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Grief Death Poems

These Grief Death poems are examples of Death poems about Grief. These are the best examples of Death Grief poems written by international poets.


That January Day by michael wise
You loved me, this I know
but then you had to go
and things were never quite the same again

On that January day
I kind of lost my...

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Categories: anniversary, death, father son,

At A New Start by Marissa Faries
I know I may have never met some of you,
Because you already went on through
To the other side, where there is a new life.

I may...

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Categories: death, family, grandparents, grief,



Deep End by Amber Chafer
Staring at the blank walls
You think of the what ifs
The what it could be,
The why it happened

You’re stuck
Stuck in a battle of the past
Begging for...

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Categories: dark, death of a

Premium MemberBruce Walker, elegy by Stephe Watson
My teacher died.
   
   His lungs failed him.

He taught me that the lungs
harbor grief.

   His lungs are gone.
My grief...

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Categories: death of a friend,

Ultrasound by Brianna Hobson
What will it take?
For me to be born again
With no hair, soft scalp
Developing fingers, umbilical cord wrapped around my neck

The ultrasound lied to me
Told me...

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Categories: death, abortion, age, allegory, anxiety,

Ryan my son by STEVE WOOD
Ryan my son, when i visit you
I am glad to be so near
Ryan my son when I visit you
It hurts so bad to see you...

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Categories: bereavement, death, grief, missing,

lonliness by STEVE WOOD
In the dark I am alone
Without my wife, without my son
I wish to die but then I cry
I cry, cry and cry
Till the tears in...

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Categories: cry, dark, death, depression,

For Nothing by Wanda Daugherty
For Nothing

Take a tower built of sorrow;
Let it crumble to the ground.
Build a dream from out the fragments;
Soon the dream will tumble down.

Live a lifetime,...

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Categories: death, angst, confidence, grief, light,

Black dog by Wanda Daugherty
Black Dog

Johnny was a quiet boy:  
He lived by Rangar Wood.
Johnny’s mother loved him,
As all good Mother’s should.

Black dog what’s you purpose?
Just to howl...

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Categories: animal, bereavement, boy, death,

Yesterday by michael wise
It never seems to end
as you lose another friend
when death comes grimly reaping
and he leaves the mourners weeping

How terrible the day
when someone fades away
and they...

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Categories: death, death of a

Sonnet 19 'How Strange It's Hard For Me To Wash Your Clothes' by Andrew Fairchild
“How Strange… it’s Hard for me to wash your clothes:
They will be put away for the last time…
They’ve stayed ten months in small piles, and,...

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Categories: caregiving, death, grief, loss,

Premium Membermessage from a piece of gravel by Anthony Slausin
Death will come at you for certain
like a piece of gravel spit from a truck.
After it strikes your windshield soul 
it leaves in a mocking...

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Categories: death,

Tides of Life by Jaishree Doshi
Tides of Life


Thoughts of my heart flowed out as tears,
The future ahead holds lots of fears.
As I alone walked down that memory lane,
I felt nothing...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, death, grief,

Alan Kurdi by Muhammad Amin
Alan Kurdi lies on the beach
Like autumn’s fallen leaf
Seagulls soar in the sky
Singing a song of grief

His eyes are bright pools
Swimming in the deep
Are forgotten...

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Categories: death, 5th grade, beach, child,

After the Storm by Andrew Fairchild
O!  Afterthought, Thou art a stern Taskmaster!
Thy Glare’s as gentle, as is Sun on Snow!
O!  Heart!  Would She have stayed, if I...

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Categories: analogy, assonance, conflict, death,

The Day Hope Died by Wanda Daugherty
The Day Hope Died

We all arose and washed our faces.
The day Hope died.
There was no use to waste time on tears.
Now that Hope was gone.

We...

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Categories: beauty, care, death, death

The Corner Store by Kaitlyn Krenik
Mommy, can we go to the corner store?
I’ve saved my allowance for two weeks.
I must have a hundred bucks, maybe more!
I want chocolates to fill...

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Categories: death, grief, loss, mom,

WHY by Anisha Dutta
            WHY?
            ...

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Categories: death, emotions, grief, heartbreak,

Keeping Alive by BECKY K MARTINSON
Keeping Alive

Rock music plays
On the radio
Listen with tears
As I drive the road
Remember her ways
How she danced
Oh, if but I
One more chance

The boots I wear
Truck I...

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Categories: christian, death, eulogy, grief,

Under Your Cover by BECKY K MARTINSON
Under Your Cover

In a cot
Sitting, waiting
Tears shed
Heart fainting
I watched as she drifted
Drifted away
It came so early
That daggering day
Shes gone
'they' placed the lid on
Under the cover
Dark,...

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Categories: bible, christian, death, faith,