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Death Poems About Sunset

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Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: beautiful, beauty, courage, cute love, dark, deep, depression, desire, destiny, devotion, dream, first love, funny love, grief, happiness, heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, how i feel, i am, i love you, i miss you, innocence, irony, jealousy, lonely, longing, loss, lost, love, love hurts, miss you, missing, missing you, night, passion, psychological, romance, romantic, sad, sad love, silence, sky, sleep, solitude, sunset, true love,

Red Light

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
lonely as ever
visible at night, useless by day?

in sync with its partner next door
for a quick kiss over a few flashes only 
then arguing again and again 
night in, night out.

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
not signaling a warning to keep away
but sending a call for compassion?

using the dark pauses in between 
to yell the same name 
over and over and over
into the emptiness of each night.

have you ever felt like
the flashing red light on the roof,
being your silent cry
only heard by your eternal love?

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: death, humanity, strength,


As it sets, the sun streaks the sky
   Cornucopia of festive ribbons on high

Emerald green, deep pink, aquamarine
   Heavenly canvas, blazing scene

Scant moments later, it's pale overhead
   Sunset vanished, its pigment bled... 

An earthly candle tapering down
   Flickers weakly toward the ground

When of a sudden its wan flame ignites
   A last burst of glory, surging bright 

Ere it collapses, a waxen pool
   Its fuel all spent; its demise so cruel...

So too, as our precious days slip away
   We sense the time has come to pay
      Our final call on this Earthly stage

We turn back time for one last grand stand
   Then hail the carriage of Death's Coachman

Poem Details | by Sandra Adams |
Categories: bird, death, sea, sunset,

beneath amethyst skies

in the depths of my mind
i still see you there

you aged with grace
like the flight of swan
on the horizon
of amethyst skies
as they blend crimson
beneath the setting sun

i saw your wings fold
falling silent against your chest
as you took your last whispered breath
beneath the featherless shadows of time
leaving me alone
stranded on the sands
that death robs
when the hourglass 
of time stops

i still count the grains
washed upon the shores
as the ocean lashes back
in salted sprays
upon my sunken face

i look back
as my footsteps fade
beneath the rhythm
of its calmer waves
realizing i stand alone
breathless in the expansion
of mind's hold

Poem Details | by Sandra Adams |
Categories: death, memory, pain, sunset,

17 is the Lucky Number

idyllic fake smile, an empath death holds
a supine body twisted in the folds
lamenting memories seep through the pain
where incidental weakness falls like rain
ten fold the weeping willow tree's own bane
veneration seeps with crimson tinged night
as her aura blends with the fading light

july 15, 2019

Poem Details | by Line Gauthier |
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, color, death, sunset, time,

in legion

in legion of hues
sun falling behind the ridge
~ drawing final breath

AP:  3rd place 2020

Posted on May 30, 2019

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: boyfriend, desire, destiny, girlfriend, good morning, good night, grief, happy, heartbreak, heartbroken, humanity, i love you, i miss you, identity, imagination, inspiration, inspirational, irony, jealousy, joy, light, lost love, love, love hurts, meaningful, miss you, missing, missing you, motivation, night, nostalgia, perspective, philosophy, relationship, repetition, romance, romantic, sunset, truth,

Her Soul

it's not the sun that rises each morning
it's my mind setting into the light;

it's not the sun that sets each evening
it's her soul rising onto the night.

Poem Details | by Darlene Gifford |
Categories: body, death, god, heaven,

Beyond The Sunset

Whoosh! Like a gust of wind uplifting me,
there's no sad sunset that I see.
Above earth, I'm rising and flying free!

Just for a moment there, the lights flickered out.
But now, bright dazzling sunlight and colors
scatter and flash all over, around and about.

Like a big billowing balloon, I rise and I soar,
floating above earth, and out of life's door.
Up, up, past the clouds, where my loved ones are.
Angels surround me, and heaven's not far.

If this is a dream, don't wake me up, please,
because back into my body would be an impossible squeeze.

This flight I am taking with God holding my hand,
is but a short breath, before I hear heavens welcoming band.

Poem Details | by rob carmack |
Categories: beauty, bird, death, growth, spiritual, sunset, time,

Songs of a Setting Sun

dusk’s curtain ends
a bird’s melody
what of your legacy

tick tock amends
near the sum of days
are you still in old ways

for what transcends
your last setting sun
have you left it undone

Contest: Questionku Two
Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux

Poem Details | by Deborah Burch |
Categories: allegory, death, fear, nature,

Skeleton Tree At Sunset

Skeleton Tree At Sunset

mangled phalanges
reach from haunched spectral shoulders
death screams at dusk

deborah burch ©

Poem Details | by Yannette James |
Categories: appreciation, beauty, me, solitude, sunset, symbolism, sympathy,


Laughter Laughter laughter
u don't understand .
its a giggle 
its a laugh 

Poem Details | by millard lowe |
Categories: bereavement, black african american, discrimination, metaphor, simile, sunset, sunshine,

from rising to setting

  from rising to setting 

she saw sunshine
shooting above
the horizon

over pregnant

sunset saw son
shot in back—black 
stopped on morning
side drive

baby rattler
found in hand

Poem Details | by Geoffrey Best |
Categories: age, allegory, creation, death, history, mythology, vacation,

