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. 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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  3. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

    I know that I shall meet my fate
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love;

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  4. To The War Returning

    Thoughts Of A Soldier Going Off To War

    How blue are the eyes of my darling
    And warm are her lips ruby red.
    How white are her arms of enchantment
    That beckon me into her bed.

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  6. Trail Of Tears

    They walked miles on foot,
    Loosing loved ones on the way,
    Through grim, dirt and soot,
    Traveling night and all day.

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  7. 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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  8. Mr. Leather

    In Honor Of Veterans

    From year to year he drifts alone.
    His story only few have known.

    About a boy who went to war,

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  10. Battle Cry

    • By Ethan Patterson
    • Published: March 2018
    Losing A Friend During War

    Running through the battlefield, bracing for the bang.
    Cannons fire near me, metal swords go clang.

    Everyone I know and love could flash before my eyes.

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  11. Armchair Critic

    • By Robert Haigh
    • Published: February 2018
    An Old Soldier's Look At Life

    He is an armchair critic
    Who likes to watch the news.
    Staring at his old TV,
    He mumbles as he views,

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    Wow, I love your poem.. Hats off to your old forgotten soldier.

  12. Soldier Boy

    • By Neil Smith
    • Published: August 2017
    Gratitude To Those Fighting For Their Country

    Soldier boy, I see that you're hurting in disguise,
    Showing no pain, but I see it in your eyes.
    I know the pain that runs deep, and you feel it every day.
    I see the fear in your eyes that never goes away.

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  13. Finding Peace

    • By John Baumgartner
    • Published: October 2016
    The Effects Of PTSD

    Turmoil covers my eyes and my heart.
    It never leaves me in day or dark.
    Combat changed me to this way.
    Hate and death seem to be with me to stay.

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