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An elegy poem is a form of poetry consisting of mourning, or sad and thoughtful feelings about the death of an individual, but there is more to an elegy. What is elegy in poetry (complete definition)?
america, analogy, discrimination, dream,
M. Obama whined to the world about white flight
(Caucasians fleeing urban areas as minorities move in).
Implying a racist slight against P.O.C communities...
but why would any sane Caucasian want to live
where they're increasingly unwelcomed
and disproportionally...Read More
He has a name
When the poets fall silent Man will not only lose his voice but also the notion of Life.
Steeped in the pain of his slain countryman,
surrounded by the turmoil of real fears
which lay exposed...Read More
The painful arrow
We were once one,
but now apart.
We were once together,
but now divided,
How could they, i wept.
Why would they, I cried.
For they were overcame by greed.
Yes ,for they were conquered by covetousness
Where are those who I trusted...Read More
North Carolina Ballerina
8th grade, beauty, dance,
North Carolina ballerina,
lady of the Piedmont,
she, so sterling,
died from the selfishness
of a drunk driver,
she entered God's garden
my tearful lament has
tattered the sails of my soul,
Elena, the anguish, the grief,
as the rain gently descends
from a...Read More
I sat there in silence
10th grade, 11th grade,
O that rigid scorn!
O that luring beast!
I beseech thee.
Snatch not another
I sat in tears
Why, O why?
Dearest to me
Bestow upon me
Thy fragrance of peace.
Steal no more...Read More
In Remembrance of Trevor Starr
In Remembrance of Trevor John Starr
1st September 1945 – 5th November 2016
There are no words for you to say
to someone you’ve loved so long
Brother, Husband, Father, Pop
the parting just seems wrong
and now it’s time...Read More
Three Brooklyn Brothers
7th grade, america, bereavement,
Model A 1929 Fords on the roads,
1929 Wall Street stock market crash,
you were born a child of the Great Depression,
New York City borough, three Brooklyn brothers
with their white Spitz dog, Skippy,
childhood soon over,
as you opened...Read More
Wisdom ~ Food for the Hungry
Anger ~ The Death of Wisdom...Read More
before and after
death, death of a
Why do we listen --more--
--after-- someone's death?
aren't their words as worthy
--before-- their last breath?
Of A Dream
7th grade, death, dream,
In the hoping of a dream of the February divine rising crocuses,
that shattered into violet ice fragments from significant sorrow,
as you became an ageless traveler ~
of the deeply welcoming universe....Read More
Legacy Of Edgar Allan Poe
9th grade, devotion, for
Dear Edgar, the ages will not separate my laud to you,
the gloomy obsidian roses of my devotion always
glint and bloom of a mourning so timeless,
that tolls its moroseness for your broken spirit
soaring on the...Read More
abuse, america, environment, farewell,
There goes the water where we find all the fish
There goes the earth where we grow all the food
There goes an ideological wish
Another tenet of Darwin, misconstrued
Melting and melting into the ground
Burning and...Read More
10th grade, beautiful, bereavement,
She was a twenty year old Latina U.S. Army enlisted soldier,
it takes a reserve of steel in her soul for a woman
to enlist, to sign on the line,
then to toe the line,
God bestowed gifts to...Read More
You Came Home
10th grade, death, god,
About-face, young, yet so aged, translucent,
marching silently into a column of
bloodshot eyes burning for sleep,
close them as you wipe the sweat and sand
from your newly freed soul,
damn the cold kiss from Death, as...Read More
death, father son, relationship,
You were not perfect
But you were good.
You were decent
And I have only recently
The true meaning
Of that word
And what it can cost.
You were a man whose moral compass
Never seemed to falter,
Whose honesty would not alter
No matter...Read More
Specific Types of Elegy Poems
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animals, christmas, death, dog, family, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, rhyme, sad, school, sports
Definition | What is Elegy in Poetry?