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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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Categories: obituary, corruption, dark, death, funeral,



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,

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

All Lives Matter
Fear is what they clothe them in.
Fear of losing their life because of one mistake.
Fear of losing their life because an officer is having 
a...

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Categories: obituary, abuse, allusion, america, betrayal,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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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Categories: obituary, bereavement, death, funeral, loss,

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,

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,

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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Categories: celebrity, death, obituary, suicide,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member The Constitution of Sadness
Life seemed rather bleak
The grey skies to him did speak
Of a better world
Somewhere, but not here

He was thought of with smiles
Always a good word
A Laugh...

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Categories: obituary, dark, death, emotions, farewell,

Premium Member The Butcher Shop
Mohamed and Khaled
The best butcher shop in town
In the deception of silence
they butcher those with sound

Voices against their Kingdom
they fear and do not like
Raping their...

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Categories: obituary, allah, america, arabic, evil,

Premium Member The Calling
The Calling

I hear the calling
She is out there in the wind
The darkness though
Hides her inside my very thoughts
My dreams escape only at the light of...

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Categories: obituary, angel, art, introspection, loneliness,

THE BUFFALO
THE BUFFALO
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS


THERE WAS A TIME I ROAMED THESE PLAINS
FAR BEYOND WHERE THE EYE CAN SEE
IF YOU LIVED ON THESE PLAINS 
YOU HAD TO...

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Categories: obituary, betrayal, culture, history, native

Machiavelli
Machiavelli  s'been stewing 
teardrops in the Soup

Stooping to new lows 
for SYMPATHY 
stirring chickens in the coop

Seems some folks will do anything 
for what...

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Categories: obituary, bereavement, betrayal, drink, giggle,