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Loss Poems | Examples of Loss Poetry

Loss Poems - Examples of all types of loss poetry to share and read. This list of loss poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of loss poetry. This list of works about loss is an excellent resource for examples on how to write loss poems.

New Poems

Reflections by Lisa Baron October 2020 The night you died The sky was smoky blue Cool air, a...Read More
Categories: loss, bereavement, change, death, grief,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Suppertime
Suppertime A sticky evening in July: A stack of air conditioners hum, each spewing its unique condensate, staining the red bricks and spalling grout between each floor of our apartment house. We hear men’s voices call out “mom” and “wow”, as...Read More
Categories: america, loss, memory, new
Form: Free verse
A Country That Was
(The Present State of Nigeria) We are the youths Of a country that was Whose leaders failed us Whose government killed us A country that called us Leaders of tomorrow Just to prevent us From leading today A country which was Supposed to protect us But...Read More
Categories: loss, abuse, art, betrayal, emotions,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Stars Witness
The watch ticks. Fervently my heart beats faster,  Gaze intently at the hushed dark night-sky studded with scintilating stars,  With a glorious full Moon strangely gleaming till the resplendent dawn emerges,  ...Read More
Categories: loss, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Tribute
There are not enough words to describe The devotion and compassion this poet's eyes beheld. It was a plain room arranged for safety, comfort, and care. A fine bantam table re-purposed with supplies for any emergent unplanned surprise. An...Read More
Categories: loss, allegory, bereavement, death, father
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A Child's Vigil
The stillness of her sleeping form Outlined against my bedroom wall. The feather tic for additional warmth Lay tossed in restless sleep, Blocked my access to the doll I sought. Pinned underneath the restless sleeper I dare not disturb. Our breathing...Read More
Categories: loss, bereavement, child, death, devotion,
Form: Free verse
Wishfully Glum
I'm half agony, half hope With my silenced voice And no other choice But to elope. Letting go, wishfully glum Of my life thus far, Follow the star To freedom. For society did shove In our hearts a dent We weren't meant To...Read More
Categories: loss, cry, deep, feelings, heartbroken,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Not my genre
I can convey lyrics on lightening Write poems, spooky or frightening Vividly describe bright, lush flowers Bore you for hours upon hours Ink autumn's rustic complexions With tremendous pride, affection Tell a story with fine descriptions Paint a picture with deep...Read More
Categories: best friend, loss,
Form: Couplet
To those who argue: Life is drifting floating away Something we can’t keep Neither Love nor happiness deep To them I’d say: Even though I borrow all I have, thus I have not Even though I have nothing at all There...Read More
Categories: death, loss, nature,
Form: Sonnet
I love you now like I  loved you then, For me nothing has changed, Yet every day we are growing more apart, Our lives so rearranged, It's not ur fault, nor is it mine, I'm just left feeling alone, Confused...Read More
Categories: loss, 6th grade, betrayal, break
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Survive
Of all the crises required to survive, Those involving finance may be the worst, When one is faced with monetary loss, Or with rapidly accumulating debt, That cannot be ignored or wished away, It is a matter that must be...Read More
Categories: death, grandfather, loss, money,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Sunset
Death is as beautiful as sunset Leaving the place, you loved best. Going far away on this trip Some have regrets, some of the smartest. In the silent whisper of empty breath, A wish for fire, earth, and...Read More
Categories: loss, death, eulogy, future, grief,
Form: Elegy
Cristobal, so pink in your blue suit Limbs flailing, condemned You will grow so quick to learn Vicarious loss and sorrow The light is now in the ground We weep and gnash for love taken The children’s pain a thin...Read More
Categories: boat, loss, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
A suicide
I nodded towards him Over the plums Dark red and sweet He nodded back He looked so sad We met again, aisle three Between canned corn and flour He told I gave my condolences He looked so sad He picked up a bag of flour Said...Read More
Categories: cry, death, loneliness, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lost and Not Found
You can lose your job You can lose your house You can lose your parents You can lose your spouse But when you lose your faith You lose your will And if that ever happens ...Read More
Categories: faith, loss,
Form: Verse

Specific Types of Loss Poems

Read wonderful loss poetry on the following sub-topics: baby, brother, brother in law, cat, child, dog, father, friend, horse, mother, pet, stepfather and more.

Definition | What is Loss in Poetry?