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Best Military Poems

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

One Master
I signed a contract with the state
to use my body as they will.
My mind they did manipulate.
In the name of freedom, I would kill.

I never...

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Categories: baptism, god, military, soldier,

I was a Soldier
I was a Soldier

I was a soldier many years ago,
How time flies, where did it go.
To many places I was deployed,
Never too long before I...

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Categories: military, anger, angst, betrayal, conflict,

Premium Member In the Dark of the Strand
Marquees bright, and neon lights, where crowds line up for movie night
We're holding hands, we're in 'The Strand', red velvet carpets guide us in

Popcorn smokes,...

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Categories: dark, film, history, military,

Eyes of Blue
A people persecuted beyond imagination;
To help them he felt, was his obligation.
He joined the army in World War II;
Not knowing his hell would be Eyes...

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Categories: military, freedom, hero, memorial day,

A Poem for the Fallen 44: A Tribute
Heroes of my age in their morning mourn,
Filled with teardrops of pain and sorrow, 
They'll be now part of the epic history, 
But the cloudiness...

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Categories: death, memory, military, pain,

Premium Member Sent To War
A boy barely eighteen was
sent to war in Vietnam.
And like a lamb among wolves
had to prove he was a man.

When it came to kill or...

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Categories: conflict, history, military, war,

What Makes A Warrior
I cannot presume
To tell anyone
What a warrior is.

Nor do I claim
To embody any
Of his qualities.

All I offer here
Is a collection
Of impressions
Or meditations.

A warrior is
A state...

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Categories: military, conflict, courage, hero, inspirational,

Premium Member Arlington
Row by row for miles it seems
   perfectly aligned, the white stones rise
Stoic symbols of brave men and women
   a sight...

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Categories: military, patriotic,

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: death, grief, leaving, military,

Fresh Start
A thousand voices
one thousand and one orders
boot camp is over

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Categories: military,

As I wave goodbye and walk away the kisses and cuddles from my loved ones still fresh in my mind I set my sights on...

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© tom murray  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, military,

Hello Mum
It’s not what she hears that day
No. It’s what she sees, 
The image very nearly killed her
The neighbours say the scream was heard two blocks...

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Categories: grief, military, mother, soldier,

Under The Same Moon -in Afghanistan
Here in violence and in beauty, living under the same moon
The beauty is so ancient, but the present violence here consumes
On one hand Afghanistan is...

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Categories: military, appreciation, conflict, culture, history,

Oh Albert It's Alice
Oh, Albert its Alice
I missed you today
Many years since you went away 
You left me with orders
To await your return
Oh Albert its Alice 
We had...

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Categories: military, devotion, i miss you,

Close Enough To Hear Men's Screams
the fifty cal pierced the tank
flash and bang, it quickly shrank

shrill high screams,so briefly heard,
then comes the death's, savage bird

thus pecked clean; blue eyes and...

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Categories: horror, men, military, war,

Premium Member Courage Is A Better Word
Can you imagine our beautiful world without war
Our life's would be so peaceful and tranquil
Until the end of time war will exist, I think
Rest in...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: military, war,

War field
A soldier in war field
Using both my weapons, 
For I have other soldiers facing defeat, 
For oblivious they were. 

Not only physically, 
But also psychologically,...

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Categories: military, allegory, allusion, confusion, memory,

To those for war
Paddling through a river you made.
Rowing to your success & fame.
So row!
Paddle through the blood,
The blood of your countries sons.

Watching your people try to swim.

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Categories: death, metaphor, military, war,

A Soldiers Thoughts

I cannot sleep tonight
rarely can I sleep in the day
My grip is tight and my eyes alert
so you can have a safe place...

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Categories: military, appreciation, dedication, evil, freedom,

Free at Last
Free at Last
• He thinks back to a time, when he was so young.
M-16 on his shoulder, around his neck dog tags hung
Dense jungles made...

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Categories: anxiety, freedom, jesus, military,

Private Romeo
Romeo Jaxx had a friend for a fool
So he never thought "Baby's in love."
He fought for his rights
and he slept through your dreams
With his self-centred...

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Categories: america, journey, lost, military,

To those who fight
Beginning a journey with unseen ends,
Saluting your old life behind, you walk on.
Encasing your love deep in your heart,
Grasping to a single portrait in your...

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Categories: military, adventure, america, blessing, devotion,

Premium Member They Came Home Today
 In Memory of the soldiers brought home
             on 2 June 2016
by Robert...

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© Bob Moore  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, military, remember, war,

Premium Member Knowing the Times
The whole world seems to have gone mad
For the foundations are being destroyed
Evil is called right and good is called bad
Drunken orgies the rage and...

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Categories: earth, military, time,

The Dying Game
The Dying Game 

Joe Dougherty

Fleeting images in the fading light
A whispered voice… "it will be all right"
Evening draws and the shadows blend
Another day's fighting...

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Categories: death, military, patriotic, political,