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Poems about Death

Poems about Death

These poems cover a wide range of emotions, from grief to regret to love and joy. In many instances, the only thing they have in common is that each is about the loss of someone loved to the grim specter of Death.

Death is a part of Life. No one escapes its clutches, and no one long escape the harsh reality of dealing with the loss of someone dear. These poems are about the process of coping.

Poems about Death (1-25)

  • by Kit McCallum
    The loss of a beloved pet, even one year later, can hold painful memories.
  • by Rodney Belcher
    What we gain can be far more than we could possibly lose.
  • by Martie
    New life and hope can still be found beyond death's door, as this beautiful poem demonstrates.
  • by Punkin
    Nothing loved is ever truly lost, and pain is a small price to pay for memories.
  • by Lisa
    Saying "goodbye" is often another way of saying "I remember."
  • by Sharon
    Unexpected illness can be devastating to a daughter
  • by Carolyn Hoomana
    We are often most touched by those who show courage and strength beyond their own infirmity. And their death is not an end to that courage.
  • by Jenn Farrell
    Death is a part of life, and memories a part of living.
  • by Jaimie D. Travis
    Grief is all to often accompanied by guilt
  • by Renee 'nay' Kristen Kristen
    Death knows not the boundaries between young and old. Or does it?
  • by Lindsay
    Losing a child is the worst hurt of all.
  • by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
    When death touches our lives, there is always that unbidden feeling - we could have done a little more.

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Poems about Death continued

  • by Bri Biggs
    How we view the death of a close friend can sometimes help us deal with the pain and loss.
  • by Amy
    Memories are all we have of those we've lost. Except, perhaps, for the guilt…
  • by S. Gulbin
    People die. Memories, though, will last as long as the children who survive.
  • by Annie
    Even in death the concepts of faith, love and time - oh so little time - can bring the promise of reuniting us.
  • by Randall Beers
    Faith and love, and words remembered, can lend us strength in our grief.
  • by Pamela
    Even death has no control over the boundaries of love.
  • by Ali
    What goes through the mind of a child when they see their best friend die?
  • by Geoff Sanderson
    Even in death and grief, there can still be found beauty.
  • by N
    Even in death there can be lessons for the living.
  • by Jerikoh
    Grief takes many guises, including denial.
  • by Sweetie177
    When death takes someone from us, we have to say goodbye. Even if it's only within our own minds.
  • by Jamie Hjelm
    We all deal with loss in our own ways. The one common factor, though - is the expectation that there will be a time when we encounter our departed loved one again...
  • by Damian
    We wonder, "Why?" when we lose friends, and there are never any good answers.
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