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Veterans Day Poems | Examples of Veterans Day Poetry

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

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List of Veterans Day Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Honor The Veteran Colan Hiatt Rhyme inspiration, soldier, veterans day,
Patriots M. L. Kiser Acrostic veterans day, appreciation, patriotic, tribute, truth,
Premium Member Poem SENATOR JOHN McCAIN James Edward Lee Sr. Clerihew veterans day, courage, dedication, leadership, military,
The Land I Love dewayne coleman Rhyme veterans day, america, dark, death, dedication,
Ciao Chow Rico Leffanta Limerick veterans day, culture, food, money, patriotic,
Premium Member Poem Cordon Kevin Lawrence Prose Poetry veterans day, memorial day, metaphor, veterans
Thola Africa Tswarelo Mohohoma ABC veterans day, africa, america, anti bullying,
Premium Member Poem The National Debt Mike Miller Rhyme pride, remember, veterans day,
Freedom's Tapestry David Waldrop Political Verse veterans day, america, family, freedom, hero,
Tell It To The Moon Chula Fleming Free verse veterans day, absence, father daughter, fathers

Farewell
by shruti prabhu
Genteel and articulate, 
An inspiration you have been. 
Loyalty and Passion
In you, we have seen. 

Rising through ranks, 
Sweat blood all this while. 
Making your...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, farewell, goodbye, mentor, miss

THE TRAIN SET
by Terry Reeves
It was spread out all over the living room,
clicked along escarpments and apartments, soon
reaching a station, waiting for master's command,
It left, exuberant, at the touch...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, 4th grade, imagery, magic,

BRUTALITY
by JW Nugent
Brutality

Ambushed outside a village
some of the enemy were killed
their bodies tied to our tracks
to drag back trough the village
there to stay as a warning;
our unit...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, conflict, dark, death, eulogy,

BELIEF
by JW Nugent
BELIEF

Hard to breathe 
in this crystalline air
I can feel it’s sharpness.
Nights are seldom pleasant
almost always dangerous.
Charles moves at night
dug in we wait for the attack.
We...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, angst, conflict, death, destiny,

DEROS
by JW Nugent
		
		DEROS

There is great relief when a tour ends
and you are processed out of the unit;
addresses exchanged and goodbyes done
all thought is about the Freedom Bird
and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, anger, betrayal, conflict, confusion,

Home
by JW Nugent
HOME

The family is very excited
happy to see me come home
they know I have changed,
but they have changed as well.

Their eyes are worried wary,
their expressions oddly...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, betrayal, conflict, confusion, culture,

PTSD
by JW Nugent
PTSD

My nightmares are violent;
rifle jammed frustratingly dead,
broken stock useless as a club,
only a k-bar knife and free hand
reaching for those darting figures
leaping over my fighting...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, anger, angst, bereavement, conflict,

Essay On Drums
by JW Nugent
	ESSAY ON DRUMS

The drum sounds slowly its cadence
the beat, beat, beat marks a march
and through the air reverberates.

The tramp of a company at quick time,
arms...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, angst, bereavement, dark, death,

Remembering
by JW Nugent
   REMEMBERING

Hot, heat is the first impression,
this is the one that lasts
three hundred and sixty five days.

From the portal of the freedom bird
a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, angst, anniversary, bereavement, death,

Flanders Lamented
by JW Nugent
	FLANDERS LAMENTED

In NAM we watched rare shrapnel bloom
no fields of poppies marked our doom.
So trusting we marched forth to save
yielding grief’s flowers at every grave.
Those...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, memorial day, soldier, veterans

The Clock
by JW Nugent
	THE CLOCK

In the shadows of deepening twilight
remote in a familiar world;
each moment the tick of a clock,
each one added to all
that have gone before,
each, one...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, dark, deep, introspection, memorial

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The Eagle Cries
by Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Across spacious skies the eagle flies
Over mountains, valleys, and plains;
On majestic wing but with no song to sing
For the greedy are robbing all gains.

A nation's...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, america, corruption, freedom, patriotic,

The walls of lost souls of Vietnam
by Donna Tymec
The Wall Of Lost Souls Of Vietnam
Have you ever seen the wall? That is the Vietnam Wall.
I have seen this wall, 
I have touched the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, dad, father daughter, veterans

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Poppies among the Crosses
by J P Marmaro
Fields of France are filled with blood-red poppies
Where also bloom the lily-white crosses:
Each buried youth a seed, now bursting forth 
Into a stark white cruciform...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, grave, loss, memorial day,

The Ghosts Behind the Graves on Omaha Beach
by Steve Zak
They were young then, now they would be old men looking across an empty beach, the sun at their back; for many this would be...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, death, dedication, hero, history,

SAM'S LAST WORDS
by Lynward McKee
An old man at a rest home, in a pillowed chair
sat turned to a window with a cold and distant stare. 
Now bid by politician...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, america, anger, history, patriotic,

Brave American Knight
by David G. Moore
 
Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
Paid small...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, character, hero, strength, tribute,

Final Thoughts
by Marsha Smith
A kettle of vultures spiral
above the undulating waves of 
hot air over Baghdad
like rotor blades thudding through 
vaporless skies
dry as sand scoured bones
stripped pearl by...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, appreciation, dedication, freedom, hero,

The Ballad of Mr No Legs
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
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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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, anger, angst, health, introspection,

A Gift of Freedom
by Johnny Martinez
Upon the deadly battlefield
Where honor's won and death is sealed
Brave soldiers stand their ground
Where all that counts, can there be found
Disciplined soldiers, fearless men
Never again...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: veterans day, america, courage, death, dedication,