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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 History Rising from the Sea
Treasure from the sea
Golden doubloon
Sixteenth Century artifact
By ancestors hewn

Earth’s history lays buried
Beneath five oceans
As undersea tremors
Create violent commotions

Freeing from Spanish galleons
Precious metals, gemstones
To greet early...

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Categories: history,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member 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,
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: 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,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Specters of Slaves
Nature trail extends for miles
Surrounded by wetlands and lakes
Each step I take brings me closer
To an old plantation, where I climb the stiles

For it was...

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Categories: history,
Form: Rhyme
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,
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
Premium Member 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
Premium Member Sold
There is no difference,
the saints whisper and every enemy and ally
wake to forever’s difference,
that neither knee nor tongue will deny.

Doubt bit into Innocence and sold
the...

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Categories: history, bible, christian, corruption, god,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member We the People
We the People
Will disagree
On taxation and prosperity
On liberty and duty

We the People
Are every color of Christianity
Every Jewish prayer, every song of Islam
The puritans, the atheists...

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Categories: discrimination, freedom, history, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Dear Gustav
Oh ...

Gustav, how you pique the senses
          Captured passion's plural tenses

Lovers twined in percale folds
 ...

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Categories: art, beauty, history, humanity,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member The Rest is Silence
I left her behind
emaciated
I left her
dying
I left her
I left her
I wanted to die there with her
there in the desert
where I left my mother
there where the...

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Categories: history, remembrance day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Prophet
The Prophet


I read the words of a poet
From the days of tomorrow
His verse flowed backwards in time
And rhyme 
I, a fair maiden, doomed to a...

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Categories: history, allah, beauty, eve, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories Of Bygone Days
Memories Of Bygone Days


O' yes,  how well I remember her still
giant black oak atop big wooded hill
Those treasured days now long flown by
our free...

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Categories: history, emotions, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
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: history, death, dream, fantasy, hero,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nothing to write about
I would like to talk about "nothing"
It is a most peculiar word
I have heard it used so often
The way it's used  is often absurd...

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Categories: history, philosophy, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tartan and Pipes
Tradition and dress
A nations finesse
Symbolic in style
By a country mile
 
The drone of the pipes
Tartan clad
Bonnie on the girls
Proud on the lads
 
Highland dancers
In kilted...

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Categories: history, inspirational, passion, places
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dark Roses
Dark red was the bouquet in white gloved hands
foreshadowing the scarlet stains of dread.
If yellow be the rose of Texas land
why not give her the...

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Categories: history, rose, violence,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member At the Golden Dawn of Understanding
It was late in gorgeous springtime, and I was teaching my class,
A lesson in African history, and the events of time's hourglass.

My fourth graders were...

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Categories: africa, christian, education, history,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member JALLIANWALA BAGH




The occupation of India began, with the East India company
And prospered across large swathes of Indian territory
Then the British Crown took control, bringing military might
And...

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Categories: death, england, garden, history,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Her Name was Regret
Her name was Regret, with a rocket step
She was chestnut flashing, released lightning
In a century past, an age of side saddles and corsets
She was feminism...

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Categories: history, horse, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Seamstress of Time
I have a special story I wish to share
About a seamstress beautiful and fair

She would fade away turning into smoke
Of her amazing beauty, no man...

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Categories: dedication, devotion, faith, history,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE VAMPIRE
For I am death, the personification of pure evil,
The grand godfather, of legions of unnumbered generations.
Behold thy disciples, baptized beneath my crimson waters,
Of blood.
Then reanimated...

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Categories: history, dark, evil, fantasy, gothic,
Form: Free verse