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Best Iraqi Poems

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


Black Iraqi Woman
Black Iraqi Woman
Written by Faleeha Hassan
Translated from the Arabic by William Hutchins
Shortly before my father died, he whispered to me longingly: “Daughter, treasure this, because...

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Categories: iraqi, me,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member I Died in Her Teardrops
The Iraqi desert was blowing wind
The bullet tore into my heart
My Commander, she had but one arm
She pulled me to the ground
Holding me tight she...

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Categories: iraqi, death, grief, leaving, military,
Form: Light Verse
Chris Kyle the Great Sniper
Before you read this poem, I would like to invite you in reading about the great American sniper hero. I am also dedicating this to...

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Categories: iraqi, death, dedication, inspirational, sad,
Form: I do not know?
A Glimpse of Humanity

I glanced upon a picture today…
a missionary giving water to a young
African boy far away,
sharing a simple smile, hand reaching out –
and I thought to...

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Categories: iraqi, change, discrimination, hope, social,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Most Vulnerable
(Maverick Free Verse about a true life Maverick)

hey, Mr. Editor, you got it wrong
labeling Allen West as Congress’s “Most Vulnerable”
     misnomer
...

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Categories: iraqi, people, warpolitical,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Christmas 2005 in Iraq with MiTT 2-2-2
One or two of us
Were home on leave;
For the rest of us,
Christmas came by mail.

Our callsign: Gunslingers.
Our Military Transition Team
Was embedded with 
The "Triple Deuce"...

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Categories: iraqi, art, christmas, fire, soldier,
Form: Prose Poetry
Americanisation
Manipulations, misrepresentations and government violations,
America has been terrorising for many generations.
Spying allegations, secret conversations,
US imperialism continues to destroy nations.
Cheers and celebrations for leader’s assassinations,
Activists disliked...

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© Wes Martin  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: iraqi, conflict, corruption, evil, sad,
Form: Rhyme
The Hidden Truth
The American Calvary slaughtered native
Americans almost wiping them into
extinction. They took their land away and
put them on reservations. How come in the
movies, the old stories...

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Categories: iraqi, cute, pain,
Form: Free verse
The world after thousand dawns
The  world after thousand dawns
(To an Isis fighter )
A poem by :Ali Riyadh (Iraqi Poet)
Translated by: Laith Seher
O who woke up after thousand dawn...

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Categories: iraqi, symbolism,
Form: Prose Poetry
Children
A child with one leg , 
a child with one arm, 
a child with one eye   
and a child with one lever ...

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Categories: iraqi, children, violence,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Most Courageous American President for the Ages
A Most Courageous American President for the Ages

I thought it would be most appropriate for me to take a moment to
share some of my reflections...

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Categories: iraqi, america, celebration, character, inspiration,
Form: Narrative
The Martyr Girl
The Martyr Girl
Arabic Poem by: Jasem Al-Khafaji*
Translated into English by:
Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk)
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In your absence,
Dreariness, in every class, 
Has been the prayer of the break..
Every teacher...

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Categories: iraqi, arabic, death, grief, sad,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Baa-lair and His Lost Sheep
There once was a leader called Blair
To the Iraqi war he declared
    Like little lost sheep
    None of his...

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Categories: iraqi, funny, political
Form: Limerick
The dead
The dead      
 
The dead are refugees 
To an immortal caves,
Hidden in the pockets of the earth,
They are escaping from...

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Categories: iraqi, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Irony of the Red Smiling Cyclops
It appeared on the doorpost as a Cyclops' smiley face
 For some Cyclops WhatsApp icon, but red-themed application
 Yes gruesome red, in contrast to the...

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Categories: iraqi, bereavement, christian, hate, islamic,
Form: Blank verse
A Dove
A Dove
 
We said :What are  all those  feathers ?
When  we walked  for  the funeral of the kid . 
His...

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Categories: iraqi, death, funeral,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member One Against Many
The Ancient Mariner of the parliament square
Like the mariner he was, a scrawny, skin unfair
A loner with a glittering eyes, possibly a bit touched
A Clint...

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Categories: iraqi, history, , western,
Form: Rubaiyat
A Soldier's Christmas Wish
  

This year, at the holidays
of course, I miss home,
surrounded by sand dunes,
and Iraqi mosque-domes.

But I willingly came
to guard against fear—
not let terrorist conquer
everything...

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Categories: iraqi, warchristmas, christmas, may, me,
Form: Rhyme
Bad for Business

Today wasn’t a good morning at all for Hassan,
a victual merchant in Baghdad
Thirty four customers got killed by a suicide bomb
A jihadist Arab wearing an...

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Categories: iraqi, dark, death, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Things Never Said
The Things Never Said
The terror…
The only things ever said about my daddy’s WWII service were that he’d been to New Guinea where he’d ridden on...

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Categories: iraqi, christian, fear, may, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Waiting
There you are
face to face with me on Skype
thousands of miles away.
A grown man, but still my son,
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army;
Iraq War, February 2004...
You are...

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Categories: iraqi, soldier, son, war,
Form: Free verse
The Needle House
The Needle’s House
 Waiting For the Third Time Out
 Arabic Poem by: Salah Hassan *
 Translated into English by:
 Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk)
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Between me...

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Categories: iraqi,
Form: Prose Poetry
My song
My light doesn’t tell the truth"
except in the darkness"
This is my song ,
 during  the republic of your night .
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This Poem  written by...

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Categories: iraqi, longing,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Sea
To  whom the sea will complain
  his sorrow?
If  the gulls emigrate.



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Written by : Hussein Al-Dayani   (Iraqi Poet )  
Translated...

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Categories: iraqi, absence,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Pistol of the Priest
The Pistol of the Priest

When the world resurrected
from a hanging hole between the thighs.
The body brought  out with  all his animals ,
The priest...

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Categories: iraqi, evil,
Form: Prose Poetry