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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.


Too Many Funerals by Sean Rackley
Relatives, celebrities,
and soldiers we lament;
This time, a younger friend has passed
Another wake I choose to attend
Getting ready to go:
flowers bought and sent,
praying, bathing, dressing, and...

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Categories: death, death of a

Premium MemberThe Register Book by charles messina
When I attend a wake I always try to arrive a short time after the service starts, this way it gives some of my friends...

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Categories: death,



Godfather by eric ploscik
News out of the blue
Mind preoccupied with doom, gloom
And a potentially Sunday afternoon 
Realizing we're all mortal
For if we knew when our number
Was to be...

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Categories: death, grief, thanks,

Premium MemberThe Last Laugh by Carol Connell
For Chris Card, famous humorist, please show no grief.
He rests in a state of comic relief.

9/12/18

submitted for Funny Epitaph Poetry Contest sponsored by Jesse Rowe...

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Categories: death, funny, word play,

Premium MemberBuried on Sour Ground by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Took a spirit trek
across the golden amber prairie
Zephyr driven westward
to the South Dakota Black Hills

Had a restless pioneer rest,
unsettling
I laid my dear skin gentle feelings
on...

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Categories: death, grief, native american,

One day just not today by Pranjali Takle
One day may be the tears will dry up,
Today let me shed them freely
One day maybe the pain will reduce,
Today let it engulf me completely
One...

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Categories: death, grief,

Premium MemberRIP by Kale Brereton

The heat of sand on my feet
And grinding in my toes
The sounds of the ocean waves
Crashing against the shore
A cold drink in hand
Wet with perspiration
The...

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Categories: bereavement, death, death of

Tissue by Brianna Hobson
Tissue paper 
White and thin 
Vision of a ghost skeleton

Bedsheets cover 
No body! 
No feet!

Tissue paper for
the recently deceased
...

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Categories: angel, death, dream, funeral,

To My Darling by JESS OPPERMAN
If i could will my heart to stop
and breathe a final breath
i'd sit beneath an old oak tree
and trade my life for death

The pain in...

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Categories: death, grief, heartbreak, loss,

Premium MemberLove knows no bounds by Melissa Tracy
Three sons all gained their fathers strengths
To gain him back they would go great lengths
Calloused but filled with love were his hard working hands
His hands...

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Categories: death, grief, love,

Sundered Heart Tis Like Death by matthew harris
'Pon gleaning lasses,
     and sir really not alright
not "FAKE" lads
     grievousness doth bite
Love's Labour's
   ...

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

Labrador by Brianna Hobson
Kept on pushing but nothing came
Doctor waves his arms in shame
The nurses don't know who to blame

Instead they take to shivering
The tulips begin delivering
Ivory petals...

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Categories: animal, birth, child, death,

Two Heartbreaks--Two Deaths by robin davis
In the distance, time and space
I'll always see your loving face
With a big and caring smile
Even though its been a while
Since I held you really...

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Categories: death of a friend,

Premium MemberTender Days by Stephe Watson


Guilt is immortal

Grief can live only in the tender hours,
in the sweet bittersweet tender days -
the days who number some number
unknown to all, felt by...

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Categories: death of a friend,

Worthy or Not by Rhona McFerran
When you died
you left me a broken
gift on your doorstep
words unspoken,
your letters, photos
bitter tokens
of the years before.

How you exposed
your lovely flaws
and I held in
my utter...

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Categories: best friend, death of

Grief by Pranjali Takle
Papers are blank, words are unexpressed
Feelings are empty and totally depressed
It feels like a big black hole
Ready to swallow me whole
I never thought it would...

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Categories: death, emotions, grief,

Stockholm by Sarafiel Light
Every night I cry
myself to sleep for I
cannot see the point
in life after you die
My world shattering 
all around me
My quivering heart 
an amputee
It doesn't...

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Categories: death, depression, grief, heartbreak,

Seascape by Jean Bush
Oh, how you loved it, puppy,
When first you saw the beach.
“Sit, stay, don’t dig the sand.”
I had so much to teach.

You barked and rolled and...

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Categories: beach, cry, death, dog,

Burning Out by mermaid girl
Burning fast and high, but not for long
Flickering away without a final song
Burns so so bright, but its gone so fast
Disappearing is a second, only...

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Categories: death, destiny, fire, grief,

voicemail by sam smith
the sun watched him come, the moon saw him stay.
confiding in the sky and the lives it held captive,
but weeping as the world slept;
afraid to...

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Categories: death, grief, i miss you,