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Memorial Day Poems | Examples of Memorial Day Poetry

Memorial Day Poems - Examples of all types of memorial day poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for memorial day.
People of Babylon
By the river of no return Where we sat There we wait Remembering our homeland We were taken into captivity Requiring from us total submission How shall we recite the Lord's Hymn ? In a strange man land Hmm!...Read More
Categories: discrimination, history, memorial day,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Komorebi
in a pensive mood strolling down the road, rustling leaves keep a count of my steps, a curious finch eyes me close, an unwelcome intruder pacing past her abode, I return the glance with a knowing smile, slowly step away...Read More
Categories: memorial day, absence, age, allegory, death,
Form: Free verse
Grandfather and I
I am Misti--, didn't get it? Misti(sweetness) is my name, My grandmother gave me that Honor, I'm too grateful. I'm going to 8 months This November soon, My limbs are Not properly working now, As a little bird fears to fly Into the sky,...Read More
Categories: memorial day, 1st grade, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Audie Leon Murphy
At five feet, five and a hundred and ten The Marines said, “sorry, too small of a man.” Yet he became greatest of World War men, The Army’s David to Goliath stands. An orphan at the early age of...Read More
Categories: memorial day, courage, dedication, independence day,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member Armistace Day 23
Eleventh of November is armistice day A day in the year where we remember Remember what I hear you say The sacrifice of many far far away They fought for freedom Did not die in vain Our lives would have changed Those...Read More
Categories: conflict, memorial day, military,
Form: Couplet

Flanders Field
The once battlefields of Flanders Were soon clothed with Poppy red Perhaps a natural reflection of All the blood that had been shed. The War Cemeteries laid out In lines of stones or crosses A constant stark reminder of The...Read More
Categories: emotions, eulogy, memorial day,
Form: Free verse
Poppy Wreathes
People of many nations Rallied to the cause United in their effort To end two World Wars. At the many Cenotaphs Poppy Wreathes are laid With two minutes silence And National respect is paid. Veterans of all generations Think of their lost friends Tears are...Read More
Categories: memorial day, remember, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
More Than Hope
“MORE THAN HOPE”(written by: Michelle Lynn LeBlanc 11/01/2023) Dedicated to my son, Jayden Donald LeBlanc . . You have given me More Than Hope When hope was all I had The past 2 months have been such a journey Beyond my left...Read More
Categories: memorial day, bereavement, hope, inspirational, memorial
Form: Rhyme
It Happened On a Misty Morning
The passage of time has not changed anything Neither has it erased all that has been I go down memory lane I'm swathed by loss and pain September 24, 2023....Read More
Categories: loss, memorial day, pain,
Form: Verse
Today You Leave For College
“Today You Leave for College” written by Michelle Lynn LeBlanc 2023/09/03 Today you leave for college We will certainly miss you so The years have gone by so fast As we've watched you grow Now as you train...Read More
Categories: memorial day, adventure, celebration, education, family,
Form: Rhyme
Nine Eleven
NINE ELEVEN That fateful day when the news came in Grim indeed, but seemed a world away The two tall pinnacles of a modern city It took some time to really feel the pity All colour disappeared, leaving only grey And...Read More
Categories: bereavement, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nine Eleven 2001
A day That I’ll always remember A very somber DAY A very sad day A day to ponder A day to wonder A day Not like any other day A very unusual day A day to pray A day to say A day of madness A day...Read More
Categories: memorial day, america, death, eulogy, farewell,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Can Never Forget 911
We can never forget 9/11 We will forever remember such a date A date that will live in infamy A date that has everything in it: Sadness, fire, death, destruction and bravery Heroism, sickness and resilience, except happiness 9/11/2001 is a...Read More
Categories: memorial day, bullying, cry, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
A Poet's Silent Love
In love's first glance, I found my delight, Yet my feelings remain concealed, out of sight. Clouds of uncertainty sometimes drift near, Shyness envelopes me, yet I hold onto cheer. With courage, I wish to express and convey, "I like...Read More
Categories: memorial day, kiss, loneliness, lost, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unknown Soldiers
by Maxwell "Max" Sebastian Burchett One Memorial Day made me consider The many tombs to unknown soldiers, In memoriam to the lost From wars then and now, Unnamed ghosts. Is memory of all without any names, The memory of none? Surely the...Read More
Categories: memorial day, bereavement, death, memorial, memorial
Form: Lyric

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