Current Events Poems

Poems about Current Events

Poetry about current events are relevant to our particular lifestyles. Some may choose to write about suffering and injustices that are occurring in the world and others may write about politics. Taking an interest in the world around you is a way of showing that you care about the other living things that inhabit the world together with us. Sometimes it hard to get a handle on what is truly happening with the television news and radio. With the advent of the internet, we have multiple sources to tap into in order to get a more accurate picture.

Poetry on Current Events Across the Globe

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Poem About Sandy Hook Shooting
Twenty Less

I woke up to see the bright Connecticut sky.
My mom came in with a holiday twinkle in her eye.
She helped me get dressed and the morning flew by.

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Poem About The Victims Of Sandy Hook
  • By Tammi James Kantola
  • Published: December 14, 2015
They Were

Dedicated to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary

They were the ones who made us smile,
And blessed our lives for a very short while.

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Response To Orlando Tragedy
  • By Adrienne M. Herbst
  • Published: October 3, 2016
Rise Above

Today another tragedy in the news,
Senseless violence from people with nothing to lose.
Never once thinking about the destruction and pain,
Instead only focused on placing the blame.

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Feelings About War
Defeat

Blood starts drippin' from the soldier's wound
Seeps like sewage 'neath the politician's room

Deep in the house, white fades to red...

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Poem About Michael Jackson
  • By Randy Pela
  • Published: January 2011
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You taught me the ABC's and my 123's. Your musical genius will go down in history.
Your nickname was the King of Pop, You Never Stopped Until You Got Enough.
People of all ages learned to Rock With You, Billie Jean wasn't your lover and you Beat It too.
Your music was Black or White, Thrilling was your game. Now that you're not here the world will never be the same....

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Michael Jackson saved my life when things starting falling apart for me. I believed in him and his music. His words of love and peace in each song he wrote and performed. When things got ugly...

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  • By Ashley Marquita Nelson
  • Published: December 2008
First Lady Michelle

She is a mother
She is a scholar
She has the style that made Barack want to holla'
She is the full package...

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Poem Questioning War And Fighting
  • By Kylie Duke
  • Published: June 2008
War Why?

Hurt, pain, suffering, people are dying
What's going on we're both crying
Guns, hand grenades and bombs too
People running scared they don't know what to do...

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I can see what you write and totally agree with you, I may not be in a war but my family lived in Iraq until my brother got killed there. His family lives now in Netherland but they still...

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  • By Fortesa Veselaj
  • Published: September 2008
Darfur

The colors of their faces,
The tears that they shed.
The writing on the walls,
Their parents nearly dead. ...

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When ever I think of such crisis that covers Africa I couldn't save my face from getting choked, my eyes from precipitating, my shirt from getting wetted. All I do is pray to God to restore...

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  • By Marinela Reka
  • Published: April 2009
Daddy Broke Her

There she lay in a room so low
Only in that room, little did she know
She saw no sunlight, she saw no snow
No place to explore no place to go...

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Poem About America
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful is that what we say?

America the Beautiful of 2008, we have shamed our country with war and hate. Loss of life from war to guns how can we be number one?
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