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Remembrance Day Poems | Examples of Remembrance Day Poetry

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

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List of Remembrance Day Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Tree Christy Edgley Rhyme remembrance day, earth, friendship love, remembrance
Premium Member Poem Eleventh of Everything Vaughan Wesley Free verse freedom, remembrance day, veterans
Letter to the churches VI LIde Sangtam Free verse remembrance day, bible, christian, god, gospel,
Casualty Lists Paul Warren Ballad remember, remembrance day, war,
Crimson Dawn Brooke Bowers Blank verse anniversary, farewell, remembrance day,
Remembrance David Horne Blank verse death, memory, remembrance day,
Premium Member Poem A Day Of Weeping Dear Heart Verse remembrance day, how i feel, remembrance
Premium Member Poem Thankful Streams of Thought Winged Warrior Enclosed Rhyme hero, remembrance day, war,
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Poppy Day Pride Ceinwen Tidley Couplet memorial day, remembrance day,
The Trench John Steward Rhyme death, remembrance day, war,

The Forgotten Soldier
by Indiana Shaw
The Forgotten Soldier

Clickety clack - clickety clack; the train trundled on empty stations of an old past
Lightweight in its endeavours - portraying its only passengers...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, remembrance day, world

The Centenary of Remembrance
by Edward Clapham
The Centenary of Remembrance

The ranks of sunflowers follow the contours 
Of the vale, marching across to the ridge in 
The distance. Roots reach down into...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, world war

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Plastic Poppies
by D.W. Rodgers
They’re closing the downtown 
Legion soon, taxes are too high, 
what with gentrification and 
only a few of the regulars are vets. 
The younger associates,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day,

I Remember
by Trevor McLeod
The soldiers gathered at the wreath I remember.
The coffin covered just beneath I remember.

The poppies at the corner store I remember.
The amputees the coins were...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war,

And then they died
by Dave Timperley
And then they died

The trenches filled with blood and mud,
Fear filled eyes and prayer tipped lips,
Each man shoulder to shoulder with his brother.

Wondering how this...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war, world

For the Fallen in Flanders Field
by John Michaels
Famished and flagging footsoldiers;
facing fatigue, fitful fever,
faeces and foul, foetid fungi.
Fostering feelings, frustrated,
for this faraway, foreign field.

Forays so fraught with fine failure;
forfeiting furtive and fiendish,
fatally...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, conflict, death, history, remembrance

Saddling up anyway
by Paul Warren
His hands shook as he sat
On the side of the muddy shell ridden road 
He had the makings of a cigarette down pat
But the shaking...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war,

Love letters kept
by Paul Warren
Love letters

His love letters she kept in a shoe box
Tattered now tied in ribbon lots
That she takes them out when she’s blue
And she feels there...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war,

For the Fallen in Flanders Field - Original
by John Michaels
Famished and flagging footsoldiers;
formerly fitters and farmers.
Facing fatigue, fitful fever,
faeces and foul, foetid fungi.
Fostering feelings, frustrated,
for this faraway, foreign field.

Forsaking fissures and furrows,
forced forwards with...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, conflict, death, history, memorial,

Salute them too
by Neil Andrew Hornby
Salute them too.

As that old clock struck six, on that cold Winter's morn.
An unjust bullet ripped through his tunic bloodied, tattered and torn.
They said he...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, abuse, dark, death of

Fields of red of Poppy leaf
by John Steward
Fields of red, of poppy leaf
The fields where  so many brave came to grief
Brave men indeed who refused to kneel
To give freedom to others,...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war, world

How did you stay
by Paul Warren
How did you stay
Day after day
With the stench of death
Taken in with each breath

When the mud seeped in
Like cold porridge knee deep again
And the guns...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war, world

Proudly Displayed
by Paul Warren
An old soldier was sitting on a park bench
When I happened to stop and rest awhile
He said I’m getting weary of these days
As I see...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war, world

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1918 - 2018
by Lisle Ryder
A hundred years on 
again hate echoes in words,
parting us and them....

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, anniversary, conflict, history, remembrance

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Veterans Day in US - Remembrance Day in CDN - Eleven Eleven - Part One
by Elaine George

My name is Garfield Edward George, better known as (Gap). I was born on the 26th day of March in the year 1921 in the...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day,

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Veterans Day US - Remembrance Day in CDN - Eleven, Eleven - Part Two
by Elaine George
I wrestled with my conscience for some time as I watched more and more able man from our town enlist in the navy. I spent...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day,

Changed
by Dave Timperley
Changed.

We see our loved ones go off to fight,
Pray they stay safe both day and night.

He marched away to go to war,
Leaving behind, his wife...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, war, world

Stand Down
by Dave Timperley
Stand down
In his bedsit he sits and waits.
Tears fall as he remembers his mates.
In his bedsit alone and forlorn,
No one notices the curtains undrawn.
In his...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, courage, remembrance day,

Praying
by MAHTAB BANGALEE
Pure in each action
Inside and outside feels free 
For presence of GOD


-November 01, 2018 Chattogram...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: god, remembrance day,

Time to leave
by Sheree Keeley
You yell at me and say im dumb , you laugh at me like im no one.
You pick me up after you knock me down...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remembrance day, abuse, anxiety, depression, remembrance