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Elegy Death Poems

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From a Trailer Park in Keokuk
she came from the town of keokuk
  for what she did, she charged a buck 
    or sometimes two;
everyone said she...

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Categories: angel, death, eulogy, farewell,

Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi
By Izunna Okafor

Beyond the shrubs of Sahara 
Lifted a munt of brainy bond 
Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia
Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts

Across the bridge of...

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Categories: africa, death, life, tribute,

Indelible Parting
Should I wear myself off in tears?
Should I get myself lost with beer?
Should I dare consult the seers 
for the loss of a comely dear?


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Categories: death, feelings, sad,

Sonata -- Lyrics
When we first met and you smiled at me,
I knew right then we were meant to be,
Together always you and me,
All through our years.

And when...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, death, memory,

The Winter of Our Discontent
I'm discontent that you just went.
You did not think to say good-bye.
You were intent — you had to die.

You could have asked if it was...

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Categories: death, extended metaphor, winter,

Hymn for Fallen Soldiers
DPAA Hymn for Fallen Soldiers
by Michael R. Burch

Sound the awesome cannons.
Pin medals to each breast.
Attention, honor guard!
Give them a hero’s rest.

Recite their names to the...

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Categories: bereavement, courage, death, devotion,

Crossed Off the List
Do you love to stand upright for the truth?
Or do you love it more,
bending to lies
At an acute angle forty five

Degrees of false moderation
permits you...

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Categories: dark, death, spiritual, truth,

Premium Member Elegy
In the village churchyard she lies,
Dust in her beautiful eyes,
No more she breathes, nor feels, nor stirs."

Longfellow-  In The Churchyard at Cambridge, Verse 1




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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, grief,

Hear me
Hear me 
As I make my plea in deep thought.
Of what essence is this that come from my nostril?
In purity of joy I came

Smiling as...

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Categories: death, africa, age, anxiety, creation,

Mami Owon
It is so true that good mothers are rare.
In the furious face of hunger,
And in the ferocious jaws of sickness
You have always been near.

Mami Owon,

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Categories: death, mother,

Ultra Violent Light
Dark grey matter
manifest crimson flow tendacies
Fade to black thoughts 
formaldehyde revealed thru scope sight
Scarlet droplets trace a fetal prone outline;
such a morbid delivery ... 

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Categories: dark, death, metaphor, symbolism,

~~~~Concludes the poem "Dark Angel"


Speak to me in many waters
Wash away the dirt and grime
Lay my body upon the alter
Transform me to another time
May I...

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© Niyna Che  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, funeral, grandmother, remembrance

maybe I didn't hold his hand tight enough
"That maybe,
I didn't hold his hand tight enough..."
is the line most bittersweet, rough --

I imagine Mattie wished Jamie had stayed
as he held his hand, as...

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Categories: child, death, emotions, grief,

Harriet Harris circa November 13th 1935 May 4th 2005
Harriet Harris circa November 13th, 1935 - ~ May 4th, 2005
(untimely death sentence ordained ~ early February 1935)

Test teasing prophylactics embarrassing
purchase never made at local...

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Categories: death, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Premium Member An Elegy Written In a Road
It was a weekend and I was in a mood
To reach my home as early as I can
I urged the wheels to start a friendly...

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Categories: car, cat, death, emotions,

The calling dawn
In death I find stillness
I find peace of nothingness
The nirvana
The last step on this journey
To relieve the pain
Sleep peacefully in my dreams that never bloomed...

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Categories: cry, death, depression, eulogy,

The celestial light is about to go and escapes;
As dawn enters, and cover it with darkness.
She was able to finish mysteries, with less air to...

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Categories: death, 8th grade, 9th grade,

A Surfeit of Light
There was always a surfeit of light in your presence.
You stood distinctly apart, not of the humdrum world—
a chariot of gold in a procession of...

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Categories: death of a friend,

The songs of sorrow is toneless
The sorrows of the heart is song less
Gone and gone for good
The dept of death is Dept less
The cream of...

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Categories: death, absence, anger, anxiety, beautiful,

In Memoriam Great Uncle Patrick
Here, where the sky is so close,
the deep shadows of the hill have 
taken away our great uncle

A family love,
firm of authority,
Shield of wisdom.

We weep...

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Categories: death, appreciation, beauty, eulogy,