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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.
Who Will Host My Funeral
When the clock stops ticking When the world stops turning When the waves stop crashing When the darkness entombs me Who will host my funeral? Who will mourn my death? Who will ensure a proper burial? Who will miss me when I...Read More
Categories: death,
Form: Free verse

Life After My not Being Around
Anytime I ponder about life, After my not being; Around, it perks the skies, And I wish I had been, Just born... Alas! Little kids die too, So, I’m left to touch my feelings And console pains... Then, The flow, Of questions, like; Will I...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, allusion, death,
Form: Free verse
We all do good. We all do bad. Is it error? Is it intent? The motivation is crucial. Our karma shows on balance sheet. Black for credit but red for debt. One day the final account comes. Pluses must cancel minuses To...Read More
Categories: birth, death, judgement, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Such a Fight
Take a good look No one’s perfect Having a fight to get up Such a struggle I’ll get up in the end With all my might ...Read More
Categories: death, god, hope,
Form: Free verse
a toast to a future of silence
"a toast to a future of silence" poetic preaching written words spoken out loud the last of many...Read More
Categories: death, freedom, life,
Form: Haiku

Damaged mind
I despise how you make me feel. Every breath I draw I crave it to be my last. The way I daydream about my death you'll think I was the grim reaper here to drag you...Read More
Categories: corruption, death, deep, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mom
How do I say goodbye to you When you gave life to me Raised me, loved me Choking back the tears To say goodbye For the very last time Memories of time ago Slips in my mind Only to cherish those...Read More
Categories: death, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hiding away
Hiding myself Hiding myself Hiding myself From behind the fuzzy lens Little voices say Go behind the door one day Take the light away Stay inside and hide away Come out another day See myself crying out Inside the cracked mirror Run away to momma Only...Read More
Categories: angst, death, farewell, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WILDFIRES
The fire spreads quickly Nothing can stand in its way Firemen are coming ...Read More
Categories: death, fear, fire, life,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Universal Questions
I stand here and gaze at the stars in the sky, And wonder what happens to me when I die? But harder to see with my very own eye, Is purpose of life as it passes me by. I...Read More
Categories: death, introspection, life, people,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I walk through the cemetery
I walk through the cemetery where my dreams and heart have gone, Among the silent gravestones, shadows linger on. A somber pilgrimage, where echoes of love reside, In the hallowed ground where dreams and hopes have died. The air...Read More
Categories: death, absence, bible, christian, cry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Christmas Alone
Lying 'neath an evergreen and nowhere else to go It kept my dry, but not so warm, when it began to snow I was watching Mr. Warm Guy walk inside his home And I wondered if...Read More
Categories: cat, christmas, death, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Goodbyes
I saw a man leave today he had April in his eyes a hipflask in his pocket as he said his last goodbyes and all the ones he left behind were painting as he...Read More
Categories: death, deep, emotions, goodbye,
Form: Quatrain
Until then
Lord forgive me for all that I've done.I miss my daddy.Honestly never thought I'd feel so differently without him here.I love you Daddy and you too Uncle David I miss you both.Its a evil old...Read More
Categories: allah, crazy, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She Is Bereavement
Beneath a night veil bordered with black roses, such a pallid, yet beauteous face, nightingales nestled at her feet. She's adept at knowing when to let herself in. She sits, sighs of sorrow, ebony shadowed dreams. She is bereavement- Depression's sister. Stars weaved in...Read More
Categories: death, 7th grade, 8th grade,
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?