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Best Loss Poems

Below are the all-time best Loss poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of loss 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: loss, grief,
Form: Sonnet



Grandpa
 


The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a...

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Categories: childhood, loss, sadold, child, old,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
           (The Solemn Prayer)

Raining splashing, fierce winds...

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Categories: art, deep, encouraging, inspirational, loss, recovery
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: loss, life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hallelujah - From the Mouth of Babes - with Silent One
The Guardian
		Melodic lullabies echo	
		As heart strings strum secret chords
		As transcendental images appear
		Stargazers are lost for words
		Kaleidoscopic Illuminations
		Paint the sky in optimistic light
		Hope descends in serene...

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Categories: loss, anti bullying, courage, hope, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme



Flo J Thomas A Walking Angel Gone
For the rose without season is you
Light between stars shine through your soul
Ocean of kindness whispers your name
Joy resides in those beautiful eyes
Treasure trove,a friend...

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Categories: loss, absence,
Form: Acrostic
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: loss, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Behold Death
Behold Death

Behold Death in your loving arms.
Embrace it as you would the loved
one who passed…entering another 
realm, as they are still hovering near
and can hear,...

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Categories: death, loss, love,
Form: Free verse
When A Man Cries

No one ever told me that your heart could bleed without a drop that anyone could see. I didn't know your soul could lose weight...

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Categories: loss, depression,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Belongings
Shadowed in the silent room, the daylight's nearly gone
Dusk climbs in through window glass, with one last ray of sun
I start the task, climb on...

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Categories: loss, love, me, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE MISSIONARY AND THE BUM


There once was a bum. He 
was the neighborhood drunk. 
He had a unkempt demeanor. 
His salt and pepper hair had not 
been washed in...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: loss, faith, friendship, love,
Form: Prose
winter's afterglow
stars twinkled brilliantly
against majestic snow-capped mountains,
delicate pure white flakes danced;
swirling, twirling, rhythmically.

she stood, nose pressed tightly
against the window pane; gazing in awe
at the magic the...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, death, introspection, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Some hearts can never be tamed
Once when my soul spoke,
you betrayed every word.
Then your tongue promised
to only sing with sincerity.

I danced for a brief while, 
lost in your angelic orchestra.
Until...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, loss, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shakespeare Could Have Cast You
You had me oblivious to your antics, 
as you hushed me tenderly by the creek 
into your hide and seekable 
soul-surrendering secret relief. 
There, you...

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Categories: betrayal, loss, lust, romantic love, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MORNING OR MOURNING
Such precious gemstones
Morning dew shines like diamonds
God’s tears from heaven

Written on 18th February 2 days before my father died


Posted 22nd February 2015
...

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Categories: beauty, loss,
Form: Haiku
An Epic Love For Women

I know you're not here

but you are in my heart 

so 

you are always with me

i'll just slip into you

with these words.
 
I know 
there...

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Categories: loss, beauty, celebration, dream, heart, love, magic,
Form: Epic
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 March 19 Memories
Mama….it’s today
The chalendar shouts it
Today
15 years ago..you breathed your last
and I still see you in dreams
and I still miss you, Mama

I’m sitting here
in front of...

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Categories: loss, death, faith, mother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When the piano bleeds pain
It's 3 am,
her pillow soaked in regret.
Loss has left her spirit lonesome,
darkness a definition of insanity.

In the silence of the night,
vexatious voices vibrate inside
her somber...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: loss, angst, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Soothing serenades
Pained piano keys compose 
a chorus-less composition.
Melancholic moods crave
to sway back and forth  
like bluebells and lilies dancing,
when kissed by the morning breeze

Forlorn flute...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: loss, analogy, deep, sad,
Form: Alliteration
this was me
it began so innocently
we exchanged ideas on poetry
his art, the suffering he endured
he preyed upon my compassion
as he meticulously bided his time...

i felt safe as...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, confusion, introspection, life, loss, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore to be held to.
Her grace, soft as the silence of...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, loss, passion, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I learn to live with the silence
I learn to live
with the silence.
Thoughts echo
in the empty house.

I transform your room
into my space,
place
candles and shells
on the windowsill. 
Your books are still
on the shelves...

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Categories: loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Celebration of Mothers
I celebrate wonderful mothers 
who always put the needs 
of their children first,
the single mothers who 
especially must sacrifice 
to help their children survive 
and...

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Categories: loss, celebration, dedication, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Worst Love Poem Ever Written
I suck at dying poems
Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,
Hair falling out in the shower poems
 
And I told a half truth
When I told you I...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: loss, cancer, cry, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse