Poetic Epitaphs

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EPITAPHS - Epitaphs are simple written forms of poetry or prose in memory of the deceased. Most commonly found on Tombstones. The following are poetic epitaphs written by me for no one in particular, using a simple (AABBCC) Rhyme scheme inspired by 17th century poet Robert Herrick's short poem "Upon a Child That Died".


Forgotten Hero
Death  does cometh for all,
No matter if proud and tall,
He stood with stone heart,
But spoke wiley and smart,
We laid him to rest,
He died doing his best

Krueger's Victim
The fear and pain is no more,
She slept behind a locked door,
She awoke with a stifled scream,
Savagely slain in her tormented dream,
Freddy had come covered in red,
As she slumbered he took off her head

Here lies Polly,
Crushed under a dolly,
Yes he was a roach,
If the subject be broach,
No less than any pet,
Happiness was in his debt

Taken too Soon
Never had I ever,
Met a bird of a feather,
More compassionate and kind,
With others always in mind,
Might have made the world better,
If only they had let her

Quietly slumber,
In casket of lumber,
Your job is done,
Time has come,
Lie silent and still,
At peace as you will


Submitted: September 05, 2019

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Beautiful but tragic but then death is not a pleasurable topic for debate.The rhyming and flow on each of these epitaphs is immaculate and thoughtful.

Thu, September 5th, 2019 4:06pm

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