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Poem Details | by Constance La France |
Categories: grief, sorrow,

Her Sorrow Said - Sedoka Contest

This girl so gothic,
     She dwells within a red rose;
In folded petals she hides,
          From a life tragic.
And from her pen beauty flows,
               Within petals she resides.

Oh, ethereal,
     Her ebony hair a veil;
And she drifts amongst the dead.
          When will sorrow heal?
Oh so beautifully pale,
               Her words bleed, her sorrow said.

January 6, 2016


Submitted to the contest, Something Different,
Sedoka Form (Rhymed)

Sponsor, Laura Loo

First Place 

Poem Details | by Thomas Martin |
Categories: allegory, angst, emotions, grief, heaven,

Lip Service

most poets
neither am nor want to be
just stuck
halfway to an imagined hell
of homage to self
and lip service to the creator

Poem Details | by Constance La France |
Categories: grief, sad,

Tear Wet With Sadness

     I search my garden
for the perfect crimson rose
to take to your tomb, my love-
     Tear wet-  with sadness
I lay on your resting place-
       Still holding the crimson rose . . .

July 25, 2016

Poetry/Sedoka/Tear Wet With Sadness
Copyright Protected, ID 16-811-411-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseuydonym.

For the contest, Crimson
sponsor, Royal Ninja

First Place

Poem Details | by Shani Fassbender |
Categories: death, inspirational,

Guidance of Neon Lights

Loss cuts like a knife
Where you once were silence grows
The city halo beckons
While the breath of death
Lingers right beneath my skin
Tempting glow of fate calls me

Start over again
Without you, yet without dread
Lighting my heart once again
City of Angels
Leading me back to hope, life
Let you go, a new hello

Poem Details | by Black Eyed Susan |
Categories: death, drug,


Sometimes they buy them
Other times they kidnap them
Because they need small babies
To carry their drugs
All over the world these dead
Babies go, cradled in arms

For "sedoka me any subject" contest
Susan Burch

Poem Details | by Frederic Parker |
Categories: bereavement, lost love,

Wet Leaves of Summer

Wet leaves of summer
where death crept, silent and slow
And our palm held tears fell down

Covering each leaf
staining them with our sadness
the cold winds blow them away


Poem Details | by Tanya Harrington |
Categories: death, lost love,

Remember Me

remember me well all the good times of laughter as I join the hereafter speak well of our time that we shared here together of how we weathered the storms from midnight to morn we loved our way to freedom to eternity re-born TLH © 07-27-2012
This perhaps is not a true Sedoka, but is better than I Don't Know. :)

Poem Details | by Laura Breidenthal |
Categories: allegory, death, funny,


i receive a text—
the battery is dying
and the phone is flashing red
you wait patiently
on the other side of earth
for the sweet return reply

i drive up the road
nervous and urged to write you
in anguish the light flashes
you lie down in bed
and wait for that stupid text
does he not care about me?

up the speedy road
defeated, I pick up phone
oh! defeated for real now
you smile deep and tell yourself
he is just in the shower

no, i am gone now
i have left the wretched car
that killed me and a family
i am in your room
watching you wait for your text
plug that damn phone in, will you?

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: death, mother, nature,

Living Scent Inhale


Love of those roses
      Red ones your favorite hue
           Your burial shroud
                 Love of running roses
                       Pale pink my favorite hue
                           Living scent inhale

Sponsor:^Rick Parise
Contest: Ancient Song

Poem Details | by Laura Breidenthal |
Categories: angst, animals, death, depression, life, loss, sad

Witnessing Road Kill

Walking down sidewalk
Watching cars pass by and by
Looks from side to side

In dismay looks down
Now hating every roadster 
Death smears on one tire

Poem Details | by Constance La France |
Categories: death, miss you,

Death Is Cruel

His death was so quick, no goodbye or farewell kiss; each day I replay this grief. In a moment gone, his eyes staring heavenward; at his tomb I weep. ___________________ August 18, 2017 Sedoka/Death Is Cruel Copyright Protected, ID 931651 Written for the contest, Oh, How I Miss You sponsor, Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer Eleventh Place

Poem Details | by Earl Mitchell |
Categories: death, food,

Sedoka Contest

So my aunts dying - 
    a dispassionate aside
        over coffee, Saturday
No point in crying
    bitter death taken in stride
        and a sugary frappe

