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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


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,



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,

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,

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,

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,

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 
Those...

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Categories: bereavement, death, sad, soldier,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Only Soldiers - for contest
Only Soldiers


They are thanked for their service
by those who never served.
Commended for their bravery
by those who never donned
the colors of the country
the red, the white,...

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Categories: peace, soldier, war,

Little Toy Soldiers
Little Toy Soldiers going off to war
None will ever live to  see age twenty four
None of them even  know what they're fighting for
Little...

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Categories: boy, goodbye, peace, soldier,

Premium Member Expendable for a Cause
A young man carrying a green duffel bag
over his shoulder shifts when he walks.
Off to war for our country and flag.
No military knowledge with little...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, soldier, war,

Premium Member Death Of A Lancer
My one true love with eyes of sparkling blue
Our hearts as one it was our destiny
Heaven sent you for me and me for you
It would...

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Categories: death, horse, love, soldier,

Premium Member Pray that soon will come better days
PRAY THAT SOON WILL COME BETTER DAYS

Soldiers on patrol- 
drones on radio control…
They gain ground…as walls come crumbling down

Fire streaks through the night- 
embers burn...

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Categories: soldier, drug, hope, meaningful, peace,

Winning The War

WINNING THE WAR 

In tough action of war crawls the soldier
across the thorny ground riddled with mine,
charges with loaded gun on the shoulder,
revenge and rage...

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Categories: daughter, death, love, soldier,

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: soldier, freedom, hero, memorial day,

Premium Member The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Canada

We all know you now
You have fallen at our feet
You have guarded them all with life and limb
Noble...

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Categories: soldier, violence, war,

Loud grunting
(Innuendo -- Pigs)

All around are sticks and stone
Feel God's loving arms around you
-----At last, I am redeemed-----

A feast of my soul, you shall receive
A cake...

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Categories: soldier, anger, animal, evil, slam,

Premium Member My Fallen Brother
White marble stones
Stand proud in the sun
To remember my colleagues
The heroic fallen ones
 
Many a battle
Many a campaign
Some did return
For some never the same
 
On...

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Categories: soldier, angst, brother, history, loss,

The Soldier's Way
When my son was small he and his friends loved to play marines
A brown eyed soldier dressed up in his helmet and his jeans
I asked...

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Categories: soldier, dedication, loss, warson, school,

Premium Member THE LOWEST OF THE LOW
You may see me out on the streets
Lying curled up in a foetal position my sleeping bag in a shop doorway
Trying to get a few...

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Categories: career, identity, life, soldier,

gun salute







                        ...

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© kash poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funeral, soldier,

Premium Member MEN OF HONOR


Today the bite of frost nibbles
On icy dusk and rain-spun grass
When prayers glide of nighttime down,
As battle  strikes your whispers yield
Through ambushed maze drilling...

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Categories: courage, peace, soldier,

A Tribute to Jayson, My Brave Warrior
A Tribute to Jayson, My Brave Warrior

My dear son, Jayson
When you called late last night to let me know
You were deploying to go overseas tomorrow
In...

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Categories: love, missing you, soldier,