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War Poems

Read wonderful war poetry on the following sub-topics: anti, biological, brave, children, civil, cold war, cyber, economic, history, kids, nuclear, peace, political, sad, soldier, spanish, time, vietnam, world, ww1, ww2 and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
COME HOME SOLDIER Anyabolu Ifeanyi Gentle Sonnet cheer up, military, war,
Sometimes in Sierra Leone Michael Nichol Kamara ABC africa, cry, death, war,
The Seconds Anita Lerek Narrative war, bereavement, conflict, death, forgiveness,
Final days Robert Broadbent I do not know? war,
Premium Member Poem In My Era Connie Marcum Wong Rhyme america, anger, emotions, war,
On Monmouth's Fields, Part II David Welch Epic war, america, conflict, confusion, england,
On Monmouth's Fields, Part I David Welch Epic war, america, conflict, confusion, england,
Premium Member Poem Where Kings Lie Bernard Chan Free verse war, history, journey, love, moon,
The death and throes of agony Stewart Annie Everestus Limerick war, betrayal, death, military, peace,
Premium Member Poem The Pearly Gates John Crowe Rhyme war, heaven, life, metaphor, relationship,
Premium Member Poem Forgotten By Time Wren Rushing Rhyme death, parents, war,
Reality check Robert Broadbent Rhyme sad, war,
Premium Member Poem Balls on a Chain Kai Michael Neumann Alliteration war,
Premium Member Poem The Sixties Tom Wright Lyric war, america, conflict, courage, fear,
Lucy Furr's Luck Rico Leffanta Limerick war,
Premium Member Poem ALIEN NATION INVASION-- James Edward Lee Sr. Alliteration war, adventure, analogy, anxiety, assonance,
Chyngaws Adwaith Luke Hobbs Free verse war, corruption, earth, evil, grave,
Flying Machines Susan Linn Free verse war, fathers day, flying, remember,
Premium Member Poem PARIS LOVE Lewis Raynes Personification love, war,
Premium Member Poem Peace Is A Dream Emile Pinet Quatrain war, 10th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem It's Just A Job Gregory R Barden Free verse technology, violence, war,
Premium Member Poem Translation of the COMPLETE VERSION of Scarborough Fair by T Wignesan T Wignesan Dramatic Monologue war, farewell, girlfriend, lost love,
The War Unseen Larry McMillan Jr. Rhyme war, bible, encouraging, god, heaven,
Soldier Barbara Aquila Free verse war, courage, faith, spiritual, truth,
The night before avani pandit Romanticism war, miss you, remembrance day,
Premium Member Poem Tommy's War Denis Briggs Rhyme war, loss, relationship, soldier, world
Premium Member Poem Love And War John Crowe Rhyme death, heartbreak, love, war,
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Enter kenneth brenner Rhyme war,
1861 Kristie Raburn Ballad war, america, brother, change, conflict,
Pendle's unseen war Andrew Collinson Prose Poetry war, death, horror, loss, world
On A Million Dead Bodies Nick Trim Rhyme history, perspective, truth, war,
Premium Member Poem Apocalypse Series - Part 2 ' War' Cool For Cats Rhyme war, bible, dark, death, imagery,
tragic magic tamer hossam ABC war, child abuse, feelings, pain,
Premium Member Poem Times of War John Conde Rhyme war, conflict, death, evil, fear,
Premium Member Poem Sinai Campaign, 1967 Dennis Spilchuk Quatrain education, history, jewish, war,
Ghosts Along the Jungle Path in Vietnam jake aller Quatrain america, violence, visionary, war,
old Ghosts in Saigon jake aller Quatrain america, travel, visionary, war,
Seeing Ghosts jake aller Free verse america, gothic, war,
Two soldiers Faleeha Hassan I do not know? war,
Over and Out Freddie Johnson Couplet death, perspective, soldier, war,
Family Line Wanda Daugherty Couplet war, bible, birth, christian, god,
Gladiator's Fight Tinetariro Mushoriwa Free verse war, art, hero, history, myth,
Premium Member Poem The 1940's and 50's Movie, Radio and More Charles Henderson Prose truth, world war ii,
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Original Version - 4 Vladislav Raven Free verse war, dark, death, dream, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem Vietnam Was in Full Swing Caren Krutsinger Dramatic Verse war, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Undertaker Luqman Samin Free verse war, dark, death, depression, funeral,
Premium Member Poem The Battle Judy Dunbar Rhyme war, angel, angst, bible, conflict,
Build Myself a Crown Devotchka Lovingrace Free verse art, conflict, metaphor, war,
children of war tamer hossam ABC war, child abuse, children, heartbroken,
Premium Member Poem Vietnam Veterans Day Franklin Price Rhyme war,

About This Page

War Poems. Above are examples of poems about wars. This list of war poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup.  Warfare is an inherent part of life and writing about the sufferings and casualties of these conflicts in the form of beautiful and inspiring poems is just as natural. From the civil war to the Vietnam War and beyond, there have been many wars that have wreaked havoc on civilian life and the lives of soldiers. War poems detail the emotions of these events from the perspective of the combatant and human experience. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of war poetry. This list of works about war is an excellent resource for examples on how to write war poems.

War Poem Example

Indian Ink

“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes enchanting melodies!
Voices fall from the sky;    -Rising hymns release 
-ancient demons that   CLING to the soul

Darkness dwells under - gentle moonlight
Ancestors of the Spirit World!
Weaving Native smoke into the barren air
Indian spirits haunt the muddy Earth---
Moccasin makers rise from underneath;    While
  guardians of dream catchers - print the Universe
Smooth thread from the outer world; 
Arrowheads,   Ivory gems,   feathers, and illusions
I stumble upon a florid kiss.......   My veins;
Run Cold, like ice through a desert night.

Winds of enchanted drums - cry out for rain
Hollow chimes mesmerize,  my ties,  my eyes
An ancient rage begins to flare --- MADNESS! 
- takes place among the sanity of  who   I am
The spear of the perfumed buffalo scrapes my skin
I remove the veil that covers my eyes
The hands that cover my ears
Drying the scalp that bleeds on my face


Raven silk braids and feathers on my hair
Dancing in a horrid hallucination of Peyote,
Waking up from the “American Dream.”
Holding out my arms, I am free, I can fly.


By; PD

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