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History Poems | Examples of History Poetry

History Poems. Below are examples of poems about history. This list of history poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of history poetry. This list of works about history is an excellent resource for examples on how to write history poems.

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List of History Poems

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Premium Member Poem Ain't Feeling It Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Verse discrimination, fear, history, truth,
Forever Lost M. L. Kiser Free verse change, corruption, earth, history,
Premium Member Poem Deaf As Sanctuary Dust Gerald Dillenbeck Prose Poetry age, books, health, history,
Premium Member Poem Lighthouse Gregory R Barden Free verse appreciation, boat, history, light,
Premium Member Poem Refusal To Be Bamboozled Dennis Spilchuk Sonnet education, history, meaningful, perspective,
Premium Member Poem Goebbel Voices Freddie Robinson Jr. Tristich evil, history, holocaust, wisdom,
slaves rhetoric to freedom Word Awl I do not know? christian, history, jewish, prison,
FUNKY GUITAR kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry celebrity, history,
BOTTLE DANCE PRIDE YANU Blank verse absence, anger, freedom, history,
Premium Member Poem Griot Jali Jeli James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric history, allegory, analogy, appreciation, assonance,

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Paternal Storms
by Gerald Dillenbeck
To Husserl's phenomena,
enchanting and disenchanting
healthy and pathological
and all colors in-between,
We might remedially add relationships,
cooperative and competitive
and all hues and cries in-between

To play our LeftEgo with...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: birth, history, integrity, philosophy,

Crowned dead queen
by Khadidja Megaache
“Agora é tarde Ines é mor”
Ire, Revenge clouded Pedro‘s heart.
Death separated the lovers apart.
Seeking a punishment to fit the crime,
Heart pulled from one’s chest, 
Heart...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grave, grief, history,

Who Would You Bring Back in A Heartbeat Poetry Contest
by Michael Robinson
     A Curious Mind
     
     The ways of life five hundred and eighty-four...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: future, history, science, technology,

Jan's Aire
by Rico Leffanta
Plácido Domingo could sing
As pure as a church bell doth ring 
But Jan's trumpet farts
Will quicken the hearts
Of pretty much everything!...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: funny, hilarious, history, music,

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Le Roi Soleil
by Maurice Rigoler



He never knew the meaning of restraint
or sacrifice. Ostentation, greed, prodigality – 
these were the excesses of his divine right.
The poor and hungry begged and...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: french, history,

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BARTOLOMEO
by Line Gauthier


They knew with a name like Bartolomeo Cristofori 
This charming boy raised in the hills of Italy
Would be destined for grand things 

They saw Bartolomeo...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebrity, creation, history, music,

Opinions
by curtis johnson

Often one will have ideas that run counter to the ideas of others            ...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: change, community, conflict, history,

Decade Of The 80's
by curtis johnson
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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, family, history,

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Atalanta
by David Drowley
Rode here a man of some repute,
Banker and empire builder bold,
Who’d even tried to corner gold,
To lay him out a railroad route.
He addressed our town;...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bullying, community, history, power,

What happened to Hip-Hop
by Alex Duffy
What happened to Hip-Hop, how did it end up like this? 
the biggest song on the radio is by a rapper who didn't write it
And...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: growth, hip hop, history,

Rebel Pride
by kevin hailey
Here lies a rebel soldier
He stood and fought with pride
And when the war was ended
This poor, brave soul had died

He fought to free his children
He...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history,

My Home Virginia
by kevin hailey
Carry me to my home Virginia
Headed south through Arlington
We can stop off in Manassas
On our way to Lovingston

Take me back to the Peaks of Otter
Let's...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history,

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VIVA - FATHER OF A RAINBOW NATION
by JENNIFER PROXENOS
VIVA –  FATHER OF A RAINBOW NATION

Nelson Mandela, what a man,
What an icon, what a wise politician,
Even though he was in prison for
A 27...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history,

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Presidential History Reprise Surprise
by Gershon Wolf
George Washington chopped down a tree as a lad
   Then told his dad that he'd been bad

With the stroke of a pen, Thomas...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, history,

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Rehashing History: Christopher Columbus, a man with a plan
by Jim Slaughter
Columbus was not the slightest bit offended
At King Ferdinand's dismissive sound
When he declared the world was round,
His was not a plan that very many comprehended.
Though...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: columbus day, history, humor,

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Seeking Sanctuary
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Diaspora Dwellings

On my way into our sanctuary
this past Sunday morning
a woman I had met in choir
was strangely inclined
to share her family history.

Her dad came over...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history, earth, family, green, health,

THE NOSTALGIC VIBE
by Aishwarya vr
scents of the old pine and hazelwood sail through the damp air,
the old teak never ceases to astound a visitor.
Gargantuan its tall spread wings engulfing...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history, imagery, repetition,

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FIRST MEN TO LAND ON MOON
by JENNIFER PROXENOS
FIRST MEN TO LAND ON MOON

We were returning from space
To colonise would become a race

Over population is bound to come
Moon or mars would become home...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history,

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Dudleys Letter Part 7
by Maurice Rigoler
Part 7

I trust the Lord will make good speed of this,
and in His mercy guide and sustain us 
in this righteous endeavor. As it was...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, history, religion,

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Dudleys Letter Part 6
by Maurice Rigoler
Part 6

For women are not of that strength of mind 
as men be, and cannot carry the burdens 
suited only to men. Her error, then,...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, history, religion,