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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 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
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 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 The Crosses of Night
Rising before me, scattered graves like the stars
are embracing the light, while they shatter the heart
Such fields, vast and somber, keeping silent the valiant 
who...

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

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Categories: soldier, computer, dark, science fiction,
Form: Rhyme
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 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: soldier, career, drug, identity, life,
Form: Free verse
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
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Lili Marlene
Lili Marlene

In times of war love can subdue cynical adversaries,
(Men separated from their vocation, now filled with hatred)
And quell the beast inside their misdirected hearts,
And...

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Categories: soldier, history, memorial day, remembrance
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Battles Of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift


In eighteen seventy nine; twenty second of January 
Was the day of a great battle and for the Zulus victory 
At Isandlwana the Zulu army...

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Categories: africa, england, river, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Your Country Needs You
I've read many accounts on that horrific war that was WWI ,it was supposed to end all wars.
It was trench warfare and men fought and...

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Categories: death, soldier, world war
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Michael Collins




It has often been said that empires come and go
And from the beginning of time that has been so
Empires ruled with terror and an iron...

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Categories: england, ireland, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dad is coming home tonight
Our  house is abuzz
With Me, Bella and Jess 
And Mummy is all delight
“Dad’s coming home tonight! “

The Cake has been made
The table has been...

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Categories: soldier, 10th grade, 8th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fallen


mingled with flowers
lovingly placed as tribute . . .
        scented leaves gather
fallen like our soldier boy
they brightly blanket...

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Categories: soldier,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews song, For You
"For You", a song of the bravery and sacrifice of our
U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War,
it is sung by Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews,
our soldiers'...

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Categories: bereavement, soldier, war,
Form: Free verse