Death Poems | Examples of Death Poetry

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Details | Quatrain | Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death of a friend,
About the deceased say either good or nothing
by Alex Klugman
About the deceased say either good or nothing,
Therefore at the funeral of the deceased chief,
The subordinates  danced in full  silence,
With happy faces, but...

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Categories: death,
Too Many Crosses
by DM Babbit
Too many crosses lie on the hill
  with the flow of death timeless;
it comes incomparable to birth
  with more anxiety than expected anticipation.
The...

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Details | Terza Rima | Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abortion, abuse, betrayal, child death, god,
Premium MemberBattle for middle earth
by liam mcdaid
A voodoo doctor promotes death 
in an open arena to the living 
his crime is heresy killing of souls
 
This from his unholy ancient domain...

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Categories: death, feelings, friend, friendship,
Premium MemberOld Bob
by peter duggan
Old Bob

Old Bob he was my hero
In a funny kind of way.
Although I never knew it then
I just thought he was okay.
We used to pass...

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Categories: death, family, fire, funny,
Loovly House
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Look at the loovly garden!
Narry a thorn there scratches.
Look at the loovly birds!
A peeping chick soon hatches.
Look at the loovly house!
Such loovly locks and latches.

A...

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Details | Burlesque | Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, food, surreal, symbolism,
Premium MemberGravedigger Cravings
by Freddie Robinson Jr.
With a 7-Eleven Big Cup eulogy slurp
and a McDonalds Big Mac pall bearer burp,
it’s Big Boy Slim Jim holiday mourning time
Take a family reunion picnic...

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Categories: death, violence,
Premium MemberHowling at the Moon
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Black market product truckload ... 
illegal cargo of tax-free merchandise,
and plenty boxed liquor of trouble
Leather clad tattooed dirty violet blonde
riding shotgun,
with a Rambo knife hugging...

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Categories: death, deep, depression, strength,
Life after death
by Alex Duffy
Is there a life after death? I'm about to see
I'm ready to find out, got no one looking out for me
Been betrayed by everyone I...

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Categories: death, mental illness,
Piece by Piece
by Nik Pearce
She sits in the corner
and rocks to and fro
searching for memories
she lost a long time ago

She closes her eyes
and sits back in her chair
looking for...

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Categories: death, love, mother son,
Mother
by Nik Pearce
From the beginning you were always there
A large lady filled with joy
and dolly mixtures
they were your favorite
You were short in stature
with a huge heart
you couldn't...

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Categories: abuse, anger, anxiety, appreciation, death, depression,
I know now,
by Mike Grant
How do i break the hate for Gods sake.
How do i escape the coil of the snake.        ...

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Categories: angel, blessing, cute love, death, sad love,
Me and You
by Eric Baggett
When everyone else is dead.... When the sun shines Black... When man kind is dying....There is one thing i want to do.... And its pray...

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Categories: death, grave, holocaust, horror,
Premium MemberWHITE Invisible Tracks
by arthur vaso
Never to see her again
I looked down
Wine of bloods holo

Flowing from my hands
Unto the devils abode
Whitest of Pyrenees days
...

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Categories: absence, allusion, assonance, bereavement, death,
Premium MemberTERM LIFE INSURANCE JESUS CHRIST
by James Edward Lee Sr.
TERM LIFE INSURANCE JESUS CHRIST

You are of the tribe of Judah
If you wanna whole life insurance
A whole term life insurance
No need for
TRAVELERS, 
MUTURAL OF OMAHA
METROPOLITAN
COLONIAL
NEW...

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Categories: death, god, heaven, judgement,
Premium MemberSoul Ghosts
by Gary Bateman
Soul Ghosts

close to our
inner-core self

they are there
nestled beyond reach

still living as part of 
our past, present, future

they never forget
nor should we

they can’t forgive
maybe we can

part...

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Categories: death, dream, humanity, pain,
Blood
by Ibidun O.
B- Blood is red.
L- Lucid dreams may be filled with them.
O- Old humans may shed their red.
O- Odd events can let the red pour.
D- Devil's...

