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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 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,



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,

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,

Premium Member In Remembrance of Veterans Day 8x8
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Categories: conflict, hero, war,

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,

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,

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 ---
that...

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Categories: fantasy, hero, love, romance,

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,

Premium Member Echoes in the Stone
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,

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,

Premium Member PoetrySoup Heroes
The best advice came from my hero
since our very first days on the Soup,
he said to me ....be true to yourself
don't try to blend into...

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Categories: encouraging, friend, hero, inspiration,

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
which...

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Categories: hero, war,

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,

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,

'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,

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,

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,

Premium Member 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,
Whose...

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Categories: fear, fire, hero, integrity,

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,

POETRYSOUP HEROES
I'm only allowed the names of three
so I will write of those that would be for me.
There are so many that this is unfair
but, since...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dedication, feelings, hero, inspiration,

Premium Member Stepping Through Time
Stepping Through Time

I 
find that
I’m dancing
with a tall man.
Joy floods my soul, for
I am with my hero!
He’s awkward and lanky, but
his arm is strong around...

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Categories: hero,

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,

Premium Member Heroes

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
For...

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Categories: hero,

UNSUNG HEROES
What now of heroes can I speak
Who raise the mild and loft the meek
Bequeathing glory, love untold
With ne’re a thought their heart unfolds

A spirit bright...

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© Judith S   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hero,

On Rode the Valiant
Through the gates of Absalom,
steed and gate did ride,
charging fast and furious
o'er centuries gone by;
peace did shout in vain,
the Lidless Prophets...
must come again,
nigh is the...

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Categories: hero, hope, peace, war,