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Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: death, funny,

Sidney Snoozer


Here lies Sidney Snoozer, a lover of sleep, 

His last nap eternal – relaxed, six foot deep. 




For Epitaph Contest 2
Hosted by Jesse Rowe

© 15th April 2019


Poem Details | by Geoffrey Brewer |
Categories: death, eulogy,

Epitaph for George - A Lethal Wind

EPITAPH - A LETHAL WIND

Here lies George, the sad deceased

Victim of flatulence released

The result: he would expire

Stood before an open fire


Geoffrey Brewer
15 Sept 2018

Poem Details | by ahellas Alixopulos |
Categories: introspection

Poet's Epitaph

"Xanadu of Oranges", the reporter wrote,
just one of many paper slips and notes,
left behind when the poet died, unquote.
To his very last moment, he had hopes
that he could write that one poem so supreme
in its cadence and rhyme, in its meaning
so sublime, that no one could miss his dream.
No one could misinterpret, none seeing
his words could mistake intent or lament
that he had regrettably missed his mark
or remark, "derivative!",or really meant
much of his work as only so much dark
comment on a personal life of strife and grief.
No, he meant a poem to sweep you off your feet.

Poem Details | by Robert Ptolemy |
Categories: dedication, life

Epitaph For A Common Man

Will you leave this life
Without a murmur or a whimper
Be cast down to the depths below
In a hallowed tomb of timber

You did not exit stage left
To the sound of thunderous applause
Or the scream of heavy bombardment
Or some tearing tiger claws

To all the men who slipped away, unnoticed
Here is ye're epitaph
We looked at the world with unblinking eyes
And all we could do was laugh


Poem Details | by Barbara Gorelick |
Categories: death, nostalgia,

Her Epitaph



 
" It was a great party, Wish I could have stayed longer.."

Poem Details | by Elaine George |
Categories: death,

Epitaph


From the school of life, she passed with honor.


Poem Details | by Brian Strand |
Categories: angst, political, social

AN EPITAPH

Will liberty ring out again,
beneath the cries of human rights
can freedom's name survive,
dissembling and lies;
Will duty from its prison flee
throw off its shackled memory,
is respect just a word,
spoken,but never heard:
How long,how long 'til I becomes thee ?
when ,when, will ego bend the knee,
the victim is not me
my friend,my friend,it's we.

Who rings this bell of liberty
truly sounds,our culture's death knell.



Poem Details | by donna phillips |
Categories: death, loss, love, love, me,

Tad

 You was the love of my dreams.
With you my dreams came true.
 But everything is not as it seems.
I was always so very blue.
 There were times I hated to come home.
My love became a obsession.
 There were times I felt so alone.
That left me with many of questions.
 So many times I hated you.
There where times I wanted to kill you.
 All I could see was just us two.
You did not stay true.
 You asked of me way to much.
I gave you everything you asked for.
 My soul you did touch.
But left lost and at war.
 You where the love of my life.
And now you are gone.
 But you were my wife.

Poem Details | by cheryl hoffman |
Categories: bereavement,

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
He went away,
on a beautiful spring day,
not a cloud in the sky,
and I often wonder why,
the weather was so nice and dry,
with the flowers all in bloom,
and the birds singing their
cheerful tune,
You see the cancer had invaded
his lungs and brain,
his vocal chords were paralyzed,
it should have rained...
Yes, it should have been raining,
and cloudy and gray,
the day Dad left us,
and passed away.

Poem Details | by cheryl hoffman |
Categories: bereavement,

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
He went away
on a beautiful spring day,
not a cloud in the sky,
and I often wonder why,
the weather was so nice and dry,
with the flowers in bloom,
and the birds all singing
their cheerful tune...
You see the cancer had invaded
his lungs and brain,
his vocal chords were paralyzed,
it should have rained...
Yes it should have been raining
and cloudy and gray,
the day Dad left us
and passed away.

Poem Details | by Danielle White |
Categories: death, nature

Death and Chainsaws

The chainsaws are roaring
this Friday morning
dissecting the tree
that meant so much to me.