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Categories: death,
DEATH
by Gerold Gyabaah
 Death,  You that made my brother put his hands
 on his bosom
What have we done to pay your ransom

You filled my soul with...

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Categories: death,
Beyond reasoning
by Wilson Waison
The cry outburst in the domains still
Maybe today it’s not about the same
Troublesome shoots inflicted by death 
With each fortnight turns lamentations.

Why is that we...

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Categories: art, christian, cry, dark, death, holocaust,
Premium MemberWHITE Invisible Trains part1
by arthur vaso
Ice stiffened limbs
Reaching out
No saviors about

Snow flakes in the wind
I reached and reached and reached
Towards deaths cold hands
...

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Categories: death,
Grandma
by Wilson Waison
That faithful dawn brought a genesis that was inevitable 
With its bright beams, the flowers did cheer to the rinse
Warmth brought in, Calm and chilly...

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Categories: death, judgement,
The Judgement Day
by Muhammad Imtiaz

 The Judgement Day 
 
 The Shaking and quaking of earth, the splitting  and blasting of heavens 
 The undeniable promise of the...

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Categories: death, fantasy, war,
The Brotherhood
by Marqese Dabbs
Ready, set, aim, fire
Destruction will follow
With tools of fury, becoming a deadly weapon
Piercing the advocate of havoc
Born from anger, born from battle, no more compassion
Ultimate...

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Categories: death, dream, murder, music,
Sound of Violin
by PJ Gongora
I hear the night of your appalling death
In the theme of silent despair your next
For worthless life that incident had bet
Then seized the light of...

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Categories: death, humanity, life, love,
No more
by Aa Harvey
No more


In darkest gloom we wander still.  In a midnight hour we fall.
As the light begins to fade from our eyes, we are breathing...

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Categories: death, love, me, meaningful,
Morning is broken
by Aa Harvey
Morning is broken.


Electric blue; suffocate my words.
Drowning like a fish, gasping for air.
The hole I will lie in is golden on the outside.
I have no...

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Categories: death,
State of No Return
by Eugene Harvey
death, a heartless word 
from its beginning remains
yet a state of no return

© Eugene Harvey
...

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Categories: death, depression, destiny, fear,
Lifeclock
by Sohrab Rustom
Life is like the hand of a wall clock.
God himself adorns and makes it unlock.
it constantly rotates in the blocked circle.
Noisy days bury its day...

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Categories: death, heaven, imagery, jesus,
Black Tulips for the Dear Departed
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Stumbling between the Immensities
Cobwebs like lace capture her
keep her fixed at the door waiting,
should she cross over now, or remain?
Time is evaporating, time is dissipating,
the...

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Categories: death, grief, lost love,
Premium MemberForevermore, My Sweet Love
by Broken Wings
Repose
      Red Rose
          Shadows
       ...

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Categories: death, sad, winter,
My Regret
by Phoenix Szentesi
My emotions are frozen like winter snow
As much as I try they shall never show
My tears are hidden in darkened eyes
While I carry on with...

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Categories: death,
Where the road ends
by ej sansam
Where the road ends

The road ends
by the edge of the woods
at the end of the shortest day
when there is no place left to travel to
and...

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Categories: death, insect,
Premium MemberDeath of a Fly
by Maurice Rigoler
(Loose translation of Goethe’s "Tod einer Fliegen")


Without a pause he drinks the toxic brew
until the world about him goes askew.
Light-headed, giddy, delusional
he finds himself no...

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Categories: death, tree,
When I Die
by Robert Black
When I die
I want to be buried 
Shallow
Near a struggling tree 
And that tree 
Can feed off me
Over time
When it needs me
Just like I fed...

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Categories: death, emotions, feelings,
Absence
by Samara Khasru
As the Soul leaves from the body,
Bare and naked,
Senseless and Worthless.
Enough is Enough,
No more Pain,
Can’t feel anything.
Enough is Enough.
...

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Categories: death, life,
Tears of the Tin Man
by meru groen
Tears of the tin-man, is what rusts the machine.

Lines etched in the face, tell what a man has seen.

Here life is sorrow, there's no one...

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