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War Senryu Poems | Senryu Poems About War

These War Senryu poems are examples of Senryu poems about War. These are the best examples of War Senryu poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Enemy at the Gates

sent to the slaughter
caught between levels of hell...
neither one he chose

he lay amidst death
destiny arrived on time
alive…it chose him

For "Senryu Movie Scene" Contest 
*7th Place

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New World

a world forsaken
warring factions ne'er at peace...
a new horizon.

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Where Eagles Dare-Where Eagles Dare

where Eagles dare
the golden horizon seen...
man weary from war.

where Eagles dare
humanity in conflict...
such is intellect.

where Eagles dare
per ardua ad astra...
folly of mankind.  

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Contemporary Haiku

"Contemporary Haiku" by Catie Lindsey:

children play and scream
in a world at war ~
school bell rings

in a war-torn town
where a child screams for his mom. . . 
a school bell rings

(I've removed this revision for Catie from the contest and am using the tanka above it on my poetry page!)

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Schindler's List -- Angel of Ashes

the girl in red
does not know hate –
Innocence ensnared

beyond horror
her small body in a cart – 
the coat like blood

what monsters
could extinguish such sweetness –
a new man is born

For Andrea and Nikko's "Senryu a Movie Scene" Contest

The images of the little girl in the red coat, first alive, walking, and then her little body being carted away, awaiting incineration, haunt me to this day. The image changes Schindler.

How could it not?

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Hunger Games -Tracker Jackers

fire rages through woods
katniss injured, climbs tree top…
a plan to survive  

mutant killer wasp
tracker jackers’ nest above…
entertaining games

poisonous stings ooze
with green puss and intense pain…
triumph applauded

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Hunger Games is not a movie yet but an extraordinary series of books.
I can’t wait to see the movie!

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Schindler's List-One Man Can Change the World

(Schindler’s List)~ One Man Can Change the World~ surrounded by love a war ends-“living” begins-- jewish hearts meld ring Senryu a Movie Scene Contest~Andrea & Nikko Co-sponsors 12-28-11
n.b. Oskar Schindler saved over 1100 Jews from the final slaughter at Auschwitz. This movie is the highest grossing black and white movie of all time. This senryu is based upon the final scene of the movie. 5 minutes past midnight after the war concluded and Oskar and his wife fled from persecution.

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Dark Light

                    War is a dark light
                we fight for others to live
                     ignited by words

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Mind Game

heavy confused dreams
filled my night with restlessness
subconsciously awake

endlessly the mind wonders
every thought held as captive
unrelenting fear

the mind takes over
grandmaster of illusion
and I the pawn of the game

a mental torture
I mount my attack, countered
I awake, checkmate

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Memorial Day

worn headstone place a flag in honor memorial day