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Poem Details | by Brian Strand |
Categories: death, loss, sad,


In Arras field he watched that day
A flash of light against the grey,
High explosives whistled all around
And fallen thousands filled the ground.
Kentish man against the wall,
He had defended to the last;
A fleeting life--
So briefly did it pass.

One of the Lost generation  of World War ONE 1918

Poem Details | by Tom Quigley |
Categories: conflict, death, family, grief,

A Lament For My Uncle, As His Day Approaches

Steel resolution, made a thousand times
To reach across black rift between closed hearts
Carefully constructed, a thousand lines
Rose incantation, enchanted restart

Dim hourglass of the blind excuse dancer
Clings desperately to its final grains
Dark wolf’s mouth slavers, he smells your cancer
Speak now, or forever we keep these pains

Knock on your door, thunderous echoes fade
Younger guilt and fear restrain me no more
Resolve not weakened, steady hand not stayed
Blade drains poison, flowing blood you ignore

One thing stands clear at your onrushing end:
It takes just one to break, but two to mend.



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 Nancy Jones |
Categories: death, eulogy, family,

My Uncle Died Today

My uncle died today
I don't know what to say
He was my fave.

Full of vim and vigor
Didn't need gun and a trigger
To have his say.

Slightly misogynist
But ain't the best of us
Flawed in some way?

I'll miss Abbott.
Has been my habit
To love him every single day.

Poem Details | by Joseph Sergi |
Categories: bereavement, death, dedication, loss, obituary, remember, sorrow,

Remembering Uncle Jimmy

I remember your smile that twinkle in your eye,
you could make us laugh until we would cry.
Fishing and crabbing trips and your love of the sea,
all of these are now a part of me.
Whenever someone called you were always there,
a heart of gold you always cared.
Now you're playing cards up in the sky,
forgive me if a tear comes to my eye.
Remembering all the things we would do,
Uncle Jimmy I will never forget you.


Poem Details | by Carlene Simpson |
Categories: death, life, spiritual,

RIP Uncle - Ode to the late 'Vasco Lee Diah' 1948-2014

Illness we anticipate, but death we fear.
If dead, we cease to be.....
in total disbelief.
Swallows up life's brief existence.
Like summer gusts, so sudden.....
birth, then doom.  
One's beginning and end alone doth it declare.
But are we whole of being?
If the breath alone be 'life' itself,
If even a soul like Vasco can know death.
Oh man! Thou body wasteless.
With it's strange purposes and dreaded activities...
whilst he gazed on eternity.
Retreating slowly, with meditative pauses, he formed with peaceful hands unconsciously.....
and then, he was gone.

These costless expressions of my shadowy self.
Be sad! Be glad! Be neither!
There is no reason why!

Poem Details | by Abosede Ogundare |
Categories: absence, death, goodbye,

To My Dead Uncle

When we were little, future was  what we had
growing up, they turned into dreams
flourishing  inside of us were them all

The strength to build these dreams before us, we all have
you, DEAR UNCLE, had that strength
but the storm of life blew too hard
the war wagged so fierce

You DEAR UNCLE, a strong man, a gentle fellow and an angel to everyone
maybe those dreams you had weren't fully fulfilled
hope you will fulfill them in the life to come
   Sleep on DEAR ONE...

Poem Details | by Sarita Milliner |
Categories: appreciation, best friend, death of a friend, family, i miss you, mentor, tribute,

My Uncle - My Best Friend

My Uncle - My Best Friend

Memories of a Man to whom I could confide,
You were always there to listen, never pushing me aside,
Understanding and kind, always a smile on your face,
Never a cross word, just a saving grace,
Cool, calm, and collected,
Looking dapper as can be, the
Epitome of a Man, I hoped God would send to Me.

Written By: Sarita A. Milliner
© August 21, 2017

Poem Details | by Jaren Vizcarrondo |
Categories: death, deep, depression,

For my uncle

Why did you have to go,
Pain was your biggest foe,
You took the darkest road,
Your soul you have sold,
I wish it was just a dream,
It's worse then it may seem,
The happiness you didn't maintain,
All this time feeling pain,
In a dozen you were a dime,
I wish I could see you one more time,
I miss you so much,
I feel crippled I need a crutch,
I just want to see your face,
Why did you fall you were such an ace,
Like a child I need your hand, 
Why did you go I don't understand,
Please come back to me,
I miss you so much I'm crying loudly,
One more time to see you on the base,
I'm so lost stuck on another planet in space.

