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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, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member SILENCE OF LOST SOULS
SILENCE OF LOST SOULS

The train was slowly gliding down the railway track. The treeless strip on both sides of the railway marked the border which...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, bridal shower, courage, freedom, history, thanks,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member A LIGHT OF LIFE SHONE BRIGHT
A LIGHT OF LIGHT SHONE BRIGHT

As frigid mood enwraps the northern land,
with snowfalls creating a quilt of white,
the times are dark as winters frozen hand
enfolds...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, birth, february, nature, snow, winter,
Form: Sonnet
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, june, romantic, summer, sunshine, world war
Form: Narrative
Gold Star
I remember as a young boy, going out to play, I would sometimes see old Mr. Kimball, sitting on the steps of his porch, often...

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Categories: world war ii, childhood, war, war, star, blue, me,
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, world war
Form: Ode
Premium Member One Good Thing
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck, 
enough to get back to...

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Categories: world war ii, life, memory, poverty, work,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Winds of Time
One day I was passing time
And wrote these words upon the lines,
I know not where they came you see
The Winds of Time were there for...

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Categories: world war ii, imagination, inspirational, visionary, me, war, family,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Veterans Are People
VETERANS ARE PEOPLE

I fought in the trenches of World War I
In the foxholes of World War II
I was in the Korean Conflict
And the rice paddies...

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Categories: world war ii, history, patriotic, people, thank you, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
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: people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
Know How
Thankless job, I think watching
as Thurman tries to teach the young man

The lad sitting up
on the tractor
like a proud young pup
is full of piss and...

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Categories: world war ii, age, humanity, life, wisdom, youth,
Form: Free verse
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, war, world
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 day, soldier,
Form: Verse
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: world war ii, freedom, hero, memorial day, military, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
The USS Indianapolis
It was in July of 1945 
  And the USS Indianapolis
Had a crew of nearly 12 hundred alive
  But a Japanese sub fired...

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Categories: world war ii, history, sea, war, lost, sea, lost,
Form: Narrative
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, world war
Form: Rhyme
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: color, discrimination, violence, world war ii,
Form: Free verse
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 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, women, world,
Form: Free verse
America Wasn't So Bad Back Then
We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the...

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Categories: world war ii, america,
Form: Prose
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, world 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: death, family, memorial, world war ii,
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: ABC