Current Events Poems

Current Events Poems

Poems about Current Events

Poems 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 is hard to get a handle on what is truly happening in the news. With the advent of the internet and social media, we have many sources to tap into in order to get an accurate picture. It is our responsibility to ensure our sources are reliable.

26 Poems on Current Events Across the Globe

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  1. 1. When A Part Of America Died

    • By Ronald Doe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2019 with permission of the Author.

    September Eleventh Two Thousand and One
    The Big Apple awoke, a new day had begun.
    The Statue of Liberty was standing so proud
    As God and Freedom were singing out loud.

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    Whoa! This is an amazing poem. You're right, you never should've had a reason to write this, but I'm glad you did! It really warmed my heart. You are right about 9/11 banding America...

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  3. 2. 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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    Very nice poetry. I am overwhelmed. The poet is great who understand teary and hearty feelings of the people towards our great soldiers.

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  5. 3. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    • By Beryl L Edmonds
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Have you seen the doctors who hardly get to sleep?
    From sad weary eyes, silent tears they weep.
    They're battling to save hundreds of lives,
    Yet see so many dying right before their eyes.

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    Thank you, Azeezah. Your response is most appreciated... Beryl

  6. 4. No One Saved Us (Dedicated To Victims Of School Shootings)

    As the morning bell was sounding
    We settled in our seats,
    And Ms. Williams wrote upon the board
    The list of work we would complete.

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    • Rating 4.52
  7. 5. Twenty Less

    • By Kate Griffin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  8. 6. Together In Solitude: The Challenge

    • By Jennifer N. Evensen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    If you're anxious that all have been asked to stay home,
    Take comfort in knowing you are not alone.

    Tonight at 8, wherever you are,

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  9. 7. Feeling

    • By Sandra A. McShane
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020 with permission of the Author.

    I don't know how I'm feeling.
    I think I feel all right.
    I'm busy doing nothing
    From morning until night. 

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    Thank you so much, Nisreen. That's so lovely of you to leave a comment. When I wrote the poem, I certainly didn't think we'd still be going through it. I hope you and your family are...

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  10. 8. Keep Safe

    • By John P. Read
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    No more shaking hands.
    Don't touch your face.
    Never stand too close
    In a crowded place.

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    • Rating 4.42
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    Excellent topical poem to us all over the world with what we are faced with. We must take responsibility not for just for him/herself and one's nearest and dearest but for all people of the...

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  11. 9. Alone Together

    • By Victoria Calleja
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020 with permission of the Author.

    There are gaps and walls between us,
    Yet we're close because we care,
    And the distance is diminished,
    For there's one enemy we share.

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    • Rating 4.41
  12. 10. Angels Cry

    • By Adele Maritz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Why must mothers say goodbye?
    Every time children die -
    The angels cry.

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  13. 11. Forever Remember

    • By Grace G. Frost
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I remember
    Planes flying low
    Smoke from the towers
    Cries from the injured

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  14. 12. What Will You Remember?

    • By Susan Vidd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    What will you remember
    of the days we could not play?
    When things were very different
    from just the other day.

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    Another lovely poem by you. Keep writing - I am very much enjoying your work.

    Best wishes, Ann.

  15. 13. A Rainbow Of Hope

    • By Beryl L Edmonds
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020 with permission of the Author.

    God will paint rainbows in the sky
    Once again for the world and I.
    Signs that will tell us all is well,
    Freedom from this grim living hell.

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    • Rating 4.37
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    Dear Dinah,
    I can't thank you enough. Your kind words have touched my heart. It's so nice to know the poets are being heard and read all over the world, that people like you are inspired by...

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  16. 14. The Times We Live In

    At the minute, times are tough.
    The self-isolation can be rough.
    Day after day, night after night.
    The future unfolding is not so bright.

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    • Rating 4.35
  17. 15. Free!

    • By Matthew C. Doll
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2020 with permission of the Author.

    I awoke to a pestilence, a pandemic across the nations,
    Feeling anxiety, fear, and seeing massive condemnation,

    Thinking, pondering, how could anyone thrive?

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    • Rating 4.35
  18. 16. How Do I Make Amends?

    How do I cope with the shame that I feel
    And then look you straight in the eye?
    And how do I claim to stand for what's right,
    Then accept disregard for your lives?

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    • Rating 4.33
  19. 17. In Remembrance Of 9/11/01

    The horror we endured that day,
    The shock, the pain, the fear.
    A nightmare unimaginable
    To those of us still here.

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    • Rating 4.33
  20. 18. They Were

    • By Tammi James Kantola
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.32
  21. 19. The Twin Towers

    • By Julia A. Grist
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020 with permission of the Author.

    The month was September and the day was quite nice,
    But this was to change on the shake of a dice.
    Two planes with hundreds of people on board
    Were about to crash, so they tried to get word

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  22. 20. Coronavirus - At War

    Our political views mean nothing,
    There are no sides to take.
    Both young and old must be prepared
    To fight for all our sakes.

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    • Rating 4.27

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