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Short World War I Poems

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


Haiku for Alphabet Soup
My alphabet soup,
it is getting very cold,
my microwave broke.
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Categories: world war i, beautiful, hate, humor, metaphor, political, sweet, world
Form: Haiku



The Queen at the Cenotaph
Is there no blacker shade of black,
For my suit, in order to look back?...

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Categories: world war i, bereavement, courage, death, history, remembrance day, world
Form: Couplet
the sunken city
Afar in gusty plains,

Moved a massive silhouette

of the sunken city.

-Ism
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Categories: adventure, city, nature, world war i, world
Form: Haiku
A hebrewed warfare
Not every warfare that there and here brewed 
was always hybrid or aka hebrewed.

Volodymyr Knyr
2017...

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Categories: conflict, jewish, war, world war i, world
Form: Couplet
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: world war i, patriotic, remembrance day, tribute, veterans day, war,
Form: Verse



The world war II
Men Shooting 
Bullets Rolling 
Guts Flying
Blood Raining
Ground Painting
Letters Sending 
Kids Crying
People learning
World Changing
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Categories: war, world, world war i, world war
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Somme 1916
Look at Tommy go Watch him fall in neat khaki rows Bravely led Tommy bravely bled 20,000 went over the top 20,000 lay dead
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Categories: war, world war i,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Oscar-ku 1 -Wings
a love triangle
only silent film to win--
and dazzling dogfights






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved. 
First published 2018 in Hollywood Haiku via wattpad.com...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: film, war, world war i,
Form: Haiku
11:11:11:18
Then
the guns
fell
silent

"Is that it?"
"What do we do now?"

"Go home" echoed out
"Nothing to see here, the attacker has been dealt with"
"Keep moving along - it's a crime scene now"...

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Categories: conflict, murder, world war i,
Form: Blank verse
world war 2
Men shooting,
bullets flying,
bombs exploding,
guts spraying,
limbs falling,
blood raining,
people dieing,
letters sending,
women crying,
bodys burying,
children thinking,
earth changing....

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Categories: war, world, world war i, world war
Form: Narrative
The great war
Men shooting,
bullets flying,
people sheltering,
Ground exploding,
people soreing,
blood splattering,
body burying,
letter sending,
familys crying,
war ending,
people forgetting.
by Poppy

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Categories: war, world, world war i,
Form: Narrative
Ae

Please stay 
I think of you everyday 
And cry when I lay
All I did was obey
Whatever you say
Is this the price I pay
You trying to keep away
We have come a long way
I am not here to play
Please stay


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Categories: women, words, world war i, world war
Form: Personification
Premium Member ANZAC DAY
As we commemorate this Anzac Day,
We shall remember them this way,
Forever asleep, young and brave,
Heroes now resting in foreign graves,
We thank them for our freedom today,
Forever asleep, always young and brave....

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Categories: world war i, courage, remember, remembrance day, war, world war
Form: Free verse
world war ll
triggers clicking,
men shooting,
bullets flying,
bombs dropping,
trees snapping,
people dying,
letters sending,
women crying,
children crying,
tears falling,
ground soaking,
peace starting,
children learning....

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Categories: war, world war i, world war ii,
Form: Narrative
snow covered lie
White ash falls
settling on the ruin of disaster
the tomb of the newly dead,
the death of those still standing.
A forgotten story,
a lost tale,
the remains of madness,
cased by the white blanket covering the scarred land....

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Categories: adventure, death, world war i, world war
Form: Free verse
In Arms
In Memorial to All: And John McCrae

Every man has to die
In time
It always will be

To begin, to end
Is the way
It must be

Torn, beaten, we live
In time
Is for us to be

So many different worlds
But we are one
Meant to be  

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Categories: humanity, sad, world war i,
Form: Free verse
Triolet:Fix Bayonets
Fix bayonets to fight the foe,
Over the 'top' to sound of shell.
Village men of Fingeringhoe
Fix bayonets to fight the foe.
Fighting for King and country lo!
Trench warfare sure is swell
Fix bayonets to fight the foe
Over the 'top' to sound of shell....

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Categories: world war i,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member The Carpenters



 

We thought we were invincible,

Fearless, there we stood.

But somewhere to the rear

We heard someone sawing wood.

It was over the top for us,

A fight was in the offing.

But not for the carpenters,

They were busy, making coffins.
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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, soldier, war, world war i,
Form: Rhyme
2016 - Continuity
The men are not made by war,
But our Kingdom is always tore.
Why must we always hate?
Can we not have a different fate?

Revolution of the young,
Will bring about change - sure to come.
O where is the next silver tongue?
When they be found beat the drum-

Philip Sembert II
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Categories: world war i, america, fear, history, motivation, political, world war
Form: Sonnet
Fields Of Red Flowers
Stand among the bloodshed petals,
Close your eyes, your mind, and pause.
Bare your palm, curl back your fingers,
Feel my phantom hand in yours.

Miles of stone, a landscape laced,
We’ll carve our own, white row on row.
They fell in war as I, in love,
Have fallen, so the poppies grow.
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Categories: love, world war i,
Form: Quatrain
Armistice
Eleventh hour—
	young men perished,
	their hopes and dreams all lost:
	Ypres, The Marne, Verdun

of the
Eleventh day—
	silent, fell guns,
	and stillness took the front:
	Argonne, Belleau Wood, Amiens

of the
Eleventh month—
	the war men claimed
	would end all others:
	sadly, it did not

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© David Bose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: war, world war i,
Form: Free verse
The Two Major Opposite Things in Life
War
Repulsive, Gruesome
Screaming, Crying, Fighting
Something that haunts your dreams; The one thing that makes you smile
Laughing, Smiling, Sharing
Beautiful, Phenomenal
Peace ...

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Categories: horror, i love you, world war i,
Form: Diamante
Annoying Wars
Its here again
Why though?
Oh how we wonder 

Death is near 
A cupidity for creating cadavers
Oh the sorrow and fear 

Once again 
So many lives 
They meet their end

Terror and horror faced 
Only to get what
With honor they are graced

Dead are stars 
Over foolish things
Comes annoying wars...

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Categories: world war i,
Form: Free verse
The changing of days
Let us give up this time,
to give glory and praise.
To the world all around us,
to the changing of days.
We were born to be one,
to unite and hold hands.
But the war it continues,
still dividing the lands.
Such a sad time of year,
for the lonely and old,
Nothing worth giving in to.
nothing left to withhold....

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Categories: corruption, veterans day, world war i, world
Form: Dramatic monologue
How did you stay
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 never stopped
Then over the bags you’d hop

This went on for years
You had to temper your fears
How did you stay
Day after day.

© Paul Warren Poetry
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Categories: remembrance day, war, world war i,
Form: Ballad