GDPR Cookie Consent by FreePrivacyPolicy
Death Poems About Water

Water death poems and poems about death for Water. Read and share these heartfelt Water death poems with loved ones, friends and family members. Also, try our sister website's powerful search engine for non-death related poems or Water Poems.

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: grief, imagery, loss, love, metaphor, water,


I wrap the darkness 'round me like a quilt

     As questions bay like hounds at my belief

       And tho' the tears are poison, dearly spilt

     Those e'er still waters ripple with my grief

While love is lost to time, the coldest thief.

~ 1st Place ~  in the "Writing Prompt- English Quintain Imagery" Poetry Contest, Dear Heart, Judge & Sponsor.

Poem Details | by Sandra Haight |
Categories: death, life, metaphor, water,

The Footpath

The Footpath

The footpath to eternity

Crosses our sea of time


Horizon of mortality,

Where in Heaven sublime,

Souls bond.

© Sandra M. Haight 2015 
   All Rights Reserved

Contest: Memento of Waters ~ Visual #1
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Syllables Checked: 8,6,2,8,6,2

Poem Details | by Samuel Lee |
Categories: abuse, addiction, allegory, death, funny, metaphor, water,

To You, Crocodile

The river dragon of crimson streams
Swiftly swimming to bring my end
As I’m standing alone at the silent shore
The beast from this murk suddenly ascends.
Gripping my face in her flawless jaws
The teeth latched efficiently into flesh
Pulling me quickly into the depths
Dragging me into the shallow grave.
Surrounded in filth, drowning in the banks
The apex predator’s grip never relenting
All I can do is break, bleed and decompose
Hoping for some relief in the pending death.
I find some comfort in this prolonged pain,
Because I haven’t felt a thing in ages.    

Poem Details | by Warren Doll |
Categories: age, death, fear, life, water,

The Sea

When I was young
To her waves I clung
And, I would play
Upon her sun baked bank all day

As I grew, I could do 
What my spirit wanted to
I was free
Becoming a close friend of the sea

On the day my parents died
Upon her bank I sat and cried
As my tears flowed forth from me
My sorrow was washed into the sea

Now advanced in years
Full of many old age fears
On her bank, I sit and wait
Pondering my eternal fate

After giving it some thought
Ignoring much of what I’ve been taught
I’m wading into the sea
My friend brings Peace and Death to me

Poem Details | by Just That Archaic Poet |
Categories: beauty, brother, death, water,

Water Brothers

"Brightly, brightly, and with Beauty",
quoted Mr. Valentine.
In fullness Grok; to cherish, flock-
this Ghost of Yours and Mine.

I've decided to discorporate
at this friendly hour.
Water Brothers, don't hesitate-
I am yours to devour!

*Homage to "Stranger in a Strange Land". If you've never read the book, this poem will 
be quite difficult to understand, I'm afraid.

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: animals, death, education, faith, inspirational, introspection, naturemetaphor,

Water Being Cleaned

The ram died high
On the snow covered
Mountain, when the thaw
Of spring came, it's
Decaying body

The melting snow
The waters flow
Brings death in grip

The farther
It traveled
The less germs

And death
Were there


(This is also a metaphor for sin.  The farther we stay away from it the cleaner we stay.  Of 
course, we can repent but the results lingers.)

Poem Details | by Jessica Palmer |
Categories: bereavement, betrayal, courage, death, death of a friend, journey, stress,

Treading Water

The tides come and go, as the moon says hello and goodbye.
The water rises and falls, as the sun comes to live and die.
She just treads on, drifting through the sea.
She just treads on, for weak she cannot be.
The sting of her betrayal brings tears that fall like rain; 
The broken hopes of tomorrow bring a familiar pain.
She just treads on, drifting through the sea.
She just treads on, for weak she cannot be.
The storms of life come and go, the water rough at times.
The feeling of going under, and just like that the sun shines.
She just treads on, drifting through the sea.
She just treads on, for weak she cannot be.

Poem Details | by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
Categories: beauty, death, nature, raven, water,

Raven's Bones

Waterlilies brighten black
ripples, reeds, and rocks below.
An even flow, bane and blight
recedes to bare raven’s bones.

A grave of darkness blanches
In austere light on bloodless
banks, but blue eyes cannot flood
its once watery coffin.

Dew on the waterlilies
reflect these absurdities -
the woeful bones glistening 
alone near floral beauty.

