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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 Military Tunic

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
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 Golden Hearts - POTD
How does it feel?
It's hard to tell
Sad when I pause
Taking moments to dwell

It's the pearl that is lost
It's the half-empty shell 
It's the un-told story

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Categories: memorial, angel, bereavement, goodbye, grandfather,
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

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 Lost My Song
When in this life I felt down
You were the one that was around

Maybe it was the way you held my hand
I knew in my heart...

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Categories: memorial, absence, age, angel, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poem For My History Teacher
I wanted to write
 The best slavery poem   ever written—
Perhaps win a Pulitzer or Faulkner. 

I had every intention of conforming 
To the...

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Categories: memorial, assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust,
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,

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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, 

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Categories: memorial, betrayal, blessing, children, december,
Form: Ballad
Mirror Mirror
I look in your eyes 
what do I see
A shell of myself
who I used to be
   A minuscule fragment 
of who I was...

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Categories: memorial, hate, image, mirror, ,
Form: Free verse
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 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

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Categories: i miss you, memorial,
Form: Rhyme
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,

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Categories: history, memorial day, remembrance
Form: Verse
Premium Member Last Train To Auschwitz Contest
Ashes to Ashes

rises in the distance.

The boxcar
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?
I gaze on your absence
And listen to the rhythm of my heart
As my fantasy echoes its lyrics
In signs of uncompromising emotions

I daydream of your humorous...

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Categories: memorial, absence, analogy, bereavement, best
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Heard a Whistle Blow
The whistles screamed that cold dark night

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Categories: memorial, scary, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Requiem
I found a dove lying broken
I knelt just as it died.
It had chosen my high window
as its own patch of blue sky.

A young dove it...

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© Ann Peck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, bird, caregiving, death, earth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Memoriam
Love our enemies as ourselves
Let he who is without sin throw the first stone
Turn the other cheek
He who does wrong to the least of us

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Categories: appreciation, memorial day, ,
Form: Free verse
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