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. Final Salute

    A Military Funeral

    The honor guard stands sentinel and stiff-backed.
    Their tears silently fall, for their brotherhood was forged in combat.

    One of their own will be laid to rest,

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  3. PTSD Is Real

    The Trials Of The Veteran

    Behold the aging soldier. He's grown longer in the tooth.
    He wears the scars of battle that had squandered all his youth.
    Although his war has ended, he finds much to his dismay.
    The demons that now haunt him just don't seem to go away.

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  4. The Voice

    The Voice Of Freedom

    A young boy playing games of war,
    His imaginings filled with innocence, unaware of reality's horror.

    He heard a voice filled with cadences being sung like hymns,

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  6. Why Do They Fight?

    Why Do Veterans Serve?

    Veterans are men and women,
    who fight because they care.
    They give their lives to serve our country,
    by land, by sea, or by air.

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  7. 1914-1918 War

    Soldiers Bravely Giving Their Lives For Our Freedom

    They sacrificed their lives, entered the gates of hell,
    Onward they stumbled, while all around them fell,
    War weary, ragged, faces dirt encrusted, black.
    Impatient for the whistle, ready for attack.

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  8. Listen

    The Reality Of War

    Listen

    Listen to the distant drums.
    Listen to the bugles calls.

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  10. Field Of Poppies

    • By Isabelle Hammersley
    • Published: May 2020
    A Tribute To Those Who Fought And Died

    Row upon row the poppies grow,
    Each one a symbol to brave men we will never know.

    They stood before us, they stood up straight,

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  11. The Cage

    POW Camp In WWII

    A man walked up to me some time ago.
    He had a story he wanted me to know.

    He reached out his hand to shake mine,

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  12. The Soldier

    • By Gary S. Spears
    • Published: November 2019
    The Sacrifices Of Soldiers

    I pledge allegiance to the American Flag; forever may she wave.
    God bless those covered with her as they're lowered to their grave.
    We must not take for granted the freedoms that we share
    and the soldiers that protect us in our darkest hour.

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  13. Brave American Knight

    • By David G. Moore
    • Published: November 2019
    A Forgotten Veteran

    Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
    Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
    Paid small notice to the figure; my lonely life was in a rut.
    He was just another beggar holding out a shiny tin cup.

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    What a beautiful poem. God bless all the veterans: dead, alive, and the ones still fighting. To all of you, a proud salute, my prayers, and love.

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