Death Poems

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Remember Me
by Margaret Mead

Remember Me:
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea - remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty - remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity - remember me.

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Lament
by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave

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Creed
by Steve Turner

We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don't hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before during
and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.

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The Winding Stair And Other Poems
by William Butler Yeats

IN MEMORY OF EVA GORE-BOOTH AND CON MARKIEWICZ

THE light of evening, Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle.
But a raving autumn shears
Blossom from the summer's wreath;
The older is condemned to death,
Pardoned, drags out lonely years

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To A Shade
by William Butler Yeats

IF you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;
For they are at their old tricks yet.
A man

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Would you?
by Sumit Maurya

When the sun goes down
And my shadow will leave my side
I will be alone in the dark just like a blind
Would you not calm my mind?
When the mud goes thick
And the path goes hard
When my legs will swell
And I will fall apart
I will look for your hand I will wait for your sound
Would you not calm my mind?

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Goodbye Queen Elizabeth
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

Majesty and Grace, Duty and Forbearance,
Yet who was the woman behind the smile,
A mother, wife whose youthful preference
To live a simpler life among the rolling hills of her beautiful green isle.

Yet fate plays games, it's choices rarely random,
In a time of need this girl it deftly summoned,
The world she knew requested to abandon
To fast become a Monarch worldly wise and seasoned.


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Unforgotten
by Fiona Gillman

Blown about as leaves from some forgotten plant;
Lives lived between gusts.
Cast as seeds beneath shadows of finely-tended orchids
From whose chiffon petals dewdrops slip.
At times such seeds burst into stunning, sturdy green things;
Tendrils winding, tender offshoots issuing forth thorns of portent;
Where spires of amsonia, petunia, and strelitzia there burgeoned,
It yielded a final bouquet.

For Shylah G. Anderson and Fred Bax

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Imprint
by Fiona Gillman

Blown about as leaves from some forgotten plant;
Lives lived between gusts.
Cast as seeds beneath shadows of finely-tended orchids
From whose chiffon petals dewdrops slip.
At times such seeds burst into stunning, sturdy green things;
Tendrils winding, tender offshoots issuing forth thorns of portent;
Where spires of amsonia, petunia, and strelitzia there burgeoned,
It yielded a final bouquet.

For Shylah G. Anderson and Fred D. Bax

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In My Arms
by Corey Alpough

In my Arms
I remember the night so vividly
Saw you on the couch thinking how much that you meant to me
I was walking to the kitchen then my mood suddenly changed
You had been there all day so I thought it was strange

I walked over next to you and I called your name
You didn’t respond because of so much pain
I grabbed you by your arm then you started to shake,
all I could do was jump like a fish in the lake

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Popular Famous Poets about Death
  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (134 poems about Death)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts (118 poems about Death)
    17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson (92 poems about Death)
    10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (79 poems about Death)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (60 poems about Death)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (51 poems about Death)
    6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare (51 poems about Death)
    26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire
  • John Donne
    John Donne (38 poems about Death)
    24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy (36 poems about Death)
    2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (33 poems about Death)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
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