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Tribute Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about tribute. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tribute.

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An Ode to Martin Luther King Jr
Dr King done a marvelous thing.
He fought for racial equality, without taking a swing.
He didn't use a gun, nor even a fist.
But peaceful protests, he did persist.
Words of love came out of his mouth.
He marched from east to west, and...Read More
Categories: love, memorial, peace, race, tribute,
Form: Rhyme

War Mechanic
War came. How could it not? Bringing many things especially death. They wanted to knock Turkey out of the war. One ally less for Germany. 
Many events happened. Some were firsts. All included death. It was the stuff of legends....Read More
Categories: conflict, military, tribute, war,
Form: Free verse
We should Expect
"It harder for a Rich man to get into heaven,
than it is, for a camel to get through 
to get through the eye of a needle"
with great wealth comes great power

God expects more of the wealthy
in a position of wealth,...Read More
Categories: tribute, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Gods Anger Not Just The Church
If I was God 
I'd be angry with the world
I tried to teach the Romans

Instead, the Romans
taught the world how to build empires
The Roman taught the world
how to take over countries

and charge then a tribute
call it a tax, call it...Read More
Categories: tribute, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Doggy Woggy Love
Doggy Woggy Love

Is anyone gonna love you, the way I love you today
Nah, no one is gonna love you, and I’m here to stay

Come on; show that you can; resist my slobber kiss
Go out for the day, and tell me...Read More
Categories: dog, love, tribute, true love, trust, uplifting,
Form: Couplet


‘Twas an auspicious solemn holy night 
Under the guiding star of Bethlehem
This baby Jesus born in a manger
Led by choir divine  of angels singing

Under the guiding star of Bethlehem
From far they came to praise the birth of Christ
Led by...Read More
Categories: birth, celebration, christmas, hope, love, tribute, uplifting,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member CHECK

Off my to do list
Knocked off
One at a time 
A few things
Here and there
Nothing earth shattering
But keeping at it
With consistency
With each checkmark
One less project
Looms over my head
I can breathe
I can smile 
Feeling lighter
I can dance
I can fly
With each sigh
Of relief...Read More
Categories: appreciation, confidence, inspirational, meaningful, tribute, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tribute to Ariana Grande
Ariana, once known as Cat Valentine
Used to work on Broadway, making it fine.

Ariana, an extraordinary songwriter, singer, and actress too
Writes and performs songs that are amazingly true.

Your son is not the only one who thinks she is the cat’s meow.
She...Read More
Categories: tribute, music,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Malala Yousafzai
Young Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai
An activist and warrior, blessed by the most high

Shot in the head; almost killed, yet chose to fight
on for education rights. A cosmic force of light

Date written: 01/17/2020...Read More
Categories: appreciation, celebrity, people, tribute,
Form: Clerihew
An Ode to shows of my childhood
A bear and his best friend, mouse.
They both lived in a big blue house.
This girl is completely unstoppable.
She could do almost anything possible.
Three friends with the same name, just different spelling.
To make money for jawbreakers, rip-offs they were selling.
This man...Read More
Categories: character, tribute,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss
Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss

Beyond mingling of Light, Matter, Human thought
reams of coils within darkest abyss are there caught
denied rays emitted by our reddish flame sun
wherein single feather may weigh a billion tons
lay boiling cauldrons...Read More
Categories: tribute, art, creation, dark, deep, fate, life, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi
By Izunna Okafor

Beyond the shrubs of Sahara 
Lifted a munt of brainy bond 
Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia
Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts

Across the bridge of a foreign land
Hovered a book of beautiful pages
Tightly enclaved yet as an Ireland
In a skull...Read More
Categories: africa, death, life, tribute, voyage,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Narcissist

She is teaching me nothing; other than how to suffocate a soul
Her very own selfish self made preservation is her only sad goal

Her ego becomes her; long as we are prepared to lie at her feet
Your inner wealth...Read More
Categories: crazy, psychological, relationship, tribute,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member After Nine Episodes
fter nine episodes 
Our new generation must know 
The whole thing started 
With President Carter
Who was in the Commander's chair 
And the computer dreamers were setting off Internet flairs.

Billed as a trip back to the matinee cinema of decades ago...Read More
Categories: fantasy, film, kid, light, space, star, tribute,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member My Real Live Love Rug

I have a real live love rug; it lies right in front of the fire
It is a very nice snowy white, and it is full of love desire

It’s so irresistible; the type that likes, to catch...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, dog, meaningful, tribute,
Form: Couplet

                         Girl woman mother master wonderful mind

         ...Read More
Categories: tribute, allegory, allusion, creation, metaphor, poetry, poets, women,
Form: Free verse
My second poem on poetrysoup
across the black soil clay pan i wander and wonder
my old peoples homelands for millennia
shared now among our not just our families of old, but with newer arrivals
its not so much angst but a simmering disappointment 
that our existence continues...Read More
Categories: tribute, anti bullying, appreciation, courage, education, grandfather, philosophy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Simple Truth
"Burdensome beauty"* -
No, the phrase is not mine -
Pulchritude as duty?
Yeats' words most acutely
A simple truth define.

*From "Broken Dreams"...Read More
Categories: beauty, poets, tribute,
Form: Quintain (English)
My father once sat waiting, 
to live or die at roadside.
Kill or be killed!
Enemy or friend,
he shot first.
And in so doing, 
he lived in flesh 
but, died in spirit.

My father once sat waiting,
on a war tank at roadside.
Kill or be...Read More
Categories: forgiveness, recovery from, tribute, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DEEP

remembering nostalgic days when
idealists aspiring to feel zen
would immerse in ink their fountain pen
to inscribe deep poems now and then

Submitted on January 13, 2020 for contest WHEN AND THEN sponsored by JENISH SOMADAS...Read More
Categories: age, history, peace, poems, spiritual, tribute, writing,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The Fish Wives Tale

Early morn' the clicking of clogs on the cobbled streets
The fish baskets collecting, on these cold harbour walls
It is here the fish wives gather for their morning greets
These fish; fresh as can be, from the fishermen’s hauls

The...Read More
Categories: community, fish, meaningful, tribute,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Light
Lit candle, each year
In remembrance of all those I've ever lost
Guide me down the memory lane
How I still miss you all!
The light you left behind continues to shine!

Date written: 01/13/2020...Read More
Categories: death, loss, remember, tribute,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member A Heavenly Stroll
The divine Sistine Chapel..
As the Creator touches our hearts with love..
To allow inspiration as such..
To lend a helping hand to a most fascinating man..
He paints with grace..
Extraordinary gifts he portrays..

A heavenly stroll through the Sistine Chapel..
A sweet taste of heaven...Read More
Categories: art, beautiful, inspirational, passion, tribute,
Form: Free verse

                             Brothers have a bond that cannot be broken,
   ...Read More
Categories: bereavement, brother, death, eulogy, funeral, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Great Escape
Great, legendary Harry Houdini

Ruled the roost during his hey day. 

Enthralling the world with magic tricks

And death-defying stunts. He loomed large.

The greatest magician of all time, most say.
Escape-artist he certainly was!

Shackled in chains, or tied up with ropes

Cap-a-pie, and...Read More
Categories: celebrity, imagery, magic, tribute,
Form: Acrostic