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
baptism, god, military, soldier,
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 was a Soldier
military, anger, angst, betrayal, conflict,
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...
In the Dark of the Strand
dark, film, history, military,
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
Eyes of Blue
military, freedom, hero, memorial day,
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...
A Poem for the Fallen 44: A Tribute
death, memory, military, pain,
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...
Sent To War
conflict, history, military, 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...
What Makes A Warrior
military, conflict, courage, hero, inspirational,
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
A warrior is
Row by row for miles it seems
perfectly aligned, the white stones rise
Stoic symbols of brave men and women
I Died in Her Teardrops
death, grief, leaving, military,
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...
A thousand voices
one thousand and one orders
boot camp is over
I'M COMING HOME
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...
grief, military, mother, soldier,
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...
Under The Same Moon -in Afghanistan
military, appreciation, conflict, culture, history,
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...
Oh Albert It's Alice
military, devotion, i miss you,
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
Close Enough To Hear Men's Screams
horror, men, military, war,
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...
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
military, allegory, allusion, confusion, memory,
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,...
To those for war
death, metaphor, military, war,
Paddling through a river you made.
Rowing to your success & fame.
Paddle through the blood,
The blood of your countries sons.
Watching your people try to swim.
A Soldiers Thoughts
military, appreciation, dedication, evil, freedom,
A SOILDERS 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...
Free at Last
anxiety, freedom, jesus, military,
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...
america, journey, lost, military,
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...
To those who fight
military, adventure, america, blessing, devotion,
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...
They Came Home Today
emotions, military, remember, war,
In Memory of the soldiers brought home
on 2 June 2016
Knowing the Times
earth, military, time,
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...
The Dying Game
death, military, patriotic, political,
The Dying Game
Fleeting images in the fading light
A whispered voice… "it will be all right"
Evening draws and the shadows blend
Another day's fighting...