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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.
Premium Member SCROTUM
Supreme Court Rules of Twelve Useless Morons raping 12 Constitution Law....Read More
Categories: betrayal, bullying, conflict, grief,
Form: Monoku

Premium Member writing words gossamer
my words are gossamer, diaphanous and wispy ...Read More
Categories: grief, pain, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Proper handshake No string wrist Your iconic mustache harboring A giddy smile That stretched from Oregon to Maine Like your Harley once had I should’ve stirred more conversations My youth/shyness stifling The words I wished to speak Tis why I write this As words flow...Read More
Categories: cancer, goodbye, grief, inspiration,
Form: Ode
Another day yet another mass slaying Mental health cannot be fully blamed Even politicians must accept some blame Rights to defend it maybe constitutionally In wild west how many carried gatling guns Challenging to duel settled most disputes Ask yourself...Read More
Categories: grief, america, death, evil, grave,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Your Absence
the sun descended when you left the moon bereft of its glow the wind's blow scattering leaves suddenly we ceased to speak the bleakness of each morning continued pouring teardrops years were the wasted days hastened only by sleep a heap of...Read More
Categories: absence, emotions, grief, loss,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Empty Arms
Every month, ovulating Yearning, breathing in and out In and out, breathing – inhaling Exhaling, panting, gasping Yearning, begging, pleading Please, God, please! Every month, echoing The past months, the years The tears adding up, rivers Of yearning, hopes shattered Moons coming and going, Hearts...Read More
Categories: baby, grief, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Weighing On Your Mind
So selfish is grief, Believing only he may Bring relief to quell, Truly, but, there are others Who shall help you much better. ...Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Tanka
The Last Kiss
her hands were cold, ?my eyes were numb, and impossible was eye contact; tears rolling down,...Read More
Categories: best friend, emotions, grief,
Form: Rhyme
I want to shed
Ghost sense of grief all want to shed, False sense of joy who wants to shed? Come O Mind, give a helping hand, Thoughts of past that haunt want to shed. Welcome O Truth, warm welcome, but That garb you...Read More
Categories: grief, joy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Ghazal
Premium Member shadowed ravens watch
a procession shadowed ravens watch depressive day turns the winds bring Frost Skelton branches clutch Ghosts dance after the fall The procession crawls To the point of vanishing Oblong boxes of onyx inlaid Crimson glowing deep within...Read More
Categories: grief, adventure, africa, allegory, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Swallow
I swallow hard the bitter tastes of your lips I choke down your shards of hard lies, External stains I wonder why I let you into my heart There is a wall you build with… Thick ramparts and razor...Read More
Categories: grief, addiction, allegory, allusion, analogy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member in memory
iron gates - swing open on rusty hinges the day cold and windy the cemetery vast ...Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Imagism
Before the bliss by Austina Cardoso
Daughter of the moon And the sculpted ice queen Bond uncommon Lasting an eternity Red lights and city streets Painting the skies with glitter in the eyes. Blood flows and peace follows As the last breath that unfolds ...Read More
Categories: dark, death, emotions, grief,
Form: Free verse
Jo mera hai tera hai Tera mera kia? Jo tera hai mera hai Tera mera kia?...Read More
Categories: conflict, grief, happiness, literature,
Form: Lyric
His welcome
I saw him yet again today. When silence is overpowering, when the emptiness is overwhelming, when everyone's busy leaving me out, that's when his presence is caught. He stared at me blankly as I pull myself...Read More
Categories: grief, addiction, anxiety, art, dark,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Grief Poems

Definition | What is Grief in Poetry?