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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.
Premium Member Distraught
* I just found out my friend I knew 30* years died a horrific death. I am distraught,, So if I don't write or answer for now, this is why....Read More
Categories: loss,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Lost Flight
I left the nest one night, Fell out! My very first flight. Soared and twisted in the air, Swinging wings, I beat the air! Scavengers saw me...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, endurance, loss,
Form: Free verse
Encaged and Enraged
She lived in a castle, isolated, Time flew slow, gruelling and full of hatred, The crown lay broken on the floor, Shattered, scattered, one piece no more. Royal duties thrown away, Pirates life, plundering, stealing, But not knowing the tight,...Read More
Categories: business, emotions, loss, love,
Form: Rhyme
Swan Song
She trawled the woods to find her lost heart Out of view and hidden deep underground Still beating, wrapped in muddied cloth The Queen was once more born But returned to find the moon...Read More
Categories: betrayal, hurt, leadership, loss,
Form: Free verse
Our Nile
"Do not stand by my grave and weep", they said. Here's something she would have said instead. "Hey, smile, all of your smiles are beautiful." Hers was more than that- contagious- magical. She would have placed some affirmatives, Lifted up...Read More
Categories: loss, angel, cry, extended metaphor,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Value of Reading
"The Value of Reading" messages impressed upon the secret keepers. when is late too late? to divulge the truth? "I know this is a shock" arrives far too late when it is anticipated by the writer pundit keeping tabs on runnaway horses trained...Read More
Categories: betrayal, books, death, loss,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sisters
I tried to write a poem about you l couldn’t….tears clouded my eyes I felt that terrible sorrowful sinking feeling I just cried ….. So many years missing you Still wishing you were here Time has eased my pain and...Read More
Categories: cancer, loss, sister,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Disorientation
Themed distractions, affairs a boulevard, as elbowed are divided from their minds. Aloof, queues succeed a ship calling card, as untrained get on, moons all exit signs. The General Slocum dressed to the nines, as churchgoers now passengers adorned. Petite girls,...Read More
Categories: loss, angst, anxiety, confusion, death,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Search For Tomorrow
On the brittle bank of a placid river full of settled silt, with bricks and mortar of my labor a house I’ve built. I make it a home in the sunny days with utmost care, a happy home...Read More
Categories: analogy, angst, hope, loss,
Form: Rhyme
The memories seem to gradually slip away, His footprints seem to slowly erase, My journey through life's maze, It seems to have clouded my memories of him. Indeed time could rewrite one’s story, Indeed time...Read More
Categories: death, father, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Absentia
Come once more and be my light Oh lover who abandoned me End this darkness of the night Once I knew your radiance bright And dwelt in your embrace Come once more and be my light...Read More
Categories: loss, absence, dark, light, longing,
Form: Villanelle
It Happened On A Misty Morning
The passage of time has not changed anything Neither has it erased all that has been I go down memory lane I'm swathed by loss and pain September 24, 2023....Read More
Categories: loss, memorial day, pain,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Blasts Never Last
He made his first million fast Now all his blasts in the past No spending plan No discipline ~ The money never lasts...Read More
Categories: loss, money,
Form: Rhyme
when you walk through and reshaping melts the binding glue nothing in my heart will remember you not the hardest blow to my soul, the grief of my newfound total you'll have to imprint again slide under my...Read More
Categories: loss, 11th grade, birth, death,
Form: Free verse
I trod a path made concrete By patience and virtue Nothing gets past the belly of this beast, That I could never subdue I wrestle with veins and arteries that choke Pour my cocktail over gurgling acids that flow Slide down...Read More
Categories: anxiety, april, loss,
Form: Free 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?