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Grief Narrative Poems

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


Peace Be With You by Michelle Rensburg
Peace be with you
are the words she said
Flowers placed appropriately 
Saying goodbye to the dead.

She wasn't false
And yet, it wasn't true
Because there were things
She just...

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Categories: care, funeral, grave, grief,

Alone by Michelle Rensburg
Sitting on the pavement
Alone I sit
Thinking about the things I will miss.

The days flew by
and all I could do was cry
And cry
And cry.
Never could I...

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Categories: bereavement, betrayal, hurt, loss,



In Honor Of Her Brother, Part II by David Welch
...For a year they lived and were not bothered,
began to question what it was they’d heard,
but one careless night, though the love was sublime,
Miriam got...

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Categories: conflict, dark, farm, fear,

In Honor Of Her Brother, Part I by David Welch
Miriam Colrick and her husband Brad,
tired of dank cities, crumbling and bad,
moved to New Hampshire, bought themselves a farm,
a place they could raise children without...

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Categories: conflict, dark, farm, fear,

Our Beloved Page one by Mary E.W. Stephenson
Page 1

1963

I sent you away from me to look for our beloved.
I watched you fade in the distant as you walked down the dusty foot-path...

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Categories: grief,

Our Beloved Page two by Mary E.W. Stephenson
Page 2

With the force of a thousand storms,  I turned to face you.
When they dragged our beloved off I thought that I would lose...

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Categories: grief,

The former Double Life Of Matthew Scott Harris by matthew harris
The (former) Double Life Of Matthew Scott Harris

Dove finch he following iniquitous
     licentious, lecherous longing
     extinguished quite
some...

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Categories: grief, hurt, meaningful, memory,

Premium MemberEscape from Horror by Andrea Dietrich
When I first awoke in this hospital, they tell me I had stared straight ahead and never uttered a word. I was in shock for...

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Categories: horror,

Premium MemberThe Register Book by charles messina
When I attend a wake I always try to arrive a short time after the service starts, this way it gives some of my friends...

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Categories: death,

You Stripped My Gears and Left Me Shiftless by Kenneth Fordham
Driving down the highway,
90 miles an hour,
trying to get back to you,
so I could give you flowers.

The truck she was purring like a kitten,
sweet sounding...

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Categories: adventure, funny, humorous,

Premium MemberUnforgivable by Carolyn Devonshire
She pants in low moans,
Meandering through dense brush,
Shrouded by evening sky above a forest.

With damp and matted fur,
An amber-eyed predator sees no prey;
Her hunger grows.

While...

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Categories: cat,

Premium MemberFixed Gaze by Kevin Lawrence
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Categories: age, fear, grief, loneliness,

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,

Premium MemberThe Heart of a POET Speaks - Part 5 by HGarvey Daniel Esquire
Dear POETESSES and POETS of POETRY SOUP; I plead of You not to tell my Host I am speaking with You. It has been a...

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Categories: endurance, first love, grief,

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 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,

crying in the rain by alyssa ramos
rain fell down 
 not droplets outside 
 but tears from within 
 drowning a once
 determined soul,
 breaking it.
 sad people love the 
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Categories: depression, lonely, love, Lullaby,

Sweet Cornbread and Warm Comfort by Mary E.W. Stephenson
I rested my weight on the dated metal green and white glider. I moved back and forth listening to the cracking sound that the glider...

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Categories: dedication,

The Taking of a Hero's Wife, Part II by David Welch
The things they screamed at poor Laura
enraged Owen, and made his blood boil,
to harass a widow who’d lost everything…
Was there nothing left they would not...

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Categories: bereavement, courage, loss, love,

The Taking of a Hero's Wife, Part I by David Welch
Owen Kucharski found himself inside
of a rather awkward situation,
all because of a women that he saw
every few days for adult ‘recreation.’

Her name was Laura, and...

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Categories: bereavement, courage, loss, love,