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.

56 Poems on Current Events Across the Globe

  1. 1. When A Part Of America Died

    This is the very first poem I ever posted in the forum section of familyfriendpoems. Although it falls in the category of "ones I wish I never had a reason to write," it is one of my all time favorite poems that I am proud to say I have written. Please pray for our brave soldiers that believe in fighting for our country's freedom.

    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

    Feelings of the futility of endless fighting and the horrors of 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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    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. In Remembrance Of 9/11/01

    This was written close to the anniversary of 9/11 as a poem to remember the tragedy that happened decades ago and to pay tribute to the everyday heroes that rose up during a very dark time.

    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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  6. 4. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    At 8:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020, people across the whole of the U.K. stood at their windows or stepped outside their homes to applaud the National Health Staff who are working so hard in difficult conditions to care for those suffering from the Coronavirus.

    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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    This was a lovely poem. Very emotional and very touching!

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  7. 5. Twenty Less

    Twenty beautiful children were killed in Connecticut on December 14, 2012. This is a poem is written from a child's perspective.

    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. When I Look At The American Flag

    • By Brandon Piazzola
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    When I look at the American flag, this is what I see.

    When I just even glance at the American Flag, I feel a surge of pride.
    The stripes and stars gleam in the morning as we put it up to rise outside.

    I think of the people long ago fighting for our rights.

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  9. 7. Feeling

    • By Sandra A. McShane
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020

    I used to write poems when I was in school, mainly about unrequited love. I occasionally write them these days. Sometimes it just happens. I get a surge of inspiration. That's what's happened yesterday. I got that surge of inspiration and wrote the poem in less than 30 minutes. It's very personal to me. I have sent the poem to family and friends.

    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

    The coronavirus is now worldwide and there is no vaccine. It seems our only defense is to keep our hands clean.

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

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  11. 9. Forever Remember

    • By Grace G. Frost
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018

    I was not born during 9/11, but my parents would tell me memories of that day. The family we lost. The friends who were killed. The heroes that gave their lives. I am now 13 years old. I dedicate this to Lawrence Patrick Dickinson, a man who died in the Twin Towers. His son was born 3 months later on HIS birthday and was named after him. He is a man who will always be remembered.

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

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  12. 10. A Rainbow Of Hope

    This is a poem of hope written in the midst of the Coronavirus.
    It's a collaboration between two poetry friends.
    Verses 1 and 4 written by myself.
    Verses 2 and 3 written by John Read.

    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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  13. 11. What Will You Remember?

    • By Susan Vidd
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 13, 2021

    We watched our only granddaughter daily while her parents were at work from the age of 2 months until March 11, 2020. We are a bit older, so it was no longer safe for us to babysit during the 2020 pandemic. I could only think how confusing it must be for this little 3-year-old child to grasp. It was so distressing that I wrote this poem for her. I am hoping the children will not be totally traumatized by these events as they grow up. I want them to be hopeful of the future and put this behind them

    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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  14. 12. School Tragedy

    It broke my heart when this incident happened on December 14, 2012, and many more since have occurred. I started writing poems about 8 years ago, and I am 72 years old. I raised 5 children and worked out, but I had a desire to do something I could leave behind for my family.

    Who could have foretold the horror
    At Sandy Hook that day
    When precious lives were taken?
    Their futures were stolen right away.

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  15. 13. Human Beings

    Have faith and the courage to make changes.

    Wars, wars near and far,
    Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes.
    All these natural disasters
    So close to home,

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  16. 14. Tears

    Tears of anger,
    Fear, anguish,
    We pray for Ukraine.
    Tears of worry,

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  17. 15. No One Saved Us (Dedicated To Victims Of School Shootings)

    I wrote this after the most recent school shooting. In the US, we have now had too many random school shootings - innocent children being killed when they are simply at school learning. I wrote this from the point of view of one of the children.

    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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  18. 16. Goodbye, England's Queen!

    • By Azeezah Awal
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 14, 2022

    In token of the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, I had penned the following lines. I struggled to find words to describe my sentiments, hoping perhaps this tribute and my message of condolence would be conveyed to her loved ones, so they could find some comfort knowing the dear mother and sovereign they had lost was significantly loved by all.

    Alas! The death of Queen Elizabeth the Second is declared;
    From the Scottish Highlands, the specter of grief appeared,
    At Balmoral Castle, the tempest of tears begins to cascade away-
    Where near her loved ones, the Queen reigned for the final day!

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  19. 17. Together In Solitude: The Challenge

    • By Jennifer N. Evensen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020

    Accept a challenge of togetherness in these anxious times! Here we sit, ripped from our daily norms, patterns, routines... thrust into a viral quarantine. We are separated yet also bonded, as is the unique case in times of world and community crisis. Perhaps each evening, for the smallest amount of time, we join together in our solitude - a moment to pause, to reflect, and yes, to smile.

    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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  20. 18. For Manchester

    A reflection of the tragic events that took place in Manchester. Such sad times.

    We can't but feel utter shock,
    and we're emotionally drained.
    Yet deep within our sadness,
    some unity is gained.

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  21. 19. A Rest Well-Earned

    Giving thought and recognition to all the key workers during these difficult times of the pandemic.

    Work hard, my weary body, please.
    There's lots that must be done.
    These strange old times I've never known
    Have only just begun.

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  22. 20. My Mask

    This is a simple rhyming poem about having to wear masks due to Covid. It's written from the mask's point of view...

    I just want to be a good friend.
    I'm not here to start a new trend.
    I know I'm not the perfect fit.
    I know I may irritate you a bit.

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    So true! I love how it is told from the mask's perspective! If I were a mask, I definitely would have those thoughts. These times are so difficult!! -Raven Schewe, age 11

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