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Eulogy Poems

Eulogy Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about eulogies. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for eulogy.

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Far from the prodding eyes
of men and angels

she toils…

with the strength of mere men, 

amidst battalions of soldiers
she bears the world…

And then, her shoulders falling…

yet she stood, dying to all

the flickering embers of her own dreams

And broken…

she veils her scars,...Read More
Categories: eulogy, death, death of a friend, dedication, earth,
Form: Ode

Premium Member My swan song
At the age of almost seventy, I'm now looking closer at my longevity.
The 'twilight years" are quickly approaching, my parts, now old are boldly encroaching. I'm running out of time to right a wrong before I, too, sing my swan...Read More
Categories: eulogy,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Futile
"if there should ever be a quest to nothingness, this is surely it"
Indiana Shaw...Read More
Categories: eulogy,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member A Loss
The world of astrology is in lament,
And on deep mourning is intent,
For the sad loss of Robert Zoller,
Medievalist and Latin scholar;
It is always a blow when such people are lost,
Astrologers will be counting the cost,
Fellow medieval devotees
May include nominees
To further...Read More
Categories: appreciation, death, eulogy, heaven, stars, sun,
Form: Elegy
Lost: for the children of the Holocaust
?for the children of the Holocaust and the Nakba
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost—
lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight,
vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars
immeasurable and void.

Something uncapturable is gone—
gone...Read More
Categories: eulogy, child, children, death, holocaust, loss, lost, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My words my legacy
My Words My Legacy.
Within the short time I have left
It is my earnest desire
To leave a legacy to the world
Spread my love to all
And inspire
In my words
I give my heart mind soul and blood
I’d change the world for the better
If...Read More
Categories: emotions, encouraging, eulogy,
Form: Elegy
Footballs meat pies kangaroos
We love football meat pies kangaroos and Holden cars
We’d sing it at home in the playground and in bars
The good old days when everything was Australian made 
But that ended then and now the song did fade

So here we are...Read More
Categories: eulogy,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member eulogy - i ate my mother
a dagger 
in the morsel
slash on the heart
an evil thrall
my conscience
my mother the morsel
she rebirthed 
as the chicken
i just ate

...Read More
Categories: eulogy, animal, confusion, environment, imagination, irony, journey, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Scales to Measure
Scales to Measure

We are not all equal. 
Some can dance on a wire...
above the crowd, 
Some can swim...
all the way to China. 
While others,
make food that feeds...
many every day, 
or take the hearts...
from some, 
to place in others. 

How can...Read More
Categories: allah, america, anger, emotions, eulogy, fate, grandson,
Form: Free verse
Wisely Wise
On the mountain lived a wise person

Nobody called them a witch

Or threatened them with fire at the stake

They knew about plants and herbs

About what to eat and what not

And they could heal with plants

Making food with fruit and vegetables

Including meat...Read More
Categories: eulogy, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Blank verse
Rest In Peace
When mirrors crack they shatter all illusions as rainbow’s end quick fixes lie in tatters on the floor.
A plot for every dream and every dreamer engraved with stirring mottos bound  to fade.
For those who lost the plot a final...Read More
Categories: deep, devotion, emotions, endurance, eulogy, grave, grief,
Form: Prose Poetry
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It's not that every leaf must finally fall,
it's just that we can...Read More
Categories: eulogy, bereavement, death, death of a friend, depression,
Form: Epitaph
Existence is that with wings
A cowardly being
Flying into any creature
But escapes
When death tolls
Its bell
...Read More
Categories: eulogy, life,
Form: I do not know?
Fare thee well
Fare thee well
The rare breed of men

...Read More
Categories: eulogy, grave,
Form: Epitaph
Real concs. 

Solve ‘ems. 


See slave,




Test tube,
Stat loop.

Scope read,
Nodes said. 

Bi drive,
Lat hive. 


Deft thud. 

Deft cod. 

Chain checked. 





Random....Read More
Categories: atheist, body, change, drug, education, eulogy, mother,
Form: Footle
Premium Member For Helena
grandma never knew her name until she was an adult
and it was Helena (some kind of birth certificate mix up) 
she embraced her new found name
it was lovely sliding off the lips like a waterfall
later, she found her Ojibwe roots...Read More
Categories: eulogy, granddaughter, grandmother,
Form: Verse
Lower the flags to half mast,
America the Beautiful has been gutted,
Its word emptied of all meaning,
There is no jubilant throng singing,
“Glory, glory Hallelujah!”
Our nation’s heroes rise 
From their earthen graves enraged
And cry out to the heavens,
“Have our cruel deaths been...Read More
Categories: eulogy, obituary, patriotic, political,
Form: Free verse
The Greatest Harp
My pen is like a blues riff,
not always on the note

I bend within the moment,
new feelings reach for hope

A eulogy remastered,
the fire that he fed

The Mojo dancing with the Muse,
Marine Band his to wed

My words to stretch and vibrate,
a blind...Read More
Categories: eulogy, song, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Dear Father
We never get the chance to say goodbye
Not even our regular high five's 
Like a vanishing star or a wisp of smoke 
You took your lonely flight to your eternal home 
As if a reverie a constant nightmare 
I lost...Read More
Categories: allah, dad, death, emotions, eulogy, lonely,
Form: ABC
Dear Father
We never get the chance to say goodbye
Not even our regular high five's 
Like a vanishing star or a wisp of smoke 
You took your lonely flight to your eternal home 
As if a reverie a constant nightmare 
I lost...Read More
Categories: allah, dad, death, emotions, eulogy, lonely,
Form: ABC
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune...

Relapse written all over whole
fudge besmirched countenance
American as apple pie garden variety troll
tell tale evidence eats away
at me heart and soul
argh so much for new year's resolution
straight and true healthy eating goal.

Lofty ambition to...Read More
Categories: eulogy, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Bio
Premium Member I never want to be
I am not  a momentary cause, 
Neither a performance
To instill feelings, 
knowingly or unknowingly to pause
or to continue 
The show to move on and on…
Feelings are not media cards,
Neither extensions of files
.Doc, .pdf or anything like that.
I would never...Read More
Categories: eulogy,
Form: Free verse
The monster I once loved
Imprisoned was i 
By false beauty light 
Fell down dead from fright
The man I cared for not a mon at all
But a devil wearing humans skin
Delighting in earthly pleasures
Offering cursed gifts with pretty treasures.
No man could be so cruel.
To imprison...Read More
Categories: anger, betrayal, dark, engagement, eulogy, gothic, prison,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Self Talk
The blindfold slips away under currents of corrosive tears

	Shadows line myopic eyes in blistering haze

Cataracts melt sightless accusations and brooding incisions

	A flickering candle waxes and wanes the stare

Monosyllabic lines dance repetitions in the moribund chorus

	Sound out how far boundaries of...Read More
Categories: eulogy, appreciation, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lobster Rain

A good friend died
I don't know who
A eulogy on the car radio said
He was a good friend to all
It begins to rain
On the road a raccoon family
Bodies strewn
According to size and age
The stripes remind me
Of holocaust pajamas
A lobster was killed...Read More
Categories: eulogy, poetry,
Form: Free verse