Memorial Poems

Memorial poems for various occasions: to commemorate a loved one; to commemorate an event; to commemorate something or someone unique, special, or otherwise worth remembering. Includes: “Mourn Me Not For I Live On;” “Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory.”

Memorial Day: Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum

Memorial Day: Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum

It’s Memorial Day.  Time to Remember Those Who Served. “Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum” was written several years ago after a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.  One can’t help but be moved by a visit to this national shrine to deceased servicemen. If you have a chance, go. You will appreciate your country, your […]

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Another Memorial Piece: Mourn Me Not

Another Memorial Piece: Mourn Me Not

Mourn Me Not For I Live On One of the first pieces that I was requested to do was a memorial poem for a beloved father-in-law.  She gave me some information about her father-in-law, including the fact that he was an avid college basketball fan. We managed to work that into the poem near the […]

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Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum   Memorial Day: Remember Them

Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum Memorial Day: Remember Them

Written by on May 25, 2012 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 1 Comment

  Memorial Day Weekend.      This poem was inspired by a visit to Arlington National Cemetery several years ago.   Memorial Day: A time to remember. Remember those who served. Remember those who were wounded, some horribly and forever. And some were wounded in ways not so visible to the rest of us. Remember those who perished. Remember their […]

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March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

It seems hard to believe, but it has been a year since the tsunami hit Japan and severely damaged the nuclear reactor. I am re-running “Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory”. Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory How now shall the living live with so much life now gone? Nature moved the water’s […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease:  That You Remember Me

Alzheimer’s Disease: That You Remember Me

Written by on January 22, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

That You Remember Me Part one of two parts I’ve learned so much throughout my life, but there’s much I don’t recall. I know it’s in there somewhere but it’s hard to find it all. It’s not that I’ve forgotten you, or the things I said I’d do; I remember everything but it’s hidden somewhere […]

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Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. After too many years, and one year too late, Ron Santo is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He died just over one year ago, and so he did not know during his lifetime that he had finally received major league baseball’s highest honor: to […]

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The Silence and the Darkness: September 11

Written by on September 11, 2011 in Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

The Silence and the Darkness A September 11 Poem Can you hear the silence? There’s a space there in your mind, ten years old but still brand new— still burning you and touching you though you were far away.     Can you see the silence? Not a cloud was in the sky, but a […]

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For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part II of II

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

For Every Kid:  Ron Santo has helped so many children who suffer from juvenile diabetes. The Chicago Cubs unveiled a beautiful statue of Mr. Santo last night. Here is part II, and the conclusion, of this poem. You saw the children suffer from the burdens that you knew. You gave your all the only way that […]

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Rerun! For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part I of II

Written by on August 9, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

This poem was first printed last winter as a tribute to Ron Santo.  Today, Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs will be unveiling a statue of Mr. Santo in Wrigley Field.  Whether you agree or disagree that he belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he had extraordinary careers as a player and as a broadcaster and as […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On    Part IV of IV

Mourn Me Not For I Live On Part IV of IV

Written by on August 8, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

The following is the last stanza of Mourn Me Not For I Live On. This poem is a happy and inspiring memorial for your loved one, and your friends and family members will be deeply touched by the uplifting message.  I just finished another memorial piece and was very happy with the final result.  It was etched […]

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