Dying Poems - Poems For Dying

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Losses - Poem by Randall Jarrell

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It was not dying: everybody died.
It was not dying: we had died before
In the routine crashes-- and our fields
Called up the papers, wrote home to our folks,
And the rates rose, all because of us.
We died on the wrong page of the almanac,
Scattered on mountains fifty miles away;
Diving on haystacks, fighting with a friend,
We blazed up on the lines we never saw.
We died like aunts or pets or foreigners.
(When we left high school nothing else had died
For us to figure we had died like.)

In our new planes, with our new crews, we bombed
The ranges by the desert or the shore,
Fired at towed targets, waited for our scores--
And turned into replacements and woke up
One morning, over England, operational.

It wasn't different: but if we died
It was not an accident but a mistake
(But an easy one for anyone to make.)
We read our mail and counted up our missions--
In bombers named for girls, we burned
The cities we had learned about in school--
Till our lives wore out; our bodies lay among
The people we had killed and never seen.
When we lasted long enough they gave us medals;
When we died they said, 'Our casualties were low.'

They said, 'Here are the maps'; we burned the cities.

It was not dying --no, not ever dying;
But the night I died I dreamed that I was dead,
And the cities said to me: 'Why are you dying?
We are satisfied, if you are; but why did I die?'


Poems About Dying

  1. 1. Losses , Randall Jarrell
  2. 2. A Stone I Died , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  3. 3. Blow, Bugle, Blow , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  5. 5. Tentacles Of Time , Kabir
  6. 6. The Splendor Falls , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. 7. When Horses Die , Velimir Khlebnikov
  8. 8. A Conversation With An Enemy , howard simon
  9. 9. . Kook! , Dewald Viljoen
  10. 10. Amsterdam, September 1939 , William Ewart Gladstone Louw
  11. 11. . Sterre Wag , Dewald Viljoen
  12. 12. Die Schwalbenhode , Jean Arp
  13. 13. If I Die? , edddy rod
  14. 14. WestÖLiche Rosen , Jean Arp
  15. 15. Unwritten Books , Henry Lawson
  16. 16. A Damn Shame , Adryan Rotica
  17. 17. Die Weiber Von Weinsberg , Adelbert Von Chamisso
  18. 18. Der Enkel Respektvoll Mit Yuan , starseven0 starseven0
  19. 19. When I Die (Hyperbole Poem) , Sonia H.
  20. 20. The Child Of Promise , Evan MacColl
  21. 21. *..Mamma Ek Kan Nie Meer..* , Jessica Frylinck
  22. 22. Suicide , jon groff
  23. 23. Death Of Soul , Aftab Alam
  24. 24. As I Lay Dying , Rani Turton
  25. 25. A Good Death , Aldo Kraas
  26. 26. Erfahrung , Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  27. 27. I Died Yesterday , Izobelle Pulgo
  28. 28. Verlate En Vergete , persian khushi
  29. 29. Family Life And Love Life. , Kristina Riggs
  30. 30. Water, Oh, Water , Kelly Zion
  31. 31. Death Is Inevitable Anytime , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  32. 32. Reasons , B.J. McKee
  33. 33. 'My Battery' , Courtney Steele
  34. 34. Does Love Die One Day.... , hazem al jaber
  35. 35. Don'T Cry, I Didn'T Die , Anna Haines
  36. 36. A Drop Of Water In A Glass Of Water , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  37. 37. Afrikaans: Sterregordels, Stilsonjare, T.. , Margaret Alice
  38. 38. When We Pass Away , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  39. 39. ‘wie Ich Afzal Shauq Kennen Gelernt Habe.. , Afzal Shauq
  40. 40. Fish Die In Full View Of The Water , Patti Masterman
  41. 41. Lifecycle , Poet Dragon
  42. 42. When I Die , tony welburn
  43. 43. Falling, Falling, Falling! , Edward Kofi Louis
  44. 44. Only The Fake Blood Seems Real , Patti Masterman
  45. 45. Waar Tebes In Die Stil Woestyn , Eugene Marais
  46. 46. Forever , Chris Jibero
  47. 47. Life Sucks , ekira lemons
  48. 48. Mag Die Kinder Mehr Als Mein Leben , starseven0 starseven0
  49. 49. I Really Remember! , Denis Martindale
  50. 50. Einheit In Vielfalt! , Brave Hearts

New Dying Poems

  1. Just Me, Willio Etienne
  2. Mabalel, Eugene Marais
  3. Die Dans Van Die Reen, Eugene Marais
  4. Spirit Never Dies, Nikhil Parekh
  5. Schöne:, Sherry Painter
  6. Menschlich Korper Ist Die Systemen, alexander opicho
  7. Pofadder, Jose Claassen
  8. I Really Remember!, Denis Martindale
  9. The Passing Clouds Are Good Ones, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Donkeys Are The Victims Of Hunger And St.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  11. Die Young, As Late As Possible, Sakhile Junior Mndzebele
  12. A Drop Of Water In A Glass Of Water, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  13. Living In Death And Death Lives In Me, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  14. There Is An Unfair War Against Kids And .., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  15. I Am Tired, But I Will Not Give Up, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  16. I Tired, But I Will Not Give Up, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  17. Jou Naam In Ge-Ets, Rita Thornhill
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