Written 5/23/20 
N/A in
Genuine Englyns  Contest

Poem Details | by SKAT A |
Categories: abuse, animal, bullying, death, funny, humor, imagination, water,


    -Bunny Hole- by:SKAT

hidden muddy home
dirty paws, good boy' good boy!
yummy with carrots :)


  -Unwanted Fluffiness- by:PD

Big Brown Burlap Bag
drop Bunnies down By the Bay
Better off -Blue grave


Poem Details | by Diane M Quinlan |
Categories: cat, death, dog, drink, flower, rain, water,


 cat, death, dog, drink, flower, rain, water,

My begonias died today
They sucked up all their water
It rained cats and dogs!

Poem Details | by Lycia Harding |
Categories: analogy, cool, death, deep, love, passion, water,

Only I Swim


She is a dark river only I swim...

Where others find desert they cannot cross,
I drink her cool water as I jump in.

While they suffer sand,
 I sleep upon moss...


August 17, 2015

Poem Details | by Zamreen Zarook |
Categories: autumn, day, death, earth, earth day, fire, forgiveness, giving, grave, history, horror, places, pollution, river, sky, social, space, tree, water, wind,

Why all this Destructions

Why all this Destructions? – Zamreen Zarook

God created this whole universe for the mankind,
He gave everything lavishly, thinking that we might be kind,
Even though people are able, they seems to be blind,
Whereas people failed to mind.

The sky which was created for the man started to scream and cry,
Since good morals and ethics were decry,
The fire started to do the mimicry,
As the water lands cannot bear, it came to man with a battle cry.

Land couldn't hold and it started to gorge,
Fresh air merged with chemicals and started to urge,
Whatever created for the man have started to over charged,
Stop evil and let the merits be enlarged.

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: beach, beautiful, cheer up, confidence, courage, crush, deep, desire, dream, environment, fantasy, farewell, for her, for him, forgiveness, freedom, happiness, heaven, i love you, inspiration, inspirational, joy, kiss, longing, lost, lost love, love, miracle, missing you, mountains, nature, ocean, philosophy, poems, poetry, psychological, relationship, sea, summer, sympathy, uplifting, water, wind,


the salty wind blowing from far, far away
read me a poem today
whose lines I've heard before,
bur where and when,
I couldn't tell:

"the shortest road is the one 
that you know, 
 the longest road is the one 
that you love"

soaked in deep thoughts,
I sat there for hours and hours
my eyes shut, lips dry
waiting for further clues
until, as a sudden,
the 'longest way' part rang a bell

I got off the chair,
opened my arms wide towards the ocean
hugged and kissed the wind,
the almightiest messenger of them all,
for making me feel again 
so well. 

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: death, depression, life, water, world,

When a Smile is no Longer

Hey all smile Look around in peripheral see Tell me Fuse your eyes to me Tell me what is Look around in peripheral see Tell me Is what you see you glee Tell me if you can't smile Don't tell me this and that For I know through your thoughts Your in society that's Paraquat

Poem Details | by Marianne Vincent |
Categories: beauty, butterfly, cheer up, children, courage, death of a friend, water,

White Glove

Your Majesty

Waving a white glove
Watching red barge on the River
Easing the Thames
Skipper's dream for ever
As You are up to the top
In Pageant Canaletto scene
Bridging London and Venice
People's Joy and Hope for the future
Ringing the 8 bells on the Belfrey
Announcing worldly water Storms
That will open the doors still ajar
From St.Paul's Cathedral to Big Ben
No mercy nor sympathy for the evil
Greeting the iconic landmarks
From the London-Paris Eye
Like a Mermaid One
among the Trinity Five Hundreds
on behalf of all
Outside the Towers of London
Saluted and respected

Drops of rain to wash some away
Along the banks of our rivers
in steady progress

Poem Details | by Mary Waldeck |
Categories: bereavement, family, father, father daughter, missing, parents, water,

Thoughts of Dad

I was sitting on the dock feeling melancholy today;
And thought of my Dad and what he would say.
If he were sitting on the bench beside me again;
Like the old days we had, I would hug him, and then.
I would ask him about what really matters in life;
all the work, all the stress, the trouble and strife?
He would say, "In the end it doesn't matter what you bought;
the toys, the money, or the real estate you sought.
What matters the most is the love you hold dear;
your family, your friends, and those that are near.

