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Death Poems

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

Generosity's Guest
Embryo begins outline of entity undetectably
Heart's last beat farewells inhabitant inevitably
Day drawn in brightness brings night to fruition
Opposites reunite in vital linked recognition 

Expectant plight climbs tiny kernels' potential
- prods pod of realisation, persistence temporal
Finest silken fighters align from depth...Read More
Categories: death, encouraging, extended metaphor,
Form: Rhyme


‘Corona’ you ‘old gipsy man’
Crowned over humanity, victorious
Ushering Coleridge’s Angel of death - the LADY with
Bright red-lips and dead-white-skin? 
Caging people and casting spell? 

You anchored the coast of every continent,
Fueled with hasty vengeance, 
Counting the cost of all who...Read More
Categories: death, america,
Form: Lyric
Deep sleep they were, I crept freely.
Walking around the streets, notice of me never scared me.
I  planned my invasion, for I knew no preparation made to stop me
The sky allowed me, the earth helped me, the air rejected me
Why...Read More
Categories: confusion, courage, death, earth, evil, fear, imagery,
Form: Personification
How favoured a thing that nature will curse us of you 
While I shall not!
The pandemic is not a coincidence,
It is meant by nature to balance the book;
Technology has overpowered death,
We live longer,
So overpopulation is fortified.

How favoured a thing that...Read More
Categories: death, anger, anxiety, emotions, slam,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
In the widely spread universe 
Only the Earth is alive--- you observe 

And it blessed you with life, Do you agree
And so many more, some you see
While some you even won’t believe 

Yes, at start things for fine--- for Her...Read More
Categories: death, earth, earth day,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Astral Factual
As to how the current virus was born,
Other than by displeased holy decree,
Blame it all on Saturn in Capricorn,
Conjunct Pluto ("death") at a close degree,
Add in Jupiter in detriment
To magnify the chances of impact,
A nasty gathering of malcontents,
A trio of...Read More
Categories: age, allusion, death, health,
Form: Rhyme
april 3 poems
April 3 Poems

Humor keeps us sane
it is a piece of what we need to do
to prevent us from getting 
the dreaded corona virus
coming up your nose

Pensively prompt - unpublished

creative talents unleashed

First Kiss with My wife

It was 1982 
when I first...Read More
Categories: death, anxiety, april, poems,
Form: Free verse
We've been exposed to too much discrimination
Simply because we are Black
Our African heritage appears to be
Like a target on our backs
Some cops believe that over us
They had the power of death and life
But we as a people we put our...Read More
Categories: death, black african american, endurance, faith,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Dying but Still Breathing
I never knew it was capable to die, but still be able to breathe, at least not until the day that you told me that we couldn’t be
There I sat in the same chair that you last saw my face,...Read More
Categories: death, heartbreak, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
At Heaven's Door
Author Dana Redricks
April 2, 2020

Today I received the worst news I thought 
I ever could hear. The words of my aunt 
telling me, you passed away. Today you 
died and went home to be with the Lord. 
You are where...Read More
Categories: christian, death, dedication, deep, father, heaven, how
Form: Ballad

Premium Member Have You
Have You

Ever wondered how it happens?
How the last person stays, 
How they make sure, everyone else gets out?

Ever wonder why?
Is that important? 
As long as we are safe, 
does it really matter who sacrificed;
or more specifically or…
even more importantly what...Read More
Categories: death, angel, dance, friendship, grandparents, growing up, heart,
Form: Free verse
Unending Love
I don’t hold any authority,
I am small compared to Your enormity.
Why then have I been rescued,
Who am I to have been pursued?

His is the power, He is the glory,
I am but a piece to unfold in His story.
God of my...Read More
Categories: death, god, love,
Form: I do not know?
Dad's Peace

I had a dream that I was performing at an open mic. Where Dad was speaking on the same show and was his poem.

