Haiku Poems About War | War Haiku Poems

Haiku poems about War and War haiku poems. Read and enjoy these haikus! See also War Quotes.

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: death, fear, imagination, earth,

End of Days

                                                        war between nations
                                                    rivers overflow with blood --
                                                         the earth convulses

                                                         a crimson sky glows
                                                       meteorites fall like rain --
                                                         hearts fill with terror

                                                           stars fall from the sky
                                                   darkness overcomes the earth --
                                                         screams fade to nothing

                                                            end of days has come --
                                                     all life has been extinguished
                                                             the earth is no more

written June 19, 2012 for Gail Doyle's The End of the World/Armageddon contest.

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: imagination, nature, war


Tulips crimson lips
Tulips straight erect flying
Share the same war zone

Poem Details | by Mick Talbot |
Categories: death,

Haiku - Inspired by Jan Allison

DEATH SO FINAL ~~~~~~~~~~~ death..so final makes one feel inadequate life moves on war graves they died for what..world war three... Trump..be ashamed...

Poem Details | by Milan Georges Burovac |
Categories: art, beauty, hope, inspiration,

Kapayapaan at pag-ibig

this time is an art of floating rhymes 
where my ears seek harmony of heart 
against War of Worlds and their fears

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: love, peace, world,



Oceans filled with tears
Shed by the angels weeping  
For souls fell in war  

Open hearts to love 
Making hate capitulate 
Let's give peace a chance

© Demetrios Trifiatis
     08 JUNE 2013


Poem Details | by Olusegun Akanbi |
Categories: war


Senseless killings
Barbaric and animalistic desires
Necrophilia and sadomasochism
Blinded by nationalistic pride
All out war
So babies have no where to hide
Drone attacks on hospitals and nurseries 
They bury their corpses
In cheap boxes
Bombs and guided missiles
Strike targets from the sky
The innocent are murdered
So I ask why 
Technology is pushed to its very limit
Seals fire shots with laser that beam it
With accuracy and precision
But what is yardstick to politicians’ decision?
Resources are channel to produce victory
The masses are slaughtered 
So again we repeat history
Both sides of the wall commit atrocities
The resurrection of man’s innate beastiality
Collateral damage caused in every surgical strike
And then we face reprisal
Explosives on trucks and even on a bike
So watch where you are stepping
Women are foes too 
So be careful with who you re helping
Suicide bombers looking for soft hits
Same was the 1960s and the 21st century is a repeat 
Nukes and ICBMs 
Delivery is eminent
Annihilation of the subhuman race
And to put our names in history’s place
Dooms day arrives
See the markings of World War III
Orbital bombardment from attack satellites 
But all you see is
Red light
Blue light
Then we are consumed by fire
I shall live beyond this day
So the devil is a liar
A million boots put in harms way
And with their blood they shall pay
Love ones wish they could stay
And pray not for that day
Torpedoes launched from submarines
Tomahawks fired from cruisers
The battle for oil and land
But we are all losers

Poem Details | by John Michaels |
Categories: anniversary, death, inspiration, memory,

The Great War

Scores of suffering stalwart soldiers stand steadfast in scarlet-soaked soil ----------------- (C) John C Michaels, 2014 Submitted on the centenary of The Great War (4th August 2014), in memory of the sacrifice of those who are no longer with us and to whom we owe so much.

Poem Details | by Briana Lynn Minard-Adler |
Categories: loss, love, sad, world,

I Miss You Pappy

Pappy, I miss you
so much, it's sometimes
unbearable, this pain, 
simple pain of losing someone
that was always there
for me, the one eho helped
me, and told me stories
of World War II, Pappy I
still cry sometimes, you
were my life, the center of
everything, the one who always 
came first, the one who is
still the world to me, I miss
you so much Pappy.
Why did it have to be 
you Pappy? Why not me
instead? No, Not me,
someone else? My 
heart is getting healed,
day after dayAll I
have to do is think of 
you, if I am having a 
bad day and ask myself
"What would Pappy do
in this situation?"
I miss you greatly 
Pappy! Pappy someday
we'll be together 
again someday
very soon.
I love you
Briana Lynn Palmer
~Dustin's Faithful and loving Wife~

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: dog,

Poet's Dozen - Life With Snickers

Life with Snickers
(four short poems in one)

our one-year-old dog
lapping up toilet water -
what a potty mouth

That dog is also into smut;
he likes to sniff poor kitty’s butt.

He hears my slightest movements in the kitchen.
His paws appear at the counter where I’m preparing food.

