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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 Emma's Epitaph
In the lough near Kylemore Abbey
Floats a little green fishing boat.
It wears with pride its battered paint,
From years of wear it lost its coat.

It made...

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Categories: epitaph, death, devotion, tribute,
Form: Rhyme



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
Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



  ...

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Categories: epitaph, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Reflections, Past to Present
Sweet youth, beauty
By Luna's light.
Cobalt colors
How sweet it is...
I know of great love,
There will never be enough time.
I am here for you.

What is love...crimson rose,
Love...

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Categories: epitaph, age, autumn, beauty, death, love, youth,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Price of Free Will
Medicine Hat Appaloosa
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Remember free will, too, has been gifted,
with freedom, allied to fate's fickle choice.
Tendered words uttered still, now uplifted, 
God provides each one a...

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Categories: epitaph, 6th grade, earth, god, horse, introspection,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member The Verdict
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Categories: epitaph, society, war,
Form: Ballad
The King of Sanctimonious
The King of Sanctimonious
Perched high upon his throne-ious
Clothed in purple pious-ness
Admired his own self-righteous-ness

The Queen of Sanctimonious
Tired of the King's baloney-ous
When he counts his hoards...

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Categories: epitaph, humorous, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
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 The Poet
THE POET’S PANEGYRIC

“There’s someone I knew with talent unleashed
and a heart that had for so many relentlessly reached
This poet sought inspiration from the living and...

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Categories: epitaph, life, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Arthur
He was a tall muscular man, dark-
haired and in the prime of his life.
In horror I watched him stumble and 
fall back, face up onto...

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Categories: epitaph, betrayal, death, love, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
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
Premium Member The World Around US
Awaking blithe each morning,
with eyes upon the World,
I wonder, are we mourning
with ebon flags unfurled –
or are they but a warning,
some draped like snakes and...

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Categories: epitaph, earth, environment, war,
Form: Rhyme
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, love, upliftingme,
Form: Epitaph
Aftermath
AFTERMATH
 
War is final but incomplete,
bodies littered like spent ammunition
along the ravaged bloody street.
But who hears the voices of condemnation
on profit-only Wall Street?
In the dirt...

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Categories: epitaph, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Silent SOS
I strain my ears to hear you

s i l e n c e

The violence within your quiet voice

s i l e n c e

I wish...

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Categories: epitaph, angst, blue, city, dark, depression,
Form: Free verse
A Poem as a Tribute on Mothers Day Part 3
Concluded

A Poem as a Tribute on Mother's Day Part 3  concluded.
.

My mother Late Rajrani Kapoor devoted her whole life,
for the love and care of...

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Categories: epitaph, inspirational, mother, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pale shelter
Ashen was the sky 
That rejected hand of sunrise
Sullen was the heart
That stumbled in affection,

Incapable of lauding
Ruby blush of budding rose
And pink passions on horizon
Defying...

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Categories: epitaph, angst, love,
Form: Free verse
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 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
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 love,
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
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 Another Cruel Link in their Chain
         Another Cruel Link in their Chain 

1.   Beginnings

Her babe was her joy, such a...

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Categories: epitaph, body, life, men,
Form: Ballad
I Slipped on a Teardrop
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I slipped on a teardrop and landed in a laugh...

Who knew my tragic ending would have a happy half?

Please chuckle at my funeral and make...

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Categories: epitaph, death, eulogy, funny,
Form: Monorhyme
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