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Best Elegy Poems

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

A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto
I walked in darkness along the shore
seeking solitude, nothing more
Thunder drummed from far away
a foreboding timpani, clouds began to play
They competed with the roar of...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beach, emotions,

Shine as a source of endless light
whose rainbows of colour deter the night
where daydreams are gentle as doves in flight
and sleep the sleep of angels


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Categories: death, sleep,

Premium Member Causalities of War
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Categories: death, war,

Chill breath of autumn
Sears the poppy scarlet red,
On his memory'd cenotaph.

Tears trickle in the furrowed
Faces of young comrades long dead...

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Categories: death, friendship, loss,

Of Perfect Beauty

And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art
situate at the entry of the sea, which
art a merchant of the people for many
isles, Thus saith the...

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Categories: allusion, america, religious, truth,

Premium Member Laid to Rest
I had yearned for it all my life -
That simple gesture
That finally healed
The open wound
That for years
In a silent stream
That fell Between
The cracks in

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Categories: father,

I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: absence, angst, cry, dad,

The Last Gold Leaf
The last gold leaf hangs on the bough;
summer is just a memory now.
You, too, have gone, my golden friend;
our summer days came to an end.


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Categories: absence, bereavement, death, farewell,

Premium Member The Stone
Alone in a meadow in the pouring rain
I find the stone that causes all my pain,
As I stumble through the fog in disbelief
I fall down...

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Categories: death, love,

This Mountain Here
I remember the day I got the call.
My world fell apart.
I had lost it all.

I remember the day you were taken from me.
I knew your...

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© Misty Hoot  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, confusion, death, imagination,

Elegy for Michael Jackson (4)
You shimmering waves on the ocean blue
Dance not again, he cannot dance with you
You weeping forests where the winds wail too
Let your bright tears fall...

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Categories: death, dedication, historylife, dance,

Angela's Right Hand
The function of a human hand?
Writing a message, making a bed,
Opening a jar, dialing a phone,
Putting on pantyhose,
Touching the face of a child,
Or a lover.


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Categories: faith, health, loss, peace,

Premium Member Whispering Old Cemetery
I came across an old cemetery today while exploring,
     Full of broken, toppled headstones and tangled weeds;
There was a deep hush,...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, grave, grief, lost,

I Only Understand Now
We talked at length
The hours we passed
The life you lived
Oh the horrors 
So many men's live snuffed
Oh Arizona, a dedication
Whose souls be at rest
Amidst oily...

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Categories: death, father, introspection, love,

No More Soup For Me
I sought a place to post my poems and thought I'd found a fit for me.
At first I was thrilled and felt I belonged to...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: me,

Remission (In Memory of William Watt).
Birth begins the tragedy in us. Life's
First sound is a blank scream
Against sorrow's hidden portends of strifes
All we know are mirages and dream.

Mother took the...

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Categories: brother, death, nostalgiaworld, time,

Abrading Volley
Rainfall washing
Light splashes on windowpane…

Leaving nothing behind
No pattern or trace…

If only those tears
Anguishly wept for you…

Upon your deathbed
Had washed away…

Cleansing the pain
That even now abrades...

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Categories: angst, death, introspection, life,

Premium Member You Will Remember
You can simply lay me there in shade of trees
that slowly breeze their umbrage with the 
ephemeral sun, a caress with tenderness across this

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Categories: death, emotions, goodbye, remember,

Premium Member UNBECOMING

long scarf of a night
 clasping the bracelet of a moon,
 what emptiness is this when i have you not near?
 the distance of a...

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Categories: loneliness,

A pen pal long ago
I'd a pen-pal long ago
When I was too young for sure
I wrote him letters, he wrote me too.
I cared for him, he cared for me...

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© Yushi Vi  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark,

Kingdom of Ruin

Rising from the desert sand
was a shimmering mirage
of a thousand shouts
	Heated winds of fanaticism,
	intense and blowing violently loud
Shrill calls to blood prayer seethe,
breathing fiery invocations

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Categories: death, judgement, religious, truth,


Without a word, he became a star in the sky
Without a goodbye, he became a memory in our mind

Seventeen years, he lived his life
Seventeen years,...

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Categories: hope, poems, teenage, youth,

Belated elegy and eulogy for sir Abdul Kalam
Professor Abdul Kalam the luminous brilliant star

I pay homage to you from here in Dar

Great brill scientist in the field of Aerospace

A noble man with...

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Categories: eulogy,

Premium Member LIGHTS OUT
Lights Out

One hundred years on and still the shout
“Everyone put your lights out”
Just for an hour from 10 to 11
And remember all those souls in...

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Categories: anniversary, appreciation, conflict, eulogy,

Elegy for Michael Jackson (1)
You shimmering waves on the ocean blue
Dance not again, he cannot dance with you
You weeping forests where the winds wail too
Let your bright tears fall...

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Categories: death, dedication, historytime,