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Best Memorial Day Poems

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


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,



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: memorial day, 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 day, 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,

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 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: memorial day, 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.

Stone...

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Categories: death, hero, memorial day,

DEAD AT HOME
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 day, addiction, angst, betrayal, heartbreak,

Memorial Day
The fields are now quiet,
The thunder long gone;
The graves with their shadows
Stretch on and on.

The battle once here
Lives but in the past,
Of a war meant...

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Categories: memorial day, war,

Maple Re:Leaf
There is a field that we all know
That passed a torch where Soldiers go
Those that fell fought to the end
From that field they did ascend

To...

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Categories: memorial day, appreciation, day, dedication, memorial

Memorial Day
 Memorial Day
 by the unknown soldier’s tomb
 she prays for closure


- - - - - - - - - - - -				
© 28th May...

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Premium Member Where have all the young men gone
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone to fight in foreign lands,
To make the world a better place
And place it in more peaceful hands.

Why did...

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Categories: hero, memorial day, war,

Premium Member MEMORIAL DAY
This day, in America, we remember those who died in battle:

MEMORIAL DAY — IN LIME DEPOSITS

In lime deposits, memories live on, as torrential flesh dies.
Cries...

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Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom
(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of...

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Categories: memorial day, black african american, courage,

We Salute Our Veterans This Memorial Day

We salute every soldier who’s
 served this great nation.
And offer a heart of thanks
 and appreciation!

We salute each member 
of our armed forces.
And are thankful...

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Categories: memorial day, celebration, christian, dedication, devotion,

Fake Words
Fake Words – Zamreen Zarook

God have given us mouth,
Not to speak to north and south,
Tongue is given under an oath,
So it’s our duty to protect...

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Categories: memorial day, age, angel, beautiful, beauty,

Premium Member Remember Me Memorial Day Tribute 2015
Remember Me

Memorial Day Tribute 2015

A soldier gives his life in battle his spirit is set free.
His body finds a grave his soul cries remember me.
Remembering...

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Categories: memorial day, anniversary, appreciation, devotion, eulogy,

We Salute Our Veterans This Memorial Day
This Memorial Day…

We salute every soldier who’s
 served this great nation.
And offer a heart of thanks
 and appreciation!

We salute each member 
of our armed forces.
And...

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Categories: memorial day, america, devotion, faith, holiday,

Memorial Day
the crowds are coming
Memorial Day again
when summer begins
...

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Premium Member The Men Who Died Too Soon--Memorial Day Tribute
The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free
as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me.
It flutters in the...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial day,

The Night Owl
Hoot! Hoot! Came the call
In silence I listened,heard
Nothing.
Suddenly, hoot! Hoot! 
Came the cry,tree 
Branches rustling,wings 
Flapping.
Seems the world was in 
Oblivion-the absolute 
Silence.
Went I to...

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Categories: memorial day, bird, environment, fantasy, farewell,

A Service Member's Prayer
A Service Member's Prayer

Oh, God, I feel that I have cause
To know my life might give You pause,
But fair as You are sure to be,
I...

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© Shawn Hall  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial day, faith, family, god, memorial