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History Poems | Examples of History Poetry

History Poems - Examples of all types of history poetry to share and read. This list of history poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of history poetry. This list of works about history is an excellent resource for examples on how to write history poems.
Unchartered Territory
Sweating in the sun This work is never done Laboring long hours Sunny days and snow showers From dawn until twilight We give with all our might Lay one down ,then one more Before long, one thousand forty-four We are paving the way,...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, history, memorial,
Form: Rhyme

Puffing languidly by blowing the whistle, there came the mementos of zig-zag meter gauged companion, The first consignment on the railroad track, locomotives shipped from the United Kingdom, by crossing 586 bridges, beautiful Himalayan Mountain...Read More
Categories: analogy, farewell, history, remembrance
Form: Rhyme
Suburban Wastes II
Suburban waste stretches beyond and far away Languishes under the hot hazy sun Summer heat Memories run Remembering things better left unseen Things fragmented in frame Of mental photographs Faded edges frail brittle fluttering Summer rainstorm run the horizons Lightning lances...Read More
Categories: history, adventure, age, allegory, allusion,
Form: Free verse
Suburban Wastes I
See the girls on the corner In tight tanks And micro minis Popping gum Locking eyes Driving boys wild See the sunlight Outline their curls in gold Memories of youth In the Suburban wastes Walking the streets at night Running with the...Read More
Categories: history, addiction, age, allegory, angst,
Form: Free verse
The Penny-Toy Man
He has always lived here. Scarred in his tenement jail and locked within the dreams of forgotten children. He has always walked here. In lane and yard, he strolls and sings his mournful song by the nicotine sun. He has always watched here. A...Read More
Categories: dark, fear, history, london,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Modernization
Modernization will never complete Materialistically It asks for moral and spiritual support As man is too careless To avoid repeating historical errors As man is too selfish to share the enriched future Many parts of the world still underdeveloped And poverty...Read More
Categories: future, history, poverty, science,
Form: Free verse
On site of this forgotten Babylon What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in this annihilated place What strange creature’s kin to inhuman race Dwell deep in antediluvian hells Uncanny things creep and scurry in forgotten realms where Poseidon reigns in...Read More
Categories: history, allah, allegory, allusion, analogy,
Form: Free verse
The Lost River-driver, Part II
...But times did change, the great drives stopped, the state came and blew up the rock, some though that Joe would now pass on, but he still showed up on dark nights, and his face was such a sad...Read More
Categories: death, heaven, history, nature,
Form: Narrative
The Lost River-driver, Part I
It was a century ago when Joe Gibbs’ rode the water’s flow, driving logs through the river’s waves, a young man only twenty years, fast with a pick-pole, had no fear, and never had they seen a man more brave. At...Read More
Categories: death, heaven, history, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The antique
Wherever you go You'll intend to search for The traditional souvenir Wherever you be you'll intend to search for The historical scenery But for the two worlds They will never merge Fame and glory, sufferings and hardships Whatever are lost...Read More
Categories: history, love, memory, parents,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stonehenge and Georgia Guidestones
Stonehenge is a famous monument in Britain a prehistoric mystery, architecturally sophisticated built in stages, the first part built 5000 years ago the unique Neolithic stone circle about 2500 BC it is thought to be build by Druid...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member History
History never goes away totally Some remain The repetitions of characters or mischieves Selfishness Greediness Aggressiveness Maybe we man Who discovers the time Who invents the clock Who discovers the black hole Who travels in space Can stop or reverse time To return to the previous gland...Read More
Categories: birth, character, history, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Queen of the Ocean, Titanic
Let me tell you a story . . . The RMS Titanic steamship was the largest and most magnificent ship in the world (at the time) high as an 11 story building and long as 4...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The American Indian
The American Indians have a story to tell and a way of life that history knows so well. For many years, the great tribes stretched across the land. Raising their families from nature’s own hand. ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beauty, history,
Form: Rhyme
100 years on
One hundred years ago in 1921 The 15th of May a new charity begun Amalgamating  charities of which there were  4 The Royal British Legion set up to aid those from the great war. Earl Haig and Tom Lister...Read More
Categories: history, memorial, military, remembrance
Form: Free verse

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