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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

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs              ...

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Categories: betrayal, , memorial,

"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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member My Most Memorable Memorial Day
On that day many years ago, we took the kids on a trip

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Categories: america, appreciation, children, memorial

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,

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,

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,


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,

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,

Premium Member Bring it Down
a memorial in time
bring it down
bring it down
a testament to bravery
bring it down
bring it down
a witness to chivalry
bring it down 
bring it down
a monumental beauty

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Categories: pride, vanity, , memorial,

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

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,

The Day the Earth Moved
The moment that changed a city
The moment that changed a town
The moment that the earth did move
The moment that walls came down.

Sudden shock in the...

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Categories: horror, memorial day, memory,

Premium Member Where White Crosses Grow
Rows and rows and rows of white crosses,
Like sentinels -stone-fixed to the ground.
The wind like a shroud wraps around them,
Enshrining each space where they're found.


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Categories: death, hero, memorial day,

Premium Member New Start for Captain Mazy
Wading through flooded streets as hurricane rain poured
A man fell into the flow when sharp thunder roared
As a journalist reporting live from the scene
I saw...

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Categories: memorial, inspirational, people, war, ,

DEAD AT HOME -For Veteran's Day 

It's a gray day, in the café, 
by the side of the road.
There's an old man, took a firm...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, addiction, angst, betrayal, heartbreak,

Brownload in progress- for Jan

Written for Jan Allison, who then decided I should share it for poop verse afficionados.
True story, by the way.....

There are some jobs where heeding worker's...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humor, , memorial,

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,

Mirror mirror
   I look in your eyes 
what do I see
A shell of myself
who I used to be
   A minuscule fragment 

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Categories: memorial, hate, image, mirror, ,

Premium Member Dedicated to Uncle Lester Deschler
Looking Back Long Ago

We were looking back long ago
While time went by seeming so slow
Distance between time kept spreading
Would do something they were dreading.

On a...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, analogy, beach, war, ,