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Poem Details | by John lawless |
Categories: death, memorial day, remember,

Life's Stones - haiku

Life’s Stones

iced wind cut valleys
etched in beauty of passing
stones chiseled by life


John G. Lawless
5/15/2016


Poem Details | by David McSorley |
Categories: baby, basketball, death, heartbreak, memorial day, mother, my child,

A Slient Tear

A silent tear runs down her face
As she lays within this darkened place
Her mind alone cannot forget
Her memories so clear and yet
So long ago her baby's cry
When from her womb the child did fly
Into her heart forever hers
If only for a moment, "Oh why not year's"
And now the moment she has prayed to be
Her last silent tear and her broken heart free

Poem Details | by Gary Fields |
Categories: beautiful, caregiving, conflict, death, emotions, encouraging, memorial day,

Solitude




The unattainable
    Boundaries'
Of Solitude
    Diminishes
With the Will
   Of God'
And drifts away
   To sand...



Gary Fields
Poet/Author


From:  " The Cross "
           Xlibris Pub  Book #106627
            Rev.  (NOV2013)

Poem Details | by mazhar butt |
Categories: anniversary, death, life, love, memorial day, philosophy, satire,

Love,Life and Death

Life and death
Are mysterious things
You love a living one
in your Heart, 
By your heart 
You also  love a dead one
But in your Mind, in your memory
When your beloved is no more 
When she is dead
Your love shifts places
From Heart to Mind 
You want her corpse to be removed
as soon as possible 
and buried, burnt in fire
Or left to the vultures
depending on what last ceremonial plan
 you believed in 
and chose to perform
Living ones are loved 
Dead ones too 
but death is so scary 
that whenever someone dies
one tries to get rid of him atonce!



Poem Details | by Anna-Marie Docherty |
Categories: conflict, death, dedication, grave, memorial day, military, veterans day,

Best foot forward

Front-line in depth of mortar
Whistling shells and screams of torture
Blood clott gurgles death bell tolls
Hell of pain in body enthralls
Danger rings apprehension stalls

Poem Details | by Johnny Martinez |
Categories: america, courage, death, dedication, freedom, heartbreak, hero, memorial day, soldier, tribute, veterans day, war,

A Gift of Freedom

Upon the deadly battlefield
Where honor's won and death is sealed
Brave soldiers stand their ground
Where all that counts, can there be found
Disciplined soldiers, fearless men
Never again to rise and fight again; 
They willingly gave their lives
Tis’ there blood’s megre sacrifice!
From the cries of fallen soldiers, bleedin’
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

Poem Details | by Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu |
Categories: death of a friend, depression, desire, emotions, eulogy, fantasy, grief, kiss, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost love, memorial day, metaphor, missing you, romance,

Your Kiss From Heaven

My heart longs to hug
and to snug
In ur warm arms.
Not to be left in darkness.
We used to snog
On the large log,
Feeling ur tenderness
And every sweetness
Of yours lips.
Your swaying hips
Astounded my senses.
There are no pedestals
Reserved in the heavens
For girl wit such outlooks.
You exist in my fantasy
Visiting in my fantasy,
For a gem I have lost.
Heaven's taken my best.
I need no other kiss
But your kiss
From heaven.

Poem Details | by Eternal Victor |
Categories: adventure, angel, anger, bible, business, change, creation, culture, death, dedication, dream, education, fear, freedom, future, god, grave, life, magic, memorial day, miracle, mystery, nature, patriotic, peace, people, places, poems, pride, relationship, soldier, spiritual, success, suicide, symbolism, truth, war,

4 - Messenger from the Dead

Alas there is no more confusion,
finally found my last conclusion.
Expect me as if Jesus will return,
from a ghost to a realm of concern.

Your dreams are portals like doors,
welcoming spirits into hasten wars.
Leaving the thoughts without trust,
keeping your fears in much disgust.

And though you sought no consequence,
deeds that confirm a wicked malevolence.
Awaiting in your nightmare of screams,
enjoy what is left amongst your dreams.

