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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.

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Premium Member Recovering Survivalists
I've now read evolutionary and feminist historians and economists and political scientists agreeing, in a side by side custody of the over-specialized eyes and ears non-dialogical way Not competing against each other, except maybe for journal space, nor actively cooperating with each other, beyond normal ethical...Read More
Categories: history, community, culture, environment, health,
Form: Political Verse

The Contrast
In slumbering slope they lay, their gaiety snores in rhythmic peaks of cadences, The lily livered japes Kings from central castings, Heroes of one hour, jostling for President with mere words ...Read More
Categories: history, africa, character, courage, freedom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Installed in cargo pockets, A vivid-glass, a little green bag, A pod, silverplatted case, Which Guca-hides, Pallmalls, and a bic. You're barfoot in tombstones. You're father, son vulture slumped, You befor etched letters on rock. "Him", a glutton of Karma, Rein ended, your...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Free verse
History can be a...Read More
Categories: history, allusion, analogy, appreciation, creation,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member NotChosen Stories
What are these days of mourning stories I choose not to tell about myself, my emotion-driven journeys to windy hot imagined future and remembered warm wet green and impossibly resilient blue past pre-historic paradise, before people and our mosquito and cockroach and locust and indoor rats...Read More
Categories: games, green, health, history,
Form: Political Verse

Word And Old In the word World But no records to read how old this World? In the subject of history Telling stories after stories So sorry to say the history It’s incomplete without the story, How old this World?...Read More
Categories: history, world,
Form: Free verse
Currencies temples grace the cambodian sky residents on a street talk to their gods rice sold in the marketplace a road along a single river residents on a street talk to their gods conversations streaming the air a road along a single...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Pantoum
Every Next Day
Was born to be a mule, got barn weaned in the August hay Didn’t know ev’ry next day was gon be like my first Labor Day My Louisi-Ana, ebony twin fetter friends told me, I was gon gator cry pray...Read More
Categories: emotions, grief, history, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Advice, Consent, and Dissent
During the campaign of 1860 a young girl wrote Abe Lincoln a letter She told him he looked too boyish to be Pres. With a beard, he'd do better Lincoln gave it some thought and...Read More
Categories: america, history, leadership,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Camelot Came Crashing Down
November 22, 1963 Camelot came crashing down From a sniper's single bullet aimed all too perfectly A lone gunman took the life of John F. Kennedy And stole the heart of America innocent nevermore...Read More
Categories: america, history, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ode for Lonely Immigrants
There is glorious hope of a future For those who come to our shore To partake of the broad expanse Of promise we call "land that I love" - America! With open arms we welcome you To our small towns and...Read More
Categories: america, history, immigration,
Form: Ode
Premium Member A Flood of Tears
Ten generations from Adam to Noah Each one more and more depraved Violence, corruption, promiscuity, theft And yet a Merciful God had patience left Noah worked on his Ark for 120 years ...Read More
Categories: bible, god, history, life,
Form: Couplet
Disasters bring life
Architectural disasters Can bring forth Reconstruction of life....Read More
Categories: history, humanity, natural disasters,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Opinions
Opinions (“everyone has a couple, and like armpits they usually stink”) By: Tom November 21, 2020 I’ve never seen our nation in such great divide, rioting in the streets has become a common thing. Some burn our flag, having no sense of...Read More
Categories: history, how i feel,
Form: Lyric
A Nation Divided - Appropriate
A nation divided, its fabric ripped to shreds Like a clipper ship’s sails in a hurricane Its rudder wrenched from its stern Leaving its course to the mercy of its abuser The fate of its crew dependent on its...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of History Poems

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