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Grave Poems

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

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The Good Farmer
A gathering crowd- wreaths in hand
paying respects to a good man of the land
a hole in the ground to lay him to rest
nothing but silence except the cries of the lamb
here he will lie close to the land he once...Read More
Categories: grave, deep, god, loss, people, wife, work,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Stray Dog Roamin'
               Stray dog roamin', the sad sight of you 
          breaks my heart in two. I see...Read More
Categories: grave, animal, dog, encouraging, imagery, sad,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member WOOD LANDS-
 was a strolling through the heartlands
and you are in the foliage
When I thought of the woodlands
there are the trees never pining
Death shall never come to the maples
and the peonies never foresting
the burr oak brought such sorrow

Much I marveled the...Read More
Categories: grave, analogy, appreciation, environment, rainforest,
Form: Free verse
Weed is God
Weed is worshipping insanity
expecting no calamity
weed is a
diversity of love
but weed is God

but Weed is love
weed is a dove flying higher toward the cold sun
weed is a boy playing with a razor blade
weed is an opening showing blood
weed is building...Read More
Categories: grave, 11th grade, 12th grade, 4th grade, abuse,
Form: Acrostic

I flew across the border, with my wings spread wide
Fear, tear and blood - was all I saw.
A little one of four
clenched her fist,
she held a flower her mother kissed.
There was anger in her eyes,
said she hated how her mother...Read More
Categories: grave, child, emotions, fairy, heaven, hope, mother daughter,
Form: Blank verse

Land of the free Liberia
Land of the Free

Oh! Thou sweet land of the free, ????

You paved the way so others could find their ways

Where men of letter fought for a better day, 

And find solutions without delay.

Oh! The first daughter of Africa ????

Your children...Read More
Categories: grave, 3rd grade, 4th grade, age, good friday,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Dead Crush

"Dead Crush"

Oh uplift me woman
if we were to have a 
conversation would 
bees fly out of your mouth
or just mewling, simpering 
watered-down honey
not so pristine, just soft
and somewhat 
ingratiatingly tainted
you ply uplifting
romantic notions
like an air raid 
shelter bombing 
a numb...Read More
Categories: grave, courage, freedom, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Modern Immortality
Sweetly sing with the heart of praise
A melody which finds the grave
To soothe the trepidatious soul.
Assured creation captures whole
The deeds of life if not forsaken
Are the only true salvation.

Yet edifice, empire and grand design
All whither when held to the face...Read More
Categories: grave, death, remember,
Form: Verse
Premium Member An Easter Haiku
An Easter Haiku
Written: by Miracle Man

First, "it is finished",
But the grave could not hold Him,
Now "HE is risen".

 Romans 4:25
“He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” -

Luke 24:46-47 
“The Christ will suffer and rise from...Read More
Categories: grave, death, easter, god, jesus, religious,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Valley of Echoes
(1)         At the Edge of the Valley of Echoes

Little is written of The Valley of Echoes
Though many have halted at Valley’s edge
For few there are that would wander further
Where only unsettled wander,...Read More
Categories: grave, fate, gothic, humanity, judgement, prison, surreal, veterans
Form: Free verse
Holding eight of the seven keys, which can unlock thy seven seas.
How many keys? Eight of all these, lingering touch as it’ll be.
I travel here, travel there, travel far and by the air.
The seas, seas, seas, tis where I’m meant...Read More
Categories: grave, 11th grade, adventure, beautiful, miracle, philosophy, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member death of an angel
emerald green were her frantic eyes; short dark chestnut hair, soft as silk-
the beautiful in her knew not her beauty, which is why she was
so perfect for me

love sewn on my heartstrings with thread so delicate it could wither at...Read More
Categories: grave, angel, death, deep,
Form: Verse
Glory Hallelujah
Oh! Sing and shout with all of our might!
Glory Hallelujah! Glory Hallelujah!
We have turned our hearts to the right!
We have turned from darkness to light!

We freely worship and praise
The Lord Jesus Christ!
Oh! Rejoice and sing morning
noon and night!
Glory Alleluia! Glory...Read More
Categories: grave, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
The mystical allure 
Of an island in the sun
Embraced by deepest waters 
Of sparkling sapphire blue
A tranquil sanctum
A secret retreat
A calling from within
Where one day two sweet lovers meet
And on this Isle their hearts entwined
Where promises and vows were made
A...Read More
Categories: grave, heartbreak, lost love, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I Die
When I Die

Upon mine passing, ye be it naught there to grieve me soonest, thence grieve me at thine appointed hour, for I wilt knowest upon thy feel of thee, the touch that I have come to know as thee....Read More
Categories: grave, beautiful, poetry,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Whispering Promise
I came across an old cemetery today while exploring,
     full of broken, toppled headstones and tangled weeds;
there was a deep hush, a whisper and a sigh, I felt tears,
       ...Read More
Categories: grave, sorrow,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Oliver, a Boy
When I was young my mother's hand
Led me through a joyful land
Where neither war nor hate exist
Nor something more I must resist 

Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or greater light
But...Read More
Categories: grave, england, fantasy, innocence,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Swallowed


in the belly of the whale
epiphany rips my waves

more than a stone ripples 5
12 disciples 
bare feet floating on yesterday’s grave

walk on water

in the belly of the whale
epiphany rips my waves

saltwater tears taste
an elixir 
Communion of the Brave

A wake


(LadyLabyrinth...Read More
Categories: grave, courage, future, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Funeral
The heavy rain was unforgiving with an air of forboding on this grey and miserable november day. 
At the cemetery entrance the chapel bell tolled ten times to herald the arrival of the hearse. 
On the bare trees and perched...Read More
Categories: grave, bird, death, funeral, rain,
Form: Verse
The words kept echoing in her mind
Like  lightning in a stormy night 
Her Heart forgot its rhythmic schemes 
Missed several beats
A baffled smile came first 
Then a rainbow burst with all its colors on her face

How long did she...Read More
Categories: grave, care, conflict, confusion, love,
Form: Free verse
Cognizant of humanity’s befallen verdict
Deliberately transgressing sovereign laws
Affirming carnal nature flaws…
Yet You, God Almighty, quickened my soul along divine edict.

Midst condemnation terrifying my heart
Frightened to face death’s agonizing seizure
With horrifying sting of grave-pressure… 
Still, You offered me redemption-grace, never will...Read More
Categories: grave, blessing, christian, encouraging, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Strange Weather
Strange Weather 

The camels are swimming, 
and who knew...
they knew how?
What a surprise...
to all that stood by, 
watching them cross the desert, 
like ducks on a pond. 

Careful and fearful, 
some should be, 
as the sucking sand, 
has grown hungry.
Pulling...Read More
Categories: grave, allah, america, angel, anniversary, appreciation, arabic, art,
Form: Narrative
Between underwater stems
Among the muddy water, the shadow of an obscure wanders,
He wants something, but he can't say it.
Her body lies among the deep stems,
And no one is looking for it on earth.
Her white legs were home to fish,
And thin hands live...Read More
Categories: grave, dark, death, lonely, memory, missing, river,
Form: Ballade
Tortured by iniquities’ guilt
My soul is condemned toward everlasting wrath…
Defenseless against penalty of sin.

Gripped with hypocrisy in the guise of meekness
My self-righteousness dominantly towers…
Defensive in alluding to human nature’s flaw.

Lured into materialism’s plunge
My carnality succumbs to worldly enchantment…
Defending flesh cravings...Read More
Categories: grave, blessing, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Tristich
Shoulder Tap

I envy people who die in their sleep.
What better way to slip out of this world?
There is no guarantee, of course, it will 
happen that way with me or you.
What harm in hoping?

Dying in one’s sleep is like outsmarting
death, which...Read More
Categories: grave, death,
Form: Light Verse