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Best Commonwealth Poems

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


The commonwealth games
You're going to be amazed here
comes the commonwealth games.

professional athletes putting on the 
finest displays, what breath-taking 
arrays of the fittest and the brave
 
We...

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© Andy Craig  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: commonwealth, devotion, games, inspirational, passion,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Anzac Day
Across starboard bow the cliffs drew nearer,
  into harm's way mighty battalions drove -
men and mule upon cold waves of terror
  stormed the...

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Categories: commonwealth, anniversary, dedication,
Form: Sonnet
Oh Virginia
Oh! Virginia

Come travel back with me to Old Virginia 
The namesake of Elizabeth: the Queen
No other state possesses such charisma...
Oh! Mother, of this nation... evergreen....

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Categories: commonwealth, home, symbolism,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Boo Hoo Politics
(Boo Hoo Politics was Written following the Brexit and Trump
votes as an observation and not a political declaration.
A few years out of date now but...

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Categories: commonwealth, america, political, usa,
Form: Rhyme
Societies Shame

Societies Shame
02/09/2018


Toothless grin implores
Pleading eyes so pained
People passing ignore
Beggar should be ashamed

Compassionless society
Lazy get a job
Regardless of sobriety
People lose all hope

Victim of circumstance
Job loss, mental...

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Categories: commonwealth, community, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme



An Affirmation
An Affirmation is that you say to improve your health today.

It’s a prayer and potent, because you are willing something to happen.
The seek and you...

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Categories: commonwealth, adventure, prayer, prayer,
Form: Ballade
An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already...

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Categories: commonwealth, father son,
Form: Blank verse
Pray for Peace but Live for War
Man Prays for Peace but Lives for War

Mankind dreams of peaceful life
Of days of sun, of minute strife
His prayers for peace though seem to me...

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Categories: commonwealth, peace, war,
Form: Rhyme
Long Live Queen Elizabeth ll
Long Live Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of England and realms of the Commonwealth,
she’s a symbol of grace and enduring strength.
God blessed Elizabeth with longevity,
intelligence, poise, and...

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Categories: commonwealth, england,
Form: Rhyme
My Parents Were Illegal Immigrants in the United States
In 1920, my father, 16, was a guest of the British government. He was a prisoner of their forces occupying Ireland at the time, a...

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Categories: commonwealth, america, immigration,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Bleeding Before Rome -1
The bombers began to bleed
their heavy tears of death
from 20,000 feet above the breathless battlefield, 
B-17 Flying Fortress formations
moving with apocalyptic aplomb
the shadows of high...

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Categories: commonwealth, culture, heart, war, world
Form: Epic
Inspirational Cavalry Speech
Kill! Kill the enemy with no mercy and commence!
Charge! Charge with your heart immense.
Arise! Arise Men of the Commonwealth!
We will approach with great stealth 
Let...

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Categories: commonwealth, world war i,
Form: Rhyme
Gemma Prescott
The club event at the Paralympics, 
Is unique only to the Paralympics, 
And is for people with cerebral palsy, 
Or for the brain injured traumatically....

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Categories: commonwealth, body, desire, education, happiness,
Form: Heroic Couplet
Red Bloodied Romance
An extra shot of whiskey,
To keep my hands steady,
A potent dosage of psycho,
To kill everyone in this fermented grotto,
A torrent of tears,
To drown my homicidal...

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Categories: commonwealth, drink, loneliness, romance, woman,
Form: Rhyme
THE PIECE OF PEACE
The sky is a mass field of common wealth
Air,light and water yields of common wealth
Along and across,the lines drawn on the political map
Like nerves running...

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Categories: commonwealth, celebrity, feelings, memory,
Form: Light Verse
Call a Priest, My Father Said
My father never talked much about religion but he went to Mass every Sunday, the 6:30 Mass where few people would be and he wouldn’t...

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Categories: commonwealth, christian,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Great Little England
  skinny island rump
  highway seas churning the horizon under turbulent skies
  entity England
  migration waves still grounding along the continental...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: commonwealth, culture, england, history,
Form: Narrative
The British June Referendum
Referenda! Referendum!
The big ban will make it boom!
Hopefully on June 23rd,
Listen to what I have just heard
Calls of: that is it! That’s it!
It is time...

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Categories: commonwealth, meaningful, patriotic, political, truth,
Form: Rhyme
It Could be Would
she was a salamander of the sun
an enraptured reptile of the stars
dancing with the other campfire lizards
in the asphalt murrain
in the technomarshes
in the hookah parking...

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© Dort James  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: commonwealth, love, sweet, sweet,
Form: Free verse
A Glasgow Blow-Up
Six blocks of flats were detonated yesterday in Glasgow, 
But only four fell down and tumbled to the ground:
The Red Road tower blocks, once the...

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Categories: commonwealth, community, home, house, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DUTY BECOMES HER a royal tribute
An empire on which the sun never set
became her commonwealth.
A kingdom of four crowns ,close held
her fiefdom and her realm.
Politicos by the dozen ,came and...

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Categories: commonwealth, anniversary, art, birthday, celebration,
Form: Couplet
Decision Made
We no longer own an empire
We no longer rule the waves
We rarely show the Dunkirk spirit
We no longer free the slaves

We are not the world's...

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Categories: commonwealth, political,
Form: Rhyme
The Menin Gate at Ypres
My Father Took me to the Menin Gate
lest I should not know that lives were lost
to make me free.
Then at the cemetery I fell asleep
while...

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Categories: commonwealth, war,
Form: Free verse
Forever Remember, Lest We Forget
In 1914 those aged between 18 and 55,
had no option or choice in life,
in 1939 those aged between 18 and 44,
had to defend home and...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: commonwealth, remembrance day,
Form: Rhyme
The war to end all wars - The Deterius
From August 1914 to November 1918 the guns boomed
There were 700 million shells fired for soldiers doomed
And not every shell exploded when it was fired...

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Categories: commonwealth, death, world war i,
Form: Ballad