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An epitaph poem is a form of poetry consisting of a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written to praise the deceased, but there is more to an epitaph. What is epitaph in poetry (complete definition)?

Premium Member Dangers of Drink
Beneath this broken piece of sod Lies one who thought that he was God Who drank too much And drove, and such, A man whose thinking was quite flawed. Written September 21, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: drink, farewell,
Form: Epitaph



Queen Elizabeth II
Mother Mary, on your birthday, will you please intervene-- Bring my prayers to your Son: God save the queen [September 8, 2022]...Read More
Categories: bereavement, birthday, death, eulogy,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member PAPpy
Here lies her pappy. He got one of those Newfangled machines; Got hung by the hose....Read More
Categories: how i feel, humorous,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Final Parting
Here lies the body of a memorable man Unfortunately, he passed while on the can We found his body beside his throne And buried him here with this headstone. Written August 28, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: humorous,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Flat Cat
Here lies Percival C. Singer’s tabby cat Who tragically forgot where he was at He was crossing a street When, perchance, he did meet A truck that crushed him inalterably flat. Written August 18, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: cat, loss, sad,
Form: Epitaph



Premium Member Cyrus the Magnificent
Cyrus the Magnificent was flying high What a pity Cyrus had to flippin’ die When the rope on the trapeze broke, Here we buried this unlucky bloke. Written August 5, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: humorous,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Epitaph for a Corn and Beans Farmer
Here lies Mr. Stanley McCarver a proud corn and beans farmer Stanley ate his yields, didn't bring them to mart ...Read More
Categories: farm, food, giggle,
Form: Epitaph
MANDELA MYSTIQUE ETC IN AFRICA
I Madiba, you inspired this world like never before An African George Washington & Lumumba Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela of South Africa Yet crossing borders, bashing down walls Smiling, beaming, with good words for all II Then you said, many blacks were...Read More
Categories: africa, america, anti bullying,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member HERSCHEL VICTOR LANCE
Here lies no Herschel Victor Lance Life didn’t give him a chance He fell into a vat of molten iron We buried his memory, perchance. Written July 16, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: horror, humor, miss you,
Form: Epitaph
Neil Kerley South Australian
Born the son of a digger in country SA A tough childhood leaving home at 16 to find his way His course was set early on When he captain-coached North Whyalla to a premiership won His working...Read More
Categories: death of a friend,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member HERKIMER SEVY
Here lie the remains of Herkimer Sevy Seems he drove off the pier in his two-tone chevy Hitting his head on the steering wheel It split and laid back like an onion peel And that’s why it’s called it...Read More
Categories: humorous,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member JUDGE BEN MCWHORTER
Here lie the remains of Judge Ben McWhorter He held court in Bourbon Street’s Latin Quarter When his wife discovered his debauched ways, She took appropriate steps to end to his days. Written July 5, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: humorous,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member MILDRED MCBRECK
Here lie the remains of Mildred McBreck She perished in a horrible car wreck Seems her breaks failed on a curve Sending her into an uncontrollable swerve And that was the last of Mildred McBreck Written June 23, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: death, grave,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Happy At Last
Here lies Eleanor McKenzie Wedgewood Passed as an elderly genteel virgin should Never meeting her desired mate, A sadly regrettable fate It's said, moreover, she did the best she could. Written June 12, 2022...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Our Uncle Sam
Here lies the remains of our Uncle Sam Died from those who didn't give a damn, A malady known as a lack of concern His citizens were too apathetic to learn, He came to a slow and agonizing end When...Read More
Categories: america, death, future, patriotic,
Form: Epitaph

Specific Types of Epitaph Poems

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Definition | What is Epitaph in Poetry?