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.


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,

Premium MemberThe Hotel Caretaker by Brendan J. Simons
How unparticular the day had particularly been,
On March the third of two-thousand and eighteen,
For the caretaker at an historic Adirondack Inn,
Had lacked company, and therefore,...

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Categories: death, grief, introspection, march,

Premium MemberChloe's Vision by Lisle Ryder
A heavy quietness hung 
as I waited with Mum and Dad 
and Chloe.
I professed my sympathy, 
my sorrow.
Their response was emptiness 
unexpressed;
while Chloe, hugged 
her...

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Categories: baby, bereavement, child, grief,

Alive by Besma Riabi Dziri
Man of death

As dawn broke one day

No knock at the door

Cause he knew his way

He broke in

And a life ceased to be

It was her world

He did...

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Categories: allah, blessing, death, how

Premium MemberTarnished Reflections by Angel Villanueva
A cup of hot tea keeps her company
while she peers through her window;
happy images replay in her mind
as her reflection shares her gaze.

Long ago they...

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Categories: bereavement, death, loss, muse,

NEGATING NARRATIVE by Trudy Schrader
She stood at the threshold of the door
Resisting the pull to come in
Safer back in the dark, familiar
Of where she had recently been

Dark figures took...

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Categories: narrative, truth,

My journey to spirituality by fauxcroft wade
I did not come to spirituality

Like some people do through an epiphany

I came to it through conscious thought and grief

That doesn’t make me less worthy

At...

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Categories: inspiration, journey, spiritual,

My journey to spirituality by fauxcroft wade
I did not come to spirituality

Like some people do through an epiphany

I came to it through conscious thought and grief

That doesn’t make me less worthy

At...

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Categories: inspiration, journey, spiritual,

Submission by Johnny Martinez
Cowardly efforts of a worthless soul
Rages, this low murmur of lazy surf;
Mind and body beaten, bruised, losing control,
An enfeeble struggle of a timeless sleepy curse....

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Categories: bird, dark, drug, emotions,

Premium MemberVisitor Finale - with Maria Williams by July Morning
The Story so far…

Makani (The Rising Wind), a beautiful extra-terrestrial researcher is sent to a remote island to observe earth. She finds Sam, a shipwrecked...

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Categories: fantasy, love,

SEA OF BLISS by Ja Ja
Each day I suck, on a Whiskey jug
As my life also, does suck on me
My worth on earth about as much
As my piss is, to...

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Categories: grief, pain, poetry,

Premium MemberVisitor Finale - A collaboration with July Morning by Maria Williams
The Story so far…
Makani (The Rising Wind), a beautiful extra-terrestrial researcher is sent to a remote island to observe earth. She finds Sam, a shipwrecked...

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Categories: adventure, romance, science fiction,

The Sea-Cook's Lover, Part II by David Welch
...One night I asked who it was,
she said,”Just a man I used to know.”
She would never say more than that,
so I decided wisely to let...

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Categories: loneliness, loss, lost love,

Premium MemberPART TWO- Gunshot Wound to the Heart- a short story from my Memoir - A journey of Roses and Thorns by Elaine George
It was a hot summer day.  Harry had stopped by Grandma's house and offered to take the two little girls down to the store...

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Categories: nostalgia,

The Final Destination by Sushmita Kalashikar
There was a beautiful ship, 
That sailed from east to west,
Carrying thousands of passengers,
It was named “The Nest”.

It was the biggest ship,
Built in any of...

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Categories: beauty, fantasy, fate, grief,

Odyssey from Africa 13b by Phil Salmon
Ch. 13 b (The whale, cont.)

Now the sardine hunt developed 
As they glimpsed beneath the surface 
Flashing rays of gold and silver
Of the dolphins and the swordfish 
 
That...

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Categories: adventure, africa, courage, endurance,

Man in the Cafe by Rebecca Frank
The moment I saw his face

My body cringed with grief

As the man asked me what I was doing with my coffee cup

I answered in sheer...

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Categories: anxiety, people, poetry, wisdom,

Premium MemberI am a Writer by Broken Wings
            When I was a small child
My life was filled with grief sadness and...

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Categories: writing,