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World War I Poems | Examples of World War I Poetry

World War I Poems. Below are examples of poems about world war i. This list of world war i poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of world war i poetry. This list of works about world war i is an excellent resource for examples on how to write world war i poems.

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List of World War I Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Heroes Burial Steve Sant Rhyme world war i, death, funeral, world war
Fields Of Red Flowers Annabelle Jane Quatrain love, world war i,
A tear for love, a smile or a care T.I.R.O. JY Dramatic Verse world war i, dark, fear, grave, heartbreak,
Dark comedy makes light of war Christopher Flaherty Free verse world war i,
Officers diary entry WW1 T.I.R.O. JY Dramatic Verse world war i, anger, dark, death, hate,
The Two Major Opposite Things in Life Anna de Leon Diamante world war i, horror, i love you,
Premium Member Poem The Call To Arms Tom Cunningham Sonnet world war i, history, war, world war
Those that stood hardy Paul Warren Ballad world war i,
Shellshock Lycia Harding Rhyme world war i, death, hero, lost, violence,
Ghostly memoirs T.I.R.O. JY Free verse world war i, absence, loneliness, longing, men,

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The Reason to Remember
by Sandra Weiss
Thinking of all that Memorial Day brings,
our flag, our country, who we are,  "let freedom ring".

Many veterans are remembered, this day,
they march through our...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, america, appreciation, blessing, freedom,

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THE POPPY
by Tom Cunningham
The symbol of remembrance, the red poppy
When I gaze upon it, here is what I see.

I see courage, sacrifice and extreme bravery
See thousands enlisting to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, appreciation, remembrance day, tribute,

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Oscar-ku 1 -Wings
by Mark Toney
a love triangle
only silent film to win--
and dazzling dogfights






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved. 
First published 2018 in Hollywood Haiku via wattpad.com...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, film, war, world war

A German Name
by Paul Warren
My maternal grandfather’s name was Gleissert 
A German name from the town of Posen in Prussia
They had come to South Australia 
For religious freedom in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, angst, anxiety, world war

Distinction Leaves Its Mark
by Reason A. Poteet
Sewing machine, long idle, gathered dust;
it's now a desk which seems a breach of trust.
Clothes made at home had always been a must.  
Married...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, family, farm, world war

An Old Friend
by Timothy McGuire
A poem is like an old friend,
Who visits from time to time,
And reminds me again,
It will always be there for me.

A poem is like a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, love, poetry, world war

Little Toy Soldiers
by roger turner
Little Toy Soldiers going off to war
None will ever live to  see age twenty four
None of them even  know what they're fighting for
Little...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, boy, goodbye, peace, soldier,

The old lady in our street
by Paul Warren
She cries at home when alone
When she thinks of how he had grown
Running wild in the Australian sun
Bronzed and athletic he’d become

When Australia said ‘to...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: remember, world war i,

ANZAC Day 2018 - Tyne Cot Cemetery
by Paul Warren
Tyne Cot War Cemetery

White head stones in countless rows
Soldiers all from the Great War battles

Thousands dead now glory served
Each one a son and loved one

Victoria...

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

This Age
by Ambica Govind
They drew boundaries on my heart
They carved up land apart
They made realms of their own
And left the rest forlorn

So-called countries they all made
With a resolve...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, 10th grade, 11th grade,

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CANDLELIT VIGIL
by Line Gauthier

The sewing machine, long idle, gathered dust
Their farmland sapping every last ounce of energy
Animals and crops, entrusted and on her own to adjust
With welcome visits...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, death, farm, hope, loss,

'DANNY'
by Colin Trenholme
‘CALL-UP TIME’

They’ve taken our Danny to war, they have.
They’ve taken our Danny to war.
I wish he’d come home ‘cos I feel all alone-
So what have...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i,

WW1 Battle Eyes
by T.I.R.O. JY
Explosions screamed
Flame and fire roared
Hell before my eyes
My mind panicking to absorb

Thunder cracked open the cruel sky
Rain hits so hard 
Bullets fly

Sensations flood through the...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, conflict, dark, death, fate,

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Poppies among the Crosses
by J P Marmaro
Fields of France are filled with blood-red poppies
Where also bloom the lily-white crosses:
Each buried youth a seed, now bursting forth 
Into a stark white cruciform...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, grave, loss, memorial day,

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In Unspeakable States
by Gary Smith



The soldier looked out
To a landscape defiled,
And wondered, was he in hell.
Around him men lay
In unspeakable states,
Ravaged by bullet and shell.

How could this be
These men...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, death, soldier, world war

Eastern Ghouta
by Dollin Holt
Eastern Ghouta

there exist a dark

corner in this world

known as Eastern Ghouta

where, when you ask the children

to draw a picture, they draw pictures

of jet fighters dropping...

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Dramatic monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, holocaust, islamic, obituary, world

2016 - Continuity
by Philip Sembert
The men are not made by war,
But our Kingdom is always tore.
Why must we always hate?
Can we not have a different fate?

Revolution of the young,
Will...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, america, fear, history, motivation,

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No Heroes Here - WWI
by Gregory R Barden

Heroes?

There are none, here ...
     These are my brothers,
          These weary fools...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, appreciation, introspection, life, soldier,

Muddy Trench
by T.I.R.O. JY
For we stood
For we stood out there
On a field in France
Staring straight at death in its lair

Gun in hand, battle stare
For we fought
Man on man
Bayonet...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, dark, death, friendship, memory,

YOU WEREN'T EVEN THERE
by william guile
Do not dare
To form poetry of war
If you weren't even there.
Do not dare
To pin the medal
to an unblooded tunic.
They have never shone in glory,
Nor, even...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i,