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Veterans Day Poems

Veterans Day Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about veterans day. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for veterans day.

Poem Topics Related to Veterans Day

remembrance, war, veteran, military, loss, warfare, retrospect, forgotten

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Premium Member Freedom's Flag
Briskly she beats against a stormy breeze
with innocent, valiant, vigilant stains
of liberty warriors overseas
carried over mountains, lakes, seas, and plains.

Surviving, she stands, united and strong
belonging to all cultures and races,
hoisted on faith, held high with honor's song
and the love America...Read More
Categories: veterans day, america, blue, freedom, god, hope, red, veterans
Form: Sonnet



Purple Heart
Purple Heart

It's what freedom cost,
Yet another family's lost.

Traces of a long forgotten war,
Willing participants to their own accord.

A coffin's flag to a son who gave his life,
So unafraid to die for the right.

Unspoken words echoes in silent action,
A sympathy for...Read More
Categories: appreciation, family, heaven, patriotic, veterans day,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member 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: Free verse
Veteran
Veteran
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: veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Veteran's Day Snowstorm
My golden retriever romps through the patio door
Shakes his behind
Cotton-balled as a woolly sheep in need of shear
From the rogue snowstorm on Veteran’s Day
Wind straightened American flag
Red white and blue eyeliner applied to an old lady’s powdered face

And after the...Read More
Categories: autumn, holiday, judgement, november, usa, veterans day,
Form: Free verse



war
No dulcet it was
cries of peace amidst gunfire
shells and smoke lingered....Read More
Categories: courage, death, poetry, veterans day, war,
Form: Haiku
Veterans Day


As we remember those who Served our country this day, Let God hear our prayers and everything we say.
Watch over these men and women who serve with your Mighty light, when they defend our Country while in a fight.
Lord today...Read More
Categories: veterans day, faith, family, god, history, holiday, military, veterans
Form: I do not know?
On Veterans Day
For this holiday I have nowhere to go
Around me are all common roads, what a puzzle
No guest comes to chat about house chores 
On bare rocky shore are seen many a squirrel

End of the year should see a long journey
But...Read More
Categories: veterans day, america,
Form: Light Verse
Soldier Boy
Soldier Boy”



He left a boy -
That young man 
Whose face held the last vestiges of freckles
From summers spent tramping about
The countryside on sunny afternoons.

He left a boy -
That proud young soldier
Who brushed away the mother’s desperate grasp
Who bade him promise...Read More
Categories: veterans day, patriotic, soldier, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Veterans Day Thank you to Veterans

Thank you to all, for your sacrifice made
Fighting for our safety and freedom
Bringing us shining light in the shade
Thank you for caring about our country and our lives
Through losses and lonely times you have endured
All of your bravery that carries...Read More
Categories: america, patriotic, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Pay Tribute
Thank you isn't enough, you deserve much more.
But we humbly come together on this day,
to honor, respect, and pay tribute as we have before.
We acknowledge what you gave, the price you had to pay.

Through the years, you have served your...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, freedom, patriotic, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Only Vet I Knew
I am honoring a Veteran that I knew.
He past this year of Cancer.  He served us in Vietnam.
As a Sargent in the Army. I can't say his name for he
didn't want to be recognized and I am honoring that.
But...Read More
Categories: veterans day, blessing, courage, destiny, devotion, encouraging, sunshine, veterans
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day 2019
(A Tribute To Joe D.)
By Miracle Man
11-11-2019


A day for remembering Joe D. who served,
In both peace time and the Vietnam war.
Keep “All gave some, Some gave all” preserved,
It’s a fact too many have chosen to ignore.

Joe fought to...Read More
Categories: brother, veterans day, war,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Veterans Day
Veterans Day
By Franklin Price
11/11/2019

It's time to celebrate the Vets
Of the good old U.S.A
All the living and the dead
We honor them today

All gave some and some gave all
To protect us and defend
We're saddened by the ones we lost
Who served us to...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, memorial, military, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THANK YOU
I don’t think I understood the true meaning of Veteran’s Day when I was but a boy
I knew people got together to commemorate…to be thankful…to share joy.

But I thought of it as an old people’s holiday...I was just happy to...Read More
Categories: veterans day,
Form: Verse
No objection to cold weather but
No objection to cold weather, but...
ah jest wanna boomerang back into the womb

No matter birth canal
long since got breached,
countless scores of years
I quickly grew
impossible mission to plunge
(think Nestea commercial)
headfirst back into utero,
haint got any got any
handy dandy blues clue,

nonetheless said...Read More
Categories: veterans day, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, america,
Form: Free verse
Thank You for Your Service
I felt that I should volunteer
for two short years to do my part,
and so I asked the local draft board,
“Make me next, I want to serve.”

The letter came from Uncle Sam.
It told me to do and when.
They gave me a...Read More
Categories: military, veterans day,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member For Just one moment remember
Words that I wish could be heard but death has taken them away, These Veterans not celebrating this day but have given their life so we can live. BBQ and hamburgers a holiday, death has no remembrance of this day,...Read More
Categories: veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Conversation With a Radio
Stayin’ up again, all nite long,
Comic book characters take me along,
On midnite rides of fun and fear,
Oh, to have free time & some beer.
    The lites are brightly burning eyes,
    The SDO is on...Read More
Categories: veterans day, military, mystery, people, perspective, psychological, senses, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Veterans Day
Veterans Day

We were happy
With the war over.
Our eyes swelled tears 
When the guns ceased fire.

Those long years
Of suffering ended;
Lives shattered
Always wondering.

And on that day
Soldiers marching,
Rifles shouldered, arms swinging,
People hugging and kissing.

My father had come home
And my mother said,
‘Let us pray,
For...Read More
Categories: veterans day, america, holiday, remember, remembrance day, usa, veterans
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Lone Veteran
Visions unendurable
Thoughts not erasable
Tracers of red
Running through my heard

Yellow smoke for the dust off
Brings tears
Death and destruction
Memories of loss

Haunting images
Ghosts haunting me
Blood on my hands
Unable to clean

Youth destroyed
By war
Hate and anger
Unknown to me

Until The War

Tribute To All Veterans on
Veterans Day...Read More
Categories: veterans day, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Eagle in Jesus
By Dawne Zacharias

This bird is admired for its grandeur,
 its grace in flight,
Its size and magnificent power.
When in flight it stirs the
 soul to true liberty.
He can use his mighty wings 
to carry other eagles to safety.
Turbulence makes him stronger
...Read More
Categories: veterans day, america, god, independence day, inspirational, leadership, motivation,
Form: Prose
Afro Knight
"Afro-Knight"

Nelson Mandela was his name , he was a hero. Captain Africa carrying the cross like Jesus.

A fight to the finish.... patience was my super power.
Twenty seven years of meditation....the Victory.
Your heart is made of gold.

A nation divided by hate!
Ignorance!...Read More
Categories: africa, appreciation, blessing, hero, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just A Citizen
Crank around forward and history repeats
Comprehending every moment is mental feat
Once black chains perform at white man’s feet
While whitey conspired to tear Lincoln from his seat

All there again you can feel it in the air
They all lie plenty but none...Read More
Categories: history, patriotic, political, slavery, society, veterans day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Casualties
They trained me to hunker down
And fire artillery
But I blew back as shrapnel
Wounding those closest to me

Worry was a constant strain
Still, you pressed on valiantly
To face more survivor guilt
While I became the enemy

Farewell sweetheart
A soldier's duty is never done
Sweet dreams...Read More
Categories: depression, devotion, grief, love, stress, veterans day,
Form: Lyric