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.


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Poem About When A Father Leaves For War
  • By Hunter J. Fowler
  • Published: July 13, 2016

There's a little boy standing by the fence with a flag in his hand.
He's sad and confused; he doesn't understand.
He watches his daddy turn and head up on the bus.
He watches him go and doesn't even fuss.

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I loved this poem. It's beautiful and very inspiring.


Poem About Loving A Soldier
A Soldier

He says he's leaving.
He'll be gone about a year.
He's headed off to fight the war,
And his time is drawing near.

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I have a promise to serve my country. Keep praying for us.

  • By Alisha Mcaleese
  • Published: August 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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Its a wonderful poem!....I loved it! It touched my heart! Amazing.....


Poem From Sister For Her Brother
  • By Alisha
  • Published: January 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
Know that you're loved, brother, uncle, son...

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Hey I think your poem is amazing although quite sad. I hope he comes back soon and wish your family happiness.

  • By Theresa Kackley
  • Published: December 2008
My Son

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

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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 son and keep him safe, I always pray for our service men and women as well as their...

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  • By Beatrice Boyle
  • Published: February 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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I cried!! Many families find it hard to say those most important 3 little words.


Brother Leaves For Marines
  • By Amanda L. Thurnherr
  • Published: February 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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I know how you feel, I do share the same thing but they're are still my brothers regardless of what they do. I'll still love them no matter what.

I will wish you and your...

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  • By Gina M. Makowsky
  • Published: February 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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Yes, I'm doing this as well, I think it's a pretty decent poem and I believe this can be a pretty nice match in my class :)

Come Home To Me
  • By Mary Hodges
  • Published: September 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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This poem has risen my emotions, i have shed tears as i scrolled down the lines. However thank you for reminding me of my fallen soldier brother, Simbwa, who died of multiple injuries just...

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A Soldier Died Alone

Amidst the desert sands dawnings just begun,
battle rages on, bombing veils the rising sun.
A boy not yet a man holds a picture to his heart,
of loved ones not forgotten though oceans keep them apart....

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War has never been a better way to resolve conflicts but peace. For while war leave people displaced, maimed and killed, peace sure does the reverse. This poem is so touching. I love it.

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