Cinquain War Poems

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without you 
feels like hell
Please come home safe


Line 1 has one word (the title).
Line 2 has two words that describe the title. 
Line 3 has three words that tell the action.
Line 4 has four words that express the feeling
Line 5 has one word which recalls the title.

Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2014

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Longing for Peace, Not War War despised, feared conquers, kills, sunders people, countries, fragmented, torn Hate Peace desired, embraced liberates, nurtures, unites people, countries, together, whole Love © Sandra M. Haight 2014 All Rights Reserved ~2nd Place~ Contest: Cinquain Sponsor: Dr. Ram Meta Modern Cinquain - Word Count: 1-2-3-4-1 Judged 01/01/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2014

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Overrated Game
Ruining perfect relationships
Taking life from teens

Copyright © Tyrone Johnston | Year Posted 2010

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Bold murdered crows I spied tonight,
Bright golden feathers strong. 
Beaks of blinding chrome annulled,
Bound tight in alabaster down,
Blunts for now frail mortal fright. 

Copyright © Wayne Kingston | Year Posted 2016

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Our hometown is
We don’t know what to do
Or how to feel about this all

That’s what came next
Real sickness from battle
Everyone was sick of all

Loud noises
That’s all we heard
Constant crashes and cracks
Dying eardrums, unhearable

People are hurt
Nobody left unchanged
The hurt of this has changed all lives

-Megan (May 11th, 2016)

Copyright © Megan Lambrecht | Year Posted 2016

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of soldiers
turning the tide
against battering waves of

Copyright © Nigel Fawcett | Year Posted 2016

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pomegranate tasted
another childhood sour
dry tears

Copyright © Andrew Foreman | Year Posted 2014

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Vaguely warlike
Guiltless people suffer
Dreadful losses, heroes arise

Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2011

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bi-colored men
standing opposed, moving
across a checkered battlefield.

Copyright © Albert Ahearn | Year Posted 2009

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Before Sunrise
They came in ships of steel
Bearing great gifts, all we needed
To die

Copyright © Liam Wilson | Year Posted 2013

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Exploding violenty
On my brothers
Blood shed brings tears

Copyright © Ahmed Rashwan | Year Posted 2008

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Chill breath
of Autumn sears
the poppy scarlet red 
visages of young men,long dead

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2007

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dusk falls
war and often
stars above watching men
hide fears held close behind a gun...
move out.

Copyright © Andrew Foreman | Year Posted 2016

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Ten men
War clouds roll in
Bullets rain, fight the storm
Eighteen hands now crossed, under flags

February 6, 2016

Copyright © Sam Jameson | Year Posted 2016

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is only
blood, sweat, tears
smothered dreams and death

Copyright © Robyn Campbell | Year Posted 2015

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Many Colors

On Display Openly

Casket Closes Sadly Meaning


Copyright © Christopher Bunton | Year Posted 2011

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gaunt faces
bewildered and pathetic
staring while passing in

Copyright © Nigel Fawcett | Year Posted 2016

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Dauntless bomber
pockmarked sky ... fire rains up
craft spirals down. Mate trapped ... eject
2/7/2016 Contest--The One Who Survived Sara Kendrick

Copyright © Steve Grammatico | Year Posted 2016

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Recruit Division

I never applied to join the Army, a nice man phoned me,
He said I was the type they liked, with a steel certainty,
Plus he happened to mention the nurses on the way,
And the simple matter of doubling up my pay,
I signed.

So after having passed some sort of fitness tests,
I puffed quite a bit, but certainly tried my best,
I found myself, as many a medic knows,
To the town of Ash Vale, near a certain lady rose,
I’d signed.

Now as I walked, fashionable hair dishevelled,
There ahead of me, was a soldier whose back was upright and level,
So I called out, ‘Sorry to bother you mate, is the way for the Keogh camp gate’?
And the RSM made it very clear, that I would find it and him, certainly quite near,
Now I’d signed.

Within the breath of a watching gnats eye,
My hair was gone, no time to wonder why,
Everything seemed to happen with rapid and specific shouts,
Part of me was now wondering, a modicum of doubt,
Why I’d Signed?

Over the months to follow, each day a tired tomorrow,
I learnt about guns and bangs and running for fun,
Whilst far out on the expanse of the drill square,
A Russian yelled ‘Moy Et’ with a certain disposition,
Signing was my decision.

Now behind that drill square ran the main London line,
So we would be doing things, everything looking fine,
When the London train would pass, thundering on time,
And I tried not to grin at the phrase, ‘I left you in this position’,
Glad I signed.

I discovered a new world of dead fly biscuits,
Often so hungry the compo was worth risking it,
And how far a bed could fly, without seeming to try,
Or how proud I was as my bulled boots, not asking why,
I’d signed.

There was the nine second rule, certainly a gas,
Although they’d not mentioned they would take off the mask,
As each of us fit and healthy blokes,
Laid on the grass, throat burning chocked,
But I signed.

Finally a day arrived, escape from the camp,
Helping my granddad walk up the ramp,
Parents watched on as their son stood up,
Second best recruit, but no second cup,
Proud I’d signed.			       
					Andrew Carnegie, Reminiscing Aldershot, 14th Jan 2017.

Copyright © Andrew Carnegie | Year Posted 2017

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Silent footsteps
Silhouetted streams flow
Ghosts of canopy stalk movements
Death's pall

(Vietnam: Search & Destroy mission)

Copyright © Stephen Parker | Year Posted 2011

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are laid
in steamy clubs
where spades pierce willing

Note: My cinquains are actually untitled but, as this site requires one, I have to oblige :)

Copyright © Nigel Fawcett | Year Posted 2016

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Look bold,
heroes of old
did see their pride
triumph in their incessant fight
in sight!

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2007

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                                                   Violent, Chaotic
                                            Burning, Fighting, Running
                                              Voices of the oppressed

                                                      Duty, Freewill
                                           Bombing, Killing, Occupying
                                                    I love my country

                                                     Unreal, Illusive
                                         Talking, Disagreeing, Defending 
                                                       Pie in the Sky

                                                   Routine, Processed  
                                        Evaluating, Regulating, Producing  
                                                  It’s about the money

Copyright © PoetPrentice Dupins | Year Posted 2017

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Mushroom cloud plume of doom rose from Hiroshima, 6 August, 1945, Omen
-------------- 25 July 2017

Copyright © John Anderson | Year Posted 2017