Poem Details | by ESTHER MUCHAI |
Categories: anniversary, grief, i miss you, memorial day,

I MISS YOU

I MISS YOU
I miss you
When the wind whistles
I hear you call my name
I turn,turn and turn again
Forever you are gone

I miss you
When the aroma fills the air
Memories of you fine cooking
I hunger, empty stomach pains
Forever you are gone

I miss you
When I late for Sunday service
Wish you were here to wake me
I rush, skip and jump to church
Forever you are gone

I miss you
When bad words slip my tongue
A scold, a spank you would give
To keep me straight, right and up
Forever you are gone

Forever you are gone
And forever I’ll miss you
Your name my name
Somehow you still liveth in me
And your dream I will finish.









Poem Details | by Stephanie Weeks |
Categories: christian, courage, death, memorial day, veterans day,

Remembering 9-11

	Remember those who died for us,
Remember nine-eleven,
They left their families to save us,
They died and went to heaven.
	Remember the twin towers,
They once were there but now are gone,
Remember those who went to work,
Who never came home.
	Remember the God who gave us life,
Who can save us from death,
Remember He’ll never leave our side,
In sickness and in health.
	They left their family to save us,
They died and went to Heaven,
Remember those who died for us,
Remember nine-eleven.

Poem Details | by John Paluszek |
Categories: death, family, goodbye, grief, loss, love, memorial day, memory, miss you, nostalgia, pain, soldier, sorrow, veterans day, war, child,

Whistle

Running, after more than you, can hold.
Taking, someone else’s love, and leaving.
Children are fearful of what they’re told.

Can’t you see I’m the one who’s freezing?
I was just a child with a trinket 
Never knowing that it’d be, more to me

When you were gone to, too far, from me.
Steady with your hands close to my heart
Never letting our world’s tear us apart

I know, your icicles 
I miss the beaches that we played on
You missed the child in your own eyes

Now you’re gone, 
But I’m still not here.
Why can’t you wake up 

I’m not ready
Please, just take your time, don’t leave now
I can’t fight this world alone.

Poem Details | by liam mcdaid |
Categories: angel, brother, death, love, memorial day, miss you,

Halloween night

Dearest brother in Heaven
I pray for you always
especially this time of year
as you are so very sadly missed
In everything we say and do
you live forever
inside peal drops
In a part of our heart's
held very precious dear bro
Every prayer 
wishing you happiness 
filled with joy dancing 
with the angels  



My brother drowned this night pulls  heavy in sadness Halloween night whilst on holidays with his children in Majorca a sad family time of year

Poem Details | by Trevor McLeod |
Categories: appreciation, beauty, bereavement, blessing, love, memorial day, passion,

The Rainbow

The rainbow was a token in the sky
to monitory value claiming none.
A beauty radiating through the sky
with colors raying light unto the sun.

A rainbow for the feelings in our heart.
Where hesitation's telling us to wait.
Our breath held back in aww of what's to come.
And time been stopped to gather up our fate.

The moment time has gone and changed forever.
And promised there'll be better days ahead.
The rainbow calling all of us to whisper:
there'll never be a better place instead.

Poem Details | by Tyler Martin |
Categories: death, sad

Memorial Day

on Memorial Day
the flowers fill the grave yard
people reminisce

Poem Details | by Ann Roske |
Categories: death, dedication, history, life, war, , memorial,

Memorial Day

worn headstone place a flag in honor memorial day

Poem Details | by Duke Beaufort |
Categories: appreciation, bereavement, dedication, eulogy, grave, memorial day, war,

only half a Memorial Day 2017

Politicians laud praise and beam
About our heroes’ gift extreme
Oh-so-young they died!! 
But the dream they’ve denied
Is no more war as this day's theme    


Author's Note: I heard a lot of homage, but nothing that makes me believe that the significance of the sacrifice is understood by our leaders and many former soldiers who were interviewed.  There is little hope for us if we haven't learned by now.

Poem Details | by PENINNAH NGANGA |
Categories: death, memorial day, tribute,

R I P PHENOMENAL WOMAN

 	
"I am a woman phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,that's me." Maya Angelou.

The first time i read your poetry,back in my early teens,i knew the kind of a woman and the kind of a poet i wanted to be.

The light of your life will forever shine on me,the fire of your writes will forever burn and Your name will forever be encrypted on my heart.

May your legend transverse the unlimited span of time.

You were my idol,and the greatest poetess on my list.
I am honored to have lived in your era!

