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List of War Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem The tragic convoy of unidentified people Wouterse, Elly Sonnetcare,death,dedication,gri
No One Wins Duddle, Ken Free verseangst,conflict,war,
The Call of Duty Raines, Chris Light Poetrywar,
Little Irish And Big Ski Stevenson, Jerry Narrativeanger,angst,conflict,emot
Blame The Devil Stevenson, Jerry Narrativeanger,angst,conflict,conf
Premium Member Poem ARMAGEDDON Walker , Verlena S. Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)character,conflict,courag
Art of war Karpinske, Melisa Rhymeabuse,dream,farewell,hurt
FIRE ANNIHILATION van Breda, Kim Elegybereavement,conflict,deat
Starbour Wilson, Vincent ABCwar,
In Heaven's Swag Corbin, J. R. Rhymeamerica,military,war,
Japan attacked first Baxter, Warner Haikuamerica,angst,conflict,sl
Premium Member Poem Paradise Lost cornish, craig Sonnetlove,war,
Strings of soul Diuzhakova, Daria Lyrichope,love hurts,missing,r
Love confession in war Diuzhakova, Daria Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)conflict,courage,emotions
Premium Member Poem Fortunes of War Fraser, James Verseanger,angst,pain,war,
Dusk otiato, ezekiel Narrativebereavement,confusion,cor
Valhalla - Vikings' Paradise beharry, john Quatraincourage,epic,god,mytholog
Premium Member Poem The Scent of Water Smith, Arlene Sonnethope,husband,soldier,war,
Goobers Stevenson, Jerry Free versedark,death,murder,scary,s
World War II 'senryu x3' Baxter, Warner Senryuamerica,freedom,military,
Book About Guernsey Isle Horn, James Coupletwar,
Addiction continued Karpinske, Melisa Rhymeabuse,addiction,angel,pra
Premium Member Poem I Cried When My Son Went To War Kent, Riley Rhymeabsence,emotions,war,
Premium Member Poem NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES 2 Bdosa, Vee Sonnetabuse,america,betrayal,ha
Premium Member Poem COPLA SESENTA Y UNO This Bad Guy World Wignesan, T Dramatic monologueconflict,war,
HIDDEN WOUNDS Davidson, C.M. Acrosticcareer,conflict,death,fre
The Adagio of Sacrifice Olitoquit, Hendreich Steve Free verseallegory,child,death,sold
Premium Member Poem Lafayette Halliday, Mark Clerihewamerica,friend,hero,patri
Premium Member Poem One Mother's Sons Gibson, Faye Rhymeamerica,freedom,grandmoth
Paint With Fire Rivenbark, A.E. Acrosticimagery,war,
Bazooka Joe is Gum - 1000 ways to die Baxter, Warner Shapeconflict,courage,death,me
A lady in arms Knyr, Volodymyr Coupletwar,woman,women,
Premium Member Poem Lifting the Fog Fraser, James Rhymeangst,war,
Premium Member Poem Beelzebub Vs God Johnston, Brian Rhymewar,
Guard down Saffy , Ashley Coupletdepression,fear,life,stre
Premium Member Poem Armageddon Forthcoming Halliday, Mark Senryuamerica,conflict,confusio
The Butterfly and the Drone vaso, arthur Light Poetrybutterfly,child,religious
Premium Member Poem What We Gave Johnson, Joyce Rhymegiving,war,
Tomorrows Soldier vaso, arthur Light Poetryangel,philosophy,war,
What If Stevenson, Jerry Quintain (English)anger,angst,bereavement,c
Thunder vaso, arthur Light Poetrychild,horror,war,world,
Lest We Forget Trestrail, Keith Sonnetcourage,war,
Premium Member Poem The cry for peace Duggan, Peter Balladeanger,angst,growth,peace,
Hundred Years Of War Knight-Kirby, Paul Narrativecool,education,fathers da
The Roman legion A. Sharma, Dr. Upma Kimoconflict,patriotic,war,
Jerusalem, The Jugular - Part Three Bordner, Justin Epicwar,
Jerusalem, The Jugular - Part Two Bordner, Justin Epicwar,