Poem Details | by Caroline Youngless |
Categories: art, confusion, death, family, loss, nature, sad, science,

The Cremation of My Uncle- 2

When his truck met
with nature so pure,
Did he know his time
was coming to an end?

Basic elements of life
taught each day
not to think twice.
Giving humans oxygen,
yet encouraging a raging fire,
just ordinary trees.
Did he know they would 
cut his time short?

A cremation vault so sacred
destroys our lives.
It put him in a vase
rather than a box.
Does he know now
that he has come
to an end?

-Caroline Youngless

Poem Details | by Alexis Bowen |
Categories: childhood, death, family, nostalgia, uplifting, may, i love you,

Simply.....Uncle Billy!

You were taken much to young, you were only 37. You had so much to live for, but 
god must have needed an extra angel to help pour out the rain. You never gave 
up....even when they  gave you only 6 lasted 3 years. I always 
remember you smiling face and your dimples. You may have only been here for a 
short while but you left a lasting impression on every heart you touched...You may 
be gone but you are still very much alive in my heart. I love you Uncle Billy!

Poem Details | by Michelle Hickman |
Categories: death, loss, heart, heart, me,

My Dear Uncle

My Dear Uncle

So many thoughts,
in my head.
So many things,
left unsaid.
You left that day,
without a glance.
Never knowing God,
wasn't giving you a second chance.
What was in your head,
the last moments you had.
I hope you though happy thoughts,
and not sad.
No one can ever take your place.
Your image in my heart will never erase.
As you smile one me from up above.
My mind is still sad but my heart is filled with love.
I love you dear uncle you meant the world to me.
I'll always make you proud of me you will see.

Poem Details | by Kevin Shaw |
Categories: appreciation, death, funeral, obituary, remember, tribute, word play,

Uncle Arthur's Final Farewell

Uncle Arthur's Final Farewell

The Service was well attended,
As we bid our final farewells.
Reverend Peters made the address
and thanked him for ringing the bells.

Not once did he miss practice night,
In almost Thirty-Five years.
Our Church bells now fall silence,
The assembled in floods of tears.

Brother Tom recalled a funny story,
To lighten the day with a joke.
Arthur would have loved it today,
He was just that kind of a bloke.

No one knew the rope had frayed,
Big Bertha, hanging on by a thread.
The Poor man never saw it coming,
Tragedy, Uncle Arthur was dead.

Poem Details | by alize walker |
Categories: death

i KiLlEd mY uNcLe! :(

i await another day
heart pierced with pain
mind filled with disbelief
the night comes slowly
and so does death
growing crazier with each thought
thinking of what couldve been
thinking of what ive done
i killed him
its all my fault
How could i do this?
..hes never coming back
and now i am empty inside..
nothing to fill me but guilt
hes gone..
and i...i killed him

Poem Details | by Mauro Jr Rosales |
Categories: death, sad,

Visions of a quick and painful death (The last thoughts of my uncle Arturo)

There’s something wrong with me,
Choking up my soul,
as I try to be.

It’s getting dark here, 
I don’t know where to go.

Vision blurry and
my breathing has become slow.

The final curtain is at its last stand.
I'm Being brought down,
and I don't seem to understand.

I see a flash, full circle was exposed.
I know for sure...
this is the farthest I will go.

At this point nothing is left to regret,
I feel the tension 
and the pressure now I'm upset

Poem Details | by Tania Kitchin |
Categories: death, family, grief,

Uncle Walt

I am writing this poem for you today
Can’t believe you have really gone away
You were a beautiful person with a kind soul
It’s so difficult to say goodbye and let you go

Your laugh was infectious, your spirit always warm
You could put out family fires and calm the storms
Fond memories with you flood my mind, make me smile
I Remember when you tutored me, going the extra mile

I will cherish memories of our holiday celebrations
You always made them fun and special occasions 
You are at peace now; I know it was your time to part
Memories of you Uncle Walt, I will hold close to my heart

Poem Details | by Kilalo Mwashighadi |
Categories: appreciation, beauty, eulogy,

In Memoriam Great Uncle Patrick

Here, where the sky is so close,
the deep shadows of the hill have 
taken away our great uncle

A family love,
firm of authority,
Shield of wisdom.

