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. (New Poems Below)
Pale shelter Categories: epitaph, angst, love, Form: Free verse
Ashen was the sky
That rejected hand of sunrise
Sullen was the heart
That stumbled in affection,
Incapable of lauding
Ruby blush of budding rose
And pink passions on horizon
Defying darkened woes.
In midst of a vibrant spring
Her garden blooms curled up
Amid hostile dry weather,
Teared-up, she...Read More
Rest in Pieces Categories: farewell, Form: Epitaph
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Rest in pieces Johnny Speed,
You pressed down on the gas;
Hit a tree while sliding on grass,
The speed limit you did not heed.
November 14, 2019 (Edit 2017)
Poetry/Epitaph/Rest in Pieces
Copyright Protected, ID 17-1198-343-0
All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym.
Nick O Tyme Categories: death, funeral, hero, life, Form: Epitaph
Here lies the body of Nick O Tyme
Who never thought of crossing the line
Lived his life as quiet as could be
Only stimulant consumed was tea
Saved a lady from the path of a train
Regarding which he was true to his name
EPITAPH TO A CAT Categories: epitaph, cat, death, Form: Epigram
EPITAPH TO A CAT
Here lies our cat,
At peace no doubt.
Survived eight times,
Then his luck ran out
4th November 2019
Pithy Pome contest
Sponsor - Maureen McGreavy
I Loved You in Countless Ways Categories: epitaph, love, Form: Rhyme
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
by Elizabeth Barrett...Read More
Sorrow Still Lingers Categories: absence, blessing, death of a friend, eulogy, Form: Epitaph
It hasn’t been so long, you know.
Since I saw, your small eyes aglow.
. . . They smiled a little smile for me.
You had your joy, you had your fun.
You had fifteen seasons in the sun.
. . . I didn’t know...Read More
Poor Eleanor Categories: death, funeral, irony, Form: Epitaph
Here lies Rigby, Eleanor,
Of whom we'll say no more,
Except she was such a bore
She defied muses' law:
As recently was shown
She couldn't raise one decent poem!
(I didn't expect any return for my own mediocre effort)....Read More
Silence As Paper Absorbs Ink To Battle Rage Categories: epitaph, art, conflict, dark, death, evil, poetry, war, Form: Rhyme
Silence As Paper Absorbs Ink To Battle Rage
The clink, clink of hammer and anvil kissing hard
hot flames from fiery furnace belching molten steel
famous blades born from a fallen meteorite shard
gifts bloody deep cuts a fallen warrior feels.
Deadly romance of man,...Read More
Anthocyanin Categories: epitaph, autumn, change, life, metaphor, nature, river, water, Form: Free verse
Dancing upon the shifting crystal stage
The leaf is destined to dance the dance of the river
Aimlessly floating, turning, twirling
Its petiole dampened by the clear water
Washing over the cheerful green blade
Filtering through its veins
Exultant, is it not?
To be enraptured by the...Read More
Self-Portrait Without Categories: epitaph, moving on, silence, slam, solitude, strength, trust, Form: Free verse
between us there is only one,
with something to offer,
one who takes,
one who requests nothing,
one who never stops to ask,
there can be no compromise,
the moment for sharing,
has passed beyond recalling,
these words are the remnant,
of a scourged truth,
your vocabulary is thick wool,
A Crow's Lament Categories: epitaph, death, funeral, grave, Form: Rhyme
Two crows spoke indigo black
One to the other at the graveside bleak
Sharing the begotten woe as they did clack
Perched over the fading epitaph bespeaks
In the sorrowful caws of the death knell toll
Sharing the begotten woe
October 2, 2019
Make It Six Poetry...Read More
The Broken Swing Categories: epitaph, childhood, growing up, memory, metaphor, nostalgia, Form: Acrostic
Teetering on the overgrown knoll with
Hinges fused in rust due to years of neglect
Eerily an epitaph of our misspent youth
Beckoning us to recapture lost dreams
Remembering the friends we had spent
Outdoors with under a burnished sky
Knowledge of world affairs...Read More
Parmenio translation Categories: war, Form: Epitaph
Be ashamed, O mountains and seas: these were men who drew valorous breath.
Assume, like pale chattels, an ashen silence at death.
—Parmenio, translation by Michael R. Burch
Children's Poems Categories: epitaph, children, Form: Verse
We had a special visitor.
Our world became suddenly brighter.
She was such a charmer!
Such a delighter!
With her sparkly diamond slippers
and the way her whole being glows,
Keira’s a picturebook princess
from the points of her crown to the tips of...Read More
Departure From Kamieniec Categories: epitaph, journey, war, world war ii, Form: Free verse
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 9/27/2019
In winter, you can hear only falling snow
and feel the power of frost on the face
they also knew about it, the ones from the labor camps,
when they packed things on the run:
the soldier with...Read More
Leonidas of Tarentum Translation Categories: eulogy, Form: Epitaph
Blame not the gale, or the inhospitable sea-gulf, or friends’ tardiness,
mariner! Just man’s foolhardiness.
—Leonidas of Tarentum, translation by Michael R. Burch...Read More
Simonides Translation Categories: epitaph, eulogy, Form: Verse
tell the Spartans we lie
here, dead at their word,
obedient to their command.
Have they heard?
Do they understand?
—Simonides, translation by Michael R. Burch
Athenian Epitaphs Categories: epitaph, death, Form: Epigram
These are epitaphs placed on gravestones and monuments by the ancient Greeks in remembrance of their dead.
Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be,
but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
—Michael R. Burch,...Read More
Anubis Awaits Categories: epitaph, devotion, lost love, true love, Form: Sonnet
Anubis waits before the gates of hell,
To mummify your morbid love entombed…
With sustenance a sanguinary smell,
Despondent demonic desires consumed…
An enslaved eternal epitaph lies,
Love captured in a pernicious prison…
A cancerous confined in its chastise,
Within a duality sanctioned schism…
A passage in gold...Read More
Phoenix Categories: epitaph, birthday, journey, self, spiritual, uplifting, Form: Rhyme
Sometimes I want to scream
“This is not me!"
But then who would I be
Without these reflections
Of the world outside
So I abide
In the lie of conformity
And do my best to ignore the enormity
Of the universe inside my head,
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child Categories: absence, bereavement, conflict, death, discrimination, eulogy, funeral, Form: Epitaph
I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.
Joyce Categories: depression, farewell, how i feel, lost love, Form: Epitaph
I said I'd love you till I die
Now, I sit and wonder why?
It was so frivolous now it seems
It's like I'm living in a dream
The months have slowly passed away
Since I lost you that fateful day
Seems only loved ones care...Read More
Ice Nine Part 1 WARNING Categories: epitaph, abortion, abuse, Form: Rhyme
The sourceling of anti-matter,
morphed in, a slithering form.
From Darkness's anteroom chamber-
The wormhole, in escape-
The place where disobedience was born.
from Satan's spawning floor.
The full...Read More
Phantom Categories: depression, Form: Epitaph
Blue heaven lying beneath the shapeless moon night,
Clad in grey, in boots pitch black, he stood there.
A man of few words was "he";
Aloof, widowed and bleak.
Mundane and labelled weak;
Habitual to be unseen.
Inhaling the bitter cig, addicted! he...Read More
Silent SOS Categories: epitaph, angst, blue, city, dark, depression, Form: Free verse
I strain my ears to hear you
s i l e n c e
The violence within your quiet voice
s i l e n c e
I wish to be a friend with you again
s i l e n c e
but I...Read More
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