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Soldier Poems

Soldier Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about soldiers. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for soldier.

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Premium Member What Party Are YOU
What Party Are You?

Does it matter?
Who I voted for? 
I am alive, 
so it was legal. 
I have not been dead, 
for thirty years. 
Surely that is enough. 

If I tell you this or that, 
you will condemn me
for the...Read More
Categories: soldier, allah, america, atheist, metaphor, patriotic, political, racism,
Form: Narrative

In Grassy Fields
In Grassy Fields

In a dream I saw sleeping soldiers rise
From endless sleep through the mists of time
Their crosses stood in perfect rows
In grassy fields where flags unfold

In a dream I saw them all arise
And in the wind their battle cries
Carried...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, soldier, veterans day, war,
Form: Verse
White Noise Blues
(after the novel)

I don’t care about fashion
I just try to keep warm
I’ve heard all about passion
Sounds like a great big storm
I stay out of the freeway
No I don’t venture there
Oh, yes, I once saw a truck swerve
Around an old wheelchair

Why...Read More
Categories: soldier, allegory, anxiety, depression, sexy, symbolism, technology, war,
Form: Lyric
Hymn for Fallen Soldiers
DPAA Hymn for Fallen Soldiers
by Michael R. Burch

Sound the awesome cannons.
Pin medals to each breast.
Attention, honor guard!
Give them a hero’s rest.

Recite their names to the heavens
Till the stars acknowledge their kin.
Then let the land they defended
Gather them in again.

When I...Read More
Categories: bereavement, courage, death, devotion, eulogy, funeral, soldier,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member And then the guns fell silent
And then the guns fell silent
Smoke and death were in the air
The sounds of echoed silence, so many dead were everywhere
Your eyes were tired and weary but you did not dare break your stare
Friends and comrades lie around us, the...Read More
Categories: cry, death, deep, fear, horror, soldier, world
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member Christmas Princess
Christmas Princess

I picked you up early, 
we went to your friends. 
I watched as they all…
watched you. 
You laugh lightly, 
and bring joy in your words, 
where there was none. 

The Light of Our Lord, 
shines brightly in your heart,...Read More
Categories: soldier, christmas, cinderella, happiness, i miss you, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dreams of the Nutcracker
Dreams of the Nutcracker

When I am older, 
I will sweep you off your feet. 
I will take you from here, 
2 a land far away. 

Birds will sing, 
and no one “unkind”
will be allowed. 
There will be
pretty colored flowers, 
there...Read More
Categories: soldier, childhood, children, christian, christmas, encouraging, endurance, holiday,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No Joke
No Joke

Highway 99, 
goes no where… 
I tell you. 
I have been there 
and back. 

You have to go, 
but you can not find it. 
There is a tree, with lights. 
It is very bright. 

The star at the top,...Read More
Categories: encouraging, garden, jesus, judgement, nonsense, seasons, soldier,
Form: Narrative
we left the comfort of home
relied on the eyes of the drone
repelled the hate of your enemy
and the harsh words that were said to me
you will always have scares
when you fall that hard
it is what we do with the healing
to...Read More
Categories: soldier, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Stupid is all you see
Teacher sey mi stupid 

I wonder if a hol' a gun to her head she would still think I am stupid?

Because I don't come from upper St. Andrew mi nuh have the right to a good education? 

Yuh label mi...Read More
Categories: soldier, anger, betrayal,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Amid The Jagged Shadows
"Amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs; " 

                              ...Read More
Categories: soldier, inspirational, life, motivation, perspective, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
they kill children too
They kill children too
 A hum of silence met me
 Dead babies everywhere like dolls on a filthy carpet.
A lone soldier guarded the scene
He looked stunned and dazed and said, we had to do it
They are the enemies of...Read More
Categories: soldier, allah, allusion, america, anger, angst, baptism,
Form: Blank verse
Bee Stinger
fond memories of your son/daughter, when soldiers visit, removing their hats
...Read More
Categories: irony, soldier,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Disarray
We have had news from the Front late today,
Brought by one of the Duke's trusted aides,
That the French army is in disarray,
As the threat from Napoleon fades.

