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Obituary Poems | Examples of Obituary Poetry

Obituary Poems. Below are examples of poems about obituary, obituaries. This list of obituary poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of obituary poetry. This list of works about obituary is an excellent resource for examples on how to write obituary poems.

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List of Obituary Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
You Cannot Escape Death Matt Forshay Free verse obituary, death, emotions, fantasy, fate,
Eulogy of La Clara y La Luna: White plus Moon Anthony Elle Free verse girl, magic, mythology, obituary,
Black Eyed Susan Brianna Hobson Free verse obituary, abuse, betrayal, body, metaphor,
No Problems Trevor McLeod Quatrain obituary, abuse, analogy, assonance, eulogy,
Obit Trevor McLeod Quatrain analogy, eulogy, obituary,
Premium Member Poem REDEMPTION Sheer Terror Free verse death, heaven, mother, obituary,
WHAT IF I John Arribas Rhyme obituary, analogy, eulogy, funeral, introspection,
Robert Frost A Reflection matthew harris Elegy obituary, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem Horsemother Julie Grenness Free verse animal, horse, obituary, race,
Eulogy Arum Dusu I do not know? obituary, death, death of a

MEMORIES IN PURGATORY
by CHICANO EDDIE
"MEMORIES IN PURGATORY"


your poetry will be around 
long after you’re gone Eddie. 

they’ll help many, they’ll 
bring many back to life, 
they’ll bring many to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, absence, abuse, addiction, life,

Cave Quid Optes
by matthew harris
Aye did not heed the maxim be careful
     what you wish for,
     cuz now adversity not abate
perhaps...

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Metrical Tale | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Claustrophobia Competes To Thai Up Thy Psyche
by matthew harris
Alacrity bespeaks entangled, entombed,
     and entrapped Thai soccer team
diminishing strength barely allows,
     but a whispered scream,

which rescue...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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Gilded Cages
by arthur vaso
locked by tyranny
mocked by the masses
little children
little Jews
silver teeth
take away their shoes
the statue you see
is fake
Trumpets hide not
the fading of liberty


The kindest of souls
is ok
shout


above...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, america, art, discrimination, international,

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Palais Royal
by arthur vaso
Ah we so crave the sanity
existence must be put in a box
thus we will  do all
for such happiness in a box
a creation in ways
of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, culture, french, garden, introspection,

The Insignificance Of Man
by matthew harris
Blunt deadly weapons of mass destruction
electrify, fracture, and
jeopardize Homo Sapiens
species (and entire biosphere)
continuity rent asunder

doomsday declared (nuclear winter
gallows humor spelt
with eternal snow day)
dystopian authors outflanked
nuclear...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, 10th grade, 12th grade,

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My Favourite Animal of the wild
by Kevin Shaw
My Favourite Animal of the wild

My Favourite Animal of the wild,
Has majesty and supreme presence.
Most magnificent creature ever seen,
Stealth and gun, Man’s only defence.

Splendour, grandeur...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, obituary, power,

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Front Page Blues
by Billy TheKidster
This is the headline that broke my will.
"Optimist Drowns In Bath Tub Half Full."...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary,

natural soporific narcotic
by matthew harris
recurrent suicidal thoughts vain
     gloriously wend 
     (o'er a death cab for cutie weeknd)
   ...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, 11th grade, 12th grade,

You
by Winston Ritson
The story began
As stories do,
With time
Still in once.

Tale progresses
     Spindle un-spun
Ball on the left
     Butting toes
Fleece on...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, people,

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A Sunken Heart
by Kai Michael Neumann
	
A couple of twisted shacks composed in Card Board City in Everywhere 

County the nameless man or woman spits out another tooth with 
 ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary,

So Long A Sleep
by Martins Deep
Crescent moon asks
wooden stool why old man 
sleeps beneath a quilt of grass.
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, death, deep, earth, grave,

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Nico
by arthur vaso
He was my bodyguard
Felled by Russian air
Toxic is the poisonous ghost
That reads no poetry

When you walk
Beware not to dream
Out of breath in a park
One day...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, abuse, betrayal, childhood, daughter,

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Villanelle:Who has it the way he or she wants it
by T Wignesan
Villanelle : Who has it the way he or she wants it

      for Stephen Hawking, à dieu !

Who has it...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, anti bullying, bereavement, fate,

Eastern Ghouta
by Dollin Holt
Eastern Ghouta

there exist a dark

corner in this world

known as Eastern Ghouta

where, when you ask the children

to draw a picture, they draw pictures

of jet fighters dropping...

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Dramatic monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holocaust, islamic, obituary, world

Haiku
by cheryl hoffman
Brilliant colored frog
rainforest toxic creature
hides under the log


3-10-18...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, beautiful, obituary,

addictive ampoules annihilate after alluring
by matthew harris
amphetamines acquaintanceship assuages 
agonizing aches also advocates amorousness
assiduously activating admiration
aggressive attacks assault afoul 

affable affinity and affectionadumbration
anatomical accidental addiction attested as academic,
although afterward abnegation absolutely...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, 10th grade, 12th grade,

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The Ballad of Villonia Beebe, Part 3: Obituary
by Jim Slaughter
The following item was recently discovered in the archives of the "Toad Suck Monthly News Express":

Mrs. Villonia Beebe has passed away,
She was Toad Suck's most...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humor, obituary,

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Limerick crochetes: Once North Koreans joined South cousins
by T Wignesan
Limerick crochetés: Once North Koreans joined South cousins

Once North Koreans joined South cousins
Agreed to let drop divisive sins
Formed one team ice-hockey
Won bronze not so lucky
Each...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, america, crazy, hockey, humor,

Thee grim reaper as pedagogical savior
by matthew harris
(fear not stalwart reader, the sword of Damocles just grazed thy chest when fate found us a place to call home).

to avoid the pitfall of...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: obituary, angel, dark, destiny, farewell,