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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.
Napoleon's Victories
At Austerlitz I two nations vanquished; making me historically distinguished. At Marengo I had Austria subdued; then I was to honour undoubtedly glued. At the Pyramids, Mamluks kissed the sands; then like a French Pharaoh I annexed their lands. At Jena-Auerstadt,...Read More
Categories: hero, history, military,
Form: Rhyme

The British Crusade That Ended Slavery
From the beginning through all of our ancient civilisations slavery was an aspect Until the arise of the irresistible force which removed this unmovable object For in 1066 the law of the land, the England,...Read More
Categories: history, africa, america, corruption, england,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Novel Generation
Betrayed and backstabbed By our African brothers. Insulted, humiliated and robbed By Our European brothers. We are the descendants Of defeated Kings and Queens. We are the infants Of two distressed twins. Sold like cattles, Winners of many battles: We are the new generation, We are...Read More
Categories: history, africa, america, black african
Form: Rhyme
Crazy timeline
You say I'm strong.Here's a piece of my life's timeline,Only because you'll never see When I fall apart.This heart may be shattered but it was together. Soft edges hardened In such a short time! You...Read More
Categories: conflict, courage, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No Shame
Indians in the West would revive the swastika 'Innocence,' they claim; 'ignorance' of Nazi atrocities Six million Jews murdered last century in that swastika's name... ...Read More
Categories: history, murder, symbolism, world
Form: Rhyme

We the warriors
Energicus Maximus Energicum Maximum No honour for cowardice Bravery we salute In darkness we build In light it is apparent We are the warriors In...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, courage, history,
Form: Free verse
Joys Bloom
They went to the spar hotel and got it on. One time was enough to revive the old socialist. He was fully revived. This was similar but different than before. They bonked away one session...Read More
Categories: conflict, devotion, history, war,
Form: Blank verse
San Mateo Rubbish Dump
San Mateo Rubbish Dump What was it like when the shooting started? What was it really like? How did it sound from where we were stood Way back then now a rubbish dump But then hills valleys trees grass Enemy positions...Read More
Categories: conflict, history, remember,
Form: Verse
Sky changes sea color
Years add on and still are not free, Earth's jewelleries are precious golden; Yet are seen deemed with worth are cling . In all the fumbles, ponder within; As worth what to bring, But lights on,dark stool and none...Read More
Categories: africa, grief, hate, history,
Form: Couplet
Oh,what a mountain It's structure distinguishes it's history Muttering of the wind Oh,what a mountain It's uniqueness Modifies it's existence Whispering of the sea Is this an embarkment of history? It should be told as it is As it should...Read More
Categories: adventure, africa, creation, history,
Form: Free verse
Kirby Grindalythe, Yorkshire
Mr David Oglesby, my esteemed friend, Almost brought these rambling to an end Kirby Grindalythe was his suggestion Causing a temporary mental congestion. Its only real claim to fame, The Norse origin of the name, Which the years have changed,...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thanksgiving Time
Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Regan, Biden Sparing a turkey from a Thanksgiving table. The presidential Turkey Pardon Massachusetts is a truly historic state. Indigenous people lived there for over ten thousand years before it was colonized by the English in the...Read More
Categories: history, thanksgiving,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Rebuilt The Past
I am perplexed and overwhelmed I glanced at the barren scarlet horizon While sinking my toes into the ground Oasis luscious green grass I can hear them in my brain and feel their arrival This can now be reconstructed using...Read More
Categories: analogy, history,
Form: Free verse
C'est la vie
Life, It's bigger than my life... ...Read More
Categories: destiny, extended metaphor, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bolero
Planet Earth blue notes Death from sea to plastic sea Recycle our lives Poison penitents we drink Mother Nature owns last call...Read More
Categories: history, betrayal, caregiving, death, earth,
Form: Tanka

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