Browsing All posts tagged under »War Poetry«

Beacons of Light

Sep 11, 2019


Eighteen years have passed since the twins fell In which nineteen hijackers went to hell Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven died As many millions looked on and cried We all remember where we were As the news was heard Never forgotten those who lost their lives Remembered by many throughout time Through these Beacons […]


Nov 11, 2018


My comrades Where art though? On mud mixed with gore I wonder what I fight for? What is freedom but a word Our voices but go unheard My friends cut down in silent screams Nothing is ever what it seems Blame one another if you will Of death and hate I’ve had my fill You […]

Reversal of Mind

Dec 5, 2015


We are born innocent Learning as we grow Right and wrong The in-between The line we all tow But do we ever learn Or is our state reversed? Decisions made Too late to change Or is it we ask But committed now are we In for a penny Gather the pounds But at what cost […]


Nov 14, 2015


Paris, the city of light and enlightenment The city of love and art Oh how we weep for the lost Those taken from the light Ripped from it in a horrendous way Peace and light over murderous hate The people won’t bow down to monsters! All stand as one All stand together Against the cowardly […]

Distant Memory

Aug 29, 2015


*The following poem is dedicated to Palmyra and its heroic retired antiquities chief Khaled al-Asaad who was beheaded by ISIL after being tortured for a month to get information about the city and its treasures, refusing to give any information to his captors and ultimately lost his life for it. May he always be remembered […]


Apr 25, 2015


A noble king leaves his land To go to Jerusalem To fight in a holy crusade With spear, shield and blade Whilst his people are left behind Ruled by his brother unkind A legend will spring up whilst away Of a Hooded Man that will live for many days So the Lionheart enters desert lands […]


Jan 14, 2015


*Based on the brilliant haiku by Sumyth which you can view here along with his other fantastic work. Enemies stare across the field Each waiting to make the first move The ordinary soldiers, the pawns The first line of defence and attack Whilst the Knights stood guard Protecting their King and Queen Behind their Castle […]

Divine Wind

Nov 22, 2014


This poem is based on an article I read on the National Geographic website which you can read here The fleet set sail on calm waters Full of the arrogance of the conqueror For all had fell before their might The Japanese would now fall to their sword But the people of the east had […]

Under A Different Moon

Nov 15, 2014


He sailed out to sea early in the day On a mission is his ship, months he could be away To fight the forces of the French and the Spanish To send them packing across the sea to banish As he left that cold morning on the docks He looked to the window, by the […]

Sea of Red

Nov 11, 2014


A variation on the poem River of Blood I wrote on Remembrance Sunday based on the fantastic and humbling work of art by Paul Cummins A sea of flowing red To commemorate the war dead Pours from ruins old Where many a haunted story told Bloody battles took place For the ideals of the human […]