and affection,
In the world of motherhood.
Ten months I was basking, in my mother's...

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Categories: absence, anxiety, grief, loss,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Death - Not My Child

A kaleidoscope’s blossoms are not as awesome
as my child at every turn; watching his silences – 
I burn, watching his movements – I yearn. ...

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Categories: death, grief,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member VIETNAM VICTIM
DEDICATED TO MY FATHER, (R) COLONEL WILLIAM C. GODWIN / 1931 - 1998



Leaving for a year
to nightmare and fear
he came to say goodbye
or at least...

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Categories: daughter, father, war,
Form: Elegiac Lyric



Pygmy Forest Song
I lost you out there.
You never came on home.
I called for you and I called to you,
but you never came on home.

I lost you out...

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Categories: death, farewell, goodbye, grief,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Requiem for a Seahorse
On a sultry, sizzling July day
I swear it happened just this way
In a tidal pool, a lifeless seahorse lay

He’d not galloped to meet his fate
But...

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Categories: animal, inspiration,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Crocked Ribs
They have command on me
my posture has been so
since birth and even now
a grown up, no change
The back has followed
the legs are going there
why can’t...

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Categories: fate, humanity, metaphor,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
These little ones
These little children seen around
Have something in them mysterious
That thing adult cannot understand
‘Cause they are too child-like to impress

These little children play and conflict
They cry,...

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Categories: children, satire, song,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Didn't Mean To
It was a heartfelt indulge of an act
The night like knights we lighted
Like a king yah served my want
Like a deal we moved on and...

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Categories: art, heartbroken, lost love,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Requim for UN
United Nations, United Nations
What an oxymoron!
What an oxymoron!!

The platitude goes-
‘United we stand’
In the UN,
How erect we stand!
How erect we stand!!
We are homo erectus
Aren’t we?

This genocide-friendly...

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Categories: sorrow,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
The Statue of Liberty
(for my personal twist read the last stanza];)  

Stands tall and hovering this great green landmark lady
The world's most famous gift and token
Welcoming all...

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Categories: celebrity, creation, usa,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
ASHURAH
(Every year in the lunar month of Muharram we Shia Muslims commemorate the brutal martyrdom of the grandson of our Holy prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) and...

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Categories: history, islamic, remembrance day,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Nod to Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night
     of darkness, blight, and disease;
     rage, rage against the...

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Categories: death, deep, flower, light,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
GUNS AND ROSES
GUNS AND ROSES

Another rain of bullets in the dead of winter.
A terrorist runs through like an Olympic sprinter.
Another candlelight vigil glows from the steeple. 
And...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, grief, tribute,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
When BBC Dies
We all wonder how time flies
As tears flow in our eyes
When shall we stop our cries?
Each day and night, living libraries pay the price

How do...

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Categories: death, depression, friend, sad,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
DESIGN OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
What would twice be without; the moon and the sun
The men and the women; that brought creation to the earth
The sun and the flowers; that...

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Categories: deep,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Haiti
January twelfth two thousand and ten
   witnessed near annihilation and destruction 
   of the Haitian nation
whereby countless/ nameless individuals 
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Categories: abuse, anger, black african
Form: Elegiac Lyric
An Empty Vase
An empty vase on the counter, 
reminds you of the beautiful lilies that bloomed one summer... 
Time quickly passed and the petals began to wilt...

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Categories: courage, death, love, memory,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Ethan Frye
*Ethan T. Frye 
*Died at age 15.
*Place of death Grand junction,IA.
*Thurs. 3/19/2015.
*Place when died at NBA's Final.
*Cause of death when leaving got in car wreck...

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© Ethan Frye  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, father, girlfriend, heaven,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Life is Knife
Life brings knife to our dreams
Injecting us with pains and dooms
For in it resides sorrows
Enclosing us in death rows.
In sadness we curse the day thou...

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Categories: bereavement, death, emotions, life,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member NO ONE CAN TAKE MEMORIES
THE HANDS ARE GONE, 

THAT CRADLED ME, 

TURNED THE COVERS ON MY BED, 

HANDS THAT HELPED ME BOW MY HEAD, 

KNEADED A SUPPER OF MILK...

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Categories: child, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Mr Timekeeper
A dusky sky becomes night as I lay here in bed. The
thoughts are Endless, as they run through my head.
I dream of sweeter days, oh,...

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Categories: cancer, child, death, emotions,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
I am not a moron
Now, When I turn back
I realize
The depth of my love for you.
It was easy to bid bye
But it’s difficult to endure with a sigh

Memories pile...

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Categories: absence, emotions, feelings, for
Form: Elegiac Lyric
SHOOTING STAR
SHOOTING STAR

The Shot...
They killed.
Their hate... 
They willed. 
The blood...
It spread.
From heart...
To head. 

The gun...
Was pressed.
A scream...
Was stressed.
Wild eyed...
Prayer said.
and Bang... 
You're dead.

The Shot...
Their hate....
The blood.....
From...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, faith, loss, rights,
Form: Elegiac Lyric