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

    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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  3. Defeat

    Feelings About War

    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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  4. They Were

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

    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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    • By Randy Pela
    • Published: January 2011
    Poem About Michael Jackson

    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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  7. America the Beautiful

    Poem About America

    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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  8. War Why?

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

    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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  10. Darfur

    • By Fortesa Veselaj
    • Published: September 2008

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

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  11. Rise Above

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

    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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  12. First Lady Michelle

    • By Ashley Marquita Nelson
    • Published: December 2008

    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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  13. Never Ending Fight

    • By Ryan Saleh
    • Published: February 2010
    Poem About The Conflict In Gaza

    Planes coming in at night.
    Tanks coming in at dawn.
    Dreams attacking us in our sleep.
    You can see that shadow creep.

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