I counted the rings,
amidst broken things,
over four hundred years,
I count through my tears.

I try to let go,
not let my pain show,
I struggle to sleep
as the great Oak weeps.

Poem Details | by Brian Strand |
Categories: lost love, on writing and words

EPITAPH OF LOVE

Lost
for words,
writers' block-
everything
said ?

Lost
for love,
broken up-
my emotions
dead

Poem Details | by jack horne |
Categories: death,

A gravely serious matter

Here lies what's left of Knobby Clark;
he didn't hear them shouting, 'Shark!'

written 13th September for Jesse's epitaph contest

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: death, eulogy, humorous, light,

Tom E Aiken


My wife deplored her duty But O' was she good-looking She sold me on her beauty But killed me with her cooking ~ 3rd Place ~ in the "A Funny Epitaph" Poetry Contest, Jesse Rowe, Judge & Sponsor.

Poem Details | by Jessica Johnson |
Categories: death, hope, introspection, life, teen,

Epitaph

Remember me
The light that stalked the shadows
Remember me
A moonbeam to soften the night
Remember me
When the gates finally lock
Remember me
After the flowers wilt and fall

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: death, eulogy, humorous,

Hope S Gaughan



I had hoped for angels But in earth I will stay For my husband died first And he scared them away

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: death, humorous,

NO MORE CLOWNING AROUND

 
 
Here lie the remains of Ethel Brown A circus clown from County Down She’s buried wearing her red plastic nose ‘Twill be the last of Ethel to decompose! An Epitaph to Make Us Laugh 2 Poetry Contest Sponsored by Jesse Rowe 4/12/19

Poem Details | by Tom Cunningham |
Categories: death, grave, humor,

Unlucky Jim

Beneath lie the remains of unlucky Jim
A great white shark made a meal of him
Fell off his surf board and hit by a wave
Half inside ‘Jaws’ and half in this grave.





Written on 13 September 2018

For a funny epitaph poetry contest
Sponsored by Jesse Rowe.

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: death, eulogy, humorous,

Here Lies Festus Sleape


We're asleep in this graveyard We can't hear you pout So please leave your flowers And get the hell out

Poem Details | by Robert L. Hinshaw |
Categories: humor,

Perpetual Claustrophobia - An Epitaph

'Neath this sod dwells Mavis who suffered many a phobia

Makes one wonder how she's handling claustrophobia

Poem Details | by Sandra Haight |
Categories: death, funny,

Poor Uncle Tom

He lies in peace beneath this tree
where death by shock came suddenly.
That thunderbolt struck Uncle Tom-
he faced the storm before the calm.

Sandra M. Haight

~2nd Place~
Contest:  An Epitaph To Make Us Laugh 2
Sponsor: Jesse Rowe
Judged: 04/25/2019

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: death, eulogy, humorous,

RIP M T Pocquettes


Here's a hammer for my debtors For my bills, I couldn't pay Just take a piece of marble And then please go away

Poem Details | by Tom Cunningham |
Categories: death, humor,

Fred The Baker RIP

In this vault are a few crumbs of crusty old Fred
He got stuck in an oven and got baked with the bread
A very popular man, his friends didn't think twice 
When offered a keepsake, their very own slice.




Written 14 April  2019.

Not for contest.

Poem Details | by Bryn Strudwick |
Categories: cat, death,

EPITAPH TO A CAT

EPITAPH TO A CAT
Here lies our cat, At peace no doubt. Survived eight times, Then his luck ran out 4th November 2019 Pithy Pome contest Sponsor - Maureen McGreavy

Poem Details | by kaci barnes |
Categories: death, family, father, loss, love, sympathy, teen, heart, heart, love, i love you,

Forever In My Heart

A million times I've needed you
A million times I've cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
No one can ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you
But you did not go alone                                            
A part of me went with you
The day GOD called you home
Your precious memory is my keepsake
With which I'll never part
GOD has you safely in HIS keeping
But I have you forever in my heart