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 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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    True love is like a flower. Its beauty will glow and your feeling will flow, but love is also like the seasons. It can come and go, but there is one thing that I know and I intend to show. I...

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  3. The Last Letter

    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. Our Brothers We Shall Defend

    • By Justin Montana Williams
    • Published: October 2011

    To those whom I've fought with
    and to those I don't know your name,
    we fought by one another.
    You did not die in vain.

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  6. 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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  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. The Charge Of The Light Brigade

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

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  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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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