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Best History Poems

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


Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: history, age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: history, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse
Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: brother, death, history, life, philosophy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: history, angst, body, conflict, freedom, growth,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Because of You
I used to be naive, I used to trust
but then that trust just crumbled into dust
the world at large is so unkind, it's true
there is...

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Categories: history, meaningful, truth,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM








You asked me the other day, my friend, 
who I am and I replied:
I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true,  
Look, how...

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Categories: history, love, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where Gladiators Fought
Part I

Where gladiators fought for life,
we meet to fight for love
The constellations in the Roman night sky,
celestial spectators, bathe the Colosseum
in the white blood of...

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Categories: history, passion, places,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Coffee Colored Memories
It's quiet whisper stirs my languid mind
Inviting coffee colored memories
A young man's face with future yet defined
Each vapored breath a page in history

Familiar apparitions reappear
Whose...

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Categories: history, memory, morning,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I am More
I am more than your definitions
more than affixed labels
placed on my anatomy
more than your misconceptions
or even valid perceptions
I am more

I am more than what's written...

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Categories: history, poetry,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member So Soft is the Sonnet of Willows
This is a very long poem and I will understand if you choose not to spend the time reading it. 
It is something I wrote...

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Categories: history, life, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SILENCE OF LOST SOULS
SILENCE OF LOST SOULS

The train was slowly gliding down the railway track. The treeless strip on both sides of the railway marked the border which...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bridal shower, courage, freedom, history, thanks,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: art, conflict, death, history, humanity, truth,
Form: Verse
This scar of mine
                        There...

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Categories: history, nostalgia,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Belongings
Shadowed in the silent room, the daylight's nearly gone
Dusk climbs in through window glass, with one last ray of sun
I start the task, climb on...

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Categories: history, loss, love, me, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Across The Border
"La Voz"

La Noche sin agua --- I spill my loving lips
Dancing, laughing and celebrating life 
I am his queen, aka' dulce Nina
A night he must...

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Categories: history, anger, corruption, how i feel, political,
Form: Free verse
Diamond Cut
"A Broken Demo"

In a desperate cry for help
She hires every jeweler
A cheap sheep crying, Wolf!
Using old repeating politic
utilizing lies * manipulation 
To cover the Glass...

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Categories: history, abuse, evil, leadership, political, power, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

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Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: history, beautiful, fire, grave, imagination, lost, paradise,
Form: Epic
Premium Member It was Beautiful Yesterday


Bha e brèagha an-de
(It was Beautiful Yesterday)


There was a sailing vessel
With many a sail proudly lapping in the wind
A flag of the Celtic honor, in...

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Categories: history, angel, angst, bereavement, feelings, funeral, heart,
Form: Verse
Premium Member It is Written in a Star
.                        ...

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Categories: history, love, peace,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member White Cane
He walked down Goverment Road West
With a white cane, in shaking hand
Wearing Stevie wonder glasses
People called him the pop bottle man

With a white cane, in...

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Categories: community, history, memory,
Form: Pantoum
The Names of Jesus
_____________
(_____GOD_____)
(_____LORD_____)
(_____ JESUS _____)
(_______RABBI______)
(_______TRUTH_______)
(________SAVIOR________)
(________ MESSIAH________)
________(_______ HOLY SPIRIT_______)_______
___(_______________ KING OF KINGS_______________)___
(________________ EVERLASTING FATHER________________ )
(__________________ THE PRINCE OF PEACE___________________)
(__________________GOOD SHEPHERD__________________)
(_______________ LION OF JUDAH_______________)
(________ LORD OF ALL________)
(______MIGHTY ONE______)
(_______HOLY ONE_______)
(______...

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Categories: faith, history, inspirational
Form: Concrete
Windowpanes
An ancient river, centuries-old shops and restaurants steeped in a 2000-year history and 
culture set the scene. The ambiance seemed divinely contrived to facilitate the...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: history, caregiving, friendship, hope, introspection, philosophytime, autumn,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member God Bless America
In the courts of sport and entertainment
They have forgotten the scales of justice
Lacking honor for those who gave life and limb
Sacrificing blood, and buried with...

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Categories: history, america, basketball, death, dedication, eve, veterans
Form: Free verse