An epitaph is a short poem, about a deceased person, that could be inscribed on a tombstone. Epitaph poems typically rhyme.

Examples of epitaph poetry:


Here lies Eileen Winn
Addicted to her own reflection
So captivating the image
She failed to eat
Her beauty now decays
At a depth of 6 feet

© 2014 Carrie Page


Egyptian Cowboy

Here lies an
Egyptian Cowboy.
That identity was
Merely a ploy.
He set out to kill
But was stabbed instead.
He had pretty hair
But now he is dead.

© 2014 Carrie Page


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