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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 sadness
In a way, perhaps, there is no such thing as superior or inferior, only moral or immoral. Just maybe....Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Epitaph



Premium Member ELDER'S LIFE HANDICAP ENDED WELL-
Mine face fully teared engulf in stream of tears; So in grief my body aches force full trembling in fears; Just you and I am minister seven others no one else cares; Life ended, elder handicap victim had...Read More
Categories: absence, analogy, appreciation, bereavement,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member His Truest Self Has Ascended- My SpokenWord
His bones has rested there, He's no longer here; in an instant faster than a second, His truest "self" ascended in the twinkling of an eye faster than a second he was with...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, bereavement, destiny,
Form: Epitaph
The Dead Won't Let Me Sleep
Dreams of tropical beaches The dead won't let me sleep Money got me always on my feet A certain gift a contempt behind closed doors The sweetness of life illusions spelled out in a dream The dead won't let me...Read More
Categories: death, dream,
Form: Epitaph
The Lion doesn't sleep tonight
The Lion doesn't sleep tonight What will you turn out to be There is always that monster in your dream It knows you more than you know It's royal head piece displays its regal determination I fought fear and...Read More
Categories: death, dream, fate, nature,
Form: Epitaph



If There Were No Tomorrow's
If there were no tomorrow I would have no sorrow The life I have had Has made me glad If there were no tomorrow I have lived on time that was borrowed The joy of knowing Has kept me going The lives that...Read More
Categories: dedication,
Form: Epitaph
The Bug-Man,Tarantulas
Slode's new poem: Bug-man Tarantula Phantom motion seeking assembled characters Catatonic semi-demonic the fervent priorities Damned by honesty and crowned the duke of chill Something happy how fast a picnic can run out of stock On the sale of the...Read More
Categories: dark, desire, identity, memorial,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Gentle Jim
Here lies little Bill – He took such a bad spill… It happened at his still, Making liquor was his thrill Here lies gentle Jim – His heart was never dim, He died after losing a limb – Drowned because he couldn’t...Read More
Categories: crazy, death, funeral, funny,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member An Epitaph
He read books and wrote some too and taught some folks how to do so too. ...Read More
Categories: death, food, imagery, seasons,
Form: Epitaph
Victor Rip
Trying to find The happiness of Trying to find The way They kept him on life support I sat outside and would not move He had suffered greatly from his heart attack I tried to pray but I had no connection I...Read More
Categories: prejudice, sad, truth,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Epitaph For An Unknown Soldier
For Memorial Day, 2023... Rest now The wind knows your name It is heard in the song it sings to the stars Now you can rest And rest assured that no day Shall erase you From the memory of time...Read More
Categories: memorial day,
Form: Epitaph
Drumming the Way
Trying to find The happiness of Trying to find The way They kept him on life support I sat outside and would not move He had suffered greatly from his heart attack I tried to pray but I had no connection I...Read More
Categories: black african american, death
Form: Epitaph
His Epitaph, Short and Snappy
They nagged him till he'd had enough. His one remaining joy was snuff. Beyond the post that ends his race he has found a better place. This is no time to joke or laugh but to write his epitaph. Art is...Read More
Categories: leaving, life, peace,
Form: Epitaph
Wrong Turn
You hid it well--- I couldn't tell Until it was too late. I went through Hell. Resigned to Fate I tried to sate Your constant growling need Or else abate Your lust. You feed On the heartseed Of my soul. Dark and fell, I...Read More
Categories: abuse,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member He Whom Done More For Us-
Who does more for me? to receive He do more for me, and I believe; I can't deny He loves me so I'm His Beloved Son and Daughter HE WHOM HAS DONE MORE FOR US Hallelujah 3/17/23 Written...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, bereavement, character,
Form: Epitaph

Specific Types of Epitaph Poems

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Definition | What is Epitaph in Poetry?