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Memory Poems

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, 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.

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Premium Member My Moon Remains
How am I now with only memory of you to survive.... for was through your love alone did I come to breathe,  drawing first taste of life while in your arms and at your lips 

The glory of Sun’s...Read More
Categories: memory, hope, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

Premium Member He was a Gnarly Snarly Tree Root
He was a snarly, gnarly, encumbered tree root.
Diving into the earth in the most twisted, gnarly way.
His attitude was gnarly too, and he was thickening.
Why me? He demanded. What did I ever do?
There was only silence until a curious worm...Read More
Categories: memory, tree,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Three Cabinets
The first cabinet is painted white.
Trust my mother to hoard
All my old memorabilia,
My white small dress in which I was baptised.
My white suit for my first church communion,
My grey suit of confirmation,
My dark suit for my graduation.
All hanging or neatly...Read More
Categories: inspiration, me, memory,
Form: Free verse
Little One
I remember the only time I held you
And how I found you there like that.
Bundled up inside that sling,
All tight like plastic wrap.
Frantically I searched for you,
Not knowing where you’d be.
There is nothing that I wanted more,
Than to have you...Read More
Categories: memory, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tropical Island Surprise
You should have a getaway, my friends all said,
They said I earned it, so why sit home instead?

A real vacation would be the nicest thing yet;
Go see the peachiest scenery you'll never regret!

I listened very carefully to what my friends...Read More
Categories: memory, adventure, fantasy, green, lost, nature, ocean, tree,
Form: Couplet

The Ides Of March
Aren't we tired of all this doom and gloom?
come to my paradise - no elephant in the room;
no floods, no virus, welcome to be one of us,
we know that we're transitory - so why all the fuss?

We may as well...Read More
Categories: memory, crush, environment, future, hope,
Form: Sonnet
The Sick
Now, gone
The yellow sunlight 
of this morning
Packs of food on the table
That come slowly as plot
When I know about death
I want to laugh lustily.

                ...Read More
Categories: creation, meaningful, memory, philosophy, poetry, writing,
Form: I do not know?
Another night hits the busy land
 Pushing away the long dawn 
 Waiting  patiently to fall asleep 
 While the restless body lying freely on the cold floor 
 Eyes are wide awake in a lightless room 
 Four...Read More
Categories: memory, missing you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sparrow
When the shadows, then darkness
hide the colors of the day,
And a serene Sunday morning
steals the spirit's faith away.

When the last dream is a memory
And there is no place to go,
And the warmest summer breezes
Have become the winter snow.

Can a tiny...Read More
Categories: memory, bird, courage, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Memory box
Memory Box.
Have you ever made a memory box
For future generations
So your not forgot
A lock of hair a funny photograph
Your first teddy bear
Postcards from when you went somewhere
Your favorite record your first shoes
An old newspaper clipping
When you were In the news
A...Read More
Categories: absence, appreciation, memory,
Form: I do not know?
I never came.
I never saw.
I never did.
As i never exist.

Poem by munyai ndidzulafhi patric...Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: ABC
A letter to my soon to be woman, Part 2
Dear You,

Do not be swayed by my words; I’m stubborn. My tough head will drive you nuts occasionally. I’ll be the last person you want to see or talk to on some days. I have a poor memory and could...Read More
Categories: memory, for her, friendship love, sensual,
Form: ABC
Categories: baseball, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Free Verse On Love
Your face lays soft on the surface of my mind
a deep reflection beneath the shadow of my soul
that leaves me smiling in the twilight of life
as I wonder about love from long ago
that dwells with the lost rainbows sought
 ...Read More
Categories: memory, love,
Form: Free verse
like in Mickey Stanley.
DEEtroit. Tigassszzz. 
A solid kid.
Played center 
like he OWNED it. 
Decent arm 
Stanley to Freehan 
for the OUT AT THE PLATE at the plate.
that kid could run the bases. 
He could ROUND them bases...Read More
Categories: memory, baseball,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beauty
Of your fragrance a faint sweet trace                                 
Caught...Read More
Categories: beauty, emotions, farewell, funeral, lost love, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love
A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love

I have swam within idle rivers, slept by glassy lakes
repugnant morbid thoughts brought icy shivers, sin its due
rising to grab winter's hard frozen breath, gave all it takes
lying here in death's...Read More
Categories: art, fate, lost love, memory, perspective, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Spoken Wings
Saying goodbye,
demanding a kiss, 
I set the letters free

To romp and play,
and ferry away,

Calling their names,
a farewell to arms,
 on spoken wings they go

Fond memory smiles
to last the while
—the future theirs to know

(Dreamsleep: February, 2020)
...Read More
Categories: memory, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sunshine Brined Time
Blackberry bushes barricade the background
of your immature stature.
Braided chestnut hair rests gently 
on weakly shoulders
as your hazel eyes beam a child's rippling wonder.
Bee glazed berry juice permeates your smiling cheeks.
The taste streams alive as I gaze upon you
with your burgundy...Read More
Categories: memory, girl, happy, i miss you, longing, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Happiness is like a golden shawl
The pebbled beach  on which we walked at dawn
The sun was dancing  singing  stone to stone
The sea was pale as silk and gently ran
The tide was coming in, the day began

Why is my memory so deficient here?
I...Read More
Categories: memory, 8th grade, love, meaningful,
Form: Sonnet
Deep In The Heartache
Staying up for three days
inside of one night,
the walls come crashing in

Compression imploding,
my mind exploding,
all memory suffering

Each hour like three,
as day becomes night,
the reaper at the door

Waist deep in the heartache,
his presence a warning
—my exit unsecure

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2020)

...Read More
Categories: memory, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day I Danced in Puerto Rico
Dancing in time, bringing in the heartfelt holiday 
Wafts of women in full traditional costume of Puerto Rico
Gyrating in the streets, teasing the crowd with their prowess
From old to young, they make their point in colorful garb.

Boy children and men...Read More
Categories: memory, dance,
Form: Imagism
Watching the Sunset in Maui
Pictures shared over the airwaves
Palm trees giving ever so gently
To tropical breezes are captured
As our forever moment in time.
With each sunrise comes the
Rich greens, soothingly calming blues
And gently comforting whites.
A breathtaking scenery of a canvas
Of unimaginable creation.
With each setting sun...Read More
Categories: memory, appreciation, friendship, smile, sunset,
Form: Free verse
Fadded Memory
Dear stranger it's odd to call you that but you are one to me at least. See I don't remember you very well.  Only heard stories about you the last twenty-four years now.  Most of the stories make...Read More
Categories: memory, missing you, remember,
Form: Free verse
Awareness VS Response
I woke up aware tho not responsive. I did not connect with any stored knowledge. Like when your computer is shut down 
improperly and Windows is not set to start up on next boot. All that surrounded me i drew...Read More
Categories: memory, allusion, change, computer, freedom, humanity, introspection, spiritual,
Form: Free verse

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