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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  
Woe Paul Schneiter Rhyme grief, loss, sad,
Mein Das Stilled Vintage Spirits Score Hitched matthew harris Bio dark, depression, grief, hair,
FREEDOM FOR ALL kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry destiny, grief,
SOMETIMES JULIE LINDSEY I do not know? funeral, grief, i love
Peace Be With You Michelle Rensburg Narrative care, funeral, grave, grief,
Praise Zing A Fully Functioning Sphincter Muscle matthew harris Enclosed Rhyme grief, break up, conflict, desire,
Bramble, Brier, Thistle and Thorn brooke noble Free verse grief,
My partner's love Kristen Bailey Ode animal, death, dog, grief,
For Radical Tony Trapped in the Ivory Tower Iwould Prefernotto Free verse grief, analogy, blessing, emotions, fear,
Premium Member Poem Lonely Aint Working CayCay Jennings Rhyme depression, grief, heartbreak, longing,

Beautiful Moss
by Debjani Mitra
Unassuming beauty of emerald evergreen.
Verdure cool patches of sombre sunscreen.

Flowerless soft carpets of impasto  strokes.
The gorgeous mossy sponge .. vibrance evokes.

The gregarious green hosts.....

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, flower, green, grief,

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World of violence
by John Hamilton
World of violence

As the morning  slowly  breaks
and, daylight in fil trates...
I feel,
the sunshine-   burn away the grey
I feel,
the dawning, of a...

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

Angry Storm
by Dana Redricks
The storm is raging 
It blows and blows
Once the storm is raging
It is hard for it to stop
I’m wishing it to pass
I hope it does...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, faith, grief, life,

LOVE FROM THE UK
by Ann Gilmour
This morn I woke before the sun
The sky was dark and menacing
Just like the man who yesterday
Shooting his gun indiscriminately 
Those innocent lives he took...

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

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SELF
by Line Gauthier


self inflicted
irreversible damage
~ a baffling waste



posted on November 8, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, grief, hurt, life,

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HIS HEART
by Line Gauthier


his heart broken
too late for last ditch attempts
~ everything failed



posted on November 8, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, heartbroken, longing, loss,

WHEN WILL MURDEROUS SPREES END
by matthew harris
WHEN WILL MURDEROUS SPREES END???

An unprovoked angry, bloody,
     and deadly war zone
     on an unprovoked whim
dispassionately, indiscriminately,
...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, 12th grade, america, anxiety,

The Day the World Fell Apart
by Rhona McFerran
It was unseasonably
warm for Winter
sun shone bright
cool breeze blowing
but not even cold
and I was
just walking
along, not knowing
the world, as we knew it
was about to come...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, grief, how i

Rebel
by Tami Hinders
Rebel

His hair was orange
His classmates didn’t understand.
They talked about him behind his back
Why would a boy dye his hair?
The next insult--
He pierced his ears
Why was...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: goodbye, grief, hair, memorial,

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To Those That Have Walked Dark Halls Of Deepest Grief
by Robert Lindley
To Those That Have Walked Dark Halls Of Deepest Grief

Truth of deep grief and its healing powers;
Are not in the anguish pains that invade,
With the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, death, deep, family, feelings,

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IN HIS HEART
by Line Gauthier


in his heart 
a gaping wound untended
~ outwardly dormant



posted on November 7, 2018...

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

RAINBOW COLOURS
by Ann Gilmour
Before you took your final breath
Before your spirit soared up high
Your hands so cold, I whispered ‘why’
Without you how could I survive

In the afternoon you...

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

HOW SIMILAR WE ARE
by Jim Yerman
When you look around this beautiful world…don’t you find it odd
that every religion has a similar supplication…
even people who don’t believe in God.

A wish, a...

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

Broken
by mermaid girl
Broken,
Pieces scattered on the ground
Shattered little fragments,
Crushed without a sound
People walk all over them,
Grind them into dust
Blow around, forgotten,
Swept away in a gust...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, abuse, anti bullying, anxiety,

The Riverbank
by John Steward
I sit by the riverbank.
I watch as days go by.
I lean against this old oak tree.
I gaze up to the sky.  

I sit by...

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

I Didn't Listen
by John Steward
I Didn’t Listen

Thoughts of days gone by drift through my mind
Visions of you appear as though magic,
I know mistakes that left you behind
Results of our...

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

getoff, get off
by mohamad safan
Get off , get off
You must run
And do not turn
Your face right or left
You will competitor
With another people
Who wants to replace?
You must be at the...

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Classicism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grief, 10th grade, age, emotions,

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Nature's Timeless Tale
by Gershon Wolf
There's a fire out in yonder woods 
   Blazing orange and crimson red
Bestirring passion in our hearts 
   Sweet verses in...

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

Don't play a dirge, when I'm no longer
by Wendy M
Don't play a dirge, when I'm no longer
Cozy dreams and fickle nights we used to ponder
Shut down the roads; close off that phone, 
For I...

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

Randy
by debbie hernandez
forty  one years ago you blessed us with your birth
now today as we gather to bid you a tearful goodbye 
God seemed fit to...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, grief, i miss