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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  
The Voter Gerald Greene Free verse depression, loss, sorrow,
Sonnet 4 Andrew Fairchild Sonnet loss, death, fire, introspection, life,
Premium Member Poem Every Minute Is A Gift Caren Krutsinger Free verse life, loss,
Premium Member Poem He Left At Midnight Heidi Sands Quatrain heartbreak, loss, night, sad,
Premium Member Poem Easy Lads No Need To Run Gary Smith Rhyme loss, world war i,
Tonight i Catch Fireflies Operation Orange I do not know? loss, love, mother,
Baby Shoes Robin Regan Free verse life, loss, lost, sad,
Mourning Motioned Keshan Govender I do not know? loss, death, deep, feelings, funeral,
LOVE FROM THE UK Ann Gilmour Rhyme grief, loss, love, violence,
Premium Member Poem Amber Carolyn Fish Elegy loss, death of a friend,

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Married Man's Burden
by Gershon Wolf
Her kiss
  I do miss
Since she changed
  To a Mrs.
    From a Miss...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: kiss, loss, marriage,

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SELF
by Line Gauthier


self inflicted
irreversible damage
~ a baffling waste



posted on November 8, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, conflict, grief, hurt, life,

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HIS HEART
by Line Gauthier


his heart broken
too late for last ditch attempts
~ everything failed



posted on November 8, 2018...

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

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HE GAVE
by Line Gauthier


he gave up on life
his body failing
~ unsure which came first



posted on November 8, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, depression, health, life, loneliness,

Tonight Heaven Got One Hell of a Man
by M.P. Shaudd
They dont make em like they used to he said
With a tear on his face
And we each share a mem'ry of him
That sorrow and time...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, appreciation, death, dedication, eulogy,

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To Those That Have Walked Dark Halls Of Deepest Grief
by Robert Lindley
To Those That Have Walked Dark Halls Of Deepest Grief

Truth of deep grief and its healing powers;
Are not in the anguish pains that invade,
With the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, death, deep, family, feelings,

The Drummer Boy Without Sticks
by Operation Orange

there’s a
technicolor life in there
still blooming
and one that don’t run
from black n white
and there’s a statement
that doesn’t record
without the button
pressed
by a cop’s finger
not the father
of...

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

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SHEDDING
by Line Gauthier


shedding tears
over a wasted life
~ a shattered chainlink



posted on November 7, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, angst, anxiety, cry, life,

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Old Man Winter
by Gershon Wolf
The earth lies still; trees are bare
   A hint of frost is in the air
Brittle leaves are swept away
   By wind-gusts...

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

I'm only human
by Michael Robinson




          Do I not bleed?

          The scars...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, analogy, angel, anger, appreciation,

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FRAGILE
by Line Gauthier


fragile
he wept
feeling helpless



posted by November 6, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, angst, anxiety, cry, emotions,

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The hand upon my tiller
by Katherine Braithwaite
Come back to me, my sweetheart
Don’t leave me all alone.
Come back to me, my darling
I can’t believe you’ ve gone.
I’m crying ‘cos I’m feeling blue...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, allegory, allusion, international, lonely,

That is very selfish of you
by Abidah Mahri
You left this world 
with the belief 
that your leave 
will make me live 
a more fulfilling life. 

You left believing that your presence will...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, longing, loss, love,

I need a heavy-duty eraser
by Abidah Mahri
I will cry tonight - 

I am not crying 
for the fact that 
you are getting engaged with her.

I am crying 
for the fact that...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: confusion, loss, love,

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Do They Cry For Him
by Gary Smith



She heard the seagulls plaintive cry
As she sat upon the shore,
Do they cry for him she thought,
Her love, who was no more.

She gazed across the...

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

The Riverbank
by John Steward
I sit by the riverbank.
I watch as days go by.
I lean against this old oak tree.
I gaze up to the sky.  

I sit by...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, grief, i miss you,

My life is a Musical
by Abidah Mahri
You made me delete my favourite songs on my playlist

And now I have to find songs that aren't you. 

Nov 18...

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

Sonnet3
by Andrew Fairchild
How limited the page by set of sail…
I cannot come to you except, I tack,
I sail into the wind, the ropes all wail…
You’ve crossed the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loss, love, marriage, missing

Chinese Garden
by Andrew Fairchild
Here, among the Geese,
I can be a Philosopher, a Poet, an Artist...
Or just a Dreamer.
And what will my Dreams be of?
Of the gentle ripples in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: faith, life, longing, loss,

loss
by richard ferry
Fallen Leaves       Gaping Holes       Fueling the fire...

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