How fit the topic?
     Heated chemicals imbibe
        Caffeinating hollow sounds 
Reflect myopic
     Her death we fein to describe
         with muffins and coffee grounds

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Poem Details | by Russell Sivey |
Categories: death,

He Said, She Said

He stays high above
In quadrants pretty unknown
Where love, joy exists as one
Below she looks up
“Save me from the end,” she pleads
He says, “Save me, I am dead”

Russell Sivey

Poem Details | by Frances Schiavina |
Categories: bereavement,

I MIss You

Be valiant I say
After sun setting splendor
Gloaming ushers in pathos
Words spoken at night
You and I forevermore
Melancholy without you

Ghosts monsters vampires of dark
Past frosted crystal lamp posts
The cemetery
This is where you are resting
Came to tell you I miss you

13th Place: Cecilia Drewer-O How I Miss You-8/24/17

Poem Details | by David Smalling |
Categories: sympathy,

Mirror Letter

Madam, I could not 
Take your love, and nothing leave
You with. I could'nt make you grieve
Lest you hate yourself
For having nothing inside
To cuddle deep ego's pride

All you have is love
Of you in child's basket light
That in any wind finds flight
Do not blame the world
Loving self brings no reward
Friction grinds our pride still hard 

This mirror then take
It served me well being blind
You can read like a letter
It better serves you
With self-centered eyes, to see
No one stones a barren tree.

Poem Details | by Joseph Spence Sr |
Categories: faith, hope, life, loss, nature, people, places, sympathy,

The Survivors (Sedoka)

High in the Andes
Surviving the fiery crash
Overcoming winter’s storm
Telling their stories
Spirit of preservation
The inner soul of mankind

Comments:  The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line 
poems called a katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7.  A Sedoka, 
pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing 
perspectives.  The katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem with the following 
syllable counts: 5/7/7.  This Sedoka addresses the intestinal fortitude of the 
rugby team surviving the plane crash in the Andes in 1972.

Poem Details | by Thomas Harrison |
Categories: death,

The Haunting of Hill House

Is a place born bad?
Can evil seep in cement,
fear grow then wilt within vine?

Something with no name
weighs in rooms dark, light finite.
Doors lock. Windows look, knowing.

Poem Details | by Laura Naville |
Categories: eulogy, god, innocence, lonely, strength, tribute, visionary,


Unspoiled autumn age
Anon ridge my god picks way
Strong buck bears his burdens high

I soul-less, hunt sight 
Forest warmth and bounty hoard
Resting only in god’s ruins

Edward Ibeh

Poem Details | by Ernesto P. Santiago |
Categories: death, peace, social, war,

Sedoka of War (Sedoka)

The last soul returns- 
coming from the town, ravaged 
impatiently, to the ground.

O, now I have- peace 
that never valued before, 
beaming inside my coffin.

Sedoka is unrhymed poem
With syllable counts 5/7/7. 

Poem Details | by Chantelle Anne Cooke |
Categories: angst, death, depression, devotion, loneliness, water,

Watery Death

sorrow silver streams 
I see my mirror muse soul
for my loved ones swim shadows 

family friends dead
they weave dew messages through 
rainbow drops of light to me

lonely life lingers
time twirls my ticking thinking 
I plead my promise poems

they live in my words 
alive in my soul and mind
forever my fingers paint

rusty memories 
aching like a fallen leaf 
family tree cut downward 

at sunset I sit 
listening to talking streams 
my heart rises as full moon

May 13th 2020
Contest: I will never forget 
Sponsor: Silent One 
I will never forget 

Poem Details | by MARY GRACE |
Categories: death, deep, love,

Deep Love

Deep Love

Kindred spirt by my side
Who has my heart forever more
Never to part in this life

Death will only part
The body never the soul
To meet on another plain


Poem Details | by Anil Deo |
Categories: bereavement, best friend, cancer, community, faith, family, farewell,

Sedoka 577 For Jim Link of Greenbelt MARYLAND usa

is it goodbye too?
Jim Link fought the valiant fight
in and for poems, and friends (me);
first Grady Dorsett
and now it is Christmastime
So tarry, 'til I fly "home"