On my death bed I prayed and I cry
And when you visited me I heard ur prayers...Read More
Categories: bereavement, cry, death, deep, father, lonely, loss,
Form: Free verse

time travel’n peace —
ought we find rather death,
war — tread on me.

funny the face, the companionship
of outer space, the innocence
of the sun and sky.

she still provides
the radiance of warmth;
him the blue or gray stormy eyes.

down ‘low discovery of weeds,
white and...Read More
Categories: death, world,
Form: Free verse
What to do with down time slam
What to do with all this down time ?

Now that i have cleaned the house

Done the garden 

And reorganised the shed

Nothing left to do

But ponder on the bad stuff

That which gives us sleepless night's

That frightens us to death

Our working day...Read More
Categories: death, slam,
Form: Free verse
Lost my Voice Slam
I ask myself ?

Where has my voice gone
during all of this ?

Why has my pen run dry ?

Why have i said or wrote nothing ?

How can i truly call myself a poet ?

If through word's and thought ?

I am simply...Read More
Categories: death, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Passing of Fear
The Passing of Fear
A mark on the door…

It is so quiet here, 
I believe that I can hear a snake, 
meandering across the dirt road, 
along the backside of the west fence. 
Usually he takes his time, 
but tonight, 
he...Read More
Categories: death, angel, courage, happiness, humanity, husband, identity, new
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I will be with you
I walk upon the earth with my pup
No one is in sight they are all closed up
Tight within their homes with flight and fear 
From the Covid 19 we battle here
It seems on line the only safe place to go
But...Read More
Categories: death, courage, god, hope, jesus,
Form: Prose
Premium Member HAIKU POISE 2

Hot soup here
Keeping at arms length;
Face mask call-signs


Antiseptic atmosphere
Pockets of isolation;
Together yet distanced


Empty public places
Ghost town feeling;
Pandemic toll


Lockdown hits hard
Widespread anxiety;
Fear chokes worry


Global bad news
Broken economies;
A tragic retreat


Just a small virus
Strangles our mortality;
Deadly lung infection


Across the world
Colour blind viral works;
Shades...Read More
Categories: death, allusion,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member BEYOND BLAME

Craft choice 
Pure poise
Numbs noise

Vet vice
Sweet spice
Prompts price

Taste touch
Move much
Stretch such

Glimpse gain
Pique plain
Soft strains 

Taste truth
Grand grooves
Prize proof

Dig deep
Seize sleep
Wit weeps

Right reach 
Etch each
Prompt preach

Death dance
Croons chance
Grim glance

Leon Enriquez
01 April 2020

...Read More
Categories: death, allusion,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Why Me
One of the questions
  after the Holocaust
was and is "Why Me?"
  Why did they die and I live?

There is no answer
  to this question
God's ways are inscrutable
  His plan unknowable  

Yet there's this -- 
...Read More
Categories: death of a friend, devotion, life, memory,
Form: Free verse
O Sping, O Life,
O Spring, O Life, where art thou?
Everywhere I look, new-born life:
flowers are singing, birds dancing,
while squirrels play away the day--

But there still is death in the air,
an ugly, cold-hearted killer too
tiny to see but big enough to
lay waste to mighty...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst, anxiety, appreciation, celebration, death, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Every human has a beast within;
He maybe a man who hasn’t done a sin;
But that doesn’t imply his beast is dead.
He can awake if his frustration is well fed.

YAWP! YAAWP! He cries,
He screams. His voice itself horrifies
The phantoms and certified...Read More
Categories: death, anger, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who kills who here
Lets pull the trigger to create a smoking gun

bang when cold steel feels the hot lead pellets burn

Death becomes the reaper aiming at a target set guilty

tools of the dark side work tirelessly spilling blood

The victim has no choice in...Read More
Categories: death, abortion, fire, hate, light, love, mirror, truth,
Form: Free verse
China Virus Effect
Long behold a secret told,
That all’s beheld in falsi gold,
That glitters through our minds that think,
Into darkness sink, we sink,

All the worlds the knees bow down,
This Dragon that kills now sends its help,
What Hypocrisy! More or less’t,
A conspiracy against our...Read More
Categories: death, courage, inspiration, inspirational, military, political, usa, war,
Form: Quatrain

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