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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



Premium Member Harvey Lee Kaneeble - BOTH Audio and Text
The oldest man I’ve ever known was Harvey Lee Kaneeble. And at the age of 
one-o-six…(in nineteen forty-five)… 
Some of those who really got around had speculated - Harvey might have actually been the oldest...

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Categories: memorial day, faith, prayer,
Form: Verse
The Spirits Of Culloden
The Spirits of Culloden. 
This is like a pilgrimage, a try tae come every year,
Gather at the cairn, meet old friends, wipe away a tear.
Standin on that moor, that once with blood was sodden,
Paying respects...

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Categories: anniversary, death, dedication, memorial day, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Sandless Sand Castle
The Sandless Sand Castle

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...

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Categories: beach, beautiful, brother, celebration, memorial day, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member On Ethnic Equity
I opined to my father -


“Hey, Dad,” I quipped, bewilderedly, “last night, believe it or not, Grandpa Jake was watchin’ a film from prob’ly 1930...
When I glanced up from Facebook to determine why he’d growled,...

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Categories: memorial day, prejudice, racism,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Memory's Day, Thought We All So, Arrogant, Better Knowing
________________________I_______________________

Songs sing... well known Truths
Within Forever’s Stable
 In tunes… burning bright.

____________________*____________________


Look ye all and stare at melody’s a’fire burning
Freed so, up into daylight’s harsh Sun

Do you see them singing as truly now
Under brightest light’s glare

Where...

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Categories: eulogy, grief, life, memorial day, political, war,
Form: Rhyme
Sing Broken Beyond Mankind
Sing Broken Beyond Mankind


because I speak


                IN   

          ...

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Categories: memorial day, america, columbus day, earth, earth day, history,
Form: Rhyme
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 day, holiday, labor day, cinco de mayo, ,
Form: Rhyme
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 Tips For Modern Poetry
TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY TO BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES

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 day, poetry, writing,
Form: Prose
The Babaji Wheelbarrow
It was a dry, dusty day when I saw the wheelbarrow, with long handles made of dark wood. 
The wheel is struggling as it carries its burden, but it manages the job that it should....

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Categories: memorial day, bereavement, children, conflict, dad, father daughter, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Earth day 2020 Wednesday, April 22
Earth day 2020 – Wednesday, April 22

Bajillion banshees scream bloody murder methought
upon Biblical (lionized) forebears stalking heads
birthed courtesy accursed beasts hood besought
winds howl across the oblate spheroid
methinks courtesy Homo sapiens horror wrought.

Climate change/global warming siren...

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Categories: memorial day, 12th grade, care, caregiving, environment, health, memorial
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Am A Special Concoction
An Icy cold, sweet treat.
                       Often starts with vanilla, cookie cream,
  ...

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Categories: memorial day, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th
Form: Concrete
In Memory of My Dad
It’s already been three years now since you passed away,
Yet, those mem’ries of you are alive, in my heart you’ll forever stay;
Every time I think of you, I smile with pain,
And wish that I can...

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© Len Gasun  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fathers day, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
Service buddy
I look down from heaven, and what do I see?
A body on the battlefield that looks a lot like me!
Body parts are missing:there's blood everywhere...
The scene is so ghastly, that I can only stare.
Now the...

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Categories: memorial day, death, holiday, introspection, loss, warme, family, sound,
Form: I do not know?
LEST WE FORGET
 I was thinking about liberty this past Memorial Day,
 How the freedom won by others is here for us to stay.

 It wasn't just the stroke of a pen that made men free,
 But...

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Categories: memorial day, dedication, hope, introspection, peoplemen, world, freedom, men,
Form: Couplet
WORLD WAR ONE ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER
WORLD WAR 1 ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER 
(AMERICAN VERSION)
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS


Patriotic songs give us reason to cheer
Except when “over there” is over here
Living underground is no place to cherish
Cause in this place , you could...

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Categories: memorial day, war,
Form: Rhyme
Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom
(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom:



Solomon Mahlangu was trained as an MK soldier with a...

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Categories: memorial day, black african american, courage, death, dedication, education,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Daniel, A Special Breed
                                  ...

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Categories: america, appreciation, history, holiday, memorial day, memory,
Form: Prose
My Dad Was Just a Lad Part 2
My Dad Was Just a Lad
Part 2

He was on a brand new ship,
The USS Horace Bass,
The KEEL was laid in ‘44
APD would be her class.

With a crew of over 200 strong,
But for most, their first...

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© Old buck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: father, freedom, hero, memorial day, military, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Different Kind of Memorial
I write this for you far too late it seems.
That the day would come, the sun would set on you
was always just a bad dream, I'd conjure in my head,
late at night while laying haphazardly...

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Categories: america, death, memorial day, prejudice,
Form: Elegy
Aah how great the taste of water
Aah... how great the taste of water...

After lounging in bed until
late morning/early afternoon
we (the missus and I) felt restless
as garden variety buffoon
or think chrysalis itching

to escape encased within cocoon
nevertheless, she mustered hubby
long since retired dragoon
late...

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Categories: memorial day, 7th grade, death, humorous, husband, introspection, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Odyssey from Africa 7b
CHAPTER 7b (Ipiki, continued)

Which had shared their lofty tree-nest
Now the bats abruptly vanished
But for one unlucky creature 
Which the hunting snake now swallowed 
 
And, its scaly torso flexing
Disappeared into the foliage 
Which regained its...

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Categories: adventure, africa, animal, history, memorial day, mythology,
Form: Narrative
Thank my GOD
I’m trying my best to figure it out
 but i don’t know how to solve these problems with inadequate equations 
What happen when friends cared about my well being 
My entourage can all fit in...

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Categories: memorial day, adventure, caregiving, deep, earth, hip hop, memorial
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CIRCLE AND CYCLES
Stillness feels deep here in these halls;
Silent vistas offer relief;
Death brings sure sleep at curtain call;
Cold agendas in grief's sad brief.

Long passageways and rows and rows;
Lonely sailings to unknown shores;
The dead don't say what yonder...

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Categories: memorial day, birthday, , memorial,
Form: Quatrain