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Memory Poems

Read wonderful memory poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, dad, daughter, death, funeral, in loving, loss of, mom, quilt, son, and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
I can Frank Decker Verse memory,
Premium Member Poem Three Quarter Sad Chuck Melugin Lyric dance, emotions, memory, music,
Nothing but a memory Micheala Ruth September Free verse memory, crush, feelings, i miss
If I Could Dream Those Eyes Andrew Fairchild Rhyme memory, appreciation, care, lonely, loss,
Premium Member Poem Heart Space CayCay Jennings Lanterne memory, break up, emotions, heart,
Premium Member Poem Elevator Girl John Crowe Rhyme dream, loss, magic, memory,
oxy something George Christos Rhyme confusion, dream, drug, memory,
Premium Member Poem Only Yesterday Gershon Wolf Free verse memory, nostalgia,
Sunshine Of My Mind Mike Gentile Rhyme happiness, happy, memory,
Premium Member Poem They Danced John Crowe Rhyme memory, dance, family, life, london,
We Used To Go To The Store Together Andrew Fairchild Prose Poetry memory, appreciation, funny, humorous, loss,
Two Angels Pixie Dust Free verse memory,
Premium Member Poem Solace Heidi Sands Rhyme inspirational, introspection, life, memory,
Angel -FV purbasha roy Free verse childhood, memory,
Hellenic Hands Panagiota Romios Rhyme beautiful, love, memory,
Premium Member Poem Alzheimers Tom Wright Lyric age, memory, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem Time Machine John Crowe Rhyme memory, break up, depression, love,
Premium Member Poem A Scraping of Shovels Gregory R Barden Free verse analogy, death, memory,
Premium Member Poem FIRST DATES Line Gauthier Free verse memory, nostalgia, remember, romantic
Premium Member Poem A Memory Tom Wright Lyric memory,
Premium Member Poem When I'm 64 Kevin Shaw Rhyme childhood, fun, memory, music,
Premium Member Poem The Fire Kevin Shaw Rhyme loss, memory, sad,
Premium Member Poem Crackers In Bed John Crowe Rhyme memory, destiny, goodbye, heartbreak, lost
Happy Memories Billy Futch I do not know? hope, memory,
Premium Member Poem The Shovel Sandra Haight Blank verse memory, sad,
Premium Member Poem What If Sandra Weiss Quatrain memory, anxiety, confusion, emotions, judgement,
Premium Member Poem Wiggely Sandra Weiss Etheree memory, child, friend, friendship love,
Premium Member Poem A Scraping of Shovels Janice Canerdy Etheree childhood, memory,
Premium Member Poem Love Is - Sonnet David Drowley Sonnet feelings, life, love, memory,
Remember The Days Troy Toney Rhyme memory, adventure, allusion, appreciation, blessing,
Premium Member Poem Grandma Jenny Caren Krutsinger Free verse memory, grandchild, grandmother, grandparents, life,
Premium Member Poem Memories Lu Loo Lanterne memory,
The Thrill of a Pen in My Hand Gordon McConnell Rhyme emotions, friendship, memory, poetry,
Premium Member Poem Long Since Forgotten Now Greg Gaul Rhyme memory, dream, feelings, hope, lost,
Premium Member Poem I Remember Dear Heart Verse childhood, memory,
Memory needle Janaki Mahendran Free verse memory,
Premium Member Poem Civil Twilight Gregory R Barden Free verse appreciation, beauty, memory, ocean,
Unrequited Car Rearing Paramours Of Yesteryear matthew harris Personification memory, adventure, age, analogy, creation,
Premium Member Poem A Grinch Remembers John lawless Light Verse children, memory, nostalgia,
Memories of my Dad Pt 2 Kay Roberts Rhyme memory, bereavement, dad, daughter, father
Memories of My Dad Pt 1 Kay Roberts Rhyme memory, bereavement, dad, daughter, father
Premium Member Poem My 1970's Experience Caren Krutsinger Rhyme memory, 10th grade, 11th grade,
I Had a Dream Ingrid Lehman Free verse hurt, loss, memory, night,
Premium Member Poem A Childhood Memory CayCay Jennings Roundel memory, caregiving, devotion, father daughter,
Premium Member Poem HIS OLD HOUSE Jim Yerman Verse home, house, memory,
Obioma- kind-hearted ollakunle campbell Narrative memory,
Premium Member Poem My Nonna - FV Sandra Haight Free verse appreciation, grandmother, memory,
Reappearing Stream Phatt Matt I do not know? memory, emotions, how i feel,
Premium Member Poem Second Avenue Rita A. Simmonds Free verse memory, black african american, car,
Love is like flowers, melodies, fragrances and bridges Michelo Mweetwa Ballad memory, feelings, first love, loneliness,

About This Page

Memory Poems. Above are examples of poems about memories. This list of memory poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of memory poetry. This list of works about memory is an excellent resource for examples on how to write memory poems.

Memory Poem Example

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 view to later rejoining the struggle in the country.

He left South Africa after the Soweto Uprising of 1976 when he was 19 years old, and was later chosen to be part of an elite force to return to South Africa to carry out a mission commemorating the June 16th 1976 Soweto student uprising.

After entering South Africa through Swaziland and meeting his fellow comrades in Duduza, on the East Rand (east of Johannesburg), they were accosted by the police in Goch Street in Johannesburg.

In the ensuing gun battle two civilians were killed and two were injured, and Mahlangu and Motloung were captured while acting as decoys so that the other comrade could go and report to the MK leadership.

Motloung was brutally assaulted by the police to a point that he suffered brain damage and was unfit to stand trial, resulting in Mahlangu facing trial alone.

He was charged with two counts of murder and several charges under the Terrorism Act, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Though the judge accepted that Motloung was responsible for the killings, common purpose was argued and Mahlangu was found guilty on two counts of murder and other charges under the Terrorism Act.

On 15 June 1978 Solomon Mahlangu was refused leave to appeal his sentence by the Rand Supreme Court, and on 24 July 1978 he was refused again in the Bloemfontein Appeal Court.

Although various governments, the United Nations, International Organizations, groups and prominent individuals attempted to intercede on his behalf, Mahlangu awaited his execution in Pretoria Central Prison, and was hanged on 6 April 1979.

His hanging provoked international protest and condemnation of South Africa and Apartheid.

In fear of crowd reaction at the funeral the police decided to bury Mahlangu in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.

On 6 April 1993 he was re-interred at the Mamelodi Cemetery, where a plaque states his last words:

‘My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom.

Tell my people that I love them.

They must continue the fight.’

Mahlangu died for a cause!


The Struggle Continues…

(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)

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