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Memory Poems | Examples of Memory Poetry

Memory Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about memories. This list of memory poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of memory poetry. This list of works about memory is an excellent resource for examples on how to write memory poems.
Premium Member No inkling
I need to get inside my head; It seems it’s time to change a fuse. I can’t remember the procedure; Time to shave and read the clues....Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Searching For Light
Though surrounded by shadows, I search for a glimmer of light. I look for a glow through windows, to push and keep back the night. It must be out there somewhere, held in memories of long ago. When I was young...Read More
Categories: anxiety, betrayal, memory, silence,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member An old comb
The old combs Stay with me many years Now I bought new combs too But too lazy to use I stay at home Especially during MCO I seldom use mirror or comb I use my hands to comb most of the...Read More
Categories: memory, fathers day, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An old comb
The old combs Stay with me many years Now I bought new combs too But too lazy to use I stay at home Especially during MCO I seldom use mirror or comb I use my hands to comb most of the...Read More
Categories: memory, fathers day, life, love,
Form: Free verse
dedication poem 52
there was a lady about 52 she looked so sad and blue when i pass each day she would wave a wave of love back was what i gave i noticed that she would stare into space perhaps she found...Read More
Categories: memory, death of a friend,
Form: Rhyme



Gazing Through the Widow
“A window would really open up The place” The builder had said, “Light up the room, You know. Gotta have something to Bring in the light Round here” “Yes, yes, A window would do fine” My dearest replied, So long ago. And sitting here...Read More
Categories: memory, 11th grade, beauty, cry,
Form: Free verse
KARIAKOR
Long time ago On the streets of kariakor I had nowhere to go I suffered kwashiakor No one wished to pack me and go Today i live to tell My life at karen Kariokor is just tale I don't care how i ran Everyone...Read More
Categories: fate, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member infamy
In every effigy there is infamy... I conceive every domain. That is my immortal doctrine... I see into the shadowy corners of its facade...   Feel its faded power and ruined   opulence?  The cracks remain...    I construct the lines of...Read More
Categories: memory, allegory, allusion, analogy, art,
Form: Free verse
Nostalgia
A picture Sparks a memory Gulping back the overwhelming nostalgia That creeps like an unbidden visitor Encouraging despair Lost in the strands of time If only Things were different But it won't change anything now We never would have known how If we never believed In...Read More
Categories: analogy, future, loss, memory,
Form: Free verse
My Longest Day
Night had been short, I still was highly tired for my bones had been badly maltreated during exhausting marches. I admired comrade John who recently had cheated the Reaper in the north at Stamford Bridge. I left the troops and...Read More
Categories: memory, war,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Love's Ashes We All Burned
Lost loves I've known sometimes appear to haunt my idle mind timeless shadows which reappear in fragments that remind inlaid scars hang on the heart's wall tear stains I stumble through some words spoken I can't recall those I cannot undo memories kept...Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: Rhyme
Sentimentality
How we long for the days of dearest delight – Inspiration – baloomp! – throughout all the night – Our eyes start to water – tongue tips in pain – Clowns at a table – thoughts all...Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
A movie, oh wow, when one need not be Woke! A girl was a girl, a bloke was a bloke. I forget I was born when times were free. Not under pressure of societal perversity. We had jobs, were...Read More
Categories: memory, emotions, funny, high school,
Form: Couplet
Lies Over Truth
The truth hurt so bad that I'd rather believe the lies....Read More
Categories: memory, confusion, heartbreak, lost love,
Form: Free verse
PICTURES
I see you have a picture of me. What memory is that from? A celebration? A holiday? One randomly taken? Time passess so quickly. Tears well behind my eyes. Look how young. The fashion, the hair you can tell the year. Father, Mother. Sisters, Brothers. Friends,...Read More
Categories: change, life, memory,
Form: I do not know?

Specific Types of 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.

Definition | What is Memory in Poetry?