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Short World War II Poems

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


eastern front
he was sent eastward
the carnage was horrifying
it was unbearable...

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Categories: world war ii,
Form: Haiku



The man who lies here
The man who lies here loved and hated humankind
In equal measures
...

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Categories: memorial day, power, world war ii,
Form: Epitaph
P-51
Rolls Royce Merlin purrs. 
Local owned P-51 
World War II long past...

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Categories: world war ii, remember
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 ii, bereavement, courage, death, history, remembrance day, world
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Oscar-ku 43 -Patton
both loved and disliked
General "Old Blood and Guts"—
triumph and ordeal...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, conflict, courage, leadership, usa, violence, world war
Form: Haiku



renenga prac
rat
desoultion renagde parrot
pig
resolution separation pay
Tyrannosaurus

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Categories: world war ii, write, writing,
Form: Rengay
the sunken city
Afar in gusty plains,

Moved a massive silhouette

of the sunken city.

-Ism
...

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Categories: world war ii, adventure, city, nature, world war i, world
Form: Haiku
Berlin 1945
Wild galloping horse
Berlin nineteen forty-five
Hoof pounding the Earth

10/01/17...

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© Jamie Pan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: war, world war ii,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Die Truppen
Wer sind diese truppen?
Das sind die Einsatzgruppen.
Woher kommen sie?
Hölle… Hölle.
...

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Categories: history, holocaust, jewish, society, world war ii,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Meeting and Greeting in Airports, Coach and Railway Stations
On arrival we kiss.
On departure we weep.
Lives so different merge.
Lives so similar diverge....

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Categories: world war ii, farewell, kiss, romantic love, travel, voyage, war,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member LATTER DAYS-
today is tomorrows yesterday see you tomorrow~


2/8/21
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr © 2021...

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Categories: analogy, today, world war ii,
Form: Monoku
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: world war ii, conflict, jewish, war, world war i, world
Form: Couplet
ENEMY WITHIN
Hunting for the enemies 
Hitter 
Within the heart carrying his 
Killed him 
His anger 
In the World 11 
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Categories: anger, world war ii,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member VE Day


many died  fighting 
nazi ideology ~
we owe them so much



Written on 8th May 2020. 
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Categories: thanks, world war ii,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Somewhere over Hiroshima 6th August 1945


        Mission accomplished 
         I cannot see the city 
         Just black boiling tar

By
David Kavanagh...

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Categories: history, world war ii,
Form: Senryu
Waves May Prevail
Waves may prevail,
And rip my sails,
Lightning may strike,
But that's life,
No hail or storm,
Can tear me from my Lord....

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Categories: world war ii, character, death, murder, sad, sorrow, war, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tell-Tail Plume of Doom
Mushroom cloud plume of doom rose from Hiroshima, 6 August, 1945, Omen
-------------- 25 July 2017...

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Categories: war, world war ii,
Form: Cinquain
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: world war ii, war, world, world war i, world war
Form: Narrative
Losing Hope
When we came on that train we go into the dark. 
To never see light again, to never see a familiar face, 
To starve, to cry, to slowly die.
...

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Categories: 10th grade, world war ii,
Form: Acrostic
Ko Un translation of the Holocaust poem Speechless
Speechless
by Ko Un
translation by Michael R. Burch

At Auschwitz
piles of glasses,
mountains of shoes ...
returning, we stared out different windows....

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Categories: world war ii, holocaust, horror, race, racism, sorrow, war, world
Form: Epigram
Remembrance
Today we remember the fallen
on foreign fields that were trodden
     by armies at odds.
     Our wreaths laid on sods
will ensure they are never forgotten....

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Categories: world war ii, military, remembrance day, world war i, world
Form: Limerick
Reporting from the Mosquito Front
A man with towel and cellphone
Returned with news, The enemy's gone!
Locking the bedroom door
He'd piled bodies on the floor
But Zweeee! He forgot one last one...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: world war ii, analogy, fear, humor, insect, world, world war
Form: Limerick
Air Raid 1940
The drone of bombers 
In the night sky 
A wail of sirens 
From the terrified city
Where youth and innocence die.

W.A. CHOLT.  Copyright Fergal O Reilly  2018....

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© W.A. CHOLT  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, conflict, death, world war ii,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member The Home of Squanto and Tonto
There once was a place called Acirema
A ways from the sands of Ipanema
   The birthplace of Squanto
   The home of brave Tonto 
Backwards. it fought at Iwo Jima
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Categories: history, home, world war ii,
Form: Limerick
Best foot forward
Front-line in depth of mortar
Whistling shells and screams of torture
Blood clot gurgles death bell tolls
Hell of pain in body enthrals
Danger rings apprehension stalls...

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Categories: world war ii, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Quintain (English)