Memory Poems | Examples of Memory Poetry

Memory Poems. Below are short, long, best, famous, and new examples of memory poems. This list of poems for memory is a great resource for examples of memory poems and show how to write poems for memory. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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Categories: memory, school, teacher,
Premium MemberPresent Perfect 2
by Geoffrey Brewer
PAST HISTORIC
Others have come
I have kept the memory

She with the bright eager face and wisdom beyond her age
He in the body of a boy but...

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Categories: memory,
The First - and Last - Date
by jack horne
It's true it happened rather long ago,
but still I grin and break out in a laugh:
a friend arranged a date for me with Jo -
he...

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Categories: 12th grade, anxiety, garden, memory, nature, winter,
Before the Blossom Comes
by Sydney Friend
Lie down on winters pillows
waiting for the soft earth to 
mellow beneath her weight.
Deep into the core of heart,
beautiful air whispers song.
What of it can...

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Categories: memory,
Premium MemberGrandmother Always Encouraged 'Ten words ten lines 2' Contest
by Eve Roper
Grandmother Always Encouraged

As I stood in front of the baroque painting
"Old Woman and a Boy with Candles", by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
instantly trigger a warped...

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Categories: memory, poetry, simile,
Premium MemberChildhood Memories
by Edward Ibeh
How often does your childhood memories 
Haunt you so? Deep asleep? 
When you awake at dawn? Halfway through 
The Rubicon of your daydreams?
In the thick...

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Categories: day, emotions, imagination, inspiration, memory, stars,
Time Eclipse
by Safa Faruque
while the world spins and life is sparked
when the stars fall in daylight
when the moment is frozen in time
etched in mind
...

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Categories: beautiful, confusion, crush, memory, thank you,
Picture With You
by PJ Gongora
She wears tattered jeans and loose clothes
Her blonde hair tied in a messy bun
Standing beautifully just an inch close
Seems like she is having lots of...

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Categories: memory, music, trust, truth,
Love-right
by Aa Harvey
Love-right


Music is currency, it enriches your life.
It gives you a reason to want to have more free time.
Make time for love, of course, of course,
But...

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Categories: memory,
One Memory
by Kurt Philip Behm
The distance between
  now and forever

One memory to free
  —and untether

(Dallas Texas: January, 2018)
...

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Categories: memory, truth,
The first time I broke my arm
by Nagella Jean-Baptiste
( none fiction)

The very first time I broke my arm
It was done by my older sister dearest Ingrid
I love my sister indeed I do.but we...

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Categories: change, death, history, memory, war,
Premium MemberIf you could change World History
by Kevin Shaw
If you could change World History

If you could alter World History,
What would you change and why.
Choose with care and astuteness,
Or someone that lived, might die.

Edward...

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Categories: appreciation, engagement, for her, memory, soulmate,
Premium MemberWHEN I REMEMBER
by James Edward Lee Sr.
WHEN I REMEMBER

3X--When I remember
I do view
Those  memories views vivid views of radiant visions..
When I remember
When those times, those moments
of you...

When I come to...

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Categories: memory, men, murder, urban,
A Few Words From The Coroner
by Bernard Chan

My autopsy room is a confessional, 
where killers in absentia divulge 
their sins through bodies
rigid and frigid, mutilated and mute.

Graffiti of abrasions, contusions and lacerations
reenact...

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Categories: memory,
Premium MemberThis happy memory
by Viv Wigley

Me
Dad
fishing
Mum's old tights 
over coffee jar
towed along with a piece of string
catching some unwary minnows in the strong current
the water tinkled over the rocks, making...

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Categories: memory, poetry,
My first job experience
by Nagella Jean-Baptiste
  (none fiction)

Ahh! My first job experience can't ever forget.
Cousin John's Cafe was it's very best.
I never used to speak much, but as long...

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Categories: dream, lost love, love, memory, sad love, sleep,
In My Dreams
by Alesia Leach
The winds are whispering low
As the night touches the sky
Where stars twinkle and glow
Behind clouds of ghostly white

Lying down between the pages
Lulled to sleep, in...

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Categories: memory,
Premium MemberWhat I Hear When I Dare To Stop - Quiet Places
by Sunlite Wanter
   What I hear when I Dare to Stop.

