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Best Obituary Poems

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


Premium Member Secret of the Mortician
The Secret of the Mortician

Dead, but I got eyes
Prepares my body at the morgue
Opens the chest
Drains the blood from its nudity
Admires my body before it...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, corruption, dark, death, funeral,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Paris the 13th
Paris the 13th

Tears, my tears fall to wine
As I can not comprehend this horrendous crime
Men filled with such spiteful hate
Islamic teachings seal their fate
Kill and...

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Categories: obituary, death, dedication, freedom, humanity,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Corey Fazel
Koorosh the Great, Friend

All of my heart
One tear
Or one Monsoon
No amount, no grandeur
Can express the sorrow
Oh yes, I am sad, I am saddened
I am in...

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Categories: obituary, beauty, death, death of
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE OBITURARY OF THE UNITED STATES
Lower the flags to half mast,
America the Beautiful has been gutted,
Its word emptied of all meaning,
There is no jubilant throng singing,
“Glory, glory Hallelujah!”
Our nation’s heroes...

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Categories: eulogy, obituary, patriotic, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A WISH
"I Wish"

I wish I could blow air into your little lungs, 
The day my daughter brought your stillborn body into this world. 
Hold your little...

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Categories: obituary, baby, body, cry, daughter,
Form: Free verse



The Mouse
We have a mouse in the house.
Not an average mouse
But rather a mouse with some nous 
That trips traps as it goes traipsing through the...

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Categories: obituary, addiction, evil, humorous, imagery,
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: obituary, beauty, cute love, grave,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Words For Those With No Voice
Words For Those With No Voice

For every pair of shoes
All the burnt bones and woes
In the millions, in the mud
All died alone

Starving of food and...

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Categories: obituary, allah, death, evil, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Death is not the End
Death is not the end,
For love goes on
And you will find the evidence
Long after I have gone.
The flowers that we planted
Will blossom without end,
You’ll find...

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© May Fenn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, bereavement, death, funeral, loss,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Grey Skies are Raining Poets
Is this a poem?
I will let poets decide
I read here, words and prose
How is it possible
Such ingenuity, over and over
Inspirations
Expressions of the heart
Kindness exposed
Bitterness sits...

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Categories: death, introspection, metaphor, obituary,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Line in the Sand
Obama drew his mighty line in the sand
Dare ye not to cross me

Assad replied in kind
Gassing thousands and laughing

A little Syrian boy has drowned
Siblings to...

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Categories: obituary, anger, angst, dark, death,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Valentines Eve
The sun is setting
As she prepares her for evening
After dusk dinner with her lover in gardens over there
Basket of love all wrapped with love and...

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Categories: obituary, angel, beauty, death, gothic,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Stuck on You
I used to be free
Acrobatics in the air
I would soar with flair
From here to way over there
Fly away
Into my dreams
Free as the air that brushes...

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Categories: obituary, adventure, butterfly, nature, nonsense,
Form: Light Verse
A Tribute to Robin Williams
A good man's gone, loved by us all
on the screen both big and small.

The fire is cold, the lights are out.
His soul's moved on, without...

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© Jan Terry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: celebrity, death, obituary, suicide,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Thousands
Thousands living in fear
For they knew Hitler was growing near
In Poland her career would soon to be
As she helped scared persecuted to flee

Gas chambers were...

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Categories: history, obituary, tribute, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Loch David Crane
August, 2008

Today is sunny: with three dozen bikes,
some decorated cars,  a pair of trikes,
two dozen Marines: all of the...

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Categories: obituary, america, death, funeral, heaven,
Form: Sonnet
YOU NEVER DIED
O Leader!, O Saviour! , O Braveheart!
Words went so sparse, in your praise
To Thank You, paint you an emblazon.
Galvanised is the nations skeleton now
We dare...

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Categories: bereavement, eulogy, obituary, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Death of the Crocodile Hunter
He was in large life a force of nature
  and in barbed death a martyr to the cause.
Leaping madly on some croc or gator
...

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Categories: dedication, nature, obituary,
Form: Sonnet
The Hangman's Whisper
A gathering of whispers travel from breath to breath,
much like trains picking up chattering gossips along its 
route. With breath held, they stand and wait...

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Categories: obituary,
Form: Free verse
Judgement Day
when judgement day comes
where will you stand how will you answer
when the questions are asked
by the seven heavenly angels sitting in judgement

what did you do...

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Categories: obituary, angel, death, introspection, judgement,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member White Tiger
White Tiger

Giant beast, 
un-caged power of destruction, 
taking apart my life one day at a time. 
Ever-growing and living off, 
the suffering of my apparent...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, abuse, anxiety, divorce, growing
Form: Free verse
Fear
I should be ecstatic, I should have tears of joy shining in my eyes, 
But as I watch the ultrasound I feel a gut wrenching...

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Categories: baby, child, mother, obituary,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Last Minute in Paris
Absorbed in Guernica’s promise Lucifer glanced at Montmatre

Settled his mind on virgins in heaven as Mona Lisa smiled on

One Last Supper tied to a suicide...

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Categories: obituary,
Form: Free verse
Black Blood
Your blood it boils 
with the curse of oil
The backs of black
Their curse to toil. 

The legs you wear 
Covered in blood forever
And covered in...

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Categories: africa, america, obituary, philosophy,
Form: I do not know?
The Old Salt
The Old Salt was a special man who came along in a time
when he was needed most.

A time that is now gone forever.
When men believed...

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Categories: obituary, adventure, bereavement, dad, daughter,
Form: Free verse