War Poems

Poetry about War

Almost as long as there has been life, war has been a part of it. Mankind continues to wage war even though the consequences often breed nothing but misery. However, when a person is called to defend his or her country, or protect other defenseless people, it is his duty to fight. There is no question that there is evil in the world and we must not rest on our laurels and say it is none of our business. We cannot stand by and watch while others are being persecuted. It is the duty of mankind to uphold justice.

War Poetry 1-10 of 42

  • by Alisha Mcaleese
  • Published: Aug 2008
A Soldier's Daughter

When I first came into this world
You could not be there.
But mommy promised every night
That you would always care.…

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  • Rating: 4.63
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My dad is in the army and when he deployed to Cuba my mom started doing drugs and a lot of other …

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  • by Jake Cooper
  • Published: Feb 2010
The Western Front

At the Western Front where we defend
Among the dead bodies of foe and of friend
The guns and their bullets fire evermore
That is the sound of the Great World War…

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  • Rating: 4.55

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  • by Beatrice Boyle
  • Published: Feb 2006
Words Not Spoken

Although he could not say with words
The love he felt inside
He treasured every moment
And his heart would fill with pride…

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  • Stories 7
  • Emailed 17
  • Votes 351
  • Rating: 4.54
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My dad didn't die in the war but at home. I still know the pain of not having him home to care for …

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  • by Gina M. Makowsky
  • Published: Feb 2006
Soldier Daddy

To you I may be very small
Or think I don't know much at all
I've learned to grow up rather fast
With so much future and not much past…

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  • Stories 5
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  • Votes 156
  • Rating: 4.52
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This story touched me and I feel like crying. I'm 20 yrs old living a life of being a mom of 3 …

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  • by Mary Hodges
  • Published: Sep 2008
A Mother's Wish

My darling Katie, words cannot say
How proud I am of you today
You're beautiful, courageous, good and strong
Taking up the cause to right the wrongs…

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  • Rating: 4.52
Poem From Sister For Her Brother
  • by Alisha
  • Published: Jan 2009
For A Soldier

When you wake up in the morning or stay up on nights end
know that your sister is here till the very end
When you gather your equipment and grasp your gun…

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  • Stories 11
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  • Votes 157
  • Rating: 4.51
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I am Ryan and I am 15. I am doing responses to various texts and I decided to look for War poems. …

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  • by Alexander Brush
  • Published: Dec 2011
A Gunner's Lament

I was charged with their safety
My one and only task
To protect that convoy
From that fatal blast…

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  • Rating: 4.5

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  • by Virginia Thom
  • Published: Feb 2006
My Brother At War

I am so very proud
Of how he turned out to be
He is out there standing his ground
Fighting for our country…

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  • Votes 26
  • Rating: 4.5
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I found out recently that one of my brothers had joined the Army as soon as he left school. I am so …

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Brother Leaves For Army
  • by Amanda L. Thurnherr
  • Published: Feb 2006
My Brother

You've been there for me
Through it all
You're always there to catch me
When I start to take a fall.…

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  • Stories 6
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  • Votes 270
  • Rating: 4.46
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I know how you feel, I do share the same thing but they're are still my brothers regardless of what …

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  • by Theresa Kackley
  • Published: Dec 2008
My Son

He stands tall
He stands proud
In a foreign country
Among a foreign crowd…

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  • Stories 4
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  • Votes 90
  • Rating: 4.46
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I had 2 sons in the Marines and a daughter in the Army, I understand your fear. May God bless your …

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