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Epitaph Poems

Read wonderful epitaph poetry on the following sub-topics: beautiful, father, friendship, funny, here lies, mother, rhyme, school, sports and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
As long as Saints Roam The Earth David Smith Epitaph angel, bible, change, character,
Manifort sean ferris Epitaph angst, political,
work sean ferris Epitaph suicide,
Premium Member Poem MISS CONDUCT PLENTY Martin Brown Epitaph fun,
Remorse Gibbs Kudzai Kawinga Epitaph philosophy,
no more close shaves Wendy Watson Epitaph humor,
Premium Member Poem The Provider Wren Rushing Epitaph work,
My Blood Martyn Grindrod Epitaph bereavement, birthday, conflict, death,
Premium Member Poem Martyrdom Gershon Wolf Epitaph memorial, peace, tribute,
Premium Member Poem Farewell Gershon Wolf Epitaph dark, death, murder,
One Sweet Lie Lin Lane Epitaph grief,
My Best Friend The Lion Justin Worthy Epitaph absence, best friend, heartbroken,
DEVILUTION Dave Moore Epitaph analogy, animal, future, god,
Loving that NOTHING is curved Anil Deo Epitaph allusion, confusion, education, mental
Running out of the essential David Smith Epitaph bereavement, environment, fantasy, freedom,
Thanksgiving Armani ArmaniA Epitaph appreciation, farewell, forgiveness,
Premium Member Poem SPIRIT SOUL GONE JOHN DOE James Edward Lee Sr. Epitaph absence, confusion, dedication, eulogy,
Truth of the time Armani ArmaniA Epitaph destiny, feelings, truth,
RIP Abdul Malik Epitaph death,
Premium Member Poem LOYALTY LIES James Edward Lee Sr. Epitaph appreciation, assonance, bereavement, blessing,
Premium Member Poem ANNIE ELISE REST IN PEACE DIED BY FISH GREASE James Edward Lee Sr. Epitaph appreciation, bereavement, dedication, funeral,
Premium Member Poem Hope S Gaughan Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem RIP M T Pocquettes Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Here Lies Festus Sleape Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem D S Gruntled RIP Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem RIP Nephyr E Nuff Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Here Lies Laise E Brother Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Tom E Aiken Gregory R Barden Epitaph death, eulogy, humorous, light,
Premium Member Poem Light Aerobics Carol Connell Epitaph death, flower, humorous, word
Premium Member Poem Rest in Pieces Dear Heart Epitaph fun,
Ms Isabella Anisha Dutta Epitaph appreciation, fun,
Premium Member Poem R I P John Gondolf Epitaph humorous,
Premium Member Poem Uh-oh, Only Karen Would Die From That Lu Loo Epitaph death, humorous,
Bye May Wendy M Epitaph death of a friend,
Premium Member Poem Warrior for Justice Gershon Wolf Epitaph political, satire, tribute,
Premium Member Poem Last Laugh Epitaph Gershon Wolf Epitaph political, satire, tribute,
Premium Member Poem Here Lies Timmy Andrea Dietrich Epitaph humor,
Funny Epitaph Roy Pett Epitaph death, humorous,
Smooth Journey olusegun Arowolo Epitaph death,
Premium Member Poem A FUNNY EPITAPH Line Gauthier Epitaph appreciation, death, farewell, happy,
Premium Member Poem Dr Walter Frieze Sandison Jumbo Epitaph death, pride,
Premium Member Poem Auntie Millie Sandra Haight Epitaph death, humorous,
Premium Member Poem A Funny Epitaph Curtis Moorman Epitaph death, funny, grave,
Premium Member Poem Lady Jennifer Trent Sandison Jumbo Epitaph bereavement, death, vanity,
Bea-Gone Jerry Hackett Epitaph death,
Premium Member Poem Epitaph for George - A Lethal Wind Geoffrey Brewer Epitaph death, eulogy,
Pinocchio Tersab Jibs Epitaph death, funny, humor,
Professional epitaphs Wendy Watson Epitaph humorous,
Premium Member Poem The Epitaph of Jonathan Jones Jeanne Hicks Epitaph death, humor,
Premium Member Poem EPITAPH JAN ALLISON Epitaph death, funeral, humorous, wind,

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Epitaph Poems. Examples of Epitaphs and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Epitaph poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Epitaph.

Brief Definition

An Epitaph is a type of poem which is written for a deceased person. This type of poem is usually a statement or a memorial written in regards to a person who has recently died. Many people use this type of poem of a headstone or during a memorial service. Some people print the epitaph on a memorial card to be handed out during a memorial service or funeral.

An epitaph poem varies in length, with a typical length being between 10 and 25 lines long. The epitaph is meant to convey memory, honor, mourning, or another emotion and or statement relating to the deceased person. This poem is usually written by a friend or a family member who was close to the person who has just died and is usually written in favor and in grief for the deceased. Some people have chosen to write their own epitaph poems, though it is not a common practice for one to do so. 

Epitaph Poem Example

Happy

John was as a free bird, happy,
Living his life, happy.
When others were sad John, happy,
When John did go no one, happy.
For life is not long at all,
And man is a shadow on a wall,
A wall of time.

John our dearly departing 
Death will end his suffering.
Cruel death will do him a favor,
As he will carry him to his Savior.
Writing his will he creates the kiss of death;
This kiss marks him till his final breath.

Here comes a pale horse click, clack, click, clack
Upon it sits Death click, clack, click, clack.
Death rides down the street,
He stops, he looks
For the man with no heart beat,
He enters more silently than the best of crooks.

Death left while carrying John,
Got on his horse and carried on.
John is now in Heaven;
Where no heathen
Nor sickness roam,
Sitting by the white throne;
Walking on the streets of gold;
Never to become old.
Happy... Happy...
Eternally... Happy...

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