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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

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 day, 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 day, cry, holiday, tribute,
Form: Rubai
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 day, patriotic,
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
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,
Form: Elegy

Premium Member A New Memorial Day
2017 a New Memorial Day

My dear country is in disarray,

But its protectors protect it anyway,

Memorial Day finds them far afield,

Unable to laugh, unable to yield.


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Categories: memorial day, america, courage, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
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 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: memorial day, socialprayer, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
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 day, life, love, memory,
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 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
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
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 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, war,
Form: I do not know?
I was a soldier
I was a soldier of the past 
And I know im not the last
I signed up to serve my Queen
Far off lands I have seen


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Categories: courage, memorial day, military, veterans day,
Form: Sonnet
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, world war
Form: Rhyme
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, nature,
Form: Rhyme
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, horror, memorial
Form: Ballad
That time of year has come again
When we reflect and remember them
Polish our boots and press our kit
Remember those fallen that didn't make it

We shine...

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Categories: memorial day, military, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
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 day, inspirational, people, war, , memorial,
Form: Narrative
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 day, may, cinco de mayo, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Echoes of Children
I was going through pictures I found in our attic
Pictures of our first newborn and more
Echoes of children ran through my mind
Like the surf hitting...

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Categories: memorial day, life, timechildren, children, day, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
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


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Categories: appreciation, day, dedication, memorial day, november,
Form: Rhyme
Why - Genocide Contest
 I lay in my hospital bed after giving birth, Could hear the murdering, raping 
Hutus approaching my bed
My baby was no more. They ravaged...

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Categories: memorial day, life, murder, , memorial,
Form: Prose Poetry