Loss Poems | Examples of Loss Poetry

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Categories: depression, earth, emotions, grief, loss, me,
The World's Grief
by Justin Abdool
Sometimes my heart wallows in a swamp of the world’s grief.
I wish to be taken by the wind on a leaf.
It will take me away...

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Categories: loss, lost love, love
Premium MemberLost to words poetic
by Silent One
Humble heart naked like a winter tree,
yearns for seasons to remain evergreen.
Furtive eyes have disturbed this reverie,
soul stands still like nonchalant figurine. 

Walking away to...

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Categories: children, courage, light, loss, love, psychological, strength,
WARM GUN
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Sleep to dream avoid bullets piercing Life's nightmare deviant waking scheme buried treasure somewhere dreaming of Tomorrow Land with her own hell to raise sails...

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Categories: loss, love, love hurts,
Not The Girl For Me
by David Welch
She’s a red-head, fiery as cliché,
as passionate about work as play,
she’s not afraid to be feminine,
and show softness that lies within.
Her eyes are a lightish,...

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Categories: loss, romance,
Premium MemberNOTHING LASTS FOREVER
by nette onclaud



When distance circles the shoreline
Painfully , a numb breeze  decries
How our lackluster glance mirrors
Frail changing of hesitant eyes.
Across night’s starkly blunt  edges
Fondness dangles...

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Categories: 6th grade, child, depression, loss, rose, sympathy,
The Rose
by Payton Avila
Darling,
She said,
Look away.
Why,
I say.
Never looking back,
Is what I say today.
Take this single rose,
She told me,
It will comfort you in the hard times to come.
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Categories: loss, love, poetry, sun,
She was Loved
by Kudzai Mhangwa
She was the makings of beauty itself,
Even the sun loved her, it glowed so bright
It blinded her....

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Categories: loss, lost love, love
Premium MemberTanka
by Oliver McKeithan
Tanka

Icy winds, blow swirling
clouds of cold crystals
cover all in white barrenness.
All is silent and bleak. She
left me cold and empty.
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Categories: loss,
The Now
by Shelbia Chandler
You say I'm your fondest memory
And while I know that this is true
I don't want to be just a distant thought
I'd rather be there anew.

Old...

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Categories: dark, endurance, introspection, loss, memory, sad love,
Premium MemberOnce, When Her Dark Love Almost Destroyed Me
by Robert Lindley
Once, When Her Dark Love Almost Destroyed Me

I quit writing, will you love me forevermore
she so quickly agreed, hiding truth and sad score.
As the weeks...

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Categories: loss, love,
Premium MemberA Weeping Willow Mourns
by Gary Smith




Bended limbs in sadness bowed,

What burden do you bear.

Weeping willow, weep with me

For one no longer there.

Here beneath your shading boughs

Tears course down my cheek,

For...

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Categories: loss, mom, mother, parents,
Mother
by Sean Taylor
All through the years
The crying in the night
All through the tears
You were my shining light

Those first steps of walking
Stumbling and falling
Those first words of talking
To...

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Categories: baby, cry, death, joy, loss,
Premium MemberLachrymal Language
by Carol Connell
Salty splashes dot her cheeks as
        she gazes in wonder upon her newborn.
     ...

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Categories: loss,
Hymn for Henry
by Michael Moncrief

I could hear two hearts
Cry outward in delight
See our love, our child
This amazing sight
His eyes so full of curiosity
So ready for his odyssey

From five small...

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Categories: creation, destiny, earth, eve, loss,
Universal Chance
by Maude Carthwright
Another

The Universe loved the earth so fondly,
It offered years, new years to the man.
The whole earth is blessed so broadly
With new beginnings in its lifespan.

That...

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Categories: loss,
Premium MemberLost Ladybugs
by Sunlite Wanter
Lost Ladybugs

Dear little ladybugs I have missed you 
Your harmless orange and ebony
Among my flower pots.
Where did you go, was it something I said?
Spring may...

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Categories: allusion, blue, conflict, how loss,
Misplaced
by Dana Redricks
Author Dana Redricks
January 10, 2018

Have you ever misplaced something that you searched and for hours but still cease to find it. It's like a game...

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Categories: loss, memory, preschool, remember,
Hundredth Birthday 5-29-2017
by John P Marmaro
A hundred years of age—a birthday rarely reached; 
He never got to fifty, and fifty years are gone
And more. That afternoon the TV set was...