It seems it was a most dreadful display,
Dead men on that battlefield laid,
A sense...Read More
Categories: conflict, death, england, soldier,
Form: Rhyme
Whose Sword Lands The Blow, Part II
His organization taken apart,
he found himself hiding in a safe house,
paranoid that Jones would learn he was there,
so crazed he made sure all the lights were doused,
he did not even bring along his spouse,
keeping a half-dozen armed me with him,
then...Read More
Categories: soldier, anger, conflict, confusion, dark, death, drug, violence,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Umbrella
My Umbrella

It was the reason
for everything,
that had any value. 

It started with rain, 
on a Sunday morning. 
It moved to the car,
that would not start. 
Then there was a man, 
a stranger,
an unexpected hero. 

He stopped when no one...Read More
Categories: angel, forgiveness, freedom, hello, inspirational, leadership, soldier,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Forever

There is a corner in this field
Where all trains run on time,
And cricket's played
On village greens
As the dulcet church bells chime.

There is a corner in this field
Where people stop to talk,
And 'the suns of home'
Can shine all day
On the paths...Read More
Categories: home, love, peace, places, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When your day goes wrong
No, no, no!! It’s half past ten!
So what happened to my alarm then?
A power cut!! That’s just my luck.
And now the toilet door is stuck!!

Brushing my teeth I hear a crack,
Oh no it's my front tooth cap,
I’m smiling with a...Read More
Categories: soldier, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme
The Forge
The Forge
by Michael R. Burch

To at last be indestructible, a poem
must first glow, almost flammable, upon
a thing inert, as gray, as dull as stone,
then bend this way and that, and slowly cool
at arms-length, something irreducible
drawn out with caution, toughened...Read More
Categories: soldier, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Heads and Tails
Ahead of sunrise, I wake up and walk up.
Walk up to a place where the world depends.
The greenary is sometimes a boon and sometimes a curse.
With expecting not much more, I see my happiness.
Happiness in which the world depends and...Read More
Categories: soldier, 10th grade, art, birth, confidence, corruption, emotions,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Another time another place
Another  time, another place; 
it wouldn’t need to be like this.
Another word, another phrase; 
we wouldn’t feel and live like this.

Another lie, another truth; 
we wouldn’t need to see like this.
Another voice, another place; 
the guns would never bang...Read More
Categories: conflict, confusion, crazy, death, fate, fear, soldier,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Under My Skin
POEM " UNDER MY SKIN " by martin gedge

I can feel you breathing deep beneath my skin
tugging at the fabric of the shell that keeps me in
racing through the circuits putting pressure on each vein
trying to find the surface for...Read More
Categories: soldier, care, conflict, courage, emotions, heart, humanity, life,
Form: Rhyme
Duty bound soldier
Marching worthy soul
Armed with munitions
While mentally tolls

Comes back wounded heart
Mind, soul, body’s wroth
Wayward Minister
Burden to the cloth


For McWhirtle Me Poetry Contest
McWhirtle poetry form only.
Sponsored by: charles messina 
...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, introspection, meaningful, memorial, soldier,
Form: McWhirtle
greedy pen leech
from the sympathetic heart  
departed they are or sold for felicity,
ephemeral felicity
and become enthralled greedy

It’s majesty of presentation, pen soldier
they are in society, 
rich or mighty not are they
they had lofty conscience
movement in supreme thought- pen comrade they are
but...Read More
Categories: soldier, grief, life, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Robot Revolution

Abandon futile attempts to run
Behold the process has begun
Step toward your darkest fear
Let’s flip the switch to a new frontier

Penetrating deep within
Evacuate your mortal sin
This brave new age is imminent
And it will be magnificent

Arouse you from your fantasies
Now descending into...Read More
Categories: computer, dark, science fiction, soldier, technology, war,
Form: Rhyme