Later, Snickers comes to meIn his mouth he bears a rope.
He wants to play that silly game I dread.
He stares at me, big brown eyes filled with hope.
Tug of war I play with himWhen it’s time for bed,
The cat and I can’t rest till Snickers has laid down his head.

Written 11/4/15 for the "A Poet's Dozen" Poetry Contest of the Silent One

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: peace, war,



Oceans filled with tears
Shed by the angels weeping 
For souls fell in war 

Fill our hearts with love  
Making war capitulate
Peace forever reigns

© Demetrios Trifiatis
       24 JUNE 2013

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: son, war,

questionku one

                                                        my soldier son
                                                  deployed this morning --
                                                   will this war ever end?

by: Kim Merryman

For Richard Lemoureux's
Questionqu contest

Poem Details | by Brendan Hardy |
Categories: hope, peace, seasons, war,


- Truth
Remember the truth,
Question those in government…
In full glory reflected.

- Mistake
To war is error,
To offer peace is sublime…
Bombs bursting in air.

- Belief
No matter how hard,
Stand up for what you believe…
O! say can you see.

- Responsibility
I love my country,
Like baseball and apple pie…
The home of the brave.

...(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

Poem Details | by Tony Driskell |
Categories: change, conflict, corruption, courage,


ninety nine percent
CIVIL one percent WAR the
worse upset ever

Poem Details | by Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis |
Categories: nostalgia,


THE PRESENCE...............HAIKU #12,065-12,067

Yesterday i asked:
Who would want war in sunshine?
Not any born blind;
Soft warmth caressed me,
The honey strolled beside me
I felt gratitude...
For both touching me;
I felt rich with winner's due,
Though I needed You.


Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: change, , memorial,


Morning drizzle
Drops of rainbow;
Colours dazzle


Weather contrast
Hot and dehydrating;
Sticky humidity


Lonely songbird
Dawn epiphany;
Lost lover's lament


New journal entry
Ring-bound folio;
Ink stain memory


Sleepy distractions
Lazy Saturday weather;
Bakery fragrance 


Towering monolith
War memorial site;
Our glorious dead


Relics of war here
Public cenotaph;
Never ever forget


City lights twinkle
Festive air prevails;
May Day holiday


Valedictory speech
Gratitude meets promise;
Ambitious plans


Squirrel zigzags
Sideways on huge trunk;
Midday amusements


Old friend visits
Home spun stories;
Catch-up laughter


Pretty lovely child
Charming glowing smile;
Curious ways attest


Leon Enriquez
10 May 2016

Poem Details | by Paul Geiger |
Categories: remember


Rolls Royce Merlin purrs
Local owned P-51 
World War II long past

Poem Details | by Sabina Nicole |
Categories: health, life, people, recovery

Cycle of the sunken

Today you look thin,
Every mirror slanders doves,
Tomorrow you’re fat.

Internal war waged,
Relentless burns subside,
Tranquilize the fear.

Society smears,
Fractured fountations tremble,
Look up for repair.

By: Sabina Nicole

Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: change,


By the wayside
A story-teller charms;
Exquisite tale of old


Path of uncertainty
Change springs a cast;
Innovative ideas hurl


Loiter and linger
Upon these lonely shores;
Waves crash the beach


Listen for a glimpse
From unknown scenes;
Mellow music hints


Heavy mall traffic
Sea of faces swirling;
Waiting the sales kill


Bus number 197
Double decker sighted;
Bound for Alexandra Village


Bazaar book stall
Old leftover tomes;
Weathered lessons await


Talk of war again
Outbreaks somewhere again;
Spirits rebellious


This weary world riddled
Such fiery war-mongering;
Profit for the arms trade


If you must ask
You do not know;
Poetry wears intent well


Dreamy dispositions
Watch the falling rain;
Cold clearance coming


Leon Enriquez
12 November 2014

Poem Details | by Larry Belt |
Categories: life,

War or Peace

they fight wars for peace
without war there would be peace
i don't understand

Poem Details | by chris bowen |
Categories: history

ottaman strikes

sway armenian horde
your master,the ottaman
passes through your door

i wrote this to mark the anniversay of the ottaman/armenian war of 1915,today is the 
marked anniversary.i believe this would be the view of maybe a young,swaggering ottaman 

Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: change,


Early morning agenda
Buzz of Monday surprise;
Ordinary work day styles


Crowds congregate
Train station congestion;
Sea of mobile handsets


Heartland playground
Toddlers re-invent playtime;
Happy commotions


Sea of blank faces
Each a fine story;
Checkmate situation


Odd one out
Smiling old uncle;
Good morning sunshine


Muted cacophony
Three old ladies talk;
Hypermart bargains


Headline news screams
Another war somewhere;
Quirky exhortations


Obituary page today
Sample faces gone away;
Passage to a new world


So much sadness here
Suffering outbursts implode;
Quiet desperation


Neighbourhood police visit
House call noise complaint;
Seeking autographs


Bougainvillea outburst
Maroon, orange, pink, violet;
Shades of heated arguments


Rain clears hazy outlines
Skyline now crystal clear;
Original apparitions


Listen now and hear
Crickets melodrama;
Nightfall by city fringes


Leon Enriquez
03 November 2014

Poem Details | by Michael Zavaletta |
Categories: adventure, games, power, violence,

This Is War

Flint-lock alarm clock,
A blooming Lotus whispers,
Speaking while death knocks.

