War Poems | Examples of War Poetry

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Categories: war,
the prophet
by ej Sansam
the prophet arose from his prayers
and scanned the horizon
"they will be here soon"

two hours or so to moonrise 
with little protection in sight
and with no...

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Categories: character, hero, strength, tribute, war,
Brave American Knight
by David G. Moore
 
Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
Paid small...

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Categories: war,
untitled 133
by ej Sansam
untitled 133

i touch the dead
with my hands 
and my eyes
and my mind
as they lay there
composed
contorted
eyes open non seeing
their whole lives
came before me 
as i drew...

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Categories: war,
untitled 99
by ej Sansam
untitled 99

when the Earth is at war
there is no Spring
no plants or children
or other living thing
the soil becomes infertile
drenched in dead and dying blood
nothing good
can...

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Categories: change, death, history, memory, war,
Premium MemberIf you could change World History
by Kevin Shaw
If you could change World History

If you could alter World History,
What would you change and why.
Choose with care and astuteness,
Or someone that lived, might die.

Edward...

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Categories: black african american, love, war,
Friendly Fire
by kewayne wadley
Loving you is not easy.
It is war, tinted in quick bursts of fire.
Our hands filled with grit, our breath steadfast in anticipation.
Camouflaged emotions dressed in fear.
The...

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Categories: war,
The Soldier's Death
by Larry Bradfield
He came of age in nineteen forty one.
A cap and gown and the keys to his car.
The world was in chaos, but he saw none
Of...

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Categories: 6th grade, anger, death, war, wisdom,
Risen
by Payton Avila
A conquest for wisdom,
Without need for thought.
Only the requirement for larceny.
A tribute to those are fallen,
The warriors who did not rise from defeat.
A simple song...

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Categories: adventure, husband, mother, sad war,
The Viking's Wife
by Laurie Woodward
The King had called and off he went
And on a sword our money spent
A soldier's wage to me he sent
As he marched off to war
My...

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Categories: angst, bereavement, conflict, death, war,
Premium MemberThe Soldier's Death
by Emile Pinet
I can smell the coppery scent of blood
and the stench of death, excrement and piss,
a soldier lies dead, his face in the mud.
I mourn the...

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Premium MemberThe Soldier's Death
by Frederic Parker
To touch a tear that falls upon your heart
And feel the silent breath to which I'm wed
To know your love, caress its crumbled part
This broken...

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Categories: war,
Brexit Sonnet No 10 - An Ordinary Life
by Keith Murphy
Brexit Sonnet No.10 – ‘An Ordinary Life’

An ordinary life, untroubled by clash of war,
No uniform to don, nor bayonet thrust.
Untroubled by sights and sounds at...

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Categories: america, conflict, england, french, war,
19 War, Allies are Allies because of Common Enemies
by Nick Trim
Allies and Enemies in war, the history.

1. England vs Scotland
2. England vs France
3. United Kingdom vs France
4. United Kingdom vs France and USA
5. Great Britain...

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Categories: america, death, soldier, war,
Premium MemberThe Soldier's Death
by Laura Loo
"THE SOLDIER'S DEATH"


Nick could not save Private Johnny from death,
   the task seemed so simple on the front line-
    ...

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My Lai Massacre
by Tom Cunningham
The Vietnam war raged for twenty years
Thousands died and people shed many tears
The French were there first then the Americans arrived
Communism had grown and it...

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Categories: war,
Premium MemberPEACE ARRIVES
by Demetrios Trifiatis







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Categories: angst, anxiety, horror, military, war,
Premium MemberTich Thomas
by peter duggan
Tich Tomas
.
A dog was howling in the night
Perhaps she knew the truth
That Tich would not be coming home
This dog needed no proof
That the man who...

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Premium MemberWar
by Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble
Three letters combine together to cause a great uproar
This little word has a way of creating a mighty war
Bloodshed and tears
Victims and wounds is a...

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Premium MemberThe Night Glows Darkly
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Raging, fierce winds of Mars
marched across Earth’s skyscape,
	in the season of the decline of Man
Fall of the God-chosen specie,
autumn of impending extinction
Twas an apocalyptic mushroom...

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Categories: war,
untitled 97
by ej Sansam
days were younger then
longer and sweeter
we lazed forever
by the ocean's ebb
oblivious
of the web
being woven
by old men
in dark clothes 
behind darker doors
pushing us past the 
brink...

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Categories: war,
War and peace
by Hafala Hajara
Why this war ? Why this war? 
To the people along so far. 
It kills us all,
Because of this the world may fall 
Why this...

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Categories: america, change, fear, imagination, war,
Premium MemberMotel Room
by Robert Ronnow
Motel room, U.S. map made of license plates
everything I need for a week is here, king-
size bed, microwave, fridge, tv, hot plate
the carpet's pretty clean,...

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Categories: war ii,
Keep calm and have a cuppa
by Paul Warren
In 1942 when the Germans and Japanese
Were rampant across the world during WW II

The British needed to raise the moral
Of their troops who were under...

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when next I come
by Andrew Foreman
when next I come
through cobbled streets
steel topping hobnailed feet
led by pounding echoed drum

to arms, to arms!
these banners wave
feeding pride the faces crave
stealing youth from school...

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Categories: appreciation, assonance, dedication, engagement, war,
Premium MemberIn God's Army
by James Edward Lee Sr.
I cry but yet my eyes aren't wet
I am old yet I'm well kept
I am sure but yet confused
I laugh but yet I frown
I'm young...

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Premium MemberEyes of a Montagnard Girl 1963
by Vee Bdosa
EYES OF A MONTAGNARD GIRL 1963
Eyes without reason,
never having an end
searching forever,
never finding a friend.

Eyes without mercy,
stealing all that was you,
changing forever
what you thought love...

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Categories: war,
War
by Albert Wandera
War! War! You came between us,
Destroyed the only love we treasured,
Firepower of our love so sacred,
The dreams and visions we dreamt,
The colorful wedding, we dreamt,
War!...

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A Prayer For His Soul
by Larry Bradfield
She cried softly in pain as quick death took her man
Then they buried him deeply in crystalline sand
She had loved him because of just who...

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Categories: war, world war ii,
Premium MemberEmbers and Snowflakes
by G. Jay
Embers and snowflakes
The tears and heartaches
When powers go to war 
Aglow of the shadow

The tears and heartaches
Aurora of Torrents 
Aglow of the shadow
A tale of...

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Premium MemberJune 1944
by Geoffrey Brewer
JUNE 1944

they kissed with dreams of peace in clover - for him fulfilled in Norman field

Monoku - Cliche: All’s fair in love and war...

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Spartan boy
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu
Lives in my homeland
He fights not the enemy,
but himself in the mirror.
The mirror eternally strong,
will never break into pieces

One day Spartan boy will tire,
and collapse...

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Premium MemberLove and the Ambience of War
by Eve Roper
couldn't calm racing hearts under a seductive moon, war in the wind

1/4/2018

All is fair in love and war...

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The death of the lion
by Daniel Hunter
					The death of the Lion

They stalk the lion,
with neither knife or gun.
Following his tracks
to the setting sun.

The sign of his presence
are strewn all about.
He’s the...

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MARAWI'S BATTLE
by Amira Bagumbaran
M - y Marawi, once a home of peace
A - army of Maute, igniting the siege
R - uins, bullets, bombs and screams
A - s civilians...

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Categories: anxiety, cry, dark, dedication, war,
11 I Hate Depression
by Nick Trim
Hating myself for the person I've become,
Different to all and not just some.
I swear that a chimp would succeed more than me,
Isolation is my best...

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