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Best Hero Poems

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

Premium Member To Honor My Hero
To honor my hero. 
    A wee superhero. 
      Has shoplifted my heart 

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hero,
Form: Rhyme

Unsung Hero - the Soldier
Unsung Hero – The Soldier

Warily he stood at the corner,
Wondering which way to turn.
A weary smile on his faded brow,
As he held out an old...

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© Kika Ayala  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, hero, loneliness, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Unsung Hero - My Mom
Unsung Hero – My Mom

My Mom has always been unassuming, never flashy,
But her name deserves to be up in bright neon lights.
My magnificent Mom, Olegaria,...

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Categories: appreciation, hero, love, mother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Achilles, the Journey To Troy, Part Two
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods...

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Categories: art, death, hero, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Tribute
Their mere weapon was their forbidden courage, hands barren with  no armaments, no ammunitions, marching towards the proud valley of death, dedication born from...

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Categories: hero, appreciation, eulogy, faith, freedom,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty I know can dwell
within a body worn and frail.
I think of one who had been doled
great miseries, so once grown old,
his body seemed...

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Categories: hero,
Form: Rondeau
The Viking - Repost
Glory and honour oh man of the North
Valhalla waits to welcome thee
Spend a night of passion with thy Lady
For tomorrow death or conquest await

Come into...

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Categories: death, dream, fantasy, hero,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heroes


When need arises they rise up in every town
No matter the toll it takes, they just carry on,
But not everyone will recognize who they are

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Categories: hero,
Form: Verse
In Remembrance of Veterans Day 8x8
In Remembrance of Veterans Day 

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Categories: conflict, hero, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal
Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal
Part One- (Years Before Troy)

Achilles* woke, his slain foes calling out his name
hearing merciless woes, his sharpen sword they...

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Categories: courage, fantasy, hero, history,
Form: Rhyme
The Portrait
He cloaked her skin 

with a dark silk gown 

made of tattered wings 

neath the hunter' skies 

He covered her hair 

with a mourning veil...

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Categories: hero, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Laureate

speak now lofty phantom
to my mind

guide my hand 
I write I write I write

receptor of communication
things that are not mortal
Luminiferous aether 

not normal...

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Categories: dark, freedom, hero, light,
Form: Romanticism
Of Ladies and Lords
He walked with her a good mile
and talked with increasing smile,
with wonder he sat,
for the gladness in her heart;
...spent her days with wild hope ---

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Categories: fantasy, hero, love, romance,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Darkness Where Now Poe and Raven Reside, Part Two
Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside,
(Part Two)

Song over, Poe told demon band to leave
And then pointed to the now empty stage
Wretched souls, look as...

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Categories: hero, conflict, courage, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
The Village Firefighter
Beneath embered brands of burning roof,
The firefighter waits.
His mask is on; he’s donned his gloves, 
Ready to enter the fiery state.
Once again to battle beast,

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Categories: fear, fire, hero, integrity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetrysoup Heroes
The best advice came from my hero
since our very first days on the Soup,
he said to me true to yourself
don't try to blend into...

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Categories: encouraging, friend, hero, inspiration,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Echoes In the Stone

No one can turn back the hands of time
Reliving the war,  TEXAS her independence
The tombs so deep, where real hero's fought...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, death, hero, history,
Form: Epic
A Lost Soldier
He wrapped his arms around me 
Never wanting to let go 
I gently whispered in his ear 
Daddy, when you coming home? 

He said I'm...

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Categories: dad, death, farewell, hero,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Joan of Arc
The Medieval era
was filled with wars and strife
between the French and English
at cost of limb and life.

The French became disheartened;
their victories were rare,
a humbling situation

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Categories: hero, war,
Form: Quatrain
'pardon Me, Could You Pass the Grey Poupon'
Winds caressing fringes of
   her deep chocolate tresses
as tree nymphs nimbly hid
  midst fallen maple leaves 
    happily prancing...

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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, fantasy, hero, humorous,
Form: Epic
I Only Understand Now
We talked at length
The hours we passed
The life you lived
Oh the horrors 
So many men's live snuffed
Oh Arizona, a dedication
Whose souls be at rest
Amidst oily...

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Categories: hero, death, father, introspection, love,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member King Arthur the Great
It’s all about me!
It’s all about me
I am the King sitting in the tree

It’s all about me
It’s all about me
I am clapping my hands with...

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Categories: art, children, hero,
Form: Rhyme
A Soldier Lay Dying For His Country
A soldier boy was calling me
His faint cry heard all around
The air was still and silent
And dusty sand lay on the ground. 

The far outstretched...

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Categories: hero,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Poetrysoup Heroes
Second Chances 

Sometimes in life, we work so hard
     to do the best that we can do.
Spend hours perfecting what we...

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Categories: hero, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Self-Actualization
Security, self-esteem, and basic needs;
Everything on Maslow’s scale I seem to nearly have.
Life is good, but do I have it all?
Fulfillment in all things? What...

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Categories: character, hero,
Form: Acrostic