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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



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: beauty, death, deep, emo, grief, sad,
Form: Ballad
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: 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, lost love,
Form: Free verse
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, emotions, encouraging,
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 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?
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, memorial,
Form: Free verse
She Wept In Languished Moan
         She wept as they buried her one true love.
       ...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grief, bereavement,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member My Love Shall Find You
Through eternal sun stars and space
My love shall find you I will embrace
Thru invisible realms and empty voids
There is nothing that my love avoids

Thru stormy...

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Categories: grief, devotion, love,
Form: Rhyme
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: angst, animal, death, fate, grief, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss


O, weeping willow shed your sorrow
on whispering breeze to soothe your grief
within whose breath's a healing yarrow
to whisk away tears upon your leaf.

Sweet rustling zephyr...

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Categories: grief, emotions, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
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, ocean, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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
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: grief, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Kiss the Rain
I'm leaving now, but here is a reminder
'Twill bring to you the days we walked through rain
So when you wish to feel my hand in...

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Categories: grief, girl, people, rain, romantic, longing, kiss,
Form: Quatrain
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
Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: grief, memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member - Show Me Your Face -

                        ...

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Categories: grief, caregiving, love, me,
Form: Verse
Premium Member You Cry Alone
"laugh and the world laughs with you,
cry and you cry alone"

how true and sad these words once penned
for this I've learned, yet learn again
that when...

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Categories: grief, depression,
Form: Rhyme
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, loss, my
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness
A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates...

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Categories: grief, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A smile in my morning
A tease on the wings of summer's breeze
A tickle in the touch of whispering winds
A glimpse at the art of museum paintings
A stare in the...

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Categories: grief, metaphor, poetry, poets,
Form: 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: anxiety, dark, emotions, fate, grief, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Healing a Broken Heart
 
The bleeding sunset lingers on her mind
as night approaches and the sky goes dark.
Her soul is restless; how it craves to find
some words of...

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Categories: grief, heartbroken,
Form: Sonnet