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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

Premium Member Centurion's Elegy
For those who observe Good Friday, may God fill your heart 
with the hope of the resurrection

The crowd is mixed -
some on their knees,
some raise...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: christian, easter, god, jesus,
Form: Elegy

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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto
I walked in darkness along the shore
seeking only solitude and nothing more
Thunder drummed from somewhere far away
like foreboding timpani as clouds began to play
They competed...

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

Premium Member Worst Love Poem Ever Written
I suck at dying poems
Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,
Hair falling out in the shower poems
And I told a half truth
When I told you I...

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Categories: cancer, cry, death of
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Deleted Poems and Farewell
I have deleted the 2 poems I posted earlier today, and instead I offer what will be my final write.  I have read the...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: moving on,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Eleven;Eleven;Eleven
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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
You and...

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Categories: father,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Causalities of War
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Categories: death, war,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member 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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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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Categories: death, grave, grief, lost,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Elegy
Was That You
My dog began barking at the air
I began to ask myself 
Was it you? Were you there ?

I thought I heard your voice in my...

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Categories: brother, death, death of
Form: Elegy

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,
Form: Elegy