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Military Poems | Examples of Military Poetry

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

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Premium Member Show Your Warrior's Pride To All
It's time to depart from the clamorous harbor as the crowd waves... wearing faces of sorrow; ah, dearest friend of my happiest years, leaving the somber shore, remember my affectioned hug hoping not to be the last... may my presence be there: in...Read More
Categories: military, confidence, courage, emotions, farewell,
Form: Ode

SOLDIERS IN AN AIRPORT Soldiers on a bench in the camouflage fatigues of the Eighty-Second Airborne the Seventy-Fifth Rangers, or the most-deployed Tenth Mountain Known only to each other, they are adolescent eagles, their hooded eyes everywhere and every face a mask...Read More
Categories: military, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Prism
Idyllic color photographs of my family, my mother's golden beehive elegantly arranged on her head, I was a kid in the shredded, bleeding 60's, black and white newspaper photos, newsreels of the Vietnam War, too young American soldiers, losing life brothers, then, many,...Read More
Categories: military, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Quick March
Categories: death, military,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Forced To Go AWOL
What happened is certainly enough to appall. I'm in the Army and I was forced to go AWOL. I am disgusted by what happened and it's hard to believe. Even though my brother was dying, they wouldn't give...Read More
Categories: brother, death, military,
Form: Rhyme

Asleep on the bed your new arms and legs placed neatly on the chair by your side. I see your eyes moving rapidly testifying to the horrors that are still alive in your head. How can I tell you that all that...Read More
Categories: military, dedication, husband, i love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member International Funeral
God, in the gloaming, splits the horizon with lightning, assembly of angels of every nation and tongue ~ lifting coffins of great numbers of war dead, military, and civilian men, women, children, over dusky rolling fields of scarlet poppies, nations...Read More
Categories: military, angel, earth, funeral, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hunger Of Our Military
Many of our U.S. military and their families experience hunger, our guardians deserve bread besides bullets for their guns that defend us, for their voluntary bravery, they merit banquets. The organization Military Family Advisory Network gratefully accepts donations for military hunger relief....Read More
Categories: military, america, community, family, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If I Were She
If I were S/He I would look downstream for a power so high this mythic enlightenment feels sacredly deep and widely therapeutic mystical in feeling, practical in application. If I were She I would declare a new Wisdom: National superpowers corrupt toward fundamentally polarizing...Read More
Categories: health, heart, integrity, military,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Paul's Last Letter -- BOTH Audio and Text
“Dear Mom,” was how it started, like so many I’d received from Paul while he was stationed in Iraq. But this one was the letter that he’d sent to break the news that, as it...Read More
Categories: military, war,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Human Toll
Why would a great, strong nation, symbolized by the dignified and regal Bald eagle, send its sons and daughters of the oath into the lion's mouth ~ some fallen in a courageous soldier youth's death, returning home beneath the American...Read More
Categories: america, death, military, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Archangel's Amazing Announcement
angels' amity amidst angry assembled archenemies, armistice achieved, armaments acquiesce, archangel's amazing announcement, ardent applause, averted an armed and armoured armies' animus and annihilation...Read More
Categories: angel, anger, military, peace,
Form: Alliteration
kids impressed, wave from trees. father, mother, siblings, pet - on high. the neighbors salute. while, in a red bow, girl’s waiting, breathless. does he want her…? how heavy is his bag? 2/6/2021 Double Tetractys 7 Sponsor:Eve Roper HMS Photo #3 ...Read More
Categories: america, military,
Form: Tetractys
Mystic mystical seas Wayward soldier it's not yet over over yourself is just being gone over on the rising raging seas your voyages just begun Binding me and in raging seas high at nautical pace your journey's Journey course...Read More
Categories: adventure, military, sea,
Form: Rhyme
AMPUTATED CANDY DREAM (DADDY IS HOME) Service to your country's breastplate, Honour to a nation is your fate Hero of the state, Weapon of the government, Legend of the battlefield sent to thrive tirelessly in war, Not mindful of what might befall... You...Read More
Categories: military, 1st grade, america, candy,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Military Poems

Definition | What is Military in Poetry?