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Memphis Poems - Poems about Memphis

Memphis Poems - Examples of all types of poems about memphis to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples for memphis.
Premium Member The king
... Born on a cold day with the moon shining on him at night, crying as a newborn child he saw the light. In a ghetto he screamed for the first time. He was raised happy as he could be witho......Read More
Categories: memphis, absence, allegory, allusion, blessing,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Mattson, A Place Unforgotten
... In these United States of America, there is a little town not very far off the beaten path. Neither gold nor silver has ever been mined in or near this town of fertile delta soil. No sweet crude ......Read More
Categories: memphis, home,
Form: Narrative
Road Trip
...In the final weeks of Summer, let's have some fun Instead of getting baked to a crisp in the sun. I played video games and swam in the pool, But I'm still bored and that's not cool. What should w......Read More
Categories: memphis, adventure, best friend, music,
Form: Free verse
5 Persons
...Five persons travel Noonday, in Memphis sand dunes In sandals and robes. ......Read More
Categories: memphis, arabic, beauty, life,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Interview with a Snake
... Jim Stokes is at the Memphis Zoo. He’s been assigned to interview a Southern copperhead. A few have scared him s _ _ _ less in the past. Thank God this one’s behind thick glass! Jim: Good, m......Read More
Categories: memphis, animal, fear, people,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Clueless
...I took a chance on you - even though it went against my black heart I didn't realize it'd be rocky like this from the very start I didn't know what I'd be getting into - I truly didn't care I didn......Read More
Categories: memphis, 7th grade, boyfriend,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Night With Joe Bonamassa
... Billboard named him the year finest blues musician. Joe Bonamassa is a blues-rock musician, He was designed to be a famous musician. His family owns a guitar store in upstate New ......Read More
Categories: memphis, analogy, appreciation, celebrity, history,
Form: Bio
...In nineteen thirty five, in the eighth of January His kingship first saw light in Tupelo, Mississippi Under the Capricorn, there he met the sun shining The rising Sagittarius graced the light o......Read More
Categories: memphis, appreciation, history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Love You Elvis
... Elvis Aaron Presley, Elvis, came from poor beginnings born in Tupelo, Mississippi to Vernon and Gladys this boy loved the gospel music in church . . . . at thirteen his family moved to Me......Read More
Categories: memphis, music, tribute,
Form: Bio
Premium Member more jazz please
...My roommates Leong, Sophie, (Charles) and I were coming from a Yale sporting event. The sky looked like a dirty Swiffer-mop and the wind seemed to be ignoring the posted 20mph speed limit. It was a t......Read More
Categories: memphis, food, friendship, fun, god,
Form: Free verse
..."HIGH TECH LYNCHING" April 6, 2023, a dark and sad day in Tennessee history Black men striped of their first amendment right to tell their story The Declaration of Independence, states that "all......Read More
Categories: memphis, anger, betrayal, bullying, change,
Form: Rhyme
...Beloved of Ba’alat, Consort of Ba’al, Mistress of the Sinai mines Whose turquoise eyes Unlocked the hieroglyphs Lining the promenade Leading to the Temple of Hathor, Inventing first an alp......Read More
Categories: memphis, allegory, history, language, literature,
Form: Blank verse
Keep the Lid On
...Keep the Lid On There is no reason to throw away years of progress for a momentary, fit of anger, you will not obtain a profit from rioting in the street, Do not play into the hands......Read More
Categories: memphis, america,
Form: Blank verse
...*** COURAGE *** To wake up. To stand? To step out. Avoid thinking “can’t” and “but.” Surrender worries into the hands of God… To keep hope’s flame up. To listen. To discern. ......Read More
Categories: memphis, christian, courage, hope, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Honoring Dr King
...I’ve been to Memphis and the place Where ML King was shot, But where I was when it occurred, I must say I forgot. Of course I grieved, the way I did When RFK was killed, Two lives destroyed w......Read More
Categories: memphis, death, tribute,
Form: Rhyme

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