The Sunset Watchers

There was an old sort of people that once took to the beach
These old sort lived the beach and waited for the sunset
They were old as time itself for they never aged
They were of the beach and the beach was of them
They watched every sunset from time began
It was there eyes that made the sunset come and it was there sleep that brought about the night
They forever watched and always kept everyday holy
One day it was late and they were waiting for the sunset
It did not come and they wept
They disappeared into the night and were never seen again

Poem Details | by Probir Gupta |
Categories: allusion, appreciation, bereavement, butterfly, sunset, tribute,

Lord of The Ring

In the clouds today
Rallying blue alphabets
Muhammad Ali
Kolkata, June 5, 2016

Poem Details | by John lawless |
Categories: bereavement, emotions,


Sunset Tableau

She had been taken
suddenly, too soon
no tears, or sadness
all else just faded
in golden aura
signaling good-bye.

John G. Lawless
For Nette onclaud
Design Your Tableau  - Poetry Contest

“One day I saw the sun set forty-four times!’
… ‘You know, when you’re feeling very sad, sunsets are wonderful.”

Poem Details | by fauxcroft wade |
Categories: farewell, freedom, grief, light, loss, memory, sunset,

If I should fade

When the lights fade from my eyes

or my thoughts no longer linger

within my conscious mind,

should it appear as if you see within me

no sunrise nor no sunset,

when all the memories I forget

or breath has left me fatally bereft,

do not cry or shed a tear

know my spirit still resides here,

like a glowing a orb of light

watching over you day and night,

for as energy I am eternal,

so don't be sad and do not grieve

for I embark on a different journey,

my spirit alive, my soul is free

and though I shall fade, I will live long in dreams.

Poem Details | by Amy Zhao |
Categories: evil, goodbye, suicide, sunset, surreal, symbolism, sympathy,


The sun slit his wrists
Murderess Moon just watches
I bet she did it

Poem Details | by Pin Dew |
Categories: dark, death, goodbye, me, sick, suicide, sunset,

Haiku On My Death

Watch! Watch!
My debacle into flames
That consumed dusk!

-Pin Dew (04/05/2017)

Note: Experimental Haiku- The meters are not according to rules.

Poem Details | by L.C. Jarrette |
Categories: august, bereavement, blessing, death, grandparents, journey, thank you,

Sunset Mourns a Mirthful Song

T'was the saddest time of the year

When one is resting, one oh so dear

Yearning for the presence that once was there

Reminiscing that white silky hair

But time will pass and time will heal

The heartaches and the pain we feel

Though none ever help but wonder

Where he journeyed in that deep slumber

The thrill, excitement and adventurous ride

In crossing that great divide

Then death would be a blessing 

To whose heart is strong

The day the sunset mourns a mirthful song

Poem Details | by Jeremy Aguire |
Categories: age, death, identity, life, light, old, wisdom,


Measure me son, for the man I was.
My sunset has come, and the man to dust.
If I had the time, I would light your day.
But even the brightest can fade away.

I leave you now, the colors of end,
the beauty of death and a day well spent.
The darkness will come, don't be afraid,
as your light will shine, and then it will fade.

A world cannot live on light alone.
A man has a future and then he is old.
Show your warmth and touching rays,
and be remembered as the brightest of days.

Jeremy Aguire,


Poem Details | by Charles Sides |
Categories: death, life,

Sunset of Life

The sunset of life has many hues Your family, friends and neighbors You have no regrets; you’ve paid your dues Completed a life time of labors The light grows dim, slowly fades away Those that are closest are near No longer in this world must you stay You face what’s next without fear Your passage into another world A pleasure you should savor Those gone before now are unfurled Old family, friends, and neighbors From that sunset on the other side Springs an eternal sunrise Again with loved ones you will abide God’s love for you never dies

Poem Details | by Bernard Chan |
Categories: beauty, death, nature, seasons, star, sunset,

In Death, There's Beauty

Where ancient waves dried to give land,
Eyes swim in seas of sparkling sand; 

Through forests robbed of verdant glow,
Trees blaze with autumn’s red and gold;

From the icy deep lava climbs a mile,
To sleep above and birth a virgin isle;

In farthest space a lone star decays,
Detonates in bursts of diamond rays;  

But there's nothing that so takes our breath,
Than the rich sun in its daily death. 

Poem Details | by jan oskar hansen |
Categories: funeral, peace, sea,

sunset shadorma

Sunset. Shadorma

Winter sun
On the coast of death
White coffins
In the bay 
Hoisting sail for unknown seas  
As darkness descends 

Poem Details | by Sidney Beck |
Categories: death, sunset,



Rays of darkness thread their way 
Across the ragged  empyrean:
A web of desperation in the  twilight
As the dread veil is pulled tighter.
The solitude  of  stitched blackness
Across the  worn-out sky 
Is pierced by tiny holes 
Where tomorrow’s light still filters.

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Poem Details | by jack horne |
Categories: death


the dying woman gasped at the magnificence of her last sunset

Poem Details | by Martins Deep |
Categories: day, death, eve, farewell, god, sympathy,


Magic plays out unclad
As Aegea falls
as a fiery ball into the sea.