War Poems

Sad 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.

Powerful Poems about War


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  1. The Life Of A Soldier

    • By Jodi M. Kucera
    • Published: May 29, 2018

    We have an understanding, you and I.
    We sit in silence; nothing needs to be said.

    I know the weight you carry.

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  3. The Last Letter

    • By James Clark Jr
    • Published: October 2012
    Poem From A Dying Soldier

    A tear ran down her cheek
    As she read the words he wrote
    His dad sat at the table
    With a lump in his throat

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  4. Clutches

    • By Hunter J. Fowler
    • Published: July 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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    I loved this poem. It's beautiful and very inspiring.

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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.49
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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.

  7. 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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    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 :)

  8. 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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    Yes, this poem really touched my heart. I know that whoever has written this poem is a great writer. Bless you, dear. Good luck on writing more poems and yes, of course, keep it up!

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  10. 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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    I hope you guys get some time together very soon! Your love will grow deeper and deeper each day. This is a sign of effective love and hope. I feel how sad you are, but don't worry! Stay strong!

  11. 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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    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 brother good luck...

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  12. 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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    I cried!! Many families find it hard to say those most important 3 little words.

  13. My Son

    • By Theresa Kackley
    • Published: December 2008
    Poem By Mother Of A Marine

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

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    Best poem I've read since I've been on the group. You are very close to my style and War is something I've been close enough to write about. Really moving poem you have written here and clear...

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