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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 Laying a Soldier to Rest
Sagely silent woman half smiles
Man blathers on and on and on
Abject grief traveled many miles
Death has come to their precious son

Solemn church has six empty...

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Categories: soldier,
Form: Roundel
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

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Categories: soldier, computer, dark, science fiction,
Form: Rhyme

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

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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
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 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
	bloodied shadows
	sacred soil
	with stilled crosses.

This day
	weary soldiers

	at the few who line the streets

	to familiar cadence

	flag’s half mast history

	as Taps resounds


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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
Premium Member No Heroes - WWI

There are none here, now ... ever ...
      don’t feign to look, for your eyes will

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Categories: appreciation, introspection, life, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With Eternal Sent Bliss Two Hearts Reborn - a collaboration with Robert Lindley
Under the midnight moon, romance waited
its true heart and beauty, with love baited
for dawning gleam across powdered snow
and she her handsome soldier to soon show

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Categories: soldier, desire, husband, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Ballymurphy Massacre
Martin Luther King junior was the inspiration
For the Northern Ireland, Civil Rights association
Protests were held and they marched peacefully
The unionist majority tried to stop them...

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Categories: ireland, murder, soldier,
Form: Narrative
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

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Categories: boy, goodbye, peace, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
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 The Invasion Of Ukraine
On the twenty fourth of February in twenty twenty two
Russia invaded Ukraine and fierce fighting did ensue 
Vladimir Putin it seems, wants to restore the...

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Categories: soldier, conflict, death, military, murder,
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: Narrative
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: Narrative