May you rest in eternal peace.

Poem Details | by Jim Slaughter |
Categories: appreciation, memorial day,

Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier

Rest now
The wind knows your name
It is heard in the song it sings to the stars
Now you can rest
And rest assured that no day
Shall ever erase you
From the heart
Or memory of time

Poem Details | by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu |
Categories: grief, memorial day, woman,

Mother of the Nation

Mother of the nation is sleeping here
even birds wept in her funeral


Poem Details | by John Arribas |
Categories: appreciation, dedication, eulogy, freedom, military, patriotic, soldier,

MEMORIAL DAY

THE LONG SHADOWS
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS





LONG SHADOWS INCH ACROSS SANCTIFIED SPACES
THE NAMES WILL BE THERE BUT NOT THE FACES
THEIR BRANCH WILL BE NOTED THE UNIT AS WELL
NARY A MENTION OF THE PLACE WHERE THEY FELL
THE SHADOW CASTERS ARE IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT
METICULOUS CARE TAKEN FOR THE FINAL ASSIGNMENT

THE ROWS ARE  STRAIGHT THE SPACING IS TRUE 
SHADOWS OBEY THE SUN AS THEY ALWAYS DO
SHADOWS MEANDER WITH THE TIME OF THE YEAR
IT MATTERS NOT THE SEASON THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM HAS BEEN PAINFULLY WON
AT CAMPO SANTO           ARLINGTON  


Poem Details | by peter Onyancha |
Categories: beauty, death, memorial day, sad,

For Chinua Achebe

The gods have eaten your cake
But we still have it
Some with dirty hands
Stalking your pages
And others virgin hands 
Talking your pages
With seething hope

Above you a shrine, a wreath of letters.
The father of stories
Where children never sleep
The auditorium where curtains never fall
The age mate of gems

The gods have eaten your cake
But we still have it

Poem Details | by Doris McGill |
Categories: america, freedom, grave, hero, memory, military, soldier,

Memorial Day

"They don't need your thanks, your picnics or parades, Makes me sick to my stomach when I see such charades. A moment of silence with hand over heart or visit a grave site, That would be a good start. They died for our freedom the red, white and blue ..They gave up their lives with no payment due. So keep all of the hoopla in the sun or the rain. Say a prayer for all the Fallen, They did not die in vain." Ma. "God Bless Our Fallen."

Poem Details | by JW Nugent |
Categories: angst, bereavement, dark, death, destiny, devotion, history, march, memorial, memorial day, military, soldier, sorrow, veterans day, war,

Essay On Drums

	ESSAY ON DRUMS

The drum sounds slowly its cadence
the beat, beat, beat marks a march
and through the air reverberates.

The tramp of a company at quick time,
arms pumping with machine precision,
a rigid jerky movement of elbows.

The thump of rotating Huey blades
as they back stroke the air;
gingerly alighting on a hot LZ.

The staccato stutter of rifle fire
indiscriminately searching the earth
laughingly playing hard games of tag.

The grieving hearts at graveside
waiting the echoing bugle call
while the flag is ritually folded.

Sound slowly this cadence
for the eons of history
the drums of war reverberate.

Poem Details | by Sandra Riley |
Categories: corruption, death, emotions, memorial day, social,

Situations

Flowers festoon the streets of pain
The media is saying here comes political gain
There are ‘situations’ and ‘incidents’ so they say
They wheel out a spokesman who ever is flavour of the day
Try to deliver bad news with a celebrity sparkle
Doesn’t help the ‘situation’ from becoming a debacle
Promises are made in the debris of life
Cuts very deep like a social knife
‘Heard it before’ shouts a voice from the crowd
Another joins in social justice got loud

Poem Details | by Jacqueline van der Wath |
Categories: death, memorial day, memory, soldier,

ROLL OF HONOUR

Such a long list of names,
associated with untold pain.
So, many lives gone,
in many ways so wrong.

As their lives they gifted,
so, their names are listed.
The names and dates go on,
as they march to death’s song.

Their moments are defined,
and the list marks their time.
Through sadness and tears,
their loved ones move on in years.

Children soon forget,
and wives no longer regret,
times that were spent,
and hard words not meant.

I’m sure you get the gist,
of the every-growing honour list.