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Memorial Day Poems | Examples of Memorial Day Poetry

Memorial Day Poems. Below are examples of poems about memorial day. This list of memorial day poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of memorial day poetry. This list of works about memorial day is an excellent resource for examples on how to write memorial day poems.

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List of Memorial Day Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Starting School Education Runping Chen Free verse childhood, education, memorial day,
Waiting Rachel Schlichting Sestina memorial day, child, i miss you,
Respect M. L. Kiser Acrostic memorial day, death, farewell, funeral, memorial
Delai Lamas bench, Anglesey Jeffrey Heathfield Couplet memorial day, appreciation, beauty, faith, inspiration,
Adagios War Strings Christopher Flaherty Free verse memorial day,
Premium Member Poem Cordon Kevin Lawrence Prose Poetry memorial day, metaphor, veterans
The Revving Roar of Rolling Thunder Elizabeth Wyler Sonnet america, memorial day, military,
Premium Member Poem Mental health stigma Gordon Alexander Free verse memorial day, mental illness,
Dark Shadows Rico Leffanta Verse memorial day, death, grave, love, lust,
White Marker Aurore Severo Free verse memorial day, peace, war,

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Memorial Day
by Paul Callus
 Memorial Day
 by the unknown soldier’s tomb
 she prays for closure


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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day,

In Memoriam
by Andy Sprouse
The tears you shed for a fallen brother,
in grief, in pain, and in memoriam -
the look in the eyes of his mother.

The light revealed through...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, death, friendship, life, love,

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Gloom and Doom Music
by Caren Krutsinger
I hear the sound of gun shot
and music.
Patriotic music
Doom and gloom music
It's Memorial Day
My husband is glued
to the TV watching 
because his father was
blown off...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day,

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Heroes
by Charles Gragg
They came in many colors, men and women from farm and city
On foreign soil they fought and died and the citizens cried out "what a...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day,

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MEMORIAL DAY
by Kim Rodrigues
This day, in America, we remember those who died in battle:

MEMORIAL DAY — IN LIME DEPOSITS

In lime deposits, memories live on, as torrential flesh dies.
Cries...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day,

Unforgettable Day
by Tim Peterson
Bloody broken shields
Strewn along the battlefield
Someones mom or child...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, war,

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Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier
by Jim Slaughter
Rest now
The wind knows your name
It is heard in the song it sings to the stars
Now you can rest
And rest assured that no day
Shall ever...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, memorial day,

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Where have all the young men gone
by Jim Slaughter
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone to fight in foreign lands,
To make the world a better place
And place it in more peaceful hands.

Why did...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: hero, memorial day, war,

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My Most Memorable Memorial Day
by Carol Connell
On that day many years ago, we took the kids on a trip
            ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, appreciation, children, memorial

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I sing my song
by Jim Slaughter
I sing my song in celebration,
I sing my song for those who care.
The words resound through every nation,
I sing it loud so all may hear.

I...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, peace, song,

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The Reason to Remember
by Sandra Weiss
Thinking of all that Memorial Day brings,
our flag, our country, who we are,  "let freedom ring".

Many veterans are remembered, this day,
they march through our...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, appreciation, blessing, freedom,

I Hate Memorial Day
by Keith Peterson
Hot Dogs, beer 
and long warm nights
Indigestion, too much booze
Lead to front yard fights

Days at the river
Lying on the beach
Sand everywhere
Places I can't reach

Camping or...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, beach, celebration, holiday,

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Rights Carry Responsibility
by Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
We have the right to freedom of speech and expression,
But we have NOT the right to use them for transgression.
A right is a privilege to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, freedom, hero, memorial

Memorial Day
by roger turner
Memorial Day
Behind the pomp and circumstance
The celebrations and parades
Remember those who battled
The platoons and the brigades
Take some time to think now
Of the freedoms we possess
Of...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, community, inspiration, memorial,

Daniel, A Special Breed
by curtis johnson
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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, america, appreciation, history, holiday,

Hardest Days
by Kethushan Aravinth
Hardest days that I came over
Are no more here to break me silver 
I was blind for some useless reason  
And It couldn't yet...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, change, feelings, first love,

The Missing
by Steve Zak
Memories shift through generations; pictures yellow, fray across the currents of time, worn and torn. Hushed stories talk about a life taken away too early,...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, world war

BRUTALITY
by JW Nugent
Brutality

Ambushed outside a village
some of the enemy were killed
their bodies tied to our tracks
to drag back trough the village
there to stay as a warning;
our unit...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, conflict, dark, death, eulogy,

BELIEF
by JW Nugent
BELIEF

Hard to breathe 
in this crystalline air
I can feel it’s sharpness.
Nights are seldom pleasant
almost always dangerous.
Charles moves at night
dug in we wait for the attack.
We...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, angst, conflict, death, destiny,

PTSD
by JW Nugent
PTSD

My nightmares are violent;
rifle jammed frustratingly dead,
broken stock useless as a club,
only a k-bar knife and free hand
reaching for those darting figures
leaping over my fighting...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memorial day, anger, angst, bereavement, conflict,