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Best Memory Poems

Below are the all-time best Memory poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of memory poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member House On Memory Lane
Feeling nostalgic, I went back home
To a house on Memory Lane
A sentimental trip, through the years that have flown
To a three bedroom, small white, wood...

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Categories: memory, sad,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member SHADOW


It was a glorious summers day and I woke up with the lark
Got my wheelchair ready and then headed to the park
I noticed a girl...

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Categories: dog, memory, soldier, war,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

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Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon
Like...

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Categories: anger, death, farewell, memory,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Leaf
Floating down with grace and ease
Carried off by the Autumn breeze
Rich in hues of orange and red
Landing in the flower bed

What once was buzzing full...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memory, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Amberina Ballerina

A born lioness
my untamed heart.. ha! 
wild this pulsing token ruled by unruly wants
at times given, traded or stolen - sometimes
thrown down on a dare...

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Categories: memory, destiny, emotions, inspiration, introspection,
Form: Free verse



Once Upon a Purple Sunrise
Once Upon a Purple Sunrise

Pretty as a Periwinkle,
in your frilly summer frock,
the one with purple polka dots
that matched the cool of early dawn.

Haloed in hazy...

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Categories: memory, morning, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Coffee Colored Memories
It's quiet whisper stirs my languid mind
Inviting coffee colored memories
A young man's face with future yet defined
Each vapored breath a page in history

Familiar apparitions reappear
Whose...

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Categories: memory, morning,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Ride
The old man looked a little out of place
Astride his pony on the carousel
A smile from yesterday across his face
As if he were entranced in...

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Categories: imagination, memory, sad,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member When I Dream Deep
As the mornings sun - begins to shine 
And memories of yesterday - I leave behind 
I get to see - another rising sun 
And...

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Categories: memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Recalling Her
It is thirty six years ago, and I am with her in the garden,
where July is a picnic of egg sandwiches, cress-stippled,
fuzzy-downed peaches, yellow-tangy lemonade.
Her...

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Categories: grandmother, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thoughts from the Battlefield
In sandy dunes on my back I lie
Dreaming of warm beaches, blue sky
And a girl named Lorelei
On memories I fly 
War seen from on high
I...

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Categories: memory, war,
Form: Nonet
Premium Member The Collector

I am a hoarder of antiquities,
offering longevity to ephemera.
Obsessed with an insatiable 
urge for accumulation
I fill every available nook 
stacking layer upon layer
of emotional possessions…...

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Categories: memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BIO:CLOSING TIME,MEMORIES




       CLOSING TIME AT THE PUB


The joy, the camaraderie, the smoke.
The great ale, my great friends in Chicago.
Old Town,...

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Categories: chicago, friendship, memory,
Form: Bio
Premium Member White Cane
He walked down Goverment Road West
With a white cane, in shaking hand
Wearing Stevie wonder glasses
People called him the pop bottle man

With a white cane, in...

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Categories: community, history, memory,
Form: Pantoum
Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member A Purple Ribbon
Mementos in a box, from years gone by
Thought to have been disposed of long ago
A glance, when something purple caught my eye
A ribbon from someone...

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Categories: first love, happy, memory,
Form: Sonnet
The Bard of Gort
Springing free from glistening 
Fronds
The summers heat leaps for 
Height;
Whilst drifting obscurely far
Above 
A distant lark now hangs in 
Flight.

Floats down his sweet trill,
Accompanied by...

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Categories: memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sleepwalking

I long to fold my eyes and softly creep

                ...

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Categories: dream, fantasy, memory, remember,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tattered Pages
In the recollections of my journey thus far, the tattered pages of my life flutter
in my mind.  Like snapshots of times and places in...

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Categories: life, memory,
Form: Haibun
Lady On the Church Steps
I had seen her before in the spring and summer
The homeless lady sitting on the church steps
She would ask for help from people going into...

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Categories: memory, appreciation, christmas, december, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who I Would Bring Back
Who would I bring back, if I had only one
Perhaps a great leader, Kennedy or Lincoln

Or I could choose a musical icon
Such as John Lennon...

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Categories: memory, mother, nostalgia, woman,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Wild Rose
This bridge has arched the lake's narrows
for a century, flanked on either side
by Autumn trees shedding their faded leaves,
blowing with the first snowflakes
across worn gray...

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Categories: death, memory, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Packing of a Suitcase
     Consider, Recall, Reflect, Hesitate, Tremble
           Before your life's vast sweep.

...

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Categories: memory, destiny, journey, life, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories In the Sand
If ever a moment in real life deserved a romantic, melancholy
backing track, it would have been that one ... we'd spent the
entire afternoon at Ferry...

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Categories: memory, missing you, passion,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member ABANDONED


I'd married at 21 and moved overseas with my husband's work, so it had been many years since I had visited my gran at Rose...

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Categories: growing up, house, memory,
Form: Haibun