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Famous Short Patriotic Poems. Short Patriotic Poetry by Famous Poets

Famous Short Patriotic Poems. Short Patriotic Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Patriotic short poems

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by Emily Dickinson

There is a word

 There is a word
Which bears a sword
Can pierce an armed man --
It hurls its barbed syllables
And is mute again --
But where it fell
The saved will tell
On patriotic day,
Some epauletted Brother
Gave his breath away.

Wherever runs the breathless sun --
Wherever roams the day --
There is its noiseless onset --
There is its victory!
Behold the keenest marksman!
The most accomplished shot!
Time's sublimest target
Is a soul "forgot!"


by Siegfried Sassoon

Lamentations

 I found him in the guard-room at the Base. 
From the blind darkness I had heard his crying 
And blundered in. With puzzled, patient face 
A sergeant watched him; it was no good trying 
To stop it; for he howled and beat his chest.
And, all because his brother had gone west, 
Raved at the bleeding war; his rampant grief 
Moaned, shouted, sobbed, and choked, while he was kneeling 
Half-naked on the floor. In my belief 
Such men have lost all patriotic feeling.