We weep to usher gladness of comfort
Thereafter, we will pray:

Perpetual dew
through the Mercy of God,
that Impeccable care,
Tranquility, glory from Grace,
Love and affection, guardianship 
unto our faithful ancestry 
Blessedness of Eternal repose
Alav ha-shalom

Poem Details | by Susan Jeavons |
Categories: death, funeral, giggle, humor, obituary,

Uncle Joe

Uncle Joe 

Here lies my old Uncle Joe.
We sure weren’t sad to see him go.
He ripped off everyone he met.
Now his poor wife must pay his debt.


Poem Details | by Becky Takacs |
Categories: death, depression, loss,

Uncle Phil

An empty space,
In my life,
For as long as I live.

Tears running down,
Flowers all around,
For an occasion,
I will never forget.

The suffering look,
He once had,
Is now gone,
Because he’s in a better place.

Heads on one’s shoulder.
Eyes red from sobbing.
In remembrance,
Of my Uncle Phil.

Poem Details | by brianna poole |
Categories: death, life, lost love, love, sad, me,


as he clasped to the wall
my HEART began to fall...
JUST loud enough TO MAKE 
deep AND weak sound

But in my mind "I WISH IT WASN'T TIME"
and leave me all alone...

for me to CRY
with you because i'm all
i never thought but
i know
you was my uncle 
ME be me
here and there

Poem Details | by ilene bauer |
Categories: death, family,

Uncle Aaron's Passing

My father's older brother
Passed away at 95.
That's 40 more years than
His younger sibling was alive.

My father never lived to meet
His grandkids or to know
The joy that such relationships
Allow to bloom and grow.

My uncle, though, had much more time
To travel, live and learn 
But sadly, from his children 
He got nothing in return.

Estranged from both (not by his choice)
He, like my father, missed
Connecting with the family 
From which he was dismissed.

Yet Uncle Aaron had the love
Of others; I am one
Who'll mourn his death much more
Than both his daughter and his son.

Poem Details | by Caren Krutsinger |
Categories: death, murder,

For Uncle Jerry

They say you killed yourself
Dad and I do not believe it
The bullet casing was never found
We moved the stove to look
I lie. Dad moved the stove.

At your funeral someone you had befriended stood up
He said “This is for you Jerry”.
My hair stood on edge.
I heard him say it another time.
Days earlier.
Saw him point the gun at you.

I knew you were murdered.
Validation at the nape of my neck.
You are my uncle and I have no proof
Except for my absolute knowing.

I am staying away from this guy.
Telling no one else 
Because there is too much sadness already
And it will not bring you back.

Poem Details | by James Study |
Categories: death, funeral, jesus,

Uncle Charles

A few years back the last of the old family passed away. His last wish was to be laid to rest where he was born. We took him back to a small cemetery in the mountains of east Kentucky. Found a local pastor for graveside service. I asked the pastor what denomination did he belong to. He said with a smile, no denomination, I just preach Jesus. I shook his hand and said that will be fine with Uncle Charles.

Poem Details | by Vasco Ludovice |
Categories: absence, family, funeral, giggle, i miss you, music,

Uncle John's Music

Daddy's piano plays my sadness
The funeral of a feeling
with a funny uncle at the mass

The windows feel the breeze
it's  6 pm in the afternoon, in Lisbon
The sun hides in a purple dusky sky
We feel formal but weak 
We feel the missing of a heart

Poem Details | by Brian Strand |
Categories: tribute, war,


Lost in France,
    'neath a simple cross,
Just name,nationality and rank;
Giving of life,was his loss.

At home,
A breaking,aching heart;
A sweetheart's pain;
Her emptiness 
      was another's gain.

In memory 
       fading go
As echoing years slip by,
And still her tears flow;
Vivid yet
         her anguish sigh.

         and for what?
freedom frailties,fragile,
Such ideas still beguile;
T'was ever thus,
      the peasant soldier's lot.