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While people's versions of the "best" poem differ, the Academy of American Poets and The Telegraph agree that several prominent love poems rise above the rest. These include "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron and "The Look" by Sara Teasdale.


Examples of good poems for a best friend include "Friendship," "A Golden Chain" and "Walk A Mile With Me." All three poems celebrate deep friendship from different perspectives.


Two poems about the loss of a best friend are John Milton's "Lycidas" and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "In Memoriam." Both poems deal with the consequences of the loss of a close friend and the sense of sorrow and regret that results from such an event.


Some of the best funeral poems are W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues," Mary Elizabeth Frye's "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" and Christina Rossetti's "Remember." These three poems illustrate both the devastation of death and the promise of eternal life.


Find Christmas poems on PoemHunter.com and FamousPoetsandPoems.com, as of 2015. Poems on both websites are written by some of the world's most famous poets. PoemHunter.com also features audio recordings of Christmas poems.


A good poem about church is Philip Larkin's "Church Going." This poem explores the meaning of a church building in the modern era through the skeptical, yet respectful eyes of a non-religious person.


Some funny famous poems include: "A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein, "The Pig" by Roald Dahl, "How doth the little crocodile..." by Lewis Carroll, "The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howittand and "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns. These are some of the most popular funny po...