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Categories: loss, missing you,
A Sense Of Emptiness
by Jo Daniel
A SENSE OF EMPTINESS 

		Empty I feel inside,
		No emotions left within since you died,
		A black blankness that drains
		a hollow heart remains.
		Shackled to chasmic chains,
		Leftover is...

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Categories: loss,
Premium MemberOnce
by Richard Lamoureux
Once plucked it ceased being a Rose... once the last petal fell the masquerade ended....

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Categories: anxiety, heartbroken, loneliness, longing, loss, pain,
After Your Heartbreak
by Andrew Crisci
Life seemed an adventure filled with joy...  
when you met that handsome boy;
you flew through skies without clouds:
trusting in him kept you from doubts....

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Categories: age, anxiety, hurt, loneliness, loss, perspective, vanity,
Premium MemberTHOUGHT YOU HAD IT ALL
by Line Gauthier
You were just another player
On the merry go round of life
You thought you had it all
Never thought the ride would stop
You never saw it coming
The...

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Categories: adventure, africa, endurance, history, loss, mythology, voyage,
Odyssey from Africa 13c
by Phil Salmon
Chapter 13c

In the tracks of these cetaceans 
For as long as he could follow 
So he said to Tor the shipwright 
"I will follow after Matto
 
“In the hope...

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Categories: loss,
New-note-five-hundred-sixty-eight
by Evan no
I survived so far!!
It's all about who you've known. 
I have to.
Learn how to cut off.
Ray did it.
He showed me who he really is.
In time...

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Categories: loss, love,
Premium MemberLost In Thought
by Gary Smith




The glowing fire held my gaze
Lost in thought was I.
Always they turn to you,
Often do I cry.

Sat alone, midnight nears
I seek no company.
My tears are...

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Categories: allusion, dark, eulogy, grief, loss, love, love hurts,
Grieving Paper Hearts
by Shelby Bay
I never suspected that I’d wear your love so well, that my veil of discretion would match my noticeably odd socks.


I never suspected white noise...

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Categories: cry, family, farewell, goodbye, loss, memory,
I Am Always Thinking About You
by Ashley Smith-Gilchrist
Wrote By Ashley Marie Smith-Gilchrist on October 27 2017
In Loving Memory Of John Andrew Londo 02/14/1985 To 07/08/2017
Rest In Peace Cousin. I Love You and...

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Categories: loss,
Premium MemberHow Long
by Mike Hauser
How long will it take these tears to dry
Before it's safe to go back outside
And of these puddles at our feet
Salty tears make salty seas

How...

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Categories: loss, mother,
A MOTHER
by Lesa Rodden
				
A MOTHER

I often sit and daydream and
wonder what it would’ve been like
to grow up with a mother’s love 
instead of fearing how hard she will...

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Categories: loss, memory,
Premium MemberMemories Sonnets
by Maria Williams
Sonnet from Memories - Episode 5
Shadow dance of distortion fade in and out
Teasing to the fore then get wrested back
Manipulative psychic games with subconscious
Like the...

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Categories: death, death of a loss, pain,
All I see is pain
by shawna horsley
   All I see is pain.
All around they cry,
Everyone's asking why?
   All I see is pain.
This is driving me insane!
Has this...

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Categories: loss, military, war,
War
by Brandon Schwartz
It results from a violent act. 
The men charge the field and scream attack.
A contract written in blood.
Doesn’t end because no one runs.
Blood and guts...

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Categories: cry, hurt, loneliness, lonely, loss, lost, nursery rhyme,
Realization
by Allaika Mae Igot
 I'm still stuck in my past
Wondering why time flies so fast
I tried to be the best
But I ended up failing the test

 Everything I've...

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Categories: bereavement, cry, deep, dream, loss, sleep,
Beloved
by Meenakshi D H
Found bloodied and mutilated body

Sight fell on shining silver among brown bits

A ring my poetry immortalised, owned by him

With excrutiation, it actualized my life's death

Undoubtedly,...

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Categories: confusion, depression, feelings, heartbreak, loss, recovery from, sad,
Premium MemberHappiness Never Lasts
by Brenda Chiri
I write to allow bottled emotions out.
Lately, well seems I only gained more.
I as a person in myself I begin to doubt.
Tears inside me has...

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