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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.

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Mild temperatures gradually melt snow
Mild temperatures gradually melt snow I looked outside the bedroom window here at B44 Highland Manor Apartments today February 28th, 2021 low and behold took stock of soundless grounded sideshow. Barenaked lady, i.e. mother earth partially sloughed off her downy soft...Read More
Categories: grief, anger, conflict, crush, grave,
Form: Rhyme

Severely withdrawn as a doggone lad
Severely withdrawn as a doggone lad... I wanted someone to hear me shout for help as recently recalled when yours truly a little barking whelp. After conversing with Amélie Beth (yesterday February 26th, 2021) yes, the same sibling diagnosed with nodule on...Read More
Categories: grief, age, brother, devotion, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Till You are Strong
Take time to hurt. Take time to cry. Take time to feel alone. Take time for memories. Then... Take time to remember that your friends are here for you. They can help occupy the void you're experiencing. Friends don't want to fill...Read More
Categories: friendship, funeral, grief, how
Form: Rhyme
how could I let fate tear you away from me and now forever’s come and gone Submitted on February 26, 2021 for contest LIBERUM DIVISA 4 sponsored by GREGORY R BARDEN - excerpt from my poem...Read More
Categories: death, grief, life, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
the girls at the playground
the girls at the playground started young and innocent, when their dresses barely reached their knees. they played jump rope with their heartstrings, climbed monkey bars built out of fairytales and slid down slides made...Read More
Categories: grief, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Broken Heart
"Loved you then. Love you still. Always have, and always will." _ from a song by...Read More
Categories: grief, heart, love,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Infinite love
Within the running waters Your voices are heard The nightly mist That cannot be explained As a morning dew Your presence Surround us Watchful eyes Hovering above us As we sleep Faint glow seen From a night vision camera With no other possible light...Read More
Categories: grief, allah, beautiful, blessing, body,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Whom Do I Resemble Most: Othello Or Macbeth
This remorse is choking me to death, taking away all the livable breath... leaving guilt, anguish, and wrath: am I another insane Macbeth? If hours slowly pass making me restless, and through rageful images I despise when waking up with screams:...Read More
Categories: grief, character, crazy, death, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Time won't heal
Time looked like everything, Time is partly everything, Time is the worst part of every misery, And I mean every misery; Time looks like the guns, the tanks, the panicked soldier, the mad commander, the trench, the occupied land,...Read More
Categories: grief, love, miracle, pain,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member GOOD NIGHT
one last look at your photo as i touch the urn turn off the lights and wish you good night sweetheart i love you there’s no way i’ll ever get used to the silence that follows posted on February 23, 2021...Read More
Categories: grief, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Free verse
On daily basis producing their hyperactive arms For their better-offs’ less automatic alms: On lucky charity, therefore, badly dependent, With things not looking quite resplendent. The word ‘Pauper’ fitting their circumstance, Year after year, not...Read More
Categories: endurance, grief, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Said Goodbye
No, she said, it just wasn’t worth a try. Her life, she said, it must come to an end. Goddess Latona of the darkness said goodbye. Mother enigmatic could no longer pretend. Her children caught in advancing adulthood, we...Read More
Categories: death, family, grief, lost
Form: Rhyme
THE WORLDS NAKEDNESS The bodies reeked with liquor and cigarette smoke, their arms and chest were covered in ink. There's no perfect life for me. Weapons for war, dangerous people that walk the streets, the secret of...Read More
Categories: change, grief, poetry, spoken
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member THE DIE IS CAST
there’s a seismic gap between the then and now i see it widen with every gaping breath working your way to the other world the fog is clearing the bridge appearing that’s it the time has come you’re leaving me hardly by choice goodbye to dreams we...Read More
Categories: death, grief, journey, lost
Form: Free verse
i walked my darling to heaven’s gate i had to leave him at the door i was told in no uncertain terms to scoot head back must wait my turn so just like that i kissed him and left my darling safe at heaven’s door posted on February 23,...Read More
Categories: death, grief, heaven, lost
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Grief Poems

Definition | What is Grief in Poetry?