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World War I Poems | Examples of World War I Poetry

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Faded Words
Faded words on a grave stone So many years have since gone Killed in Action in France in 1916 His grave was lost and can’t be seen His name is written on the wall at Villiers Bretonneux The Australian national...Read More
Categories: world war i, remembrance day, war, world
Form: Elegy

Where the Australians Lie
He enlisted with his great mates And embarked with his life left to fate To Egypt and its desert sands Training hard at the Army Heads commands He was at The Landing at Gallipoli Battling the Turks in Shrapnel Gully Until...Read More
Categories: world war i, death, remember, war, world
Form: Elegy
Our page in history
Our parents years. Our parents fears. Our freedoms earned with their blood, sweat and tears. Those moons have gone. History still sings their songs. When did we say? When did we betray all the sacrifices made so we...Read More
Categories: world war i, absence, age, fear, history,
Form: Free verse
Today as we remember the fallen upon foreign fields that were trodden by armies at odds, our wreaths laid on sods will ensure that they are not forgotten....Read More
Categories: world war i, military, remembrance day, world
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Tynecot : Gods Acre
Tynecot. God's acre. Here.. A quiet churchyard on the Kentish Weald Finches flit from holly to yew Shafts of gold pierce the morning sky Calm...Read More
Categories: world war i, remembrance day, sad, world
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Music
The food of love.. To nourish my soul Keeping me warm, Dear friend, in the cold. We dance and sing Yet you never judge Or my crazy, wide-eyed Fantasy begrudge. Although my.. frame May be slow and weak. You see the truth.. My moves...Read More
Categories: world war i, dance, happiness, music, spoken
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member RMS Lusitania
Those illegal acts are sort against each other who was right brother Carrying ammo playing outside of the rules the Brits more fool them No flags were flying her identity disguised wise decision, not She went down quickly just eighteen minutes in all as near 1,200...Read More
Categories: world war i, america, dark, grief, hate,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member The Darkest Hour
THE DARKEST HOUR All the grey gun smoke, cannot hide, The black of this blackest night A place where no willow sighed, All, the grey gun smoke cannot hide How the mud-propped candles died, Their halo buried,...Read More
Categories: war, world war i,
Form: Triolet
They died for our democracy and our freedom
There is something hanging in the air. A profound but still quiet sense of despair. The country I loved, ten, twenty years ago. Now it’s a country I feel I don’t know The democracy and freedoms our ancestors...Read More
Categories: world war i, abuse, betrayal, corruption, england,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dread Of Battle
Shrill whistle blew as we crossed over the wire Charged at the Germans who opened fire Those who had run up ahead Fell first; now lay dead, I felt fear, Dread, Death was near, Puddles had turned...Read More
Categories: world war i, fear, god, world war
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poetic Couch Potatoe Memo
It is time to retire the red skin Better blood pressure will win Anger management is done Now happiness, laughter and fun If a fight starts Diplomatic channels will be giving a part Debating issues known...Read More
Categories: world war i, america, anger, political, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Making Things Up As You Know
Goodbye Little white lie Watching a person breakdown and cry It starts off innocent enough But in the end accusations could be rough Some brag While flipping through the tabloid mag Is it a fantasy...Read More
Categories: world war i, wine, wisdom, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetic Thoughts To Think About
For the entire world it’s the start to the work week In America today silent moments no one speaks For all the battles that are done We here ponder on Monday who really won Is...Read More
Categories: world war i, america, art, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
COVID-19 The universe seems curled Like earth crust displacement, More of blind spot to cosmos people; Never let lady or homage. All rights reserved in isolation, Chasing souls in vivid, And Playing hunger games in the belly Tears flow on cheeks for losses. Our...Read More
Categories: world war i, fear, health, history, murder,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Holiday To Grill The Hot Dogs
End of May has come again Thinking about pushing the button to send Containing a message stating destruction But we know how to rebuild with construction Before summer’s relaxing heat Let US ponder who we...Read More
Categories: world war i, america, memorial day, military,
Form: Rhyme

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