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Grave Poems | Examples of Grave Poetry

Grave Poems - Examples of all types of grave poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for grave.
Grey Crosses
Rows upon rows of grey crosses Engraved with trembling hands Streams and rivers of sorrowful tears Shed for the longed for lands There lies in the hedged in meadows A spirit of calm and peace For there rest the bodies of...Read More
Categories: courage, death, grave, patriotic,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member My Sadness is Profound
Today, my sadness is profound, and I am paralyzed Knowing I live in a “civilized” society caring so little To stop gun violence, we only pontificate and analyze, While lives of innocent children aren’t worth a tittle When it...Read More
Categories: bullying, child abuse, grave,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member Halfway There
Told my girlfriend ‘I’m halfway there’ She figured I was thirty-five… After she’d done up and married me I told her I’ve one foot in the grave ...Read More
Categories: age, girlfriend, grave, life,
Form: Light Verse
Tribal Heritage
Time is different in its fulfilment Yoruba status is unique in its path Western education isn't enough reason to activate its abandonment Black soap is good for bath Worthy is informal education Which equips the brain...Read More
Categories: grave, art, care, celebration, culture,
Form: Rhyme
Shame Shouldn't Bury Peace
"Get the interest rate first" Such is a simple truth People who are of loan thirst Won't care or bother to sleuth Proving kind gets dark and strict Loving people don't display simplicity It is never of choice to become an...Read More
Categories: grave, addiction, blue, death, depression,
Form: Rhyme



Waraments
Waraments We must face a crisis that is of our making Arming countries whilst it citizens starves Remember greed is a hunger we can't feed Ammunitions serves no purpose if no wars Maybe peace can exist, not if there's greed Each...Read More
Categories: abuse, corruption, grave, war,
Form: Acrostic
russia ukraine war
russia ukraine war soldiers braving unending attacks dead alive civilians braving unending attacks like sino-india war,preparing for the inevitable blood rain on trees resound salute to the martyr ghost of the kiev soldiers braving unending attacks dead alive civilians braving unending attacks like...Read More
Categories: grave, holocaust, pain, soldier,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Resting Place
I felt it not though the chilly wind blew hard, How could I feel cold in that deserted graveyard? The cypress trees were sturdy and tall Incredible the evergreen did not bend at all. How could I feel...Read More
Categories: grave,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member VENGEANCE
The day is long as my time is short I walk the course of vengeance with a heavy heart I see the pillars of flame...? I see the roots of my shame...?                                 I see the orb, In the last...Read More
Categories: grave, allegory, allusion, analogy, angel,
Form: Free verse
Said death
"When I come for you resolutely, Don't bend before my deadly summons. Tarry not like a galery slave, But like a courteous host behave." Said death. "When I come for you, Never lie dreading under the dust. Know it's only when the...Read More
Categories: grave, angel, death, destiny, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Our Truth
Old words scribed on leaning stones Where Scripture begs my heart to stay Leave no impress upon my bones. While fresh bright flowers fade away Families die or move away, Though grass is faithful not to stray O’er entombed souls of...Read More
Categories: bible, death, flower, grave,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Argument For Death
Swirling about are the loved ones And the guy next in line And your tiny congregation Of friends. That one face you put on It may have different expressions, But just one face. The you that puts it on Is so different. It's...Read More
Categories: absence, death, grave, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Argument For Death
Swirling about are the loved ones And the guy next in line And your tiny congregation Of friends. That one face you put on It may have different expressions, But just one face. The you that puts it on Is so different. It's...Read More
Categories: absence, death, grave, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Drifter
Drifter Coming in from nowhere, staying only a moment, and then moving on. Friend, or foe? Hard to know. What to call you... by name? Without family, left alone but not lonely. A warrior left behind in the battle...Read More
Categories: grave, abortion, abuse, addiction, america,
Form: Free verse
A Ukrainian Mother Cries Out
Picture in your mind, a 70 year old mother and grandmother, hitchhiking from her village into a war shattered town of Bucha, desperately looking for her sons dead body. Wanting to bring his body home...Read More
Categories: farewell, grave, heartbroken, heaven,
Form: Narrative

Specific Types of Grave Poems

Definition | What is Grave in Poetry?