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Best Veterans Day Poems

Below are the all-time best Veterans Day poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of veterans day poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member In Remembrance of Veterans Day 8x8
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Categories: veterans day, conflict, hero, war,
Form: Rhyme



How About This for Veterans Day
How About This for Veterans Day

A monthly Monday morning military meeting
Would be great for them as way of greeting
Talking about things happening another day
Of past...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: veterans day, patriotic,
Form: Couplet
VETERANS- -DAY OUT
Veterans Day Out..

"To all of us from America, and beyond.
We hold a connection that will forever bond.
The reflection Of Veterans Day, 
We'll march with gratitude...

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Categories: veterans day, devotion, history,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member VETERANS DAY






Oh you blessed souls

That

For us have fallen,

We wish 

The loftiest of appreciations for your sacrifice to show 

By

Thanking you for the opportunity given to us

To

Enjoy...

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Categories: tribute, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God Bless America
In the courts of sport and entertainment
They have forgotten the scales of justice
Lacking honor for those who gave life and limb
Sacrificing blood, and buried with...

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Categories: veterans day, america, basketball, death, dedication, eve, veterans
Form: Free verse



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
Premium Member Invisible: co-written with C Devonshire
clad in rags, he wanders on Wall Street
   he is invisible to hustling stock brokers
       he is...

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Categories: remember, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
9 11
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Categories: veterans day, america, city, death, discrimination, grief, hate,
Form: Free verse
Poppies Red
November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada 
(Veterans Day)
When I was in grade 7 or 8 (I don't exactly remember) we had 
 to write...

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Categories: freedom, grave, remember, veterans day, 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
Premium Member Some Thoughts For November
Another month of days has passed us by
We now prepare for cold November rains
For veterans our hearts will sadly sigh
With daylight savings time some sun...

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Categories: appreciation, blessing, thanksgiving, veterans day,
Form: Sonnet
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: veterans day, freedom, hero, memorial day, military, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
What Makes A Warrior
I cannot presume
To tell anyone
What a warrior is.

Nor do I claim
To embody any
Of his qualities.

All I offer here
Is a collection
Of impressions
Or meditations.

A warrior is
A state...

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Categories: veterans day, conflict, courage, hero, inspirational, military, veterans
Form: Free verse
I was a soldier
I was a soldier of the past 
And I know im not the last
I signed up to serve my Queen
Far off lands I have seen

As...

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Categories: courage, memorial day, military, veterans day,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member purple heart on wall
purple heart on wall

coffin's flag furls in fall wind –

   day to remember



*Entry for Deborah Guzzi’s Holiday Haiku contest in honor of Veterans...

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Categories: veterans day, holiday, war
Form: Haiku
Song of a Warrior's Bride
Song of a Warrior’s Bride

He counts on me for beauty:
His eyes blurred by bloody spurts of war,
Scarred by deadly blasts of bone
And tissue, his vision...

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Categories: horror, marriage, relationship, veterans day, war,
Form: Blank verse
Lone survivor
Lone survivor
July 3, 2015
~+~
I sit alone in my basement all hunkered down
My faithful dog with me
Because tonight is the night of firecrackers 
And firework, yep...

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Categories: veterans day, death of a friend, fear, firework,
Form: Free verse
Remember
That time of year has come again
When we reflect and remember them
Polish our boots and press our kit
Remember those fallen that didn't make it

We shine...

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Categories: memorial day, military, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
First World War
I envy the dust, the way it moves all free and careless,
released from it’s sleeping state the thunderous pounds 
of late shelling, again endless. 

Muffled...

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© Paul K K  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, soldier, veterans day, violence, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
one veteran's day
firkins and gherkins and whistles and shoes
cluster bombs, punji stakes, death in the news
choppers chattering
napalm splattering
a carpet bombed mind with asian war blues

cracked vinyl records...

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Categories: veterans day,
Form: Limerick
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Oft overlooked veterans,
of EVERY American war
The Medal of Honor, 
one woman only ever wore.*

Women in Military Service,
a concept slow to grow.
Unrecognized, under-compensated,  
yet, always...

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Categories: tribute, veterans day, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The National Debt
No mind was ever meant to bear
That torment, pain and sorrow.
In that cacophony of hell,
Their lives forged our tomorrow. 

Through the prism of their service
Through...

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Categories: pride, remember, veterans day, war,
Form: Rhyme
Red Poppies Of Flanders
Red Poppies of Flanders

Digging trenches 
Dawn to dusk
Forcing shovels 
In the dust...

Weather's freezing 
Clothes to skin
While it's raining,
Yet, again...

Rank and muddy 
Head to toe
Slip and...

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Categories: soldier, veterans day, world war i,
Form: Rhyme
Veterans of the USA
This is a special day because it's Veterans Day.
We celebrate because certain people fought for the USA.
Veterans put their lives on the line so that...

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Categories: america, november, usa, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Eagle in Jesus
By Dawne Zacharias

This bird is admired for its grandeur,
 its grace in flight,
Its size and magnificent power.
When in flight it stirs the
 soul to true...

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Categories: veterans day, america, god, independence day, inspirational, leadership,
Form: Prose