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Grief Poems | Examples of Grief Poetry

Grief Poems. Below are examples of poems about grieving. This list of grief poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of grief poetry. This list of works about grief is an excellent resource for examples on how to write grief poems.

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List of Grief Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem A TEAR Line Gauthier Senryu cry, grief, lonely, longing,
Premium Member Poem Back When Lost Love, Sent Its Deepest Sad Moans Robert Lindley Rhyme betrayal, conflict, dark, grief,
Premium Member Poem Flood the Universe Gershon Wolf Free verse emotions, grief, loss,
Too Many Funerals Sean Rackley Rhyme grief, death, death of a
Premium Member Poem HAUNTED Line Gauthier Senryu angst, grief, memory, remember,
Godfather eric ploscik Free verse death, grief, thanks,
It Has Been Seventeen Years The Brooklyn Six Project Free verse dark, grief, pain, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem Buried on Sour Ground Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Monologue death, grief, native american,
One day just not today Pranjali Takle Free verse death, grief,
Sometimes We Search For Answers The Brooklyn Six Project Free verse grief, life, pain, sorrow,

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RIP
by Kale Brereton

The heat of sand on my feet
And grinding in my toes
The sounds of the ocean waves
Crashing against the shore
A cold drink in hand
Wet with perspiration
The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, bereavement, death, death of

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When Mother Died
by Dear Heart
Grief is my,
human nature-
In life
the endless deaths
the broken lost dreams.
Some have strength,
courage,
to stand strong
but weep
deep within.
Some will say
that I am so weak,
for I cried an...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief,

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In Ivory Lace
by Dear Heart
We dressed him in an ivory lace christening gown,
    That had been handed down generation to generation;
I asked my mother and grandmother...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, grief,

Tissue
by Brianna Hobson
Tissue paper 
White and thin 
Vision of a ghost skeleton

Bedsheets cover 
No body! 
No feet!

Tissue paper for
the recently deceased
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, angel, death, dream, funeral,

My
by Rebecca Solomon
My mind tosses in the turmoil
My mind tumbles from side to side
My expression is blank, 
they do not know
What I am going through or what...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, confusion, cry, deep, emotions,

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KNOWS IT ALL
by Line Gauthier


annoying
empty headed
yet vain
underhanded
and disrespectful
he sure knows
how to
make me mad
simply
utterly
plain stupid
just dumb as a post
he gets under my skin 
and
infuriates me



Submitted on September 7, 2018, for...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, anxiety, conflict, grief,

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Season Of September
by Susan Ashley


Sunlight falls in breezy dapples
across your lichened stone,
solace now I seek in chapel’s
old yard while we’re alone.

It brings my heart back, being here -
love; that...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, autumn, grave, grief,

To My Darling
by JESS OPPERMAN
If i could will my heart to stop
and breathe a final breath
i'd sit beneath an old oak tree
and trade my life for death

The pain in...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grief, heartbreak, loss,

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Lost in Reverie
by Dear Heart
After your death, I was lost,
I wandered the streets alone;
my grief was a sad reverie of you,
I began slipping into a black place.
Oh dark, dark,...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief,

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Love knows no bounds
by Melissa Tracy
Three sons all gained their fathers strengths
To gain him back they would go great lengths
Calloused but filled with love were his hard working hands
His hands...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grief, love,

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A Papa's Love
by Melissa Tracy
A papas love never goes away
In your heart and memories he'll forever stay
He lives on through you each and every day
A special guardian angel helping...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief,

Sundered Heart Tis Like Death
by matthew harris
'Pon gleaning lasses,
     and sir really not alright
not "FAKE" lads
     grievousness doth bite
Love's Labour's
   ...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, 10th grade, 11th grade,

The last sparrow
by PK RAI
I am the last sparrow
To foretell tomorrow
Losing lives of sorrow
I foresee that tomorrow.

I am the last sparrow
As an Egyptian pharaoh
Lifespan getting narrow
I foresee that tomorrow.

I...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: education, environment, grief, imagery,

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UNFINISHED
by Line Gauthier


unfinished projects
weighing me down
    that nagging voice



posted on September 4, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, grief, stress,

Requiem for a Furry Child
by Rhona McFerran
O furry one,
our faithful friend-
we thought you'd be here
to the end
or at the least,
a few years more
so many places
unexplored

So many squirrels
left unchased
you left a painful
empty...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, animal, bereavement, best friend,

Labrador
by Brianna Hobson
Kept on pushing but nothing came
Doctor waves his arms in shame
The nurses don't know who to blame

Instead they take to shivering
The tulips begin delivering
Ivory petals...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, animal, birth, child, death,

Grief is fear
by Mary Braithwaite
No-one ever told me grief was fear
Or did they speak but I refused to hear?
Like cancer, blindness,  suicide and hate
The words  describe the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, grief,

Two Heartbreaks--Two Deaths
by robin davis
In the distance, time and space
I'll always see your loving face
With a big and caring smile
Even though its been a while
Since I held you really...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, death of a friend,

Jesus Took Away My Worry And Fear
by Jim Pemberton
Christ Took Away My Worries and Fear!

Christ took away my worries and fear.
And brought a love that’s true and sincere!

He took away my yesterdays and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, forgiveness, grief, hope,

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Tender Days
by Stephe Watson


Guilt is immortal

Grief can live only in the tender hours,
in the sweet bittersweet tender days -
the days who number some number
unknown to all, felt by...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, death of a friend,