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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, jobs, lust,
Form: Verse



Premium Member I got a letter from the devil
(Hello, my sweet friend!)

Speaks in unknown tongues 
Nevertheless it will consume
Ask for food, 
A sweet drink 
The hunger and thirst are real
It's pitchfork aims at...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, anger, anxiety, character, dark, drink, food,
Form: Dramatic monologue
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: death, dedication, freedom, humanity, november, obituary,
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 a friend,
Form: Free verse
Pages - A Shape Poem
  THE NEWS 


____________________________________________________________
Life Defined by Moments Blindsided
written by The Broken Hearted

Read the news today. There is blues      ...

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Categories: obituary, suicide,
Form: Shape



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
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, black african
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Trick
(THE GHOST)

In the naked eye,
Pure death approaches!

Incredibly hollow, kick the bucket long ago
No, whiff nor smell when “THE GHOST” is around
Abuses the whiteness, in which...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, abuse, bullying, death, fear, imagination, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue
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: addiction, evil, humorous, imagery, obituary, slam,
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: beauty, cute love, grave, humor, obituary,
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: allah, death, evil, holocaust, obituary,
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: bereavement, death, funeral, loss, obituary, sorrow,
Form: Couplet
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: anger, angst, dark, death, obituary, pain,
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: angel, beauty, death, gothic, longing, obituary,
Form: Verse
Premium Member SOS
SOS


Sixty seems so old
Oland was a time long ago
Sweden still sleeps in my dreams

So young so sweet
Old dreams run in retreat
Songs like lovers never last

Vanished...

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Categories: obituary, beauty, introspection, music, solitude, voyage,
Form: Lyric
Our Final Words Proclaimed
 I remember you

and the  last line that we've played

I remember your first whisper

and our final words proclaimed

I recall departing moments

and the calling...

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Categories: obituary, song,
Form: Lyric
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, philosophy, truth,
Form: Light 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: adventure, butterfly, nature, nonsense, obituary,
Form: Light Verse
Facebook
the bright monitor
glares through inky darkness--
a clock ticks

My heart lurches painfully in my chest as my mind tries to process what I'm seeing. My mug...

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Categories: obituary, life,
Form: Haibun
Floating.....
Wish I could have taken better 
Care of my body... 
Wish they could have stopped 
the cancer sooner... 

I'm just a spirit now, 
Floating over...

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© dennis lee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, black african american, death, funny, life,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member 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, sympathy, tribute,
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, women, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Means More MTY
items in my container of memories
playbill for "Les Miserables" that Dad enjoyed
reminder of ignoble government
Jean Val Jean’s quest for justice
fugitive from the merciless Javert

outdated cell...

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Categories: obituary, death, father daughter, memory,
Form: Free verse
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 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: america, death, funeral, heaven, hero, obituary,
Form: Sonnet