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Best World War II Poems

Below are the all-time best World War II poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of world war ii poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: world war ii, age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Cora's clothesline
What softness in silence amidst the cacophony of a spin cycle world war.
Lying next to your glow in sleep's stillness, careful of your bandaged hand.
Watching...

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Categories: world war ii, heart, innocence, june, marriage,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Rose by any other name ---
Through the hushed whisper of the breeze
Flowing through the majestic circling pine trees
I sense that I have stepped
Into a sacred hallowed space

A GARDEN OF ROSES

A...

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Categories: world war ii, beauty, humanity, love, peace,
Form: Ode
Pearls Beneath the Harbor
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, people, places, world war
Form: Haibun
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: world war ii, boy, goodbye, peace, soldier,
Form: Rhyme



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: world war ii, history, memorial day, remembrance
Form: Verse
Premium Member Where White Crosses Grow
Rows and rows and rows of white crosses,
Like sentinels -stone-fixed to the ground.
The wind like a shroud wraps around them,
Enshrining each space where they're found.

Stone...

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Categories: world war ii, death, hero, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At Dunkirk
At
Dunkirk,
where thousands
of stranded men
lined a bloody beach,
hope was draining with each
air strike delivered by the
unrelenting Germans’ aircraft.
Cold, starved, and injured men watched from shore -
their...

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Categories: courage, world war ii,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member COLOR AND DIVERSITY
The world's grey. Slowly, methodically,
Feathers from colorful birds have been burned.
Sheep in a fog on a snowy mountain.
One man thought uniformity equaled
Superiority, ugly furor.
Their ashes...

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Categories: world war ii, color, discrimination, violence, world
Form: Free verse
Premium Member D Day
A place where peace should reign, yet terror grows.
A paradise where blood and children lie.
A beach where young boys played and now men die,
with liquid...

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Categories: world war ii,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Thousands
Thousands living in fear
For they knew Hitler was growing near
In Poland her career would soon to be
As she helped scared persecuted to flee

Gas chambers were...

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Categories: world war ii, history, obituary, tribute, woman,
Form: Free verse
Berlin 1945
Wild galloping horse
Berlin nineteen forty-five
Hoof pounding the Earth

10/01/17...

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© Jamie Pan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: war, world war ii,
Form: Haiku
Act III, Final Scene

       

Act III, final scene, psychodrama script-
the world is ushered off into history's crypt.
All the super heroes lie slaughtered...

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Categories: world war ii, death, fear, funeral, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Never Forget
From Poland hailed your Uncle Max, who in matters of manners was a bit lax,
While from France came Aunt Belle, whom I thought was really...

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Categories: world war ii, death, family, memorial, world
Form: Rhyme
Guerre
France, fascinating place of beauty and grace overwhelmed by a master and fascist race
 with a dagger in one hand and the other, a mace
...

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Categories: war, world war ii,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stranger Than Fiction PART 4
I  continued down the driveway and then came to a stop, damn, I thought I’ve come down the wrong driveway it must be further...

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Categories: world war ii, death, religious, world war
Form: Prose
Fields of red of Poppy leaf
Fields of red, of poppy leaf
The fields where  so many brave came to grief
Brave men indeed who refused to kneel
To give freedom to others,...

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Categories: world war ii, remembrance day, war, world
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Nation's Son



Lichen claimed the headstone
As he lay there 'neath the ground,
Long since tended, overgrown
No flowers to be found.

The grave was of a soldier
His duty borne with...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, anniversary, death, world war
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Remembrance Day Poem
Christ and the Soldier by Siegfried Sassoon (1916)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OEnXw7P60


The straggled soldier halted and clumsily went down  "O blessed crucifix, I'm beat !"
Christ still sentried by...

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Categories: world war ii, world war i, world
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Remembrance Day


REMEMBRANCE DAY
I never even knew you; I was born a long time after your sad death
But: I do know the future you gave me, with...

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Categories: world war ii, anniversary, appreciation, flower, for
Form: Couplet
Premium Member REMEMBERING ANNE FRANK
(1929-1945)



life was good until it wasn’t
we could almost forget the enemy we eluded
the persecution so viciously relentless
it was a matter of time till
the enemy was...

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Categories: world war ii, dream, fear, tribute, world
Form: Free verse
Dreams taken by demons
Like a poppy waiting for thunder or the grass that knows it’s gone
The floor shakes and it crumbles as man sings his favourite song

Red mist...

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Categories: world war ii, abuse, conflict, confusion, destiny,
Form: Free verse
They Never Went To War
They never went to war; they stayed at home
The young, the old, the unwell and the dead
The women who were not allowed to roam
The men...

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Categories: world war ii, death, loss, men, war,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
One Marine
Freedom won
Lost of one
Lives touched
Standing proud

One by one
Life on the line
Bullets to bombs
Freedom is the fight

Trained for war
Forward they go
Front line is the spot
Here to...

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Categories: world war ii, appreciation, family, freedom, military,
Form: Free verse
May Life Bless You
May life bless you with real freedom, 
Keep enjoyment as your place, 
May you find your own confidence, 
From your education and your space;
May you...

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Categories: world war ii, business, care, character, courage,
Form: Quatrain