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War Poems | Examples of War Poetry

War Poems. Below 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.

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List of War Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Hallows Keep Rhyn Muller Free verse war, death, deep, depression, emotions,
Humankind Brandon Connor Lyric war, allegory, humanity, life, riddle,
War Rhyn Muller Free verse war, cry, emotions, heart, men,
Premium Member Poem A Sword Word Brahn Bailey Limerick war,
Premium Member Poem It Must Of Been Quite Frighting To Be Anne Frank Marc Acrich Prose war,
War And Love MAHTAB BANGALEE Free verse love, war,
Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: Avian Notes on the Sensate Slip Stream : The Silent War in 3 Acts: Pt1 Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse war, bible, bird, evil, god,
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Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: Avian Notes on the Sensate Slip Stream : The Silent War in 3 Acts: Pt2 Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse war, bible, bird, evil, god,
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Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: Avian Notes on the Sensate Slip Stream : The Silent War in 3 Acts - Pt3 Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse war, bible, bird, earth, evil,
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Premium Member Poem Unsheath Your Sword Jo Daniel Quatrain fun, war, words,

Hard
by Leo Mbalamana
Whenever I spoke
All they did was provoke 
they took me as a joke
So I would often choke
Is it because I was broke?
they felt comfortable to...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, soulmate, spiritual, tiger, voice,

Several of the Greater Nations
by Devotchka Lovingrace
Your suicide 
Wrests the act from the hand 
So that fire can envelop the bottle 
And skyward 
And bright
And living 
Technicolour dances in extremes.

We effervesce...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, allegory, anxiety, conflict, fate,

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Twin Towers Fell
by Franklin Price
Twin Towers Fell
By Franklin Price
9/11/2018

Twin towers fell, a living hell
The day was apropos
Was a nine-one-one emergency
Setting the future we now know

The years, now seventeen, have...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, history, image, war,

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Third light
by Viv Wigley

July moon, third quarter, patrols the night.
Pierces smoky haze, phosphor and cordite.
No crump of shell or rattle of gunfire
just stillness, man made brambles,
wooden posts and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war,

My
by Rebecca Solomon
My mind tosses in the turmoil
My mind tumbles from side to side
My expression is blank, 
they do not know
What I am going through or what...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, confusion, cry, deep, emotions,

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Tending the Flames
by Andrew Travis
Sparks white-hot nestled in embers
Your eyes curtain-off the flames
Ice cold as late-December
Turn up the heat to play your games

Push me harder for rent, honey
Your heart,...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, break up, divorce, fire,

The Holocaust
by W.A. CHOLT
Lest we forget 
The face of evil 
And deny the truth 
Of history
Remember the victims 
Who suffered and died;
Tormented, persecuted, 
Dispossessed, taken captive, 
Herded like...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holocaust, world war ii,

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Hey Adolph How You Doing Buddy
by Marc Acrich
Hey Adolph how you doing buddy?
Still playing in the bath tub with your toy subs?
Dreaming of the day you can stick it to your dad...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war,

Until all my sons come home
by Anastasia Stewart
Until all my sons come home the birds will not know how to sing.
the sky will be grey and the trees without leaves
hearts will weigh...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, dark, death, destiny, growth,

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Quy Nhon and the Tet Offensive
by Franklin Price
Quy Nhon and The Tet Offensive
By Franklin Price
9/2/2018

Quy Nhon and the Tet offensive, more than fifty years ago
That Chinese New Year changed our world and...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, new year, war,

Sacred Spaces
by Mary Braithwaite
The spaces once held sacred are destroyed
Like Salisbury plain where sheep could safely graze
Now for soldiers use and practice Wars

The Bedouin who inhabit deserts cry
The...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, allegory, war,

Modern Haiku
by Muzahidul Reza
No good food, water,
Fresh environment, feelings
But weapons all kinds.
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, abuse, conflict, confusion, corruption,

The horned helmet of the dawn
by Serge Lyrewing
The horned helmet of the dawn has met my sight
They’re shouting loudly, that I’m wrong – I’m right
The sky is putting on the armour of...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, adventure, anger, metaphor, power,

Attack Amen
by Darrell Hoover
The steeples tower over our flags
Dissent is not allowed here
How dare you not say the pledge!
Shots ring out in the crowded halls
Our children fall; victims...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: religion, war,

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Vietnam was Fifty Years Ago
by Franklin Price
Vietnam was Fifty Years Ago
By Franklin Price
8/30/2018

Vietnam was fifty years ago
Around the world across the sea
God went with me on tour
Now it's just a memory

The...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, military, war,

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Ban Me Thuot
by Franklin Price
Ban Me Thuot
By Franklin Price
8/31/2018

Out in the Central highlands, far away from Cam Ranh Bay,
In the town of Ban Me Thuot was a place where...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, military, war,

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Two Shots
by Kevin Shaw

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, death, war,

Soaring night
by Jennifer ATTY
… Finally, it’s midnight!
As most cuddle their pillow
Whispering their hope to their beds,
Others were: readjusting their black sabatons, hardening their greaves 
Re- enforcing each other’s...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, anger, care, courage, endurance,

Dialect Tickle Matt Arial Hiz im - 2nd sentence
by matthew harris
I gotta n itch) Lenin, where alien archeologists 
from outer limits of the twilight zone unearthed 
(com) bust stubble rubble yes likeness of Guy 
Richie...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: war, 11th grade, 12th grade,

LIMERICK-03
by MAHTAB BANGALEE
Suited-booted, friend of little gods 
Comes to discover a new worlds sods!
Weapon throw in speech
Laugh on naked beach 
Selling-buying in his tie of cords!


- August...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: business, war, world,