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Best Grief Poems

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


Premium Member The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria
One need not read her horoscope to know
this woman's fate, and though wisteria
cascades sweet blooms of lavender like snow
outside her door, it's still Siberia
pervading the...

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Categories: grief,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member The Ballad of the Poet
*The Dead Poet*

Many blocks along the road, 
Kicking down walls of heavy stones, 
Yet no one could draw through the walls of her lonely bones.
A...

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Categories: grief, beauty, death, deep, emo,
Form: Ballad
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: grief, heartbreak, lost, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Red Leaf


the raspy whisper

finally
 
gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Black Cloak
It's like a black cloak around our world bringing misery and death
Virologists are saying " you ain't seen nothing yet" 
If only our leaders would...

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Categories: death, evil, goodbye, grief,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Doors
There are so many doors
Which ones should I choose
Green, yellow, brown, purple
and many different blues

Some of them are rustic
Others modern and clean
Some lead to the...

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Categories: grief, appreciation, beautiful, celebration, courage,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member It is Quiet Tonight
It is quiet tonight.
The only sound is coming from
the soft murmur of the television set.
I don't know why I don't just put it on mute.
I...

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Categories: death, grief, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Escape of The Bluesman's Song

Within the frame a sepia scene
a dusty porch   a rickety chair   
the fabric of your dusky face creased with
ceaseless sunbaked woes
your...

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Categories: africa, america, grief, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NEVER TO BE MINE

Not with my arms but with a heart 
that blesses your reveries, may peace reside
within your chest... is it possible to love you
less? Perhaps allow...

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Categories: grief, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight



Vanished

is the wild magic of this place;
this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
into 
Afterlife

..my mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how...

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Categories: grief, angst, animal, death, fate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dry Mascara
DRY MASCARA

Nobody sees through the shadow and the color of my eyes
The times I've cried are the only time you notice the trace down my...

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Categories: cry, deep, depression, grief,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Survivors Guilt

It's been ten long years now since that awful tragedy
When a stranger I didn't know, gave his life to save me
I was on the edge...

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Categories: death, grief, how i
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In The Moment



Sitting by his bed
Labored breathing
Time is short 
Holding his hand
A prayer – for him, for me
Be strong and courageous
Eyes blink open for a moment
Then nothing...

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Categories: grief, life, love,
Form: I do not know?
a new beginning
with each crest of a wave
forming white crystal peaks
she weeps, inhales, let's go.

beneath a star studded vista
a resplendent guiding light
arms open, palms up, she is...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, grief, introspection, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sham Of My Humanity

Evergreen flavored mantras
did nothing to purge bitter bile from my lips
nor slake the smoldering thirst for a Rosary remedy.
Tick-tock petals unfurled one by one
as your...

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Categories: anger, grief, heartbreak, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse
Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse
are painted on walls of green.
A maple crib stands in the corner.
It's a picture perfect scene.

There is only one thing...

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Categories: baby, death, grief, sad,
Form: Rhyme
My Immortal
Fair maiden alas why thy face doest thou hide?
Wilt thou a shadow cast across the sun and sea
From mine eyes or them daring to perceive...

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Categories: beauty, death, grief, romance,
Form: Sonnet
Screaming at the Sky

Screaming at the Sky
 
Mothers screaming mournfully at a deaf sky
holding their heads helplessly as they cry
pitiful tears for innocent, defenseless children slaughtered
in fatal cross...

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Categories: children, drug, grief, hurt,
Form: Verse
Premium Member An Empty Tissue Box
When pain hits hard, you might feel like your soul
is bleeding out, but there’s no blood to see.
Your body is the part that takes the...

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Categories: body, grief, pain,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tissue Box
like visitors from outer space
they came with tears, and lined the sidewalk
long in face, and arms embracing
some (I have no inkling) who
they were or why...

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Categories: child, cry, daughter, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hope, A Little Remained
Hope, A Little Remained

She walked the creaking floors of the rat-infested room,
trying to remember what tragedy had sent her to this shabby place.
Her heart felt...

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Categories: grief, anxiety, dark, emotions, fate,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Winter's Antidote
Written the week my niece's 29-year-old fiance died in 
a terrible auto accident, 2 months shy of their wedding day.

O Winter, why this desolation? Trees,...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, community, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside, Part One
Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside,
(Part One)

As the Raven cross into the dark pits
Those in torment went into heaving fits
Its shrieking calls, alarms even...

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Categories: grief, dark, death, evil, fear,
Form: Rhyme
When she dreams
When she dreams/ with Jennifer Noble

(It was a) different time...
a different world
Long ago she learned that..
trust can turn

(Everyone said) such a pretty girl...
Her porcelain skin...

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Categories: grief, abuse, anxiety, dream, for
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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Categories: grief, absence, best friend, cancer,
Form: Blank verse