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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,



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,

Someone Special
SOMEONE SPECIAL

In your life you will meet SOMEONE SPECIAL sometime
Listen now as I tell you how death has took mine
Not a rock or a film...

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Categories: fatherheart, lost, heart, lost,

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,

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,

Premium Member A Police Man's Grave
No Loitering, Skating, Skateboarding or Cycling....

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Categories: death, funny,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

Premium Member Epitaph

From the school of life, she passed with honor.

...

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Categories: death,

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,

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

Golden Locks
Golden Locks

within the minute of retreat your back is tuned to your enemy's chorus
harmonic to your freedom, measured by compassion, anxiously seeking their humanity
thought ascending...

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Categories: life, nature, peace, political,

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,

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,

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,

No Sympathy From the Devil
A hurricane is blowing.
Cars are flying in the sky.
Doesn't even mess my hair.
It's coming from my eye.

An earthquake is rolling.
Knocks you right off your feet.
The...

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Categories: death, fantasy, imagination, natural

Death and Chainsaws
The chainsaws are roaring
this Friday morning
dissecting the tree
that meant so much to me.

I counted the rings,
amidst broken things,
over four hundred years,
I count through my tears.

I...

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Categories: death, nature