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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

MEMORIAL DAY Patriot's Blood and His
The storm was wildest when
He walked on water
The vines were at their greenest
He turned water into wine
For faithfulness, union and reunion 

When men would forsake...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, celebration, jesus, philosophy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member On Memorial Day
My only son once asked me why
  A fine mist, today, enveloped my eye
As I began his query to answer
  Caught in my...

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Categories: memorial, cry, holiday, tribute,
Form: Rubai
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: memorial, conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet
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: grief, i miss you, memorial,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Rain
I wade into the surf and stand alone,

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Categories: memorial, bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm, true love,
Form: Rhyme
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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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
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
"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 If Death Should Visit Me Today

Whether young or old and gray
As earthly life is swept away
Please do not mourn, do not be sad
Just think of...

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Categories: memorial, death, heaven, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Close the door and never
think twice.
Love is a gamble.
Inwhich we all roll the dice.

Many dreams are broken under
a moonlit sky.
Yet no word hold the pain...

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Categories: memorial, angst, loss, sad
Form: I do not know?
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 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
The Return of the Gay Knight
For my satire group, and for Will; a fairy tale

To a fanfare of horns
The young knight returned
With a tale of slain dragons to tell
The princesses...

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Categories: memorial, community, fantasy, humor, love, lust, mythology,
Form: Rhyme
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, fate, forgiveness,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Loves Window
Love feels like it has gone far away
She used to exist everywhere it seems
Now she hides in fear of being used up or let down


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Categories: memorial, life, love, memory,
Form: Free verse
My father’s funeral, a sad occasion
but his cruel actions go beyond the grave

My sister had organised a display 
A silver frame contained a picture of...

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Categories: memorial, confusion, family, father, funeral, grave, hurt,
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 day, memory,
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,

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Categories: history, memorial day, remembrance day, soldier,
Form: Verse
Premium Member When A Friendship Dies
When a friendship dies
no mourners come
with last respects to pay

There’s nothing 
but the silence
where there once was much to say

Old comforts
feeling awkward
if in happenstance we...

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Categories: memorial, confusion, life, loss, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Until a new dawn
Returning from the date, he hides impressions 
into the nooks and crannies of his mind
like a fed dog hides bones and then can’t find.
Don’t, filthy...

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Categories: memorial, death, love, lust,
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, military, soldier,
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: anniversary, appreciation, conflict, eulogy, memorial day,
Form: Elegy