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Best Epitaph Poems

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


Premium Member Epitaph for George - A Lethal Wind
EPITAPH - A LETHAL WIND

Here lies George, the sad deceased

Victim of flatulence released

The result: he would expire

Stood before an open fire


Geoffrey Brewer
15 Sept 2018...

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Categories: death, eulogy,
Form: Epitaph



Epitaph For A Common Man
Will you leave this life
Without a murmur or a whimper
Be cast down to the depths below
In a hallowed tomb of timber

You did not exit stage...

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Categories: dedication, life
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Epitaph

From the school of life, she passed with honor.

...

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Categories: death,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Sidney Snoozer

Here lies Sidney Snoozer, a lover of sleep, 

His last nap eternal – relaxed, six foot deep. 




For Epitaph Contest 2
Hosted by Jesse Rowe

© 15th...

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Categories: death, funny,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member She came to me
She came to me in the noon day sun..
her world wistful, longing for an unsung quiet.

But I would not remain still, nor silent,  
though...

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Categories: for her, i miss
Form: Epitaph



Premium Member Yellow Press -
He undresses rumor to reveal lies
this is how the desperate man cries,
Extra Extra he tries to sadden ya,
a bundle of rancor rambles from the shambles...

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Categories: bullying,
Form: Epitaph
Everyone Has To Go
If you were looking for me 
I had to go.
God was calling you see
and I couldn't say no.
Don't be sad 
it's a happy day.
Just be...

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Categories: devotion, faith, friendship, hope,
Form: Epitaph
Panpoetics

If you knew my mind
   You would fear me
If you knew my past 
   You would stone me
If you knew my...

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Categories: how i feel,
Form: Epitaph
The Mulberry Tree And Its Birds Part Two



A GIFT FOR EVERYONE 
ESPECIALLY 
FOR  CHILDREN
 


The Mulberry Tree & its Birds


IMPORTANT NOTE:
Now watch a short Video film made by me (placed on...

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Categories: bird, tree,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member A Police Man's Grave
No Loitering, Skating, Skateboarding or Cycling....

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Categories: death, funny,
Form: Epitaph
The Mulberry Tree And its Birds One of Two


A GIFT FOR EVERYONE 
ESPECIALLY 
FOR  CHILDREN
 

BASED ON  A TRUE STORY

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Now watch a short Video film made by me (placed on...

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Categories: allegory, tree, , sweet
Form: Epitaph
CRY NO MORE
I was lost, I was found, I was hunted, I was downed , 
Heard the screams of the whale when the harpoon has hit 
Seen...

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Categories: how i feel,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Linda-Marie
I suffer
I suffer in the shadows of empty clouds
Sorrow consumes the very essence of who I am
Evil lives, yet beauty dies, why? Why not me?
Her...

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Categories: death, dedication, memory,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Ella Hyde 1857-1898
Ella Hyde

1857- 1898


That cad with the freckle on his forehead,
That rascal man beast,
Handsome as a Greek
But devastatingly insecure,
And so deliciously young!
He was the one who...

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Categories: death,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Harvey Denning 1909-1923
Harvey Denning

1909 – 1923


“I saw the universe a thousand times.”
I saw the face of God
Spread out across the sky
Like a million cities on fire.
Like Troy...

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Categories: death, universe,
Form: Epitaph
Floating.....
Wish I could have taken better 
Care of my body... 
Wish they could have stopped 
the cancer sooner... 

I'm just a spirit now, 
Floating over...

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© dennis lee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, death,
Form: Epitaph
My Father
I miss you dad every single day
The wonderful Times I remember 
Are the times we spent together going 
To dinner and church
The times I will...

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Categories: family, father, children, happiness,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Belva Berry 1889-1905
Belva Berry

1889 - 1905         


I truly never asked to be born.
I truly never wanted any of this.
But...

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Categories: death,
Form: Epitaph
My Billy
My Billy.


My Billy, bravest of the brave,
Fought metal tooth and iron cross.
Through Flanders field of bleedin’ red
And on to mourn their loss.

My Billy, full of...

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Categories: inspirational, memory, soldier, war,
Form: Epitaph
MENDING WORDS
Contrary let’s have a conversation  
Let’s speak to euphemisms 
And pregnant letters of anagrams 

Sentencing fixation declaring persona non grata
Heads chopped for Eskimos 
Sensing...

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Categories: words,
Form: Epitaph
Bees-Trees-and Seas
I stopped to smell the roses I got stung by a bee

Weird as it might seem that made me so happy

For the bees they are...

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Categories: friendship
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member THE RIVER OF NO RETURN
     THE RIVER OF NO RETURN
The Rue St. Germain is alone and still   
though cool is the night with...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, beauty, destiny, farewell,
Form: Epitaph
May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
He went away,
on a beautiful spring day,
not a cloud in the sky,
and I often wonder why,
the weather was so nice and dry,
with the...

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Categories: bereavement,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member For those who would judge me and have
Stated quite simply, "  I would rather be a lowlife than a no life!!!!...

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Categories: abuse, adventure, anger, anti
Form: Epitaph
Tad
 You was the love of my dreams.
With you my dreams came true.
 But everything is not as it seems.
I was always so very blue.
...

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Categories: death, loss, love, love,
Form: Epitaph