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Best Memorial Poems

Below are the all-time best Memorial poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of memorial poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member I Touched The Wall Today (The Vietnam Memorial Wall)
Emotions flooded my very soul as I viewed that Sacred Wall.
Etched for all eternity are hero's names who sacrificed their all.
I sensed that I was...

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Categories: hopeprayer, may, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Memorial Day
Most of us play, our lives like a game
Both ends of our candle, consumed by the flame
Choosing a curtain, buying a vowel
Planning tomorrow, forsaking the...

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Categories: america, appreciation, blessing, memorial
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memorial Day
A street lamp illumines our rain soaked flag
as soft filtered shades of red white and blue
try to let sparkles of light glisten through.
Peace fills the...

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Categories: holiday, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Military Tunic
~Homeless~

A lost guardian angel, sitting on the edge of everything 
I push my shopping cart along the cracks of destiny  
My house sits on...

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Categories: memorial day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NEVER TO BE MINE

Not with my arms but with a heart 
that blesses your reveries, may peace reside
within your chest... is it possible to love you
less? Perhaps allow...

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Categories: memorial, grief, i miss you,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member One Stone - Unknown
you May-
think me odd    perhaps strange 
peculiar and off the wall-
but I
like to wander cemeteries

among    rows   ...

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Categories: heartbroken, memorial, peace, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs              ...

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Categories: betrayal, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
BERT'S WILL
"A cappuccino would be nice 
And thank you Anne dear friend. 
Since Bert has died I've felt quite lost, 
But time has helped things mend."...

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Categories: funny, me, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Fading Of Candlelight
Their candles burnt brightly long ago
Providing for us and watching us grow
But the years passed by and took their toll
And left behind gaps in our...

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Categories: memorial, appreciation, death, dedication, family,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wish for Acceptance
My greatest wish is for humanity
Treating each other with civility
Regardless of each one’s ethnicity
All men should be treated with dignity
 
For when I hear of...

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Categories: socialprayer, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member May May Be
May May Be
By Franklin Price
4/25/2015

May may be the nicest month
Of all the dozen best
You may ask why would I say this
Let us put it to...

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Categories: memorial, may, cinco de mayo,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Cut
A country yearns industry
from assiduous minds revolutionary,
cities conceived with mind set and skill
yet lay insipid in the body of Britannia
those in need of life’s blood,
akin...

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Categories: inspirational, memorial,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Black Hills wept for Thee
The Black Hills wept for Thee

East of the Black Hills of South Dakota, 
On the Pine Ridge Reservation,
Live a proud tribe of Oglala Lakota, 
Part...

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Categories: memorial, betrayal, blessing, children, december,
Form: Ballad
Taj Mahal
Noor* of Taj Mahal, jeweled in red stone 
 death or love, tranquil oasis alone
 rich jasper and jade hanging on its walls
 in cold...

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Categories: beautiful, celebration, love, memorial
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tolkien's Journey
Tempest gone, darkened skies have all blown past,
tho' blue grey dawn laughs at my feeble fist. 

A knight's heart equanimity lost...  
thrown now into...

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Categories: angst, memorial, song, thanks,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lili Marlene
Lili Marlene

In times of war love can subdue cynical adversaries,
(Men separated from their vocation, now filled with hatred)
And quell the beast inside their misdirected hearts,
And...

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Categories: history, memorial day, remembrance
Form: Verse
Selah
Selah *

Soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknowns
March in exacting time
To a beat unheard except in their hearts

21 steps, pause 21seconds, 21 steps, pause 21...

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Categories: bible, memorial day, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Last Train to Auschwitz Contest
Ashes to Ashes

Smoke
rises in the distance.

The boxcar
rocks,
rocks,
rocks;
stones
are placed along the ties.
Were they placed by Chance
or left 
as gently as Kaddish.
I lift my hands in the...

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Categories: memorial, angst, death, death of
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member We Heard a Whistle Blow

                   The whistles screamed that cold dark...

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Categories: memorial, scary, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mother and Dementia
When robins appear an angel is near.
* * *
A memorial dedicated to my mother who suffered from dementia for many years.
November 1920 - July 2008
Mother...

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Categories: i miss you, memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Eyes of Blue
A people persecuted beyond imagination;
To help them he felt, was his obligation.
He joined the army in World War II;
Not knowing his hell would be Eyes...

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Categories: freedom, hero, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LIGHTS OUT
Lights Out

One hundred years on and still the shout
“Everyone put your lights out”
Just for an hour from 10 to 11
And remember all those souls in...

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Categories: memorial, anniversary, appreciation, conflict, eulogy,
Form: Elegy
Unforgettable Moment
Those were my green and salad days
My friends, my toys were all my wealth.
Marbles and pebbles, my gems and pearls.
No fear of loss or bother...

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Categories: for him, memorial day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JOURNEY COMPANIONS: THE FRIEND SONNETS PART II
HEROES

Near somber guards, units of children heap 
dead leaves, naive to any else fallen.
Friend, you chuckle, but your posture speaks
of duty on this day of...

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Categories: memorial, friend, hero, places, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member August 4 1914
It was the summer - August 4
When England joined the First World War
1914 the very year
Before wives and children shed their bitter tears

‘The war to...

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Categories: memorial day, poetry, remember,
Form: I do not know?