In Memory Poetry
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In Memory Poetry (to Celebrate the Memory of a Loved One)

In memory poetry written in memory of a loved one is a powerful artifact because they are precious documents that hold the memory and consciousness of a lost friend.

In Memory Poetry

In Memory Poetry

It is essential that time is set aside to reminisce about the individual. The bonds between humans are powerful and almost unforgettable–even after death.

Those who played significant roles in our lives are worth acknowledging and celebrating death has taken from us even after them.

It is important to reminiscence the impact and accomplishments of dead friends and family members and dedicate in memory poetry in memory of their impact. In memory poetry is focused on highlighting the significant virtues of a dead loved one.

1. My Memory Library by Sarah B. Blackstone

Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.

I’d put the moment in a safe,
within my heart’s abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me
through everything I’ve done.

I sat and thought about what moment
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me
to walk that extra mile.

If I’m feeling sad and low,
if I’m struggling with what to do,
I can go and open my little safe
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of
that would lift my spirits every time.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment
to cherish, save and keep
is proving really difficult,
as I’ve gathered up a heap!

I’ve dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside
There was room for lots of moments;
in fact, hundreds if I tried.

I’m building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise

2. Birthday Wishes to My Son in Heaven by Deborah Robinson

If I could have one wish in life,
That wish would have to be
That God would take away my pain
And send you back to me.

Your birthday’s here today, my son,
And I just wanted you to know
How much I deeply love you
And that I miss you so.

On days like this we should celebrate,
But for me that now proves hard,
For unlike other mothers, I cannot send
A simple birthday card.

No kisses can I give you
Or birthday gifts to buy.
Only flowers I now can give you,
Which I place down where you lie.

Two other things I send you
Are my thoughts and all my love,
So hold them close and keep them safe
In Heaven up above.

And please wait for me, my darling
Until my days are through,
And then I’ll come and spend all time
In Heaven just with you.

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3. A Heavenly Birthday by Eric R. Harvey

You walk beside me every day.
You’re here in all I do and say.
At night I close my eyes and pray
To someone who took you away.

My thoughts are all in disarray.
My tears are public, on display.
I wish that you were here today,
That you could take my pain away.

Why do I play this game I play?
Pretend to all that I’m okay?
This will sound selfish, some will say,
But I wish you hadn’t gone away.

I don’t go out, got feet of clay.
I know you’re here so want to stay.
I wish I could relive that day.
I would have washed your pain away.

Memories like a DVD play,
Memories of that awful day.
So much that I wanted to say
That day someone took you away.

My thoughts don’t move; they never may,
Won’t even meet me half the way,
So till we meet on God’s highway,
I’ll sit and dream my life away.

I send my love to heaven today,
Not just because it’s your birthday.
I’ll send you love every day
Until my life has passed away.

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4. Times Gone By- Belinda Stotler

Graves of those once loved in times gone by,
Quietly lying in rows beneath the Earth’s sky;
Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
Where the living walk among solemn rows,
Looking for the grave where memories lie,
As they recall the day of the final goodbye.

The dead bring memories of joy and sorrows
For loved ones walking among the silent rows;
Some stand by graves in hushed reflection.
Others speak aloud of heartbreak and affection;
Some visit for just a moment and others for a while,
Then walk away with a tear or memory’s fond smile.

Many graves have mementos or lovely flowers,
Some with new sod needing nature’s showers,
While others have clearly fallen out of memory,
With only stones showing a brief life’s summary,
Until they fade and crumble over the long years,
When no one is left to care or shed grief’s tears.

Each grave has a life story once known,
Stories created as life’s seeds were sown.
Some stories live on in family histories,
While others wane into unknown mysteries;
All eventually forgotten as time passes by,
When all those memories grow old and die.

Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
Where the living walk among solemn rows,
Looking for the grave where memories lie,
Sadly mourning until their own final goodbye,
When they too will quietly lie beneath the sky,
As their loved ones mourn for times gone by.

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5. Memory of My Father by Patrick Kavanagh

Every old man I see
Reminds me of my father
When he had fallen in love with death
One time when sheaves were gathered.

That man I saw in Gardner Street
Stumbled on the kerb was one,
He stared at me half-eyed,
I might have been his son.

And I remember the musician
Faltering over his fiddle
In Bayswater, London,
He too set me the riddle.

Every old man I see
In October-coloured weather
Seems to say to me:
“I was once your father.”

6. Broken Dreams by John P. Read

The days fade and die.
The years have flown by.
Loved ones have passed;
Now only memories remain.

Those dreams you once shared,
They still linger there.
Believing in Heaven
You’ll meet once again.

7. Birthday Wishes to My Son in Heaven by Deborah Robinson

If I could have one wish in life,
That wish would have to be
That God would take away my pain
And send you back to me.

Your birthday’s here today, my son,
And I just wanted you to know
How much I deeply love you
And that I miss you so.

On days like this we should celebrate,
But for me that now proves hard,
For unlike other mothers, I cannot send
A simple birthday card.

No kisses can I give you
Or birthday gifts to buy.
Only flowers I now can give you,
Which I place down where you lie.

Two other things I send you
Are my thoughts and all my love,
So hold them close and keep them safe
In Heaven up above.

And please wait for me, my darling
Until my days are through,
And then I’ll come and spend all time
In Heaven just with you.

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8. Meet You at the Gate by Barbara Bailey

A beautiful garden now stands alone,
missing the one who nurtured it,
But now she is gone.
Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
But the rain is like tear drops for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay.

She loved every flower, even some that were weeds.
So much love she would plant with each little seed,
But just like her flowers, she was part of God’s plan.
So when it was her time, he reached down his hand.

He looked through the Garden, searching for the best.
That’s when he found Robin; it was her time to rest.
It was hard for those who loved her to just let her go,
But God had a spot in his garden that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing Robin, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, she’ll meet you at the gate…

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9. Memories by Louise Bailey

I feel a warmth around me,
like your presence is so near.
And I close my eyes to visualize
your face when you were here.
I endure the times we spent together,
and they are locked inside my heart
As long as I have those memories
we will never be apart.
Even though we cannot speak anymore,
my voice is always there,
because every night before I sleep,
I have you in my prayer.

What are the good memories a dear friend or family has left you? What makes that memory so special? Would you trade that memory for anything or to be with him/her again? Some say memories are priceless, but what can you give to recreate those memories again?

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