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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 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,



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,

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,

9 11
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Categories: veterans day, america, city, death, discrimination,

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: veterans day, freedom, grave, remember, veterans

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,

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: veterans day, appreciation, blessing, thanksgiving, veterans

Premium Member Questions Of Honor
Look!
	now they sleep      bloodless warriors
	pandemonium stilled      agony slain tranquil
	death sanctified in rigid cartesian rows
	honored for...

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© Word Hobo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: betrayal, veterans day, war,

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,

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,

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: veterans day, horror, marriage, relationship, veterans

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,

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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Categories: bereavement, soldier, veterans day,

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,

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,

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, ,

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,

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

Premium Member Braiding Gold Rays Of The Sun
fallen warrior's    dying gaze  .  .  .
blurry sun    she braids gold rays 
gilded strands  ...

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Categories: tribute, veterans day, woman,

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: veterans day, america, november, usa, veterans

Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom
(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of...

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Categories: veterans day, black african american, courage,

Premium Member Veterans Day Salute
For those who lost their lives in battle.
Their photo still rests upon the mantel.
They gave their lives, to fight for freedom.
They gave their lives, with...

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Categories: veterans day,

Premium Member Just Another Veterans Day
Just Another Veterans Day
By Franklin Price
11/11/2015

Just another Veterans Day
As one, I have something to say:
We answered to the drum and fife,
For a time, another kind...

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Premium Member Lost Wars dedicated to Remembrance and Veterans Day
When on Remembrance Day
There is no one at the parade
The war is lost
Dead heroes’ died in vain

This shall be a countries shame


Note: Written for Remembrance...

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Categories: peace, veterans day, war,

THE ELEVENTH HOUR - LEST WE FORGET
THE ELEVENTH HOUR - LEST WE FORGET

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day 
Of the eleventh month
We stand for two minutes of silence
To honour...

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Categories: veterans day,