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Death Elegy Poems

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

Premium Member Dreams Coercing Memory

“Dreams Coercing Memory” 

You want cherries jubilee
with a little Krug champagne
but soft custard is just the same
when reality plays its game
by the spoonful
morphine comes 

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Categories: death, family, life, love,

Premium Member Spirit Vessel Elegy
Spirit Vessel Elegy by James Edward Lee Sr. 

Decayed lay the vessel, fill with rot;
Derailed and decomposed;
Tilled embalmed yet corpse not;
Dispose of spirit so rose;

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Categories: adventure, allusion, analogy, birth,

Premium Member All that Matters

“All that Matters” 

Heather left us today
lost poetry in music 

there she sits 
with Chopin 
at her piano
playing solitaire
for a short while
to be collected...

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Categories: death, family, loss, love,

An elegy for a legend, in memory of the inspiration that was Mehdi Bagheri, my great teacher
He is dead. My beloved teacher is gone.
Like the burning sun, with knowledge he shone
A man of letters, he would voice his thoughts 
Costing him...

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Categories: elegy, in memoriam, inspiration, mentor,

Premium Member A HeadStone for Josiah
It has been twelve long years now
Twelve years of void, of unquenched pain
Twelve teary years of what would have been
Twelve years of your absence accorded...

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Categories: absence, brother, feelings, sunset,

It always comes
Just like a friend!!
One with no invitation

Purpose to take
All what the creator 
Has made
Life,to take it has no failure

Have no time
The human end

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Categories: abuse, adventure, africa, birth,

Two sorrows and a lie
You cannot charm away the grim reapers;
No matter how beautiful your slick tongue
Bathes your bottom lip; to give air lippers
‘til oxygen craves your depleting lung,


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© Bantu West  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angel, anger, cry, dark,

An Elegy for the Hunted Dove
In a nest of straw, a gentle dove once dwelled,
Seeking peace amidst the urban's frantic maze.
With tireless toil, she fashioned dreams untold,
Her sanctuary rising amidst...

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Categories: bird, cry, emotions, england,

Vessel dead, soar away her truest self-did;
Body cold corporately divided the vessel and spirit rise
Alas!  Vessel death tow, we left behind ask and wonder...

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Categories: analogy, anxiety, bereavement, death,

Premium Member Forbidden Fruit

~ Mortality ordained ~...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death,

Premium Member They thought I was dead
They thought I was dead,  
Laying in the cold ground,  
But little did they know,  
My spirit was still around. 

I saw...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,

Premium Member Forever Missing You

The rusted gate swings in the August wind leading me through bitter sweet memories of a time when your voice was all I heard
Stumbling down...

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Categories: death of a friend,

To dwell in past of fate,
where sorrow and pain predominantly coexist as fortune of bitterness.
To leap on is to beg death for his sting 

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Categories: death, fate,

Forgotten Beauty
Forgotten Beauty

Scarlet Beauty in her deathbed
Beauteous than the dewy rose
Beauteous than the dale of hermit
Beauteous than the Oceans pose
Beauteous than the eves and mornings
Which in...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, death, destiny,

Premium Member Godspeed, Harry
On the wings of a Pegasus,
You've spirited away
To be with the Lord in heaven.
I wish I knew you better
During your living years,
But through your poetry,

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Categories: appreciation, death, farewell, feelings,