Death Narrative Poems

These Death Narrative poems are examples of Narrative poems about Death. These are the best examples of Narrative Death poems written by international poets.


Gentle unto death by Aniruddha Pathak
He was alive if breathing be called life,
Peaceful and blissful with no surface strife,
To me, he was suffering for far long,
The man I knew— a...

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Categories: death, life,

Corruption by Iyanah Neloms
I hate that things aren't the way they were
And I hate that I can't fix it

You would call
I'd answer
We'd talk forever
About things that didn't matter

You...

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Categories: anger, deep, love,



Premium MemberThe Knight, a tale of ancient times by Jim Slaughter
This is a tale of ancient times
And a knight of valiant heraldry
Who followed true his knightly code,
The weight of righteousness his load,
All sheathed in heaven's...

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Categories: christian, death, faith, history,

Premium MemberA Tropical Heatwave by Jack Ellison


After this extreme heat wave we're going through

A break will be absolute heaven on earth

Temps in the low seventies with bright sunny skies

AND NO HUMIDITY

Humidity's...

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Categories: weather,

Frozen Heart by Alycia Wheatley
Frozen Heart

There once was two lovers, one of them died.
Which shattered the heart if the other and made her cry.
The pain ran so deep,
She could...

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Categories: death, heart, longing, loss,

Echoes of Her Voice by Lin Lane
He sat on her side of the bed
as sunlight peeked in the window
and as dawn slowly rose 
this is what he said...

   ...

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Categories: emotions,

Premium MemberTHE GREAT SURPRISE A TRUE STORY by Demetrios Trifiatis




Once I took some colleagues from a British university up to the Acropolis for a tour.
As I was explaining to my guests the history of...

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Categories: death, heaven, life,

Daughter, Cry No More by Lovie Divine
In Loving Memory of my Father, James Nathaniel Gelsey 

I wasn't ready to let you go, but your departure from me, you knew, 
You said...

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Categories: bereavement, death, father,

Empty Vessels by David Smith
I see more of them every day, 
Vessels devoid of any beliefs of their own,
Compassion not listed on their cargo manifesto,
Empathy never having been loaded...

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Categories: analogy, atheist, betrayal, change,

Premium MemberShowdown in a Sleepy Town by Robert Haigh
Django rode to town that day,

The wind against his back.

The children halted all their play,

As dust blew down the track.



He went inside the town's saloon,

His...

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Categories: death, destiny, endurance, horse,

Johnny and the Wenidgo, Part I by David Welch
Have I ever told you about my friend,
a mechanic by the name of John?
Oh, the countless stories that he can tell
of the hunting trips that...

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Categories: character, horror, humorous, lost,

Premium MemberChoose Wisely by Caren Krutsinger
I need a daddy like that one.
I want that mommy, she will show me how to organize.
That sister would be terrific!
Sorry, they only have room...

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Categories: death, encouraging, spiritual, surreal,

A Sailor's Tragedy by Kathryn Eddy
The sun beamed down on the village below,
But yet no one seemed to know,
For near the shallows of the shore
A man rocked back and forth...

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Categories: 12th grade, 6th grade,

Premium MemberCrying of Opossums by Amy Sell
If I was in charge of the heavens and stars
I would make it so it could only rain at night
When the sky is dark, anyway
It...

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Categories: day, death, god, jesus,

Premium MemberMy Paintings Reflect Me by Caren Krutsinger
My living room is full of brown furniture,
but you do not notice it
because my paintings have
exploded onto the walls.

My paintings are not landscapes,
or faces. They...

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Categories: art, confidence, identity, woman,

Survivors by Shubh Vimal
A fog of gunpowder,
A stench of death,
Suspicious of the survivors,
Still holding their breath.

They had been left poor,
In this playground of murder,
Literally drinking the blood,
The blood...

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Categories: adventure, age, allegory, angst,

Jihad by Avi Cohen
Lord 
What we only did 
To the Native Indian 
The Aboriginal 
    To the Jew 
The Armenian 
“Just wars”
I come not to...

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Categories: abuse, angst, anxiety,

Premium MemberSpirit Shadows of Sadness by Chantelle Anne Cooke
Part Two
San Francisco, California
Melodee’s apartment with a view of the bay

“It’s the month of May. The 29th no less. The number of sorrow for me.”
“Cassaro,...

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Categories: death, depression, may,

The last letter by lovely sharma
< its difficult to live now,
Because you are not there.
Its impossible to breath now,
Because you are not there.
My heart fells down, all hopes lays down,
Because...

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Categories: betrayal, black love, cry,

Premium MemberAnother Breath, Another Death by Chantelle Anne Cooke
San Francisco, California
Present time

I enjoyed my beautiful brandy with my best friend Melodee and we were both Fates that worked with Death.
“I see your glass...

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Categories: death,