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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  
Remembrance David Horne Blank verse world war i, death, memory, remembrance day,
11:11:11:18 Stephen Harper Blank verse world war i, conflict, murder, world war
Premium Member Poem Courage and Resilience Caren Krutsinger Free verse world war i, veterans day, world war
Premium Member Poem Remembering Gary Smith Rhyme world war i, remembrance day, world war
The Trench John Steward Rhyme world war i, death, remembrance day, war,
The Forgotten Soldier Indiana Shaw Couplet world war i, appreciation, remembrance day, world
Premium Member Poem Easy Lads No Need To Run Gary Smith Rhyme loss, world war i,
The Centenary of Remembrance Edward Clapham Blank verse world war i, remembrance day, world war
And then they died Dave Timperley Villanelle world war i, remembrance day, war, world
For the Fallen in Flanders Field John Michaels Alliteration world war i, conflict, death, history, remembrance

For the Fallen in Flanders Field - Original
by John Michaels
Famished and flagging footsoldiers;
formerly fitters and farmers.
Facing fatigue, fitful fever,
faeces and foul, foetid fungi.
Fostering feelings, frustrated,
for this faraway, foreign field.

Forsaking fissures and furrows,
forced forwards with...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, conflict, death, history, memorial,

Fields of red of Poppy leaf
by John Steward
Fields of red, of poppy leaf
The fields where  so many brave came to grief
Brave men indeed who refused to kneel
To give freedom to others,...

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

How did you stay
by Paul Warren
How did you stay
Day after day
With the stench of death
Taken in with each breath

When the mud seeped in
Like cold porridge knee deep again
And the guns...

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

Proudly Displayed
by Paul Warren
An old soldier was sitting on a park bench
When I happened to stop and rest awhile
He said I’m getting weary of these days
As I see...

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

Changed
by Dave Timperley
Changed.

We see our loved ones go off to fight,
Pray they stay safe both day and night.

He marched away to go to war,
Leaving behind, his wife...

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

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They Sang
by Gary Smith



They sang as they marched

And boarded the trains,

They sang as they set out to sea.

They sang as they trooped

Down french country lanes,

They sang of a...

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

Fallen
by Dave Timperley
In two weeks time we will all remember,
About that awesome 11th of November.
When the guns fell silent in foreign lands,
When blood soaked away in desert...

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

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100 years LEST we Forget
by Gordon Alexander
One hundred years since the end
No veterans left to befriend 
A war that saw many losses
We now remember with poppy crosses

They fought in trenches side...

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

I be wipin ery'day
by SillyToy Boys
Wipe, wipe, wipe got to make myself clean, father Martin has a big bean.

Uncle's gonna get angry if he knows I'm two-timing again.

For money I...

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Burlesque | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, bible, black african american,

A Heroes Burial
by Steve Sant
Lay him by the tree stump he'll be shaded by the wall
He might then rest forever not til next time Jerry call
Lay him deep and...

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

Fields Of Red Flowers
by Annabelle Jane
Stand among the bloodshed petals,
Close your eyes, your mind, and pause.
Bare your palm, curl back your fingers,
Feel my phantom hand in yours.

Miles of stone, a...

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

A tear for love, a smile or a care
by T.I.R.O. JY
We went in to see
To see the broken line
Though good people we once may have been
Can we still make that claim from now on in...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, dark, fear, grave, heartbreak,

Dark comedy makes light of war
by Christopher Flaherty
Talk to me of War

And ask of me to comment ?

I would do an injustice to put my thought's into words

So I would rather refer...

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

Officers diary entry WW1
by T.I.R.O. JY
How many more?
How many more before this devil is fed?
A hundred, a thousand, does he ever get enough?
This existence is now becoming too much to...

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

The Two Major Opposite Things in Life
by Anna de Leon
 War
Repulsive, Gruesome
Screaming, Crying, Fighting
Something that haunts your dreams; The one thing that makes you smile
Laughing, Smiling, Sharing
Beautiful, Phenomenal 
Peace 
...

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Diamante | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: world war i, horror, i love you,

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The Call To Arms
by Tom Cunningham
Lord Kitchener sent out the call to arms
In England boys and men heeded the call
Women took over the factories and farms
Before the armistice thousands would...

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

Those that stood hardy
by Paul Warren
In March 1918 the Germans advanced so quick and clean
The Western Front was burst open as had not before been seen
And the British Army was...

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

Shellshock
by Lycia Harding

Duress and death and flies persist
but I can't rest, or I won't rise

While on I press, bullseye's of mist
that graze beside me now and then,
emblaze...

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

Ghostly memoirs
by T.I.R.O. JY
I am the man you don’t remember
A face ‘‘twas once a child
‘‘Twas once a smile

I am a man that no one remembers
I man with a...

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