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Premium Member Athenian Epitaphs
Athenian Epitaphs

Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be,
but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
—Michael R. Burch, after Plato

Does my soul abide in heaven, or hell?
Only the sea gulls
in their...

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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, grave, loss, memorial day,
Form: Epigram


Near somber guards, units of children heap 
dead leaves, naive to any else fallen.
Friend, you chuckle, but your posture speaks
of duty on this day of contradictions.

Firefighters bow heads in silent paean, 
while polished trucks stand...

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Categories: friend, hero, places, poetry, integrity, , memorial,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Someone To Love-part 3

As is the case with all of life's special moments
this one had to end when she again became weak.
We strolled the beach one last time
our toes curled in the sand
as the sun warmed our backs

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Categories: memorial, loss, love, love hurts,
Form: Prose Poetry
Let me tell you about my eldest brother.

I am: the "Scram!", the "Beat it!", the "What you looking at?!", and the "Turn around and watch the movie!", younger brother. As you can see, he has,...

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Categories: beach, beautiful, brother, celebration, memorial day, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Nifty Town 2
I walked pass the neighborhood restaurants and saw Americans
browsing on their laptops and having their Saturday evening meals
Some were having a serious chat over dinner
I could see angry faces filled with disappointments and resentments
There is...

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Categories: memorial, absence, abuse, america, anti bullying, break up,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Yuliya's Father's Cottage Part 1
The ride to the country is uneventful
Except that I feel a little like
A man riding inside a cannon ball.
Yuliya's father Igor drives
I'm also up front (the honored guest)       ...

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Categories: love, integrity, , memorial,
Form: Blank verse
BIOGRAPHY Mark Hurlin Shelton
Mark Hurlin Shelton is a Poet from Cape Town South Africa, born in October 1967. He was raised by his grandparents in Three Anchor Bay, near Sea Point, where he attended his first schools: Ellerton...

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Categories: memorial,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Sandy Hook Poems 2: Student Tributes
Here are tribute poems for exceptional children and teachers who should be alive today:

Emilie Parker,
the horror grows starker
as we see your sweet image
and cringe at the carnage;
but dear, how you mesmerize
with those vivid blue eyes

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Categories: memorial, children, school, student, teacher, usa, violence, war,
Form: Verse
An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs                        ...

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Categories: betrayal, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Exclusive Birth Rights
Exclusive Birth Rights

I am German and guilty as charged by history and evil parental culpability
privileged by life and proxy thus I refuse to forget ancestral perpetration
though I propose without any diminution that systematic genocide is...

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Categories: humanity, , memorial,
Form: Free verse
Dear Sister
I couldn't see your struggles, or perhaps I missed a sign.
I wish I would've noticed, noticed you weren't fine.
You laughed with me the day before...
And now I wish that I would've said "I love you...

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Categories: memorial, death, happy birthday, i love you, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Poetical Journey Of Pizzaz

Apple Blossom Orchids are spreading across my grandmother's land like a whiZ
Zestfully all around one's earnest expectations like the smallest of fleA
Bites a person's imagination like they're singing a song and plaY

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© Theresa CW  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, poems, , memorial,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member Shoulds and Shoulders
I had a long argument today...
Whilst sitting by the 
surcharging charging airport port,
shouldertoshoulder with this pastor.

Delayed flight and low juice
kept us there, squared off;
shoulder to shoulder.

He with his Righteousness,
me with my Right View.
He with all...

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Categories: memorial, journey,
Form: Free verse
Vets Know
Vets Know
                  by Odin Roark

(Via Refrigerator Magnets)

Should have told you

I’m sorry
I’ve buttered
the last piece
the heel
you never eat


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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, , memorial,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crazy Horse Monument
Crazy Horse Monument

Up there! On the Black Hills mountain,—
A work in progress sculptured in granite;
Of a stern faced warrior, strong and determined:
Unadorned in war bonnet—hair flowing in the wind,
With the White Buffalo Calf Woman’s seven...

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Categories: memorial, america, education, history, native american, tribute, usa,
Form: Verse
holidays with a change in the weather

     Holidays with a change in the weather

      It starts with a chill in the air.  January the first day of the first month. A...

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Categories: memorial, holiday, labor day, cinco de mayo, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Blessings of the Sabbath
There is a day of rest for you and me
A Sabbath day of sweetest harmony
Where God and man converse and blessings dwell
and sacred hours are spent to be made well

It is the seventh day, a...

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Categories: celebration, day, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's A Faithful Private - 4 with a Clive Bush Comment by T Wignesan
Transl. of Eric Mottram’s A Faithful Private - 4 with a Clive Bush comment on Mottram's poetry 

Excerpt from an article, “From space to caves in the heart recreating the collective world in Eric Mottram’s...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: england, poetry, poets, political, , memorial,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Independence Daze
Among PermaCulture Designers,
planners and cooperative schemers,
choreographers and mappers,
therapeutic lyricists and historical poets,
and probably comedians,
there is a saying,
a principle of experiential truth:
For every healthy function
we discover many nutritional elements.

This has to do with commitment,
most resonantly shared...

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Categories: memorial, culture, earth, health, history, independence day, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
My Brother
My brother is and will always be my Memorial Day
Of course I will always respect every warrior that fought let's say
My brother joined the Marines to get away from our mother at seventeen
she was mean,...

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© Faith Dye  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, character, inspirational, memorial day, pride, thank
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Eiffel Tower - La Tour Eiffel
The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel)

‘Iron Lady,’ of sensual beauty in the ‘City of Light:’
(La Dame De Fer: Bienvenue a Paris, France!)

Built to be the world’s tallest structure at 300 meters,
As the gateway entrance to...

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Categories: celebration, education, french, history, memorial, paris, symbolism,
Form: Verse
That furniture at Grandma’s house has never had a;
Behind, sit down directly on it-
The plastic had duct tape overtop
Where something sharp had pierced a hole
This sofa, that had lasted 30 years… unscathed.
The sofa also had...

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Categories: boyfriend, first love, high school, memorial,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Tips For Modern Poetry

Dear Budding (novice) Poet: First of all, welcome to the wonderful world of 'word weaving'! Second, don't be offended by the words budding and/or novice. We...

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Categories: memorial, poetry, writing,
Form: Prose
Premium Member THE MANIMAL
A legend dwells in the polar biosphere of isolation,
In the frigid nomadic country of Siberia,
Within the forests of mighty Russia, this is the realm
Of the Manimal.
It waits in the night, lurking amongst the shadows
Of the...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, adventure, animal, halloween, history, holiday, horror, humanity,
Form: Free verse
I cannot focus on the focal point to equivocal, the pain in my memory, to memorial site. The night smells gunpowder in the middle galaxy to summon the smart, south to Saturn where I rest...

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Categories: memorial, hip hop, poverty, prejudice, satire, sorry, ,
Form: Political Verse