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Best Soldier Poems

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

My Little Soldier Boy
Gary, you are my little soldier boy,
who died on Veteran's Day. ('83)
My sunny, golden-haired soldier boy,
that I still miss in every way.

You had just turned...

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Categories: soldier, child, death, remember, boy,
Form: Rhyme

Still A Soldier
I lay here today a soldier
I know some don't understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can

I served my country
For many a year
I retired long...

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Categories: bereavement, soldier, veterans day,
Form: ABC
I saw a burial with a bugler playing taps;
I turned to my father, “what happened?” I asked.
He clutched my hand and with a quiver in...

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© Ed Coet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: soldier, death, father, inspirational, loss, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
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: soldier, anger, angst, betrayal, conflict, military, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A British Soldier in Zululand
A British Soldier in Zululand            
copyright 2018 by jon gutmacher

So, he woke up in...

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Categories: soldier, africa, courage, england, history, march, war,
Form: Narrative

Unsung Hero - The Soldier
Unsung Hero – The Soldier

Warily he stood at the corner,
Wondering which way to turn.
A weary smile on his faded brow,
As he held out an old...

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© Kika Ayala  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, hero, loneliness, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Playing Human
Introducing: Nate & Linda

The smile on my lips
is forced and coerced
I pretend to pay attention
give the best possible advice
everyone praises me
I'm so kind, polite and...

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Categories: soldier, humanity, humorous, life, pride, slam, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Humanity
If we don’t feel with our hearts, we don’t belong
If we don’t see as one, the world is wrong
Beyond the wars and the hate and...

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Categories: soldier, life, peoplechild, lost, child, lost, cancer,
Form: Couplet

walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: soldier, africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
When He Came
I waited for him as the soldier comes
With a beating of drums and trumpet call;
But he arrived instead with a quiet tread
That my ears never...

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Categories: soldier, love, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Why He Fought
Soldier stashed a silver locket
Safe inside his jacket pocket
When the war would numb his senses
He’d break down and drop pretenses
Open up the only token
That recalled...

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Categories: soldier, love, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Remembrance of Veterans Day 8x8

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Categories: soldier, conflict, hero, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Can Resist You
Don’t even try to woo me
I can resist you
My mind is fortified
Reason screams reasons to be careful
Caution goes off in flares
My mind is alert
I can...

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Categories: soldier, desire,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member 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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© Jan Terry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baptism, god, military, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Memory Leonard Cohen
The End of Love

A secret grief rips apart all that was
Slaves to the sexual caresses of time
Stallions in black gallop gallantly in fields
Of spring full...

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Categories: soldier, death, dedication, memory, november, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Free verse
The Generous Bard
(The Merry Adventures of Robin Good)

Sherwood's Forest legendary, leading man 
up, down, tricking eggs between branches
slender, slander, his voice is growing thinner
twisting, turning heads 50...

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Categories: soldier, abuse, character, community, corruption, mentor, pride,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member We are the Children
We are the Children

Bombs fall from the sky
The little children wonder why?
The night is mixed with blood and tears
Screams that deafen the little ones ears


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Categories: soldier, children, conflict, courage, poems,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Crosses of Night
Rising before me, scattered graves are like stars
Embracing the light, while reflecting the moon
These fields, vast and silent, ... never ending, are the valiant 

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Categories: bereavement, death, sad, soldier,
Form: Free verse

Her reveries slant the compass of time: 1970s. Minefields now roar through blurred visions. She retreats into dots of space to live in the moment,...

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Categories: soldier, memory, recovery from, uplifting,
Form: Haibun
I have been to places of great death:
walking the battlefield at Gettysburg,
as a lusty young man of no firm belief
who stepped between the great rocks

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Categories: soldier, allegory, angel, death, love, prayer, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Soldiers Song
I taste an emptiness of love
and weep from pain, in loss befall.
Hope flees in fields of light above
when time casts me its eternal pall.

As darkness...

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Categories: soldier, war,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Robot Revolution

Abandon futile attempts to run
Behold the process has begun
Step toward your darkest fear
Let’s flip the switch to a new frontier

Penetrating deep within
Evacuate your mortal sin

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Categories: computer, dark, science fiction, soldier, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Secret Selves
I've been wondering about our secret selves...

The vegetarian smoker
The introverted joker

The soldier with the peace sign
The anonymous byline

The accountant with unfinished sums
The deaf musician's steel...

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Categories: soldier, conflict, identity,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Trek Into A Forest Wonderfully Deep, New Dawn- Second Battle, Part Two
A Trek Into A Forest Wonderfully Deep,
(New Dawn- Second Battle, Part Two) 

This vista, newfound view image of divine scene
fertile virgin ground, pretty as a...

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Categories: soldier, appreciation, art, conflict, dark, encouraging, meaningful,
Form: Sonnet
Red, White and Blue
He Lay Where He Had Fallen.
Enemy Fire Had Brought Him Down.
He Knew His Life Was Over,
As He Lost All Sight and Sound.

He Knew a Peaceful...

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Categories: patriotic, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme