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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

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

Maria Williams 

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 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
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
Premium Member THE TRIBUTE
Their mere weapon was their forbidden courage, hands barren with  no armaments, no ammunitions, marching towards the proud valley of death, dedication born from...

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Categories: tribute, appreciation, eulogy, faith, freedom,
Form: Free verse
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.


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tribute,
Form: Rhyme

A Tribute To Connie Marcum Wong
If I could give you a rose for everyone you touched, you would have a garden
of roses.
If there was a person's name that represented Kindness...

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Categories: dedication, tribute,
Form: Rhyme

your labored breathing
called out to me
and in my soul I knew
what needed to be done

I reached for the drum
to summon the spirits
called out to ancestors

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Categories: tribute, inspirational, native american, prayer,
Form: Free verse
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
Premium Member 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,
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,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

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

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Categories: tribute, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
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: tribute, how i feel, poets,
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,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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


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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tribute, appreciation, culture, environment, native
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Bright Light Has Gone Out In Soup Creek

It was coming up for Christmas in the town of Soup Creek
Everyone was in good spirits and they had been all week
Jenna's saloon was very...

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Categories: america, friend, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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, 

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Categories: tribute, adventure, girl, life, native
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Poem for Whomever
she is tranquillity
yet lava flows in her veins

cut her open and you'll burn

she is Eve's apple
nemesis to patriarchy

one bite and you'll bleed

she is a rainbow

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: friendship, inspiration, tribute,
Form: Free verse
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: tribute, art, death, hero, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Farewell, Dear Poet
Those gold ornate gates opened wide, 
and on wings she flew up above;
to join in heaven her true love.

And we who loved her on...

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Categories: tribute,
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

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Categories: tribute, cheer up, lonely, sad,
Form: Free verse
Winter frost on willow trees  
     Weeping tears of snow.  
Halos 'round the opal moon,

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Categories: tribute,
Form: Acrostic
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: tribute, africa, beauty, happiness, home,
Form: Sonnet

lesson one

i wake up alone
for the first time
the silence is deafening

i want to get up
but every fiber in me
is dead weight

i want to call my...

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Categories: tribute, death, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Free verse
Freedom beckons seductively
POTD 29 Jan 2020

A balmy fragrance of cedar and lime lingers
A will o wisp floats by gathering dew
A mark on the page of another man’s...

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Categories: freedom, friend, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
This tribute’s to dear Teppo Gren
He supported both women and men
His account’s now deleted
As his friends were mistreated
He will not post on PS again’

To newbies,...

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Categories: miss you, tribute,
Form: Limerick