Poem Details | by Thum Chiean Tien |
Categories: age, day, death, dream, emotions, war, water,


Like waves of evil,
like tsunami,
Wash the shore,
like laundry,
Pull me down 
and break my dreams.

I lost my best things
one by one,
To people who
will never get enough,
As they make
my favourite game

Poem Details | by Plant A Tree Poetry |
Categories: cry, emotions, grief, heartbreak, heartbroken, i am, loss,

I'm The Water In The Well

I'm the water in the well, captured and still
Dwelling as I get my fill of infinite time to kill
There isn't no flow or nowhere for me to go
I can't even trickle, or meander slow

Stagnation has set in like a darkened sky
No one leans over wells these days to cry
And if you want to speak about far falling tears
I've not seen my wooden bucket for years

Poem Details | by Samuel Robinson |
Categories: beautiful, beauty, blue, boat, dark, death, girl, god, image, loss, love, mythology, natural disasters, nature, romantic, sad love, sea, sorrow, storm, water,

cerulean loss

her alabaster lips did drown
the sea with rage that fateful dawn.
how beautiful with skin so pale,
her alabaster lips. did drown
the roar of waves and shredded sail.
Poseidon's wrath on human pawn.
her alabaster lips did drown.
the sea with rage that fateful dawn...

Poem Details | by DM Babbit |
Categories: bird, fish, water,

The Great Blue Heron - Epitaph for Fish

She's here again,
 nearly three feet tall
 wing span just as wide.
She arrives every day at eleven fifteen
 landing silent on the roof shed
 then glides to the ground.
She walks around the pond
 then steps up on the stones
 for a closer view.
She eyes the water staring steadily,
 that long neck and equally long feet
 find no fish swimming here.
She was here in winter
 and again in early spring
 now nothing left to eat.
She lingers for a moment
 realizing she's come too frequently
 and the pond is now devoid of life.

Categories: death, depression, journey, sea, sympathy, water,

The sinking ship

Thus, came to an end,
both the depth of my breath,
and our happy sail,
on the waves of the pacific.

The iceberg pierced the giant,
sucked us,
of our joy and dreams,
families deserted and orphans born.

To those chilling waves,
we froze,
with jaws wide apart,
and our teeth went crystal.

Our tears went unnoticed,
superior were those,
icy beams of the pacific,
that froze our tears half way down.

we floated for hours,
on those old dusty structures of wood,
they could bear not more than one,
relations along with dreams, we had to sacrifice.

thus froze my body in the icy arms,
my pulse stampeded,
and hopes shattered
so speaks my soul from the distant skies. #PSM

Poem Details | by Valerie Staton |
Categories: animal, death, food, water,

Green Ananconda

Tanka – Anaconda

Green Anaconda…
Wandering eyes spots dinner.
Oblivious buck
Standing by the water’s edge
Relishes his final sip.

Poem Details | by Gerald Nforche |
Categories: depression, funeral, loss, nostalgiaflower, flower,


the skies are broken
and the winds ravage mad
bringing famine clad
which stir awake our ecosystem to cry

weeping tears-falling hot-
and the ecosystem destroyed clean-
clings to its last strength
while malicious man continue the strangle:

come with that cup of water
for my flower shivers cold in thirst
bring it and let me water it
else it shall fail and
                      no flower shall my lover gain

Poem Details | by Angela Wilson |
Categories: animals, art, black african american, brother, business, computer-internet, cowboy-western, daughter, death, dedication, depression, education, faith, family, father, fear, food, children, funeral, history, hope, god, spring, water, god, spring, water,

The art Of Spring

Bright blue skies on a spring day
Fulfills my horizon
Blue birds and robins pass me by

Mountain, trees, and animals
Priase God Abroad
The frsh air bring forth calmness
A quiet serene a waits my soul

Red orange and violets
Represents God's glory
Flowers slowly rise with the sun
And water crickets sings songs of glory

Fresh water arises with the scent 
Of of sweet savory of God's spices
Beach rolls in the lazy tide
I sit back and enjoy it all

The art of spring is glorification
Of all tings God created
He's the world famous artist


Poem Details | by Earl Schumacker |
Categories: adventure, dark, death, image, judgement, life, water,

Red Ball - Haiku

     Red Ball – Haiku

Giant object, round
Red, drifts on the lake closer
Reach ball, touch, slip, drown