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. A Mother's Tear

    Poem About How War Changes Someone

    There's more to the story,
    than what just appears.
    A war written story,
    from blood and from tears.

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    Definitely it has touched my heart. Not mine, but on each reader's minds, this poem has created a very emotional ache. It is about freedom, fight, love and pain. And this poem describes...

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  3. If I Don't Make It Home

    A Soldier Not Making It Home

    If I don't make it home, please remember it wasn't because I didn't try.
    The last thing I wanted was to make you cry.

    I wanted more than anything to make it back to you,

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  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 nights on 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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    Hey I think your poem is amazing although quite sad. I hope he comes back soon and wish your family happiness.

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  6. 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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    This poem was beautifully delivered. Every word you wrote created a picture in my head. Well done.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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    Such a touching poem. I love it so much, because of it, I am now doing it to present to my class. ??

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  10. 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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  11. The Life Of A Soldier

    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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  12. Defeat

    Poem On The Horror 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.

  13. A Mother's Wish

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

    My darling, 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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    This poem has risen my emotions, i have shed tears as i scrolled down the lines. However thank you for reminding me of my fallen soldier brother, Simbwa, who died of multiple injuries just...

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