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Wartime Poems | Examples of Wartime Poetry

Wartime Poems. Below are examples of poems about wartime. This list of poetry about wartime is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of wartime poetry. This list of works about wartime is a great resource for examples of wartime poems and show how to write poems about wartime. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Wartime Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
It's Not My Time To Die J.W. Earnings Epic wartime, adventure, angst, confusion, death,
WAR Emeka Eluwa Rhyme wartime, time,
Misbegot Jay J. Jurado Rhyme family, history, philosophy, wartime,
Learned my lesson Kathy Haley Rhyme wartime, depression, forgiveness, hope, life,
THE WORLD I SEE Raina Makdissy Narrative wartime, confusion, death, family, history,
Crying Suhayl Schroeder I do not know? wartime,
Dirty Laundry Kaleigh Barteski Free verse wartime, forgiveness, friendship, introspection, lost
Like Knives Logan Saucillo Lyric angst, son, song-wartime, time,
Premium Member Poem A Magical Journey Sara Kendrick Rhyme wartime, faith, imagination, inspirational, mystery,
This Is War Allison Unknown I do not know? wartime, death, lost love, love,

by Jim Fish
It wasn’t too long before the writing of "Yesterday" when I was out daydreaming beneath the 
weathered timbers of some squeaky ol’ windmill on our...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, wartime, peace, day,

He Stole A Gun Today
by Keith Bickerstaffe
He stole a gun today,
a telescopic rifle made for hunting.

From a sixth floor window overlooking Main 
he thinks, 'how cool!' that the 'scope brings
the people...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wartime,

Inside Her Walls
by Christy Hardy
Inside her walls,
no one hears her cries,
another soldier,
makes time to write.

A decision she made,
while still in high school,
to do something worthy,
keeping her heart so true.


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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wartime, hope, life, love, peace,

Autumn Breeze
by Darren J McMurray
   A whisper of beauty sets to the night
In ancient time of Autumn breeze
A flightless feather to soar the sky
Records the silent echos...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wartime, death, history, life, loss,

Mirror with a Gun
by Ian Petch
Cast attention on the dreams we have caught
They’re nothing of our own
Filtering our hearts right through the dark
Until we give in to the unknown

Casting lights...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wartime, introspection, life, lost love,