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Best Tribute Poems

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


Premium Member Tribute to Poetry Soupers
There's Danny with his love light burning,
Then Victor with his soulful yearning. 
Jan makes us laugh with wit and delight,
Armand serenades us all through the...

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Categories: poets, tribute,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Dance To Love - A Visual Art Poem Tribute
 POTD 23rd June 2019

Maria Williams 
Presents

Dance to Love

A tribute to my Dad, the late - Wilfred Forbes

She danced with wild abandon
she danced without a...

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Categories: romantic, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dance to Love - Part 2- The Grand Finale - A Visual Art Poem Tribute
POTD 6th August 2019

The clock ticks down the passing day
Tedious seconds count down my existence
Time for my pills ~ Time to call the nurse
Time ~...

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Categories: romantic, tribute,
Form: Narrative
A tribute to Leonora G
~ Yolanda was--her name ~    Featuring:) Leonora Galinta

From a hell storm,
A mighty she-devil took on its form
Like a woman scorn ascending from...

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Categories: tribute, death, deep, evil, sorrow, storm, voice,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Poets I Hope to Meet in Heaven - A Tribute to Chan Hurst 1979-2014
A few poems written by Chan Hurst, (Just That Archaic Poet)

I hope that we can find some comfort in them at this sad time.


"A Rational...

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Categories: tribute, dedication, farewell, friend, miss you, poets,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Tribute to Daddy
You were the oak in our family tree,
With roots that were strong and true,
Holding on so tenaciously
No ill wind could topple you.
We nestled under your...

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Categories: tribute, dad, daughter, father,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Jack Ellison tribute
Eighty two years young, but still a trooper,
pen writes daily, he's an evergreen souper.
Behold the limerick king and his wisdom,
providing laughs from his humorous kingdom.

Five...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: tribute, conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member They walk amongst us
They walk amongst us, but in silent ways,
spreading peace and love without any praise.
When thunder roars and lightning strikes in rain
they watch over us, healing...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angel, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Sonnet
Of Ink
   Partial Paper
 -A poet in heat-

Ink carries its own tale,
When moonshine intoxicates your pen
Bottles of ink fill your mind
Composing symphonies on every...

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Categories: tribute, beauty, feelings, inspirational, life, poetry, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift -



The mellifluous musical tones of the village bells

Echoing chimes over the cold snowcapped mountains

Both finding their way to people in the valley below

Christmas songs —...

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Categories: tribute, celebration, christmas, december, inspiration, jesus, religious,
Form: Terza Rima
I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my heartbeat.
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air, 
Overwhelmed by...

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Categories: tribute, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination, racism, sad,
Form: Free verse
Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: tribute, angst, culture, native american, nature, spiritual,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member HE IS MY BEST FRIEND
HE’S MY BEST FRIEND

Times of laughter under a southern sky
with jacarandas in their ripest bloom.
Those days were left behind as years went by
with summer’s shining...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, friendship, tribute,
Form: Sonnet
One Silent Word
He speaks with measured dignity,
one silent word at a time
His palmetto pen tells us: 
Tune out the cosmic background noise,
and focus your mind
on the sound...

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Categories: how i feel, poets, tribute, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SILENCE OF LOST SOULS
SILENCE OF LOST SOULS

The train was slowly gliding down the railway track. The treeless strip on both sides of the railway marked the border which...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tribute, bridal shower, courage, freedom, history, thanks,
Form: Haibun
Indian Girl
--Virginia Slim--

Different eyes, the same world 
Ancient skin, dirty Indian Girl 
Smokey, eyes, exotic raven hair 
---Now listen to  the colors, of transformation, 
On...

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Categories: tribute, adventure, girl, life, native american, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
BLUE OCTOBER
Introducing: Leonora Galinta & Poet Destroyer

I was awoken by the effulgent smiles of sunlight 
Dancing on my window pane with great delight 
A jovial repartee...

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Categories: tribute, adventure, beautiful, blue, celebration, dance, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member listen for the drum

listen to the drum,

talking to the dance

listen to the elders, 

whispering their chants

listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain

listen to the birds, prophesying rain

listen...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, culture, environment, native american, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Achilles, The Journey To Troy, Part Two
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods...

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Categories: art, death, hero, literature, mythology, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where my True Love Lives - A Ballade
Seared upon my soul for ever more
That break of dawn upon a summer morn
As I made my way along that rocky shore
Strewn with remnants from...

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Categories: tribute, death, love, ocean,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Yet My Mind Holds Invincible Summer Hues
Yet My Mind Holds Invincible Summer Hues

Bitter cold, ice ravages red-cliffs in my veins
Yet my mind holds invincible summer hues
O' Darkness thy black-hand my spirit...

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Categories: tribute, art, creation, dark, dedication, imagination, mythology,
Form: Rhyme
Your Love I'll Ever Bear

I want to word my very Love for you
though as a shy child, I start to stammer
a beloved Mother, my sole bijou
as I am of...

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Categories: africa, beauty, happiness, home, pride, tribute,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Ravens and Castles
...inspired by and in dedication to ~  Victor Buhagiar, Robert Lindley (my mentors) and the rest of the PoetrySoup Family...thank you for your kindness...

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Categories: tribute, dark, deep, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A KIND HELLO


Proverb 12:25  "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."


a stray lost
in her thoughts

i saw her
sitting there
nursing a frown

so i
reached...

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Categories: tribute, cheer up, lonely, sad, smile, spoken
Form: Free verse