Jerusalem, The Jugular - Part One Bordner, Justin Epicwar,
Premium Member Poem Camp 37 Houlden, Robert Free versecourage,soldier,war,
WHERE DID THE BODIES GO Ay, Emmie Free versebetrayal,body,dark,death,
Premium Member Poem COLD WAR ARTIST Rowley, Rosemarie Sonnetconflict,philosophy,polit
Premium Member Poem Storms Smith, Arlene Coupletanger,native american,nat
Premium Member Poem Armageddon Ellison, Jack Quatrainconflict,war,
Me Yeates, Owen Rhymesoldier,war,
A legion of Soldiers Perry, Roxie Rhymecourage,death,military,po
Song of a Warrior's Bride Anthony, Mary Patricia Blank versehorror,marriage,relations
Colours Stevenson, Jerry Free verseangst,conflict,emotions,f
THE CRY OF MY HEART ngugi, john Dramatic monologuefreedom,rights,society,sy
Premium Member Poem The War Zone Trainer, John Free verseangst,career,day,passion,
Premium Member Poem Colours Halliday, Mark Quaternamerica,bereavement,death
Premium Member Poem What I gave Duggan, Peter Balladeadventure,angst,conflict,
Scars Knyr, Volodymyr Couplethero,love,men,soldier,war
Roman Legion pallister, john Free versewar,
Premium Member Poem Rotating Door--Past Lives contest Halliday, Mark Quaterndeath,life,time,visionary
Ballad For The Emerald Soldier Blazic, Tadej Balladabuse,soulmate,violence,w
THINGS THAT I'VE SEEN - Warning - about War and Combat Gruhn, Robert William Narrativesoldier,war,
The Gates of Rome scott, john Rhymewar,
Premium Member Poem Fighting windmills Wouterse, Elly Rhymevisionary,war,wind,
IT'S OKAY TO CRY - War Hero Gruhn, Robert William Narrativehero,war,
Premium Member Poem WAR IS HELL Moorman, Curtis Rhymewar,
Pirates Mohammad, Bohari Rhymedeath,depression,war,
Revival Kendrick, Sara Rhymewar,
A Boy From South Libya Dey, Litan Free versewar,
Salute Stevenson, Jerry Tankacare,courage,dedication,d
Out Flanking The Phalanx Schumacker, Earl Free verseconflict,confusion,histor
Premium Member Poem The World's In The Dumpster Ellison, Jack Quatrainconflict,stress,war,
An Urban Species Bans, C.T. Blank versewar,
Premium Member Poem Mark Antony and Cleopatra Devonshire, Carolyn Rhymewar,
Premium Member Poem The ugly game of power Duggan, Peter Balladeangst,conflict,power,stre
Premium Member Poem Can't We All Just Play Nice Ellison, Jack Narrativepeace,war,
Premium Member Poem Living off the country Duggan, Peter Balladeangst,caregiving,conflict
The Pair Keinath, Franziska Rhymedeath,love,war,
The Legions of Rome Bruzzichesi, Ralph Prose Poetryhistory,military,war,
The day lessons of Bhagwad Gita incarnated Ahmad, Owais Epichistory,inspirational,myt
Swamp in the Sea Paluszek, John I do not know?conflict,culture,future,m
We Had Relied Horn, James Coupletwar,
To those for war McNabb, Ryan I do not know?death,metaphor,military,w
One-sided Affair MIller, Alrio Free versepsychological,symbolism,t
Premium Member Poem Star Wars Rebellion haiku stream Halliday, Mark Haikuconflict,evil,games,hero,
Die in Vain Horn, James Coupletwar,
The Forgotten Death Nath, Rohan Free versedeath,loss,military,sad,w
You Can Find Horn, James Coupletwar,
A free man mcunu, zakhe Acrosticforgiveness,freedom,futur
Asymmetrical Bourne, Gene Lyricallegory,america,betrayal
Life, Now A Blind Date: A Cry Against Boko Haram Makama, Funom Prose Poetryabuse,allah,anger,conflic
What I Remember Most Horn, James Coupletwar,
Turn and Toss Horn, James Coupletwar,
A letter to Kenneth Patchen HIGHFIELD, ADAM Free verselove,war,
Deluge of Soldiers at Normandy Horn, James Coupletwar,
No Black Out 1940 horsman, harry Tankaremember,war,