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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.
Three years have passed by Since the day that we met I still remember your brown eyes Serene, I would have called them Until I saw myself getting reflected In the deep dark waters that you pulled me in I could...Read More
Categories: loss, i miss you, lonely,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Last Man
Four fast friends and I sailed away to war. Our dreams were fresh, and we owned forever. On Omaha beach a shell took Trevor. His sap of Spring gushed as blood and gore. Joe’s gardens were the splendor...Read More
Categories: death, friend, loss, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Too Far Gone
Out of sight, Gone beyond borders, Out of reach, Beyond the sea, Somewhere away from us, Somewhere out of view, She had walked through the door before, She had gone across the sea before, But she came back, With a...Read More
Categories: death, grandmother, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member X-es
Xx, my figure's curved. Xy, your strength's outward. Xany is our new love. XO, let's kiss and hug. Xylitol gum we'll share. Xaern, love fades away. X-es we soon become. 7-4-2022...Read More
Categories: loss, boy, break up, games,
Form: Pleiades
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: loss, cancer, goodbye, grief, inspiration,
Form: Ode

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 Through The Eyes Of A Child
Through the eyes of a child a new belief is born dad has left home and that is why mommy sighs the fridge is bare sometimes all they eat is corn must be my fault...Read More
Categories: analogy, childhood, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hear The Blowing Wind
The old rusty gate...Read More
Categories: childhood, house, loss, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Break-Up
The light in my life has slowly sputtered out What began as a flinty spark of infatuation, Flounders in ever-growing feelings of doubt. First I thought about nothing but the sensations The warming qualities of your tender embrace, But now...Read More
Categories: feelings, girlfriend, loss, love
Form: Quatorzain
We embraced, “I'll see you soon,” she said, I watched the vehicle leave, I felt hollow and empty, It was my first time seeing her, I have heard so much about her, I had longed to see her since I...Read More
Categories: death, grandmother, loss, sad,
Form: Free verse
To reach campsite at Flamborough They took path down the coast. The sky bright blue. The sun shone through But then came worst of mist. ...Read More
Categories: death, loss, sea,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member When Love Flies Away
Sometimes at night, in the soft twilight when the full moon hangs low in the sky I’ll hear your voice sing, from long ago and listen before its tune takes flight. As I shiver with the fading...Read More
Categories: loss, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Lost Rings
Categories: loss, lost,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Hardest Game is Chess
Of all the games I’ve ever tried The hardest one, I think, is chess It leaves me dazed and half cock-eyed Each time I play ~ Why, I regress! The bishop moves diagonal The knight, he hops and...Read More
Categories: games, international, loss, me,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Watching you watching me Revised
Watching me watching you-revised Once upon a time You were here with me We were two of us We were side by side Wished upon a star I will ask God To hold you tight, Give you a kiss for me, at...Read More
Categories: brother, loss,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse

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?