Memorial Death Poems

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


For Maya Angelou: Like A Cherished Effigy by Chime Justice Ndubuisi
I hold it up again today; the world,
Pregnant with magical dimples
Of a child's reckless abandon,
And look at the face,
Then I look at the deep cut
And...

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Categories: bereavement, death, heartbroken, memorial,

Midnight Slaughter by Dylan Hull
In fields of green
 you cannot be seen.
 At night you wait
 while your targets prepare their plates.

A combat knife you have.
 for tonight there...

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Categories: dark, death, evil, fantasy,



Dark Shadows by Rico Leffanta
I used to live in Dark Shadows
Abutting the cemetery
My wife and her lover plotted
An hole in the ground for me

As grave as it is to...

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Categories: death, grave, love, lust,

memorial service by jan hansen
 Local Memorial Service

Outside the funeral agency two employees
dressed for their job, stood smoking, by the pavement 
a hearse with coffin inside stood waiting.
finally, they...

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Categories: death of a friend,

Once by Alycia Wheatley
Once you were my destiny.
Now you are a memory.
         Gone,
But always a part of me.
...

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Categories: death, destiny, fate, i

WHY WE SOB- free verse on death by MOSES KISIANG'ANI MAKHAKHA
Our mouths open, you leave we gaze
Asking weather, yo’ river or  wind?
Like floods you come,to sweep the beauties
Our eyes you leave, we wipe we...

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Categories: angst, death, fear, memorial,

Premium MemberHappy Holiday -- Happy Memorial Day by Gershon Wolf
Mister Everett Wheeler Cartwright came from Burlington Vermont
All the way to Massachusetts---quite a healthy jaunt

Didn't really understand the cause the Union fought so hard for
Freedom...

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Categories: death, freedom, grief, remembrance

Boot Hill by Rico Leffanta
Boot Hill is filled with remorse
From folks who could not stay the course
But a lot could be worse
Than a ride in an hearse
For a cowboy...

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Categories: culture, death, endurance, funeral,

Premium MemberElegy by David Hart
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Categories: death, appreciation, black african american,

Premium MemberMemorial Day by carlos trevino
Girl weeping in Church
   Memorial day, husband dead
Little girl beside her stares...

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Categories: bereavement, cry, death,

In Memoriam by Andy Sprouse
The tears you shed for a fallen brother,
in grief, in pain, and in memoriam -
the look in the eyes of his mother.

The light revealed through...

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Categories: death, friendship, life, love,

Anasazi Maiden by Jennifer Sanfilippo

I have always filled thy cup
The Young Lover learns our Medicine
The Old Man makes him change
The Hawk soars above my heart
The Four Paws always beside...

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Categories: culture, death, desire, devotion,

Premium MemberEmpty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse by Stephe Watson


I'm here tonight
to stand in the ache.
The ache of hollow,
the empty of the not 
simply empty; rather,
the empty of the
recently full.

The silent ache of
missingness, of...

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Categories: death, death of a

An accursed abominable deadly epidemic by matthew harris
(alternately titled random axe of violence)

I calculated an average 
of ~10.16.... deaths per year 
of mass school shootings since Columbine, 
a morbid benchmark where,

iGen /...

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

BRUTALITY by JW Nugent
Brutality

Ambushed outside a village
some of the enemy were killed
their bodies tied to our tracks
to drag back trough the village
there to stay as a warning;
our unit...

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Categories: conflict, dark, death, eulogy,

BELIEF by JW Nugent
BELIEF

Hard to breathe 
in this crystalline air
I can feel it’s sharpness.
Nights are seldom pleasant
almost always dangerous.
Charles moves at night
dug in we wait for the attack.
We...

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Categories: angst, conflict, death, destiny,

PTSD by JW Nugent
PTSD

My nightmares are violent;
rifle jammed frustratingly dead,
broken stock useless as a club,
only a k-bar knife and free hand
reaching for those darting figures
leaping over my fighting...

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Categories: death, anger, angst, bereavement, conflict,

Essay On Drums by JW Nugent
	ESSAY ON DRUMS

The drum sounds slowly its cadence
the beat, beat, beat marks a march
and through the air reverberates.

The tramp of a company at quick time,
arms...

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Categories: angst, bereavement, dark, death,

Remembering by JW Nugent
   REMEMBERING

Hot, heat is the first impression,
this is the one that lasts
three hundred and sixty five days.

From the portal of the freedom bird
a...

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Categories: angst, anniversary, bereavement, death,

Premium MemberNever Forget by Gershon Wolf
From Poland hailed your Uncle Max, who in matters of manners was a bit lax,
While from France came Aunt Belle, whom I thought was really...

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Categories: death, family, memorial, world