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Best Chaplain Poems

Below are the all-time best Chaplain poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of chaplain poems written by PoetrySoup members

The Chaplain
looking for your name
on the dark Wall
those sudden back slaps
waking me to a world
I thought knew...

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Categories: chaplain, appreciation, death, war,
Form: Tanka

The Army Chaplain
Tooled up, the army chaplain
Is wielding the words of God
Straight in for the kill
With ‘The work of His will’
And ‘He came not with peace but...

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Categories: chaplain, angst, bible, conflict, military,
Form: Limerick
charlie chaplain{ghost}
stupid remarks,sir
will not make you a poet
some dumb body do...

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Categories: chaplain, art,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Random Entries From My Diary
"I never travel without my diary - One should have something sensational to read"
...Oscar Wilde, 1891

30 May 48:  I graduated from high school today...

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Categories: chaplain, funnyschool, family, family, may,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Empty Boots
The empty boots, neatly laced and, alas, now on display,
Belonged to a gallant soldier who died the other day.
Another patriot gave his all in the...

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Categories: chaplain, funeral, loss, sad, ,
Form: Rhyme

The Day
i was there the day she died
the day she breathed her last
i prayed the Lord she'd suffer not
it's happening too fast

we both agreed no life...

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Categories: chaplain, bereavement, death, farewell, goodbye,
Form: Light Verse
The Living Dead

Held behind cold stone walls,
In silence, marched to work.
The shabby dressed walked prison halls,
Hell waits for those who shirk.

Breaking rocks or picking rope,
Naught to eat...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chaplain, judgement, prison,
Form: Rhyme
Apostrophe to Dad
I think of how it was ten years ago
just after you departed.
All your close friends spoke
of your "complexity"
and we knew what it meant.

I look far...

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Categories: chaplain, tribute, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Dad's Letter To His Marine
Son, I'm so proud that you elected to serve in the United States Marines.
Military service is a family tradition - it just happens to be...

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Categories: chaplain, father, son, war, war,
Form: Rhyme

“”..... Ander her picture when she cut her wrists and so the kid saw the picture and his prick went Whoop Whoop...

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Categories: chaplain, girlfriend-boyfriend, me, love, me,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Premium Member The Cigar Box
The cigar box reposed upon the closet shelf for nigh on fifty years.
Oft his family wondered what it held.  Perhaps some treasured souvenirs?
The old...

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Categories: chaplain, father, nostalgiadad, family, old,
Form: Rhyme
Story of a Condemned Criminal
Story of a Condemned Criminal

In a secluded investigatory chamber
a veteran detective is conducting an examination 
on a suspect who insists he did not commit the...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chaplain, death, discrimination, satire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your Little One- For a Baby Shower
Your little one is on her way
To change your world from night to day
To show you how to laugh and play
Your little one is on...

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Categories: chaplain, baby,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Whispered I Love You
She Whispered “I Love You”  (MJH 20150619)

She whispered “I love you”
As we danced real close.
She caught me by surprise,
As I looked into her eyes,

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Categories: chaplain, children, family, happiness, lost
Form: I do not know?
The Jellyfish Chronicles
Beneath my tendrils,
Hidden by waves of despair
Lie Souls lost in storms nightmare
No cross, or family visitors,
 Except crabs and eels 
And curious seals

Picking away at...

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Categories: chaplain, nature, sea, sea, mother,
Form: Free verse
Is it a boy or a girl
To open a conversation
“Is it a boy or a girl?”
seemed safe.
Safe until the moment
Mum paused before saying;
“We don't know.”
I was neutered.
Space opened – if not...

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Categories: chaplain, baby, birth, confusion, gender,
Form: Narrative
The Keystone Cops were funny,
Chaplain, Keaton, Lloyd, and Fields too.
Laurel and Hardy, and Will Rodgers,
Were just some of the names we knew.

Who can forget the...

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Categories: chaplain, dedication, funny, people, thank
Form: Rhyme
Courage Returned
Pain and struggle sometimes do take hold
Alone, terrible thoughts can take flight
Isolation intensifies, I feel so cold
A never ending descent into the night.

When a gentle...

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Categories: chaplain, courage, faith,
Form: Sonnet
the Eye of the Sea - part 6
Continued from The Eye of the Sea part 5

There washed ashore the Devil’s Whore,
Who had three times been paid,
Preserved through Sin and worshippin’
Beelzebub and the...

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Categories: chaplain, adventure, boat, sea, sin,
Form: Epic
Premium Member A Day At The Beach
His day began with "Reveille" blaring from within the bowels of the ship.
Sergeants yelled, "Up and at 'em lads!   We're takin' a little...

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Categories: chaplain, warday, prayer, boat, day,
Form: Rhyme
The Eye of the Sea - part 3
Continued from The Eye of the Sea part 2

The heaving swell and the waves from hell
Soon swamped our valiant vessel,
With the holds in flood: tattered...

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Categories: chaplain, adventure, boat, sea, sin,
Form: Epic
Who Can Save Us from Ourselves?
You foolish boy!
What have you done!
Come son, come!
Cast out yourself, 
‘cause it’s the demon
that’s goin' ruin you.

Child, get that big black bible; 
the King James...

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Categories: chaplain, childhoodgod, heart, god, heart,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Streaker
Not so many years ago "streaking" was the latest fad.
Fellers made a "brief" appearance now and then with nothing clad!
Preachers pounded their pulpits declaring it...

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Categories: chaplain, funny
Form: Rhyme
My Perfect Mom
 I just found out, not sure it’s real,

Jail chaplain told me, to numb to feel.

My stomachs churning, heart has sunk,

I can’t believe, am in...

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Categories: chaplain, life, loss, love, mother,
Form: Lyric
Constant displays of spirit
 Never in the vein of the culprit.
Ongoing capacity to overcome strain
  Never over-run by any sprain
Unrelenting to be broken by...

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Categories: chaplain, inspirational
Form: Acrostic