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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


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: Free verse



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
A Lost Soldier
He wrapped his arms around me 
Never wanting to let go 
I gently whispered in his ear 
Daddy, when you coming home? 

He said I'm...

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Categories: soldier, dad, death, farewell, hero,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Shadow
It was a glorious summer day and I woke up with the lark
Got my wheelchair ready and then headed to the park
I noticed a girl...

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Categories: dog, memory, soldier, war,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Waging War
If you're going to wage a war, there's a few things you must do
Like having robust logistics in place and a battle hardened crew
You'll need...

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Categories: conflict, people, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme
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
This...

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Categories: soldier, computer, dark, science fiction,
Form: Rhyme
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 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: soldier, death, england, garden, history,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Olena and Pavlo
Olena Rudenko met Pavlo Lavinski whilst at Kyiv University 
Pavlo told all his friends that she's definitely the girl for me
They got on well then...

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Categories: death, love, soldier, violence,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 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,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Crosses In the Night
They rise up before me, marbled stones like the stars
are embracing the evening, while they shatter the heart
Scattered fields, vast and somber, keeping silent the...

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Categories: bereavement, death, sad, soldier,
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
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
Premium Member Veteran's Day - 2015
Veteran’s Day - 2015


This day
	all flags
shed
	bloodied shadows
upon
	sacred soil
dotted
	with stilled crosses.

This day
parades
	weary soldiers

smile
	at the few who line the streets

march
	to familiar cadence

salute
	flag’s half mast history

weep
	as Taps resounds

across
	each...

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Categories: appreciation, soldier, veterans day,
Form: Free verse

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