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Best Grave Poems

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


Premium Member REFLECTION
**REFLECTION**

Running through a wheat dream
Clear skies, worms and flies, my face cries
Surrounded by silver streams
I stumbled into a valley where sleepness never dies
A manger on...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic



Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: grave, brother, death, history, life, philosophy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
PINK LACE
**Every pace change --is the voices of poets sharing his/her Ribbon** 

"PINK LADIES"  
  
The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and...

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Categories: grave, anger, bullying, cancer, death of a
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member My Heart Will Go On
POTD 30th August 2018 

The gently swaying branches of the old oak should elicit calmness
And yet a sense of foreboding permeates the midnight air
Wild imaginings?...

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Categories: grave, grief, heartbreak, lost, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Ballad of an Unsung Hero
Vivid flashbacks from bloodshed battles
his soul still ravaged by devious dictators,
cries from fallen comrades still echo in his mind,
but he continues to walk upon a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, analogy, metaphor, political,
Form: Ballad



He Doesn't Shhhh Me Anymore
He told me to be quiet each time I tried to speak
knowing I'd obey for he believed I was meek
Months went by and I acquiesced...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, eulogy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Darling Boy

     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?
       ...

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Categories: grave, analogy, boy, childhood, innocence, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Tears to Weep
When I lay me down to sleep,
And cry the tears that sinners weep;
To speak the words of a contrite prayer,
And know that someone listens there.

He...

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Categories: grave, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Seeing Autumn's oak adorn
Painting sky before I was born,
Draping my grave in leaf and acorn.

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Contest: Crystalline
Sponsor: Rick Parise
11.22.14
...

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Categories: grave, autumn, birth, death, life, nature, tree,
Form: Crystalline
Premium Member If I never
If I never lift up my voice,
How will I know
How sweetly I can sing,
Or how well I harmonize
With the music of the universe?

If I never...

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Categories: grave, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poe's Untimely Demise
Come close and learn the mystery
 buried o'er there on yonder hill.
 The truth revealed in whisp'ring wind
 was hid these past two centuries-
 a...

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Categories: grave, addiction, anxiety, death,
Form: Rhyme
Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

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Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: beautiful, fire, grave, imagination, lost, paradise,
Form: Epic
The Philosopher
*Based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Numb fists with bloody wrists 
chained to crumbling walls.
Glazed eyes that never spy 
a single truth or fault.
Dim light...

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Categories: grave, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Slipped On A Tear Drop
I  s l i p p e d  on a teardrop and landed in her arms. She never knew how much I needed...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
Here, Again: The Autumn Equinox
Written for the Avebury Gorsedd, 24th September 2016  
I wish you well...

I’m here, again…
Come riding in, upon the western wave
My hair all wove with...

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Categories: grave, autumn, england, myth, nature, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Her Requiem
Within her frail shell, death abides
through the final hours, I remain by her side
fearing a forsaken place of webs that lie in rows
of haggard fields...

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Categories: grave, death, faith, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Sail the Sky

Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
                  ...

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Categories: grave, adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea, sky,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Glowing Treasure
A GLOWING TREASURE

A glowing treasure of her beauty’s might,
attractive smiles of pretense to beguile
the fervid passion cast in darkest light
to please the eager touch of...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, dark, grave, hurt, pain, psychological,
Form: Sonnet
The red wheelbarrow
The old red wheelbarrow is still standing there
right next to my Grandfather’s fixed rocking chair.
Though neither has moved in a good many years
their presence revives...

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Categories: grave, death, grandparents, happiness, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Human Being
You are a human being they told me, something you should treasure
But isn't a human being the only animal who kills for pleasure?
Man's inhumanity to...

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Categories: grave, confusion, social,
Form: Couplet
Je suis Charlie
Translation below (in progress)


Celui qui n'a pas de cœur
Ne doit jamais reposer en paix

He who has no heart
Will never rest in peace


J’étais Charlie

De ma tombe
Mon...

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Categories: grave, allah, angel, angst, bereavement, freedom, funeral,
Form: I do not know?
A Letter Home To Rome'
My dearest Claudia, 

     For eighteen months, I've been at this Jerusalem outpost.
     "Tis you and young...

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Categories: grave, faith, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Devils Riddle
The Devils Riddle


Dark is the night
Dark is the soul
Dark is the heart that used to glow

Empty are the rainbows falling from the skies
Empty of the...

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Categories: grave, home, journey,
Form: Light Verse
Magic Beans

It was magic beans you placed in my hand as we held
Ones you nurtured,  embedded deep within your love
I know because it tormented me with...

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Categories: grave, love,
Form: Free verse
BEHIND THE SMILE
Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, angst, betrayal, break up, cry, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric