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War Poems | Examples of War Poetry

War Poems - Examples of all types of war poetry to share and read. This list of war poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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, and famous examples of war poetry. This list of works about war is an excellent resource for examples on how to write war poems.
Premium Member Narrow Roads
When the roads are grand yet your mind still will not pass the toll was too expensive it required a conscience with some empathy ignorance and evil hold hands when they dance to de humanize partners in crimes oh my! rape the pinatas are...Read the rest...
Categories: character, hate, silence, war,
Form: Free verse

The Betrayer
He stands in the corner, watching me: His eyes are red like blood And he bears no name, rank, or identity— His skin is faded pale As if he has been drained of all soul. The white square upon his...Read the rest...
Categories: death, war, world war
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Widow’s Hill Far Away
Over the hill and far away There is a small but lovely bay. Not one building spoiled the site, Just old tombs that give me some fright. Seen from the top of each tomb is a soul, Interred, all...Read the rest...
Categories: death, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Final Solution I
As innocence receives the mark of man a war is waged in silent turpitude. It seeps within the solace of the land erasing all in morbid solitude. For any souls so deemed to be unfit are subjects for eradication’s storm, ‘tis...Read the rest...
Categories: world war ii,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member The Final Solution II
Let murderers subdue the guilt within let not such burdens weigh upon your heart, for bound by oath, your troopers are akin to brothers that share equally in part. ‘Tis fiendish pride that fills your evil corps of blackened angels,...Read the rest...
Categories: world war ii,
Form: Crown of Sonnets

Bitter Wind - Page 1
Bitter Wind With the winds beginning in the autumn season, the Soul seems to be a leaf falling towards new pain. In the heat of the fire flying with the wind, it inhales us with...Read the rest...
Categories: literature, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Go 2 War by Glenn Hughes: Revised
My Interpretation: Glenn Hughes Lyric: In the space...Read the rest...
Categories: war,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member STORM
Somber summer storm Teases dark clouds with lightning Orthodox at first- Reforms with loud thunder booms Morphing war midst armored skies ...Read the rest...
Categories: sky, storm, war,
Form: Tanka
I'd always wondered, dreamed really, How it all could feel The world awash in currant marble Glistening from my skill I only plan perfectionism; A mind as sharp as ice To put my practice to the test I find my first device Never...Read the rest...
Categories: war, addiction, anger, dark, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
The Nihilists Cookbook
I don't believe in murder Nor anything of its kind. I also couldn't care less, You'll be shocked to find. I don't believe in purpose, I'd paddle out to sea, I certainly don't believe in love, That's fairy tale stuff to me. I...Read the rest...
Categories: war, anger, dark, freedom, gothic,
Form: Rhyme
Bow down To the 13 bullets you were given, Now load your machines Now now One foot before the other, Don't stray from the way, no end to the means Heads down, As you walk through all of it, Might just as well...Read the rest...
Categories: war, anger, devotion, education, memorial
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To an Empty Space
How the primitive gain power I don’t have a clue They’ve no time to smell a flower Or to plant a new They’re spiritually greedy And inevitably sad Not at all like me, indeedy I’m an easy-going lad I’ve no time to...Read the rest...
Categories: war, endurance, flower, peace, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
War Is Evil
War displace nation Like a tornado level A community....Read the rest...
Categories: death, metaphor, perspective, war,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Where's Nancy
Perhaps I was too weary, perhaps I slept too long, Now I must find my Army, but every turn seems wrong. "Where's...Read the rest...
Categories: war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member But is it July 4th for Me
It comes around every year, My body feels all the fear. My pulse escalates, My tears fall, and my heart breaks. It happens all the time, In all my dreams, in every year. There is no need to cheer, All I want...Read the rest...
Categories: war, anger, anniversary, dedication, devotion,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of War Poems

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Definition | What is War in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs