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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 (1-50)

  • 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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  • 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.
  • by Michael D.
    Life often just doesn't seem fair - especially when we're faced with losing a very special and very cherished child.
  • by Yvonne Legge
    When our grandparents pass on, it's comforting to know that they will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts!
  • by Rosebud
    The thought of missing a loved one evokes the image of a lovely rose for this wonderful poet.
  • by Stef Knudsen
    We rarely expect tragedy, and are never really prepared for it.
  • by Cassie Mitchell
    Suicide has no glory - Yet it certainly leaves an horrific aftermath with loved ones.
  • by Alison
    Even our interpretation of death benefits from the right perspective. And, perhaps, from acceptance.
  • by Barbi D
    Maybe the only thing that hurts worse than saying goodbye is not having the chance to say it.
  • by Andrea Hill
    The loss of a child has to be the greatest of all worldly losses...
  • by Amy Richards
    The loss of a loved one is very difficult. Some days are worse than others, but the feelings never go away - the hoping, wishing that somehow things could be different...
  • by DuAnn Wall
    With life comes death - When it takes our beloved grandparents, the feeling of loss is overpowering...
  • by Natalee Fox
    When we lose a dear friend, our familiar world seems to become a different place - one without joy or happiness. Finding an inner peace takes time.
  • by Dreamcatcher
    Death has hit all of us in one way or another - either the death of a friend or family member. This poem was written soon after the poet's loss of a beloved parent.
  • by Pauline Hamblin
    We all want to visualize our parents as young and vibrant, but they do become older and more frail. It's important then to return to them, those sacrifices they made for us earlier in life.
  • by Anne
    This poem was written to a friend lost in an alcohol-related automobile accident - perhaps the most senseless of all deaths.
  • by Alison Rotmark
    This poet writes a tribute to her late father and expresses her deep and unconditional love for him.
  • by Dnh_1998
    When a life is lost at an early age, we always look for some "sense" to that loss. In reality, we should look at the gift of love that young person shared with us.
  • by Dnh_1998
    When a friend dies at a very young age, the loss feels senseless and overwhelming.
  • by Annemarie
    The loss of an unborn child hurts. But what was once a part of us, can never be completely lost.
  • by Rosemary J. Gwaltney
    Talented poets often know the right questions to ask. But perhaps no one, not even the poets, have yet to find the right answers.
  • by Angela
    The end of Life may be just the beginning…
  • by Katie Stanton
    To help us let go of those we loved, we have to believe…
  • by Jeremy Rogers
    Death inevitably makes us think about Life. The beauty of life. And the inevitable pain.
  • by Joseph Woodard
    A talented grandmother remembers a child that died too young…
  • by Keri Olson
    Sometimes, we don't know how much we love a person until the person we love dies.
  • by Natalie Harrison
    Can you miss a brother you never really knew?
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