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Short Veterans Day Poems

Short Veterans Day Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Veterans Day by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Veterans Day by length and keyword.

Why Violence
Why Violence
The lack of 

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Categories: america, confusion, heartbroken, international, soulmate, veterans day,
Form: Free verse

War Games
shot across the bow
the enemy approaching
General Quarters...

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Categories: veterans day,
Form: Haiku
Veteran's Day
Remembrance of those
Served in the military
Special day for them 

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Categories: veterans day, america, history, military, november, patriotic, remember, veterans
Form: Haiku
Feet in flowing stream...
Torn, wearily strolling by:
Yesterday's gallants....

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Categories: international, veterans day, war,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Paratrooper
integrity driven
adhering to creed and code

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Categories: veterans day, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Cinquain

No dulcet it was
cries of peace amidst gunfire
shells and smoke lingered....

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Categories: courage, death, poetry, veterans day, war,
Form: Haiku
Each eleven November
We all should remember
Every service member
Who left a glowing ember...

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Categories: veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
White Crosses
Gravestones, white crosses
bone-chill breaths of old ghosts, stirs-
Dried, blood-red poppies.

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Categories: memorial day, veterans day,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Tommy Atkins
Look at Tommy go. 
See Tommy fall, 
row after row. 
Cut down by Maxim guns. 
Sacrificial victims for the Huns....

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Categories: patriotic, remembrance day, tribute, veterans day, war,
Form: Verse
United Nations Plaza
Temperature dip
urban leaves turned
Autumn, sniffing around
for a place to settle
no Farmer's Market
in San Francisco today.

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© Jen Franks  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: veterans day, beauty, celebration, city, community, courage, culture, devotion,
Form: Free verse
The Ballad of Mr No Legs
I got no legs
Ain't I pitiful
Wheel me around all day.

Boil me an egg
Pancakes, a griddle full
Then watch me worm away....

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Categories: anger, angst, health, introspection, strength, veterans day,
Form: Lyric
Parish The Thought
In Llanbadarn-y-garreg, mid-Wales
There lives a preponderance of males
But Saint Padarn's church
Would never besmirch
Recitation of old fairy tails...

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Categories: humor, veterans day,
Form: Limerick
Ciao Chow
Army cooks don't do anything wrong
By feeding a "Mad Killer" throng
& that's rather droll
Like a troll on the dole
Who freaks out on a Viet Cong dong...

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Categories: culture, food, money, patriotic, veterans day, war,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member purple heart on wall
purple heart on wall

coffin's flag furls in fall wind –

   day to remember

*Entry for Deborah Guzzi’s Holiday Haiku contest in honor of Veterans Day

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Categories: veterans day, holiday, war
Form: Haiku
The lady is my number-one homie.
Our hearts beat as one all metronomey.
Falling in love was not a decision;
Our souls were destined for this collision.

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Categories: veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lost Wars dedicated to Remembrance and Veterans Day
When on Remembrance Day
There is no one at the parade
The war is lost
Dead heroes’ died in vain

This shall be a countries shame

Note: Written for Remembrance Day Nov 11

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Categories: peace, veterans day, war,
Form: Light Verse
Best foot forward
Front-line in depth of mortar
Whistling shells and screams of torture
Blood clott gurgles death bell tolls
Hell of pain in body enthralls
Danger rings apprehension stalls...

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Categories: veterans day, conflict, death, dedication, grave, memorial day, military,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member HIS HEROISM
They asked the old soldier to talk about his heroism…
explain that medal on his chest.
“It wasn’t that I was brave.” he said,
“just a little less frightened than the rest.”...

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© Jim Yerman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: veterans day,
Form: Verse
A Salute To The Fallen
Brass handles, polished,  
Purple  satin,  heavenly,  
Perfect   wedding   suit,  
National   flag   neatly  draped.
I  salute  thee,  soldier   mine! 

~ 25 May 2016~...

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Categories: dedication, memorial day, veterans day, war,
Form: Tanka

Senator John McCain
From Arizona
Veteran War hero
Presidential candidate
Went on home/rest in peace

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr.©2018...

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Categories: courage, dedication, leadership, military, veterans day, visionary,
Form: Clerihew
Some came home…
but never came back

Some came back…
but never came home

Caught between

And what forever
—had disowned

(Vietnam Veterans Memorial: March, 2020) 

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Categories: veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Patriots
Patriots Are the people That never Resort to Injustice, in the name Of their country. They are independent thinkers Supporting diplomacy, not Malevolence.

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Categories: appreciation, patriotic, tribute, truth, usa, veterans day,
Form: Acrostic
Ah, Unpraised Soldier
The tall veteran
wears a camouflage faded cap 
and dark shades to hide
his smooth, scarred face: doesn't he wish
that somebody shook his hand...
ah, unpraised soldier!

Written on 6/10/2017...

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Categories: veterans day, america, emotions, hero, identity, integrity, soldier, veterans
Form: Haiku
Times of War
In times of a war 
When death is
Knocking at your door
And people get desperate
It's always the poor
That need the most protection 
But once the bodies hit the floor
Their safety gets neglected...

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© John Conde  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: conflict, death, evil, fear, usa, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Shredded Lives
The flick-flack of the shredded Flag, the bugle marking time

The Soldier laid to rest, midst those that went before

The crosses like snow-white trees, stunted before their Prime

In order, line upon line, do we never learn from War?

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Categories: veterans day, war,
Form: Rhyme