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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  1. Clutches

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

    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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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 92
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 197
    • Rating 4.58
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  3. A Soldier

    Poem About Loving 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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    • Stories 5
    • Emailed 104
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    • Votes 439
    • Rating 4.53
  4. For A Soldier

    • By Alisha
    • Published: January 2009
    Poem From Sister For Her Brother

    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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    • Stories 13
    • Emailed 28
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 410
    • Rating 4.51
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  6. A Soldier's Daughter

    • By Alisha Mcaleese
    • Published: August 2008

    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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    • Stories 6
    • Emailed 20
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 535
    • Rating 4.50
  7. My Son

    • By Theresa Kackley
    • Published: December 2008

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

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    • Stories 5
    • Emailed 21
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 179
    • Rating 4.49
  8. My Brother

    • By Amanda L. Thurnherr
    • Published: February 2006
    Brother Leaves For Marines

    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 384
    • Rating 4.48
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  10. Words Not Spoken

    • By Beatrice Boyle
    • Published: February 2006

    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 8
    • Emailed 22
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 678
    • Rating 4.47
  11. Soldier Daddy

    • By Gina M. Makowsky
    • Published: February 2006

    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 9
    • Emailed 97
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 995
    • Rating 4.46
  12. A Mother's Wish

    • By Mary Hodges
    • Published: September 2008
    Come Home To Me

    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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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 8
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 148
    • Rating 4.41
  13. A Soldiers Pray

    War In Eye Of Soldier

    Waves lap against our boat
    as we wait in the cold
    wrap our selves in our coat
    Waiting for the order to be told...

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 14
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 136
    • Rating 4.39

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