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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.

New Poems

Premium Member Return - a pleiades
Richer than noblest...Read More
Categories: beauty, celebration, death, life,
Form: Verse

Premium Member at the graveside
pine coffin’s lowered into the freshly dug grave raven caws in tree in memory of our treasured friend Don whose funeral we attended yesterday 04/17/21 ...Read More
Categories: death of a friend,
Form: Haiku
when death comes I simply say no search for another victim and so don't intend to throw your essays at...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, conflict, death,
Form: Quatrain
They had a love so rare, in a time not so fair. Both young, hearts on fire, a love they knew would never tire. They built a life && he asked her to be his...Read More
Categories: brother, cancer, death, love,
Form: Rhyme
Two Dogs at the Gateway
Two Dogs at the Gateway By Sy Roth They slurped their saliva, huge globs, big, barking mouthfuls dripping from their jowls like milky icicles Teeth-bared lips, They guarded the gateway. Pleased by their vacated spittle, their noses now sniffed the air,...Read More
Categories: anxiety, death,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Guns Do Kill
Categories: death, fire, fun, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Afterwards
Categories: appreciation, cry, death, flower,
Form: Monchielle Stanza
The Past
The journey that was incomplete, The world that is no longer serene. The path that was unclear, The destination which was not achieved. Those lost battles, the unheard cries, the lost hues and the blue...Read More
Categories: death, 11th grade, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Time Has Never Been A Focus
Time has never been a focus of mine – speaking primarily of longevity – A sense of being alive seeming to predate my oldest memories; I think of memory...more precisely, of dreams -- imagining journeys to far-off romantic places,...Read More
Categories: allusion, death, inspiration, introspection,
Form: Free verse
The Gates of Heaven
A devastating loss for us, is no doubt Heaven’s gain. Now each and every day for us will never be the same… When it seemed her time was certain, in this life she held so dear, and that time had drawn...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, devotion, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Persephone's Finger
Persephone’s Finger By Sy Roth It wormed its way to the surface. Pointy finger tested the air, Wriggled in a sensuous Fatima dance Etch-a-Sketching the crepuscular sky above, Shaming the heavens for what lies below, Marking its inky darkness While the...Read More
Categories: angst, character, day, death,
Form: Free verse
Having caresses death On the bed of depression Her story was mute...Read More
Categories: death, death of a
Form: Haiku
Dont sing your sad songs for me
I heard that you were broken When I left you and your world was smitten You did not want me to leave you And you are now alone to weep too So please don’t sing your sad songs for...Read More
Categories: death, life,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member WE WHO MOURN
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. —Matthew 5:4 WE WHO MOURN what death has done to my mom - shady. in a comatose state, her last breath brings one tear that clings to the corner of her eye. final hugs and kisses. she...Read More
Categories: death,
Form: Free verse
Breaking Through
Living after love departs —life after death (Dreamsleep: April, 2021) ...Read More
Categories: death, life, love,
Form: Free verse

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?