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Loss Poems | Examples of Loss Poetry

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

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List of Loss Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Shortcuts Michelle Faulkner Free verse loss, pain, teenage,
Love Songs and Eschatologies John Rockk-Fiordelisi Verse loss, love,
Rainbow Remnants TS Lewis Free verse color, cry, death, loss,
Premium Member Poem Someone To Love-part 3 James Inman Prose Poetry loss, love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Someone To Love-part 2 James Inman Prose Poetry loss, love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Someone To Love-part 1 James Inman Prose Poetry loss, love, love hurts,
When I Was Immortal amapola white I do not know? loss, age, death, hope, life,
Ophelia Boobies Rico Leffanta Limerick loss, betrayal, happiness, health, image,
Premium Member Poem Embrace That Love, Romance That So Overwhelms Robert Lindley Rhyme art, loss, love, missing
Look At The Way At How You Treat Your Lady The Brooklyn Six Project Free verse dark, loss, sad love,

The Doctor Is Not in
by Keith Dovoric
Let’s get one thing straight, dear
Let’s give the Devil his due
The clouds are conspired against us
The Revolutionaries hate us, too

There’s no room at the foot...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, life, loss, love,

Brave Face
by mermaid girl
Put on a brave face,
Cover all your scars
Don't let them see the real you,
How broken you really are
Hide away the sadness,
Wipe off all your tears
It's...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, cry, how i feel,

Slumber
by Daniel Hunter
Slumber

I went to bed
when my child was one.
I awoke to find
she was six.

I am in a dream,
I thought. 

I fell asleep
with a six year old...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: feelings, loss, remember,

Some Of The Sunshine Disappears
by The Brooklyn Six Project
Some of the sunshine disappears 
When a loved one sadly passes away 
You think of all the good times you had 
Each and every day
Those...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, grief, loss,

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no more roses
by Lisa Ricci
"no more roses"				

remembering yesterday before me are roses
roses given to me with all your love
happiness and sadness fill my soul
happiness for the moments we shared
sadness...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, dedication, loss, nostalgia,

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Mended With Gold
by Gregory R Barden

Broken, this aged vessel
Fractured by fate in matter and mind
Careworn and cracked like creeping veins of window frost ...

      ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, analogy, appreciation, beauty, life,

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A TEAR
by Line Gauthier


a tear
alone
on a park bench



posted on September 18, 2018...

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

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Ghost Haunter
by John lawless

I hunt the ghosts
still stalking me
through caverns of
insanity
dark moments when
our shadows creep
beyond the boundaries
where we weep
infringe upon
the here and now
fleeing from the
when and how


John G....

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

Inseparable
by Delaney Dow
In sixth grade we discovered our love of volleyball together.  
She was the setter, I was the hitter. 
The perfect pair. 
We bonded over...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, betrayal, friendship, loss,

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Flood the Universe
by Gershon Wolf
Bite your lip
Whimper not
Drive your fingernails into your palm
Hold back the sobs

Stay under control
Maintain even breathing
Suppress sighs, moans, groans
Shoulders straight, stance erect...

Emotion wells up within,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, grief, loss,

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Ghosthunters And Spiritualists
by Gary Smith


Seances seem to me
Are all pretense and foolery,
When it comes to mediums
Just charlatans, and tedium.
 
And tarot readings, what are they
Just money grabbers out to...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: god, loss, love,

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Vanessa - A Highlander Tale
by July Morning
Strange goin's-on in this place, aye.  I've lived in this crusty old cabin in the highlands of Loch Ness for twenty years plus one....

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Haibun | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: longing, loss,

The Raven Road
by Babafemi Yinka Olubodun
It's time for harvest, 
Harvest for the farmished farmer. 
Trees of pain; lumbers of frustration. 
Has our agbádá failed our wrappers? 
Will palmwine tinder the...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, cry, depression, farewell, hurt,

Tears of a freeman
by Babafemi Yinka Olubodun
Tendrils that soothes the river bank, 
on a gloomy day - askance look, 
hangs high like steam on their faces. 
What begets this - a...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, abuse, celebration, corruption, evil,

No More
by andrea herrera
Take your seats, make yourselves feel comfortable,
In two minutes, think of something beautiful,
Sunsets, genuine people and smiles,
You think of marvelous things around,
Never once considering that...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, depression, loss, sad,

Comme Ci Comme Ca
by Arum Dusu
Every second grew longer
As I lived thru this summer
Cloudy skies seemed darkest
When the sun was brightest 
I thought that if it rained
I wouldn't feel the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, break up, heartbreak, how

The old knight and Firebreath Part One
by Mustafa Seker
A king with might and piety
He rules his land quietly
Silence always seeks sound
Peace ends when it's found

A wizard casts a spell
Damning the king to hell
Creating...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, age, conflict, death, god,

Dreams and Eternity
by L. J. Carber
My wife had a dream--we were on a train and as it pulled into the station,
she grabbed the bags but I had vanished. She looked...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, allusion, appreciation, dream, journey,

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Alone version 2
by Michael E Cantrall
Alone she dances through this desert
in search of purpose without a place
The slotted canyons echo entice
to ride this river wrapped in lace

The hoodoo ghosts will...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: divorce, loneliness, longing, loss,

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Safe in My Heart
by Dear Heart
Walking away, I have done too many times,
I am left with memories that live in my rhymes;
at funerals-   I have turned and walked...

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