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Conflict Poems

Conflict Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about conflict. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for conflict.

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A Plea
< We’re here. Who thought we ever would be? Not me. 
I cover my heart with layers and layers but it still shows through.
Only you see as I stand here all the plans I held at hand are failing me....Read More
Categories: angst, betrayal, break up, conflict, devotion, friendship,
Form: Prose Poetry

Blood thirsty carnivore that does not back down
On this ridge day and night, I sit and lie in wait
Hungry as the beast of my soul lies inside my chest

Forgetting the pain of the hunger of yesterday and yesteryear, 
Upon thy...Read More
Categories: confidence, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Harmonica Blues

My harmonica arrived today, I would have just got stuck in, but; I couldn’t 
even open the box. So after about half an hour didn’t it just decide to pop 
open by itself . . . *o*

So I got...Read More
Categories: conflict, health, journey,
Form: Couplet
"You have air looks like  you got too comfortable  
You can walk you can sneeze
Achoo other sink bless you gesundheit
Let's not get too comfortable
Asleep Blinded by the Light you open your eyes 
And you see hatred you've gotten...Read More
Categories: allusion, america, betrayal, conflict, discrimination,
Form: Dramatic Verse
When we fail to learn of the Holy Spirit
The LORD revealed to my pastor, and friend, now mentor
That Jerusalem and Babylon aren't mere "places"
They are People Groups, too: some of us will love Babylon ever!
Thus spake Rev. Kevin Sparrow. The Spirit set our paces
- those in the Lamb's...Read More
Categories: allegory, angst, bible, conflict, confusion, dark, holocaust,
Form: Rhyme

SO MANY...Read More
Categories: analogy, conflict, dark, deep, psychological, visionary,
Form: Rhyme
War Mechanic
War came. How could it not? Bringing many things especially death. They wanted to knock Turkey out of the war. One ally less for Germany. 
Many events happened. Some were firsts. All included death. It was the stuff of legends....Read More
Categories: conflict, military, tribute, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Aspirations Born From Deep, Weeping Tears
Aspirations Born From Deep, Weeping Tears

In his land of anguished, slow dying moans
red-blood tides and dark demonic tones
dawns of heartbreak, desperation in graves
faint sad echoes that cry, please this life save!

In nightmarish dreams, ghosts of ghastly scenes
hideous horrid beauty, death...Read More
Categories: art, conflict, dark, deep, feelings, loss, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet
Reclusive rhymester ruminates
Alone within emotional wilderness
(mine) biding leisure time
January 19th, 2020
without reason nor rhyme,
yet woke with sublime

pained acute awareness,
how once prime
merrily rightful autochthonous occupants
their land stole equivalent value
not much more'n dime.

Simple man dwells admiring
mother nature's architrave
home of the free land of the...Read More
Categories: conflict, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse,
Form: Political Verse
Constant urges.
Wrinkles in skin,
And in sheets.
Would I? Dare.
One step closer.
Static, constantly.
Quiet is loud.
I just want to help.
Going backwards.
The future constantly changes.
It swirls around in a mist of uncertainty.
Rescinding - my thoughts,
Burrowing into the soil of my mind....Read More
Categories: conflict, confusion, deep, dream, extended metaphor, imagery,
Form: List
Premium Member Who Creates Mess
In the grace of the future.

Nature needs to nurture.

Our wisdom is so intricate.

We pollute then forget.

Then we blame others.

For polluting nature.

But when it comes to us.

It's alright, it sometimes happens.

Such is our mindset.

If we do, it's ok.

But for the rest.

We...Read More
Categories: conflict, earth, nature, perspective, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Smudged Ink
Loin cloth draped around his anorexic body the Buddha

Searched for the Middle Way between Nothing and All

Counted his blessings and figs as his thoughts focussed

In meditation for humility compassion and lasting peace

The tree of life’s branches lightened his shadows of...Read More
Categories: conflict, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poles Apart
The laws of polarity
Mean peculiarity
That may cause hilarity,
Or even vulgarity:
His poetic clarity
Shows glaring disparity 
With his choice of charity,
But his popularity
Finds its polarity
In this barbarity....Read More
Categories: character, conflict, hilarious, political,
Form: Monorhyme
War At Night
I would have loved the Sun but chose the Moon
I used to run free with the coming Monsoon
But I stopped when I see it's not worth it
To step on the hot ground with my bare feet.

