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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, life, wisdom,



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,

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

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member 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,

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,

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,

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

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

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

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,

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,

Premium Member Vitamin B-12


Started taking Vitamin B-12 for my memory
Reminding me of the B-29, a question for Jeopardy
A bomber during history's dark time
World War II, a disgusting crime
We...

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Categories: memory, world war ii,

Premium Member 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,

Premium Member Indian Givers
The once was a Native American Navajo
Who served his country and to war did go.
He wrote codes by the score
Which helped end the war
But came...

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Categories: world war ii, historywar, war, world war

Premium Member Short Story
 The first time I saw my father I was a year and 8 months old. He had returned home for a short respite ...

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Categories: father, world war ii,

Premium Member Ellsworth Wallace Haynes
This poem has been removed for publishing on Amazon in WW II in Poetry: Veterans Stories in Poetry, including my late father's who was a...

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Categories: world war ii, courage, death, hero, history,

remembrance day
today 
we think of those who went to war
we think of them and what they were fighting for
they stood for what they believed was right
they...

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Categories: world war ii, freedom, remembrance day, veterans

Premium Member The World War II Years


For what's it's worth, here's my recollection

Of my young years growing up in Canada in the 40s

Right off the bat, you may think the war...

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Categories: world war ii, conflict, war, world war

The man who lies here
The man who lies here loved and hated humankind
In equal measures
...

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Categories: world war ii, memorial day, power, world

Grandfather
Grave is where you lie
Remembering who you are
Attributes you instilled in me, guided fleets 
North Star

Dedicated soldier 
Fought in World War II
Agonizing pain from cancer...

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Categories: world war ii, death, grandfather, world war