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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 Cool Blue
Looking cool Wearing blue Fly through the air Wingman as their pair Patrolling the skies Ready to encounter bogey lies Like eagles they soar On this speed tour Landing on a carrier for air craft Navy...Read More
Categories: war, appreciation, hero, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme

Categories: america, childhood, freedom, war,
Form: Bio
Premium Member DAY AT THE BEACH
Sand and surf of Oahu. Boogie boards and kids. Feeling breathlessly safe. Surrounded by friends - strangers-in-arms safe. Elsewhere in time and space the beaches of Normandy tell a different tale. Holding their breaths - will they see mamas and papas, siblings and lovers. Bullet-showers, thundering...Read More
Categories: war, america, freedom, memorial day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Recall and Restore our Freedoms
American soldiers have given their lives in war after war after war after war Be they in the Army, in the Navy in the Air Force...Read More
Categories: war, america, freedom, hero, memorial
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gods Of War
Ancient shadows eclipse the Sun, Terror descends from the skies. Immortal chaos seeks revenge, The death of Man the only prize. Our destiny was once foretold, From written scrolls of the past. Long forgotten sands of time, Too late, for now the...Read More
Categories: war,
Form: Rhyme

Happy Being happy not True and is false or Is a mist of clouds...Read More
Categories: best friend, trust, war,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member War and Police
It seems to be an ongoing epoch, With the trials of humanity. Where peaceful days are short-lived, ...Read More
Categories: conflict, war,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
50 years since Vietnam
You remember the mud blood and mosquitos And the Agent Orange brought back as a memento In your jungle greens at Vung Tau Nui Dat memories won’t fade even now Picked out of the lottery for National Service...Read More
Categories: remembrance day, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Silent Scream
Heart's silent scream lovers torn from savaged arms Hunched over bludgeoned into queue ...Read More
Categories: war, cry, death, evil, heart,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Orphan Train
Four children had to tell mama and papa goodbye. It was World War I. Would they ever see them again? No one spoke of this, not wanting to alarm the little ones. Janice was told to take care...Read More
Categories: war,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Blood Feud
The battle well fought, Blood drips from the blade. Clans kill each other, A grave history made. Women and children weep, Men driven by fear. Prejudice handed down, Death year after year. The torch forever blinds, The flame of hatred burns. A sad lesson taught, But...Read More
Categories: hate, war,
Form: Rhyme
Created animosities scattered hearts in the fields and streets, broken wires... maimed the disillusioned roots shape lives now empty reconciled lives no direction and right route... reality created by warlords !...Read More
Categories: war, adventure, allusion, appreciation, hate,
Form: Free verse
No Peace
No peace ! These are the words I hear whispering in my ears. I knew what I wanted to write because I had the first line on my mind. I knew what I wanted to...Read More
Categories: war, confidence, conflict, courage, endurance,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member DAMIAN DELILAH MALLORY and the FAMILY Reunion: Generations
The season, spring year 2031. One year went by and Delilah was 4 months pregnant When Molly Was 6 months pregnant. Other Then that, the passed months were Unremarkable. The ages of Damian's children and their Mother's...Read More
Categories: war, birth, confidence, emotions, house,
Form: Alliteration
A Soldiers Poem
When the time comes, When all is calm, Where peace is achieved, And all can just live, As my bullets runs out, And all is going south, With another hit I'll drop, In the battlefield I'll die proud, If that happens, don't...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, world war
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of 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.

Definition | What is War in Poetry?