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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. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Respect THE BARON Kimo death, tribute,
Premium Member Poem eating the eaters Anthony Slausin Free verse beautiful, beauty, death, sad,
The Interruption Of Death Speaking Ronald Campbell Dramatic Monologue death, kiss,
Premium Member Poem WEDDING RINGS Line Gauthier Rhyme death, grief, life, lost
50 Words for Poe: Rasputin Lady Labyrinth Burlesque dark, death of a
Afterlife Jennifer Soeder Senryu dark, death, emotions, fear,
The Other Side Kathryn Tsosie Blank verse death, evil, feelings, lost,
K - Kink North Calantoni ABC betrayal, conflict, dark, death,
memories back then onward mutapurwa Elegy death of a friend,
Premium Member Poem Sands of Time - 21 Gregory R Barden Rhyme analogy, appreciation, death, life,
Premium Member Poem The Predator Judy Dunbar Rhyme animal, dark, death, image,
Premium Member Poem FLesh Death James Edward Lee Sr. Haiku analogy, death,
Premium Member Poem Retrieving Reprieve Kai Michael Neumann Free verse confidence, conflict, courage, death,
The Ravens Michele Sherman Free verse absence, bird, dark, death,
Green Is My Love Andrew Fairchild Rhyme absence, death, loss, love,
Premium Member Poem MARATHON MAN Line Gauthier Free verse death, integrity, introspection, judgement,
The Light Within Andrew Fairchild Lyric absence, death, life, love,
50 Words for Poe: Sibylline Lady Labyrinth Free verse birth, dark, death, desire,
Premium Member Poem A Friend's Son Tom Wright Free verse death of a friend,
Bick's Epitaph David Welch Light Verse death, fun, humorous, light,
Our End wouldn't be The End RA Shagun I do not know? death, love, marriage, wedding,
Angel of Death Timothy McGuire Senryu angel, death, golf,
Premium Member Poem Babies Wean Off Hope Emile Pinet Senryu death, 10th grade, baby, birth,
CANCELED Jim Tidd Senryu death,
Helpless Kolapo Olapoju Free verse cancer, death, death of
On the contrary Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? death, crazy, creation, dark, day,
Widows THE BARON Senryu death,
martyrs storm mark folks Rhyme angst, anxiety, art, death,
Premium Member Poem Man With Sickle Tom Wright Lyric death, time,
Premium Member Poem I Didn't Want To Know Tom Wright Free verse death of a friend,
Premium Member Poem What Matters 2 Tom Wright Couplet death, god,
Premium Member Poem Death Hurts Dear Heart Lanterne death,
Hidden beneath Dominic Middleton Free verse death, father, fire, horse,
I've Known Men So Tough meru groen Haiku death of a friend,
Premium Member Poem When When Then Yoga Noel Flater Rhyme death, fun, heart, life,
Premium Member Poem Lucylastic Tony Kirk Prose Poetry addiction, angst, death, drug,
Transcending warren marc Free verse death, life,
Metamorphosis-21 Abdul Malik Free verse death, life,
The Last 21 Larry Bradfield Rhyme death,
Premium Member Poem DEATH HAS NO DEATH Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse death,
Eternity's Door Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme death,
Premium Member Poem My Son's Resting Place Wade Greenlee Prose Poetry death, father son, grave,
Premium Member Poem Death Edward Ibeh Fibonacci dark, death, perspective,
Premium Member Poem Last Sunset John Crowe Rhyme cool, crazy, dark, death,
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Premium Member Poem Death Marches On Part One Chantelle Anne Cooke Free verse color, death, death of
Facebook As Confessional Minus Sexual Abuse matthew harris Bio death, 6th grade, 7th grade,
to my children john bogard Rhyme children, death, star,
Umberto Romeo: A Dedication DAVID GRASBY Free verse celebration, death, remember,
Place at table Colin Jeffery Free verse cancer, death,
Premium Member Poem At Dawn Gary Smith Rhyme death, military, soldier,

About This Page

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.

Death Poem Example

Indian Ink

“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes enchanting melodies!
Voices fall from the sky;    -Rising hymns release 
-ancient demons that   CLING to the soul

Darkness dwells under - gentle moonlight
Ancestors of the Spirit World!
Weaving Native smoke into the barren air
Indian spirits haunt the muddy Earth---
Moccasin makers rise from underneath;    While
  guardians of dream catchers - print the Universe
Smooth thread from the outer world; 
Arrowheads,   Ivory gems,   feathers, and illusions
I stumble upon a florid kiss.......   My veins;
Run Cold, like ice through a desert night.

Winds of enchanted drums - cry out for rain
Hollow chimes mesmerize,  my ties,  my eyes
An ancient rage begins to flare --- MADNESS! 
- takes place among the sanity of  who   I am
The spear of the perfumed buffalo scrapes my skin
I remove the veil that covers my eyes
The hands that cover my ears
Drying the scalp that bleeds on my face


Raven silk braids and feathers on my hair
Dancing in a horrid hallucination of Peyote,
Waking up from the “American Dream.”
Holding out my arms, I am free, I can fly.


By; PD

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