I could have worn a...Read More
Categories: anxiety, conflict, confusion, cry, depression, poets, prison,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member In a Quandary
I am so upset with anyone who has anything to do with Washington, the President and the swamp. The following is a compilation of my concerns. You don't have to read them, and if you do, you don't have to...Read More
Categories: america, anger, conflict, feelings, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spontaneous Stigmata Surfacing
Spontaneous sulfurous stigmata sinisterly surfacing
Membranous molecules meticulously masterfully marshaling
Tangible tempestuous tears tangling thoughts
Radical revelation revealing ruinous rots
Pious priests patronize punishable penance
Impious illusions intrigue impacting independence
Narcotizing nefarious noxious naves navigate
Prioritizing pains portal pandemic perpetrate
False fixation fumigates fragmental fatal fury
Defaults determine damaged...Read More
Categories: conflict, psychological, self,
Form: Alliteration
Sooner to the stars
With Indian Ocean greeting the South and Himalayas guarding the North,
Everything was plural in our minds as in our rebellions, birds and beasts!
Now there could be a thousand laws, attempting the odds, to break the bond,
Yet remember well, our United...Read More
Categories: conflict, humanity, peace, people, social, world,
Form: Ode
Love all and trust few a Wiseman quoted
Only the strong and smart will take note 
For that saying will strengthen what was wrote 
And not be casted aside by others vote 
It's like whisper to beware of cut throat
Keep your...Read More
Categories: appreciation, betrayal, books, conflict, desire, feelings, mythology,
Form: Rhyme
71 : 17 A Reflection
They shot anything that moved,
anything filthy and poor.
Down with the proletariat!
The Prussians played cards
and praised red French wine.

They passed round the Vodka,
The Russians played cards.
Down with the aristocrat!
Lambast the filthy rich.
They shot anything that moved....Read More
Categories: conflict, fate, irony,
Form: Blank verse
A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place  

A quiet place 
Where I knew not pain 
Where innocence reign  
Lost in a field of flowers 
Chasing butterflies 
Blowing bubbles 
Collecting rocks 

Waiting for you 
Staring through the peep hole 
Hand on the knob
Glued...Read More
Categories: butterfly, change, character, children, conflict, courage, deep,
Form: Free verse
She use to drive a Blue Dodge
How can I explain my love for you 
When I’m judging you 
Afraid of every subject 
You bring to my attention 
Things on your vision board 
Gained your intuition 
You’re intuitive I’m a pessimistic 
We both God’s students I’m Muslim
You...Read More
Categories: addiction, allah, america, angst, anxiety, christian, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Im often fastened to my mental
Thinkin bout what I've been through
Day dreaming bout what could be
I surrender myself to fantasies 
I suppose thats why I rush into things
Because I live for moments I conjure, they're not real
How can I say...Read More
Categories: anger, conflict, confusion, how i feel,
Form: I do not know?
Kajal Ahmad translations Kurdish
by Kajal Ahmad, a Kurdish poet
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

My era's obscuring mirror
because it magnified the small
and made the great seem insignificant.
Dictators and monsters filled its contours.
Now when I breathe
its jagged shards pierce my heart
and instead of sweat
I exude...Read More
Categories: arabic, bird, conflict, earth, home, sun, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bad Blythe

Bree Black bought Blythe six sets of sheets,
which Blythe soon sold to Susie Shoop.
Sheet seller Susie was so fleet.
She sold, for more, to Clista Coop.
Then choosy Susie bought brown cleats,
fine fritters, and pre-shrunk silk skirts.
Blythe blew her bounty at the...Read More
Categories: conflict, money,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Imp-Each-Ment-Air-Ditty II

Coast-Guard droned and whined striding on Beach
« Who dares to teach me how to close breach ?
Hand over the saddles !
I’ll dump them in puddles !
No-one , I say, rides bareback on Leech ! »

Peach of a Teach...Read More
Categories: america, conflict, confusion, political, power, satire,
Form: Limerick