The Quiet Places,

Here in this room I hear the
Echoes of when my daughter slept,
Her cat’s...

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Categories: memory,
Premium MemberNothing Lasts Forever
by Frederic Parker
Her sensual walk can sway
with a subtle movements art
Her vision led me astray
heated and blistered my heart
Burning lips from hunger's abyss
melts away love's vaporous form
And...

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Categories: beauty, city, conflict, courage, memory, miss you,
In a well-grounded voice
by Maryna Tchianova
In a well-grounded voice
I used to explain to you
Why I'm unable to show
What I truly feel. 
At that time the trees were tiny
and books were...

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Categories: allusion, beach, bereavement, memory, metaphor, nature, sorry,
Premium MemberKilroy Was Here
by Amy Sell
Kilroy Was Here, etched in sand on the shore
Waves wash over the inscription till it’s seen no more
The sea crashes over castles built by children...

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Categories: memory,
This Happy Memory
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
The 
Blue
Waves broke
On your legs
You leaped high in joy
Smile tinged with colors of sunset
You came toward me floating on the rolling water
Your enchanting picture I...

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Categories: memory, moon, poetry,
Rhythm Inside
by priyanka bernadette mullick
" Come back to me 
Coz my mind is racing 
Out of control 
The wind glides along with me
As I fix you 
The pieces what...

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Categories: happiness, hope, life, meaningful, memory, smile,
Today
by Andy Sprouse
Ever have a day that felt meaningful
for little to no reason at all?
A day where little happened, naught of import,
and yet by the end you...

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Categories: death, dedication, farewell, love, memory, winter,
One Heartbeat Away
by PJ Gongora
One heartbeat away
I am here looking at you
Fading in the light.
...

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Categories: memory,
A cat stood on the wall
by Beatriz Gomes
A cat stood on the wall to law me: 
the pain of unknown haunts him, I think;
The view interacts the long, soft green
The witness outside...

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Categories: memory,
Premium MemberTwilight's Call
by Francis J Grasso
Seagull song with no beginning.
Clouds that end in silent blue.
Empty valleys of stone canyons...
Echo calls of days' adieu.

Ripples on ancestral water
Stretch on beyond the coral...

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Categories: celebration, death, grandfather, memory, missing you,
SONGS WITH OUR EYES CLOSED
by Mia Pratt
Every morning we used
to hear you sing 
your free spirited melodies
about holding 
onto God's unchanging hands
and dreaming of one day meeting him 
by the river...

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Categories: memory,
Awaken
by Iris Blade
I see the branches and
They bend they
Sway
Ad I mirror them 
Saying yes again in
A way that will end as
Obviously as
Opening King’s basement door.
They say a
Footstep...

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Categories: memory, time,
If You Knew
by DM Babbit
If you knew my past
  the wonders and things I've seen
  trials and tribulations of when and where I've been
it would amaze you...

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Categories: memory, sunset, sweet,
Reveries Of Moonlit Memories
by David Whalen O Haolin in ancient Celtic
Heartstring Plucker

Twilight time…a song
That matters…especially when
Sung… by the Platters
...

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Categories: grief, growing up, loss, memory, preschool, remember, sorrow,
Hundredth Birthday 5-29-2017
by John P Marmaro
A hundred years of age—a birthday rarely reached; 
He never got to fifty, and fifty years are gone
And more. That afternoon the TV set was...

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Categories: emotions, health, hope, identity, memory, remember, spiritual,
Realization
by Ibidun O.
R- Realize the events that shaped you.
E- Every event has an impact.
A- All of them can heal or hurt.
L- Leave all the events of present...

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Categories: memory,
Useless Piano
by Felicia Jarvis
 An old lady living in a house
With many holes in the roof
No sound is heard coming out  
From the useless piano she owns
On...

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Categories: inspiration, literature, memory,
Favorite Quote15
by Mad Rose
Summer after Freshman year of college.

"Time was as I was, but neither that time nor that "I" are anymore." - Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man. July...

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Categories: memory, old,
2017
by Holly Moore
2017

2017 we must depart
It was fun. For the most part.

But we must make room
For 2018. 
For a new  start.

2018 
I must tell you before...

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