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Grief Poems | Examples of Grief Poetry

Grief Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about grieving. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for grief.
The Silent Widow
Here sits the widow silent and pale, from the heart of darkness her sorrows hail. Mournful eyes, shattered thoughts, bloodless veins and soundless calls. With her broken heart her mind would plea, her eyes are...Read More
Categories: confusion, grief, hurt, lonely,
Form: Rhyme

I Am Woman
Crystal teardrops, and an angel's pearly smile, a heart of solid gold, a trail of a thousand mile. A life of loving themes, romantic rosy dreams. Beauty that’s versatile, and a healthy life style. I...Read More
Categories: girl, grief, happiness, life,
Form: Rhyme
Tomorrow, I Promise
Waiting; waiting; waiting… in the dark of night. Cotton in my pocket, soon I’ll be alright. Twisting in my fingers, I don’t know what to do, I think I best buy double, or else I dream of two. Nervous disposition; a familial despair, tomorrow will...Read More
Categories: grief, desire, drug, family, forgiveness,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Bitter Soil, Gaza 2024
The Bitter Soil, Gaza 2024 Earth, Gaia, mother of us all wars defile her sacred gifts we sow the dead like seeds reap a harvest from our guns in this shattered land charred by hate and want hospitals plant mass graves no dignity...Read More
Categories: earth, grief, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For Crying's Sake
For crying's sake, If I could cry, I'd take a break, Yet eyes stay dry. I'll stem the tears With laughter droll, And halt those fears I bane extoll....Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Rhyme

Brother, I relive the night we lost you, it feels so foreign and far away, but then I realize all of this is real and you're no longer here, then my heart breaks all over again....Read More
Categories: brother, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Each Weeping Word
"Grief and heartache are like ocean waves, at times calm, and at times the waves are crashing and roaring." ...Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Blind motion
Oddity of sadness, partly dead forever Not to rot, not to heal - scar tissue But mourn? For now part of me lives forever Part of me is bulletproof So old… So old I have become Never to mature But to learn, always...Read More
Categories: grief, growth, identity,
Form: Free verse
SADIE For me, this is so hard to say One of my daughter's dogs passed away I never had a pet or dog of any kind in my life This time we had five dogs living with us And they...Read More
Categories: grief, angel, animal, death, dog,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sweet Violins
"And the birds twitter like whispering violins." ...Read More
Categories: death, grief, sad,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Awaken, My Love
The air is still and misty this morning, birds are singing me melodies in trills, as I shake off my dreamy dream, and rise from my bed, pulling on a purple silken robe, I pull a brush through my...Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Free verse
Being Alone
Is it just too dark, Or have you left me I feel so dark and cold I just feel so… so strange I don’t know who I am anymore Someone save me before it’s too late The light is shining bright, But...Read More
Categories: grief, 9th grade, confusion, dark,
Form: Free verse
The Death of the Albatross
Today I witnessed another crime, that brings tears to granite or lime. I saw the albatross feeding their young, on midway island from what they had strung. The birds had picked from land and sea, whatever...Read More
Categories: grief, anger, animal, bird, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Down the rabbit hole kicking
Dull thud of daylight, I trust you Boredom, I welcome you I dare catch my bitter eyes in the mirror Warm solidity recognizing myself within I am not happy But I exist Have you ever rejected the world? Refused it, just denied...Read More
Categories: grief, growth, introspection, mental
Form: Free verse
The Bio-War; Letter from the Front: A Son’s Fight
A tumour abated alters and waits. Pathway incised, a new one it makes. Spreading and forming, roots growing down. The moment’s now here, a mighty rebound. Battle exhausted, the bones ache and crack. The units expended; yield to the plaque....Read More
Categories: grief, metaphor, simple, trust,
Form: Rhyme

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Definition | What is Grief in Poetry?