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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.


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,

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,