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Poems About Death | Poems on the Loss of loved Ones

Reading and writing poems about the death of a loved one are a beautiful way to deal with the emotions and trauma associated with mortality. These beautiful and inspirations poems about death help us see how others are enduring the loss of a parent, other family members, a friend, or loved one. Everyone’s experiences are different, and we cannot compare feelings, but coping with grief and death is something all must go through, and we can learn from the sadness and reactions of others expressed in poetry.
Premium Member A lifeless child
His dead body was lying on the sand. Frigid, frigid waves appeared to bite his lips. His pulse and breath stopped as he left his land. The motion seemed to shake his fingertips. His mother's wish was to find...Read More
Categories: death, analogy, angst, baby, boy,
Form: Sonnet

Earth's final day came unexpected It wasn't heralded, nor was it detected The skies suddenly bled with starry rain And everything living started to feel pain. All lands and crops begun to decay Then human flesh rotted and grayed As planes...Read More
Categories: death, earth, evil, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life, the Potter
A piece of clay spinning around, Molded by hands of fire and ice, Shaped into form; tied and bound By experiences through this vice. Round and round upon a spin wheel, Born into centre going fast and slow, Pieces of clay...Read More
Categories: death, life,
Form: Rhyme
Death To The Good Man
On the pathway to heaven above, Fierce menaces assail. Down the road to hell beneath, Beguiling lures make him frail. A life is inflicted! Nay, afflicted! He a dry bone, walks alive dead Blessed with cultural curses Cursed with modern time blessings The...Read More
Categories: assonance, bereavement, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Gun salute to mortician
Much finer than she was battling with death, Nicer than when she had survivor’s breath Returned to her hurt face the freshest health; Like one who’d begun anew to test wealth… Twenty-One Gun Salute to Mortician: For Morticians...Read More
Categories: beauty, celebration, death, woman,
Form: Rhyme

Fears of an end
The taut rope is tightening, Fears of an end heightening; No hope of it loosening: The craziest reasoning… Yes, helping hands slackening, A quite bright day darkening; Now, a sight quite sickening, The vigorous weakening, Tough men turn the defenseless, As tough...Read More
Categories: cry, death, fear, political,
Form: Rhyme
Turn It Upside Down
TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN ? Turn it upside down, Let it make meaning: Death is Ocean that can drown and animate how you're feeling. Turn it upside down. The relic of them that mourn wails in the wake of forlorn sound. Death...Read More
Categories: 1st grade, death,
Form: Rhyme
Swollen by your love and affection you said you loved me well, I guess you showed your love everyday cause everyday I would swell It hurts inside to see the man that I once knew for...Read More
Categories: abuse, anger, death, deep,
Form: Other
Premium Member Sardauna of Sokoto
The Sardauna, the prince Champion of the masses The leader of the North The defender of the realm Princely yet accessible The Prince Royal The north your realm Though tribe and tongues duffer You still...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, death, dedication,
Form: Bio
Premium Member 2023 haiku
held in his aged hands lie folded with silken lines one thousand poems...Read More
Categories: death, inspirational love, life,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Yearning Soul
Regardless of my mother's death, One hope, obduracy, and words otiose breath The wheels of progress never stop turning The times shift, and my sad heart is yearning The world continues to burst forth in beauty To regain faith, one...Read More
Categories: appreciation, death,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member You Will Be Missed
Another friend; has passed on; Harry, ...Read More
Categories: august, bereavement, character, death,
Form: Verse
As the old sage lie before them…about to take her final breath.. a student whispered. “Oh, wise one why you have not taught us how to prepare for death.” Her students gathered 'round and waited… for it was her...Read More
Categories: death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When Sun Goes Down
".... could not stop for death - he kindly stopped for me - the carriage held just ourselves and immortality." ...Read More
Categories: analogy, change, death, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member His Voice
His dream was that his voice, would someday be heard. He searched, made his choice. For all to hear every word. Bits of his soul he gave away, to the captor of his heart. He worked day after day, building it, to...Read More
Categories: dark, death, depression, sad,
Form: Quatrain

Specific Types of Death Poems

Read wonderful death poetry on the following sub-topics: anniversary, brother, cat, child, dog, elegy, eulogy, father, friend, funeral, goodbye, grandfather, grandmonther, grief, in loving memory, loss, lover, memorial, missing you, mother, moving on, pet, rip, sad, sister, suicide, sympathy, and more.

Definition | What is Death in Poetry?