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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 Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

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,
Form: Epic

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
Premium Member Caressed By Vines

Like tender loving arms, they wrap around
   old monuments of stone set on the ground;
those silent sentinels that stand their guard

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Categories: bereavement, grave, tribute,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
In the saloon gambler Milton, rose from his leather chair to speak
And said we need to make changes for the good of Soup Creek
He read...

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Categories: america, conflict, grave, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Season Of September
Sunlight falls in breezy dapples
across your lichened stone,
solace now I seek in chapel’s
old yard while we’re alone.

It brings my heart back, being here -
love; that...

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Categories: appreciation, autumn, grave, grief,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Do you remember me
They walk silently along my hallways.
Floors littered with faded finery.
Do you remember my Granduer?
I had once been called the Queen of the sea.
Pulled down to...

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Categories: grave, beauty, bereavement, eulogy, fish,
Form: I do not know?
DaRK CloUds - A collaboration with Liam Mc Daid
Grey clouds the innocent sky ambushing light turns dark 
stumbling over a tombstone opening up cold graves

When eyes become frozen behind scenes in hidden truth...

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© Red Fiery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: depression, grave, storm,
Form: Free verse
I close my weary eyes
I quake and tremble
The meaning of life losing its hold,
Losing its wonder
In this magnifying, mystifying Sadness

Where is the river, 
Where is...

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Categories: grave, age, crush, earth, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eden
-Eden's Ending Eulogy-

Proceed here today, Eden's Ending Eulogy 
Gentle gracious her garden, the guidance 
I can't recall what was with the warm, sincere smile, and...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, beautiful, beauty, celebration, eulogy,
Form: Alliteration
Poppies Red
November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada 
(Veterans Day)
When I was in grade 7 or 8 (I don't exactly remember) we had 
 to write...

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Categories: freedom, grave, remember, veterans
Form: Rhyme
Eternal Breath
I think about you, every single day,
Since from me, you were taken away,
Your absence has left my world cold,
Now I am alone, with no hand...

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Categories: absence, death, devotion, grave,
Form: Rhyme
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
Premium Member HEARTBROKEN

Since I was a tiny baby I was brought up by my grandparents and had a very happy childhood. I knew that they...

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Categories: death, grave, grief, heartbreak,
Form: Haibun
Mossy vines served as camouflage for a decaying headstone
This was the first time I’d laid eyes on your final resting place
In front of me stood...

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Categories: death, grave, loss, mother,
Form: Free verse
Dinner Grilled and a land Forgotten
You are far away now
Off in fields of gold
Dappled with evenings hot velvety light
90 degrees of separation has dulled the sword
 eased the pain
The grasshoppers...

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Categories: fire, food, grave,
Form: Free verse
Humanity Melts
Looking at you, they feel lust;
lust for the curves they say you flaunt.
The silver lining visible through your deep neck.
The perfect waist they say,
you show...

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Categories: grave, abuse, bullying, depression, evil,
Form: Free verse
My father’s funeral, a sad occasion
but his cruel actions go beyond the grave

My sister had organised a display 
A silver frame contained a picture of...

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Categories: grave, confusion, family, father, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Man Called Leo

I tread between green mounds of decay
surrounded by rows of engraved stone.
Lost in thought, I lose track of the day
for I’ve seldom felt quite so...

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Categories: grave, anxiety, emotions, father son,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member winter haiku

geese migrating south
heading for warmer climates ~
honk and hink farewell 

white frost at daybreak 
sparkles as the sun rises ~
warm breath creates fog

an ice blizzard...

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Categories: grave, snow, storm, tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Terra Incognita
So strange this land, old and yet young.
Where is this place of tall green trees,
and grey-haired men in unknown tongue?
I must have traveled summer's breeze.


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© Ann Peck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grave, 12th grade, america, creation,
Form: Rhyme

             Tapestry of Life

In the still graveyard overlooking San Francisco Bay.
Her husband's young body...

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Categories: bereavement, grave, husband, loss,
Form: Elegy
Pemaquid Point Elegy
Scatter my ashes at Pemaquid Point,
Let the wind sail them home to the sea.
Cradle of life, be my cradle in death,
And set my spirit free.


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Categories: death, destiny, funeral, grave,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Last Waltz
La dernière valse

From the skies
Clouds fall upon my dreams
I am up high, away from it all
I am far, but my tears still fall
I stand up...

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Categories: grave, heart, longing, love,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member I Found a Girlfriend
Took me the breath of all my life
A soul mate who could consume my heart wither a smile
I found that Gothic girl after dark
A little...

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Categories: beauty, cute love, grave,
Form: Light Verse