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Best Normandy Poems

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My Return To Normandy
High on the Normandy cliffs
Looking out over Pointe du Hoc
As cold Atlantic winds whisper out
The names of the brothers I left behind
Now only fine marble...

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Categories: normandy, brother, death, history, introspection,
Form: Elegy



Premium Member Normandy Beaches
I was in-processing my Army unit in Germany when the fortieth anniversary of D-Day happened; but, alas, I couldn't leave.  I wanted so much...

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Categories: normandy, beach, remember, soldier, vacation,
Form: Narrative
Normandy
There
on the beaches
lay a thousand dreams.

There
in the fields
stand a thousand stones.

There
in the skies
soar a thousand souls.

There
in the homeland
weep a thousand hearts.

There
for the future
sleep a thousand...

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Categories: normandy,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: normandy, age, cat, endurance, life,
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: normandy, freedom, hero, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme



Dedicated to Uncle Lester Deschler
Looking Back Long Ago

We had been looking back long ago
While time crept by seeming so slow;
Distance between time kept spreading;
May do something they were dreading.

On...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: normandy, analogy, beach, memorial, war,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Anglo-Norman arising
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: normandy, england, history, identity, immigration,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member England - gleaming in the distance
  across the Doggerland dogged people trudge
  Neanderthals, Heidelbergers...Sapiens, the last ones standing
  hairy mammoths, heavy life bearing down
  the mighty...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: normandy, conflict, destiny, england, history,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member HATE AND LOVE
                        ...

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Categories: normandy, hate, love, world,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member D DAY 75
Some came by air
Some came by sea
They fought and died
So we could be free

The 6th of June 1944
Normandy a place in France 
Operation Overlord or...

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Categories: normandy, hero, history, military, remember,
Form: Free verse
Prayer for a Homeless Veteran
Prayer for a Homeless Veteran
By Bob Corson

From the mountains in Afghanistan to the shores of Normandy
Brave American men and women risked their lives for you...

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Categories: normandy, christian, humanity, hurt, military,
Form: I do not know?
My Memorial Day Family Salute
My mother’s brother lies in a grave in Normandy 
If he had lived I would have known him as Uncle Stanley 
I recall his oval...

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Categories: normandy, family, memorial day, memory,
Form: Rhyme
SWAGGER DAGGERS---Hooked On Ebonics, VOL 1
*written for Verlena's Contest "EBONICS, Let's Do Some Slang"


SHAWTY,

Yir' boy fin' ta' told ya' bout some lessons in what the Man call Ebonics.
Cus' I gots'...

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Categories: normandy, africa, america, basketball, crazy,
Form: Free verse
American Veteran
I stood my watch into the night
Even though it was cold
Even though it was hot
In countries I could hardly spell

I trained every day to be...

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Categories: normandy, military, veterans day,
Form: I do not know?
It's Memorial Day
It’s Memorial Day

I thumb through my high school yearbook,
Soiled, unpadded from another day.
My children don’t know of our mindset then,
The second war all wars to...

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Categories: normandy, memorial day, patriotic,
Form: Free verse
MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY 
June 1, 2015

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To all of you that have ever worn
"THE UNIFORM"
The Uniform of safety and security,
 The Uniform of pride and liberty
THE UNIFORM...

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Categories: normandy, america, appreciation, history, holiday,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Celtic Love
      CELTIC LOVE
The paths we take under the eye of god
and universe, but some consider odd
Great mother Dana, knowing everything,
help...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: normandy, beauty, blessing, history, home,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Our Brave Young Men
Throughout history from time to time, our country has gone to war;
they called upon our brave young men to enlist and join the corps. 
Some...

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Categories: normandy, courage, dedication, hero, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Those Who Watches Over Us
Those Who Watches Over Us 
 ~ + ~ 
The other day we drove to our National Cemetery. 
As we dove through it, I saw...

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Categories: normandy, inspiration, veterans day, war,
Form: Prose
Stormbreaker
The once sleek lines of this defender of the nation
Now rusting and tired in a forgotten heap.
Where once it braved angry storms and gunfire
Now defeated...

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Categories: normandy, boat, conflict, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I AM KNOWN AS OLD GLORY
I am a banner that stands for hope and freedom,
I've been around for over 200 years,
I am the flag of the United States of America,
I...

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Categories: normandy, america, freedom, god, memorial
Form: Free verse
Crabby Walking Through the Abbey
We are going on a trip to the British Isles
and Channel Island of Guernsey and Normandy.
This sure should be quite a cruise. Here is my
first...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: normandy, encouraging, fun, london,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member One Out Of Three
That homeless guy out on the corner,
Carrying a sign that says he’s hungry;
Maybe he’s just a drunk or a ‘stoner’, 
But he might be that...

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Categories: normandy, courage, loss, poverty, soldier,
Form: Quatrain
THE VETERAN
There have been times in our land
When our nation has had to take a stand.

It first began at Bunker's Hill
Where so many men were then...

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Categories: normandy, dedication, history, holiday, life,
Form: Couplet
Robert Louis Curl
I quickly joined the Navy on June the 4th, 1943,  
As soon as I graduated at 17, life was definitely to be;
I received boot...

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Categories: normandy, appreciation, beach, conflict, death,
Form: Heroic Couplet