Enter the Grineer,
Led by their slaver captain,
Vor, whom they revere.

Servant to his Queens,
Seeking hope for his clone race,
Corrupted by greed.

Pure vampiric thirst,
Stalking sacred metal crypts,
For our holy blood.

To be clapped in chains,
Seconds after waking is,
A harsh good morning.

My power's severed,
Soft as a petal she stirs,
Polarizing shifts.

Tingling fingertips,
An awakening occurs,
Underneath my skin.

When my hands extend,
The earth quivers before me,
Laws of physics yield.

Between explosions,
And a daring escape plan,
I find my freedom.

My own dingy ship,
At least I have a first mate,
Ordis and his...friend.

Soundless we wander,
Waging war for the Tenos,
At Lotus's command.

Vor's campaign will end,
By the hands of gravity,
Tremble before me.

Poem Details | by Robert Heemstra |
Categories: america, war,

Thank You Goodyear

Airships flew the skies
World War One the Goodyear war
Their blimp still flies high

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: sad,

Had Killed My Own Son Horn Haiku

Remember one day
When there was both blue and gray
With sad things to say.

Civil war was done
And no one really had won
Had killed my on son.

Can you imagine.

Jim Horn

Poem Details | by Asif Andalib |
Categories: inspirational, peace, visionary, war,

The UN

The UN should now
Ban war and wage war against
The violators

Poem Details | by Grace Williams |
Categories: caregiving, family, nostalgia,

Morning Meals

Restive and Restful Holding hands through war and age In their muted house

Poem Details | by Joshua Adam |
Categories: history, war

Optimistic Leaders

World war at the door
nations wait a little more
for death to ignore

Poem Details | by Üzeyir Lokman CAYCI |
Categories: inspirational, nostalgia, social, war,

Martial Dances

We live in strange times, my brother 
men make money 
with war dances 
and occupation..
Do you not see the bombardments 
and the pillaging? 
Under the boot 
you are worn out, 
these days 
the sweat of your brow 
no longer serves you! 
Tanks come from distant lands 
passing down your streets 
demanding to know 
why you were born! 
And you can say nothing
Soon, if this continues, 
it will be the course of progress 
to be denied learning
One speaks of the rights of man 
here and there
Do not believe those rumors! 
You see that nothing is in place now! 
We live in strange times my brother, 
arms dealing, 
governing the land
Is it so difficult to understand? 
They sell the merchandise of war! 
Come listen to my counsel
Don't marry, it is unsupportable 
to suffer the massacre of your children
The success of your affairs depends 
on producing fictitious enemies 
to menace..
In this manner 
they take over small countries 
one after the other 
under the pretext of saving them
While you fight amongst yourselves 
others consume your underground resources
What should I tell you; 
do these times plant sorrow 
in your hearts? 
Be a little understanding! 
Increase the number of fratricidal wars, 
divide your people further 
to make the lives of the invaders easier
Do not forget that to destroy love 
requires only this: 
Live in a society without love 
and don't educate anyone..
Live in the clarity of obscurity, 
depend only on yourself! 
The sun rises and sets on time..
the throats of cocks are cut 
that sing before the hour! 
We live in strange times my brother, 
men make money with war dances 
and occupation..
Do you not see the bombardments 
and the pillaging? 

By Uzeyir Lokman CAYCI 
Paris - 17.03.2003 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 2003

Categories: bird, girl, tree, war,


                                           A dollar

                                           Birds yellow
                                                  Tree of life
                                                      A painting


                                              Two brothers
                                                     Beautiful woman
                                                                War war

                                                 Blue eyes
                                                      Red boobs
                                                         Sky apples

                                                   Heaven dews
                                                            Silky grass
                                                                  Autumn girls

Poem Details | by Marcus Crane |
Categories: lost love, love

The end (you and me )

twentyfour seven 

lost in battlewar just begun 

you and me no-more

Poem Details | by Ravi Sathasivam |
Categories: war,

My own proverb

My own proverb..... "Thousand of brave soldiers without a strong general , the war will be lost". Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka All rights are reserved @ 2016 Ravi Sathasivam

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: animals, death, history, life,

Prey - Pray

Many men fallen, Carcass, the vultures calling Survival twisted Even in blizzards Spot the circling buzzards spy; Carrion cleaners Birds of prey, pray swoop Deceased unaware souls lost Carried on the winds. Tribute to Leon Stacey's " Casualties of War "

Poem Details | by jack horne |
Categories: native american,

War Cry

Jack Horne

He whoops a war cry,
New tomahawk in his hand,
Earns his Brave feathers.

For Michael’s Sounds of a Cry

Poem Details | by Jeff Palmer |
Categories: absence, analogy, art,

Same Work of Art

You can push me down, tetris man piece treePapiroflexia; you can not shape meRecycle green shaded currency; tied to a poleTrue colors showPaint my words Picasso, this message will not reach your praiseMy hands will make the changeUnfold me, blueprint as they see me fit? It is not that our leaders are not doing their jobIt is the virtuous electricity foundation; SEE underneathIn line the people our doing their job, to man; this is perfectionSalt was once considered rationsWe killed for this, deceiving nationsBittersweet, war unites us all to fearNow order is in place, lets see what a child createsDraw me a picture of a leaderWhite over black; retraceGray matter reading between the brains lieConfused heart sails; dry skiesBreathe in humane, artificial crySoon will run dry; rock bottomTear U.SApart, they will collect and rebuild the same work of Art.

Poem Details | by millard lowe |
Categories: faith, hate, love, peace,

Haiku 3

Where love and peace are,
Hate cannot find a place there;
Neither can war be.

Poem Details | by Lin Lane |
Categories: god, hope, peace, war,

Light Defeats Dark

     Light Defeats Dark

     peace will not exist
in this world, as we know it
    'til God takes control

    sheer ignorance can
prove to be the deepest root
     of a warring mind

       war is such folly
wasted lives ~ what wicked shame.
      foolish foolish man

  what of minds at war
a different kind of fight
  lies within one's self

      elusive is peace
for one who has lost all hope
   take heart ~ God exists

  and in His New World
peace will live on forever
     as He intended

    light will defeat dark
peace will overcome all wars
  God's work will be done

     October 25, 2015

Poem Details | by Vasudevan Desikachari |
Categories: peace,

war of peace

              no wars no bloodshed
              hail thee war of peace
              peace everywhere and no fear

Poem Details | by millard lowe |
Categories: allegory, analogy, children, death,



Bombs fall like rain;
there’s no umbrella for war;
blood of the dead flows.

War has no conscience;
its means justifies its end:
a negative good.

the plight of the walking dead:
War kept the rest.

The flower of peace—
shedding her petals and seeds:
fertile soils smiling.

Opened war wounds wait—
healing needs a helping hand:
Peace threads her needle.

Poem Details | by chris bowen |
Categories: art,


in the land of char
the war rages on,i can
it spends me up,but.....

Poem Details | by Pheko Motaung |
Categories: age,

Autumn ends

Autumn ends
Win the war against sorrow
Life is your best friend

Poem Details | by Danny Noble |
Categories: rain,

anger drop

The Rain drop drop top
The clouds are angry at me
I am so wet now

There is a thunder
So loud it's like a war here
I am so scared 
But in this weather
lots of people will sleep
And drink hot choco

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allusion, anger, angst, anxiety,

Trump Came To Crucify

Trump Came To Crucify

How hard we did try
But Trump came to crucify
Cause us all to die.

Trump never sufficed
Has been known to pull a heist;
Is our Anti-Christ.

Trump hate to endure
Crooked Hillary called her
Is liar for sure.

Thoughtful Trump is not;
Hope someday in hell will rot
With pants down got caught.

We cannot deny
Trump will be each reason why
We all cry and cry.

We will war a scowl;
Trump thinks he is wise old owl
And obstructs our bowel

Trump is now fair game
Will give him more of the same
And also the blame.

Jim Horn

Poem Details | by Mark Toney |
Categories: conflict, film, love, war,

Oscar-ku 12 -Gone With The Wind

Scarlett, Rhett, Tara
Fiddle-dee-dee War War War-
“I don't give a damn”

Copyright © 2018 by Mark ToneyAll rights reserved
First published 2018 in Hollywood Haiku via wattpad.com

Poem Details | by Victory Udochukwu Ferdinard |
Categories: bereavement,

Oh Nekede

A grevious ghetto.
Young and old lives,
A fearful avenue to freshers,
A non-grid lock area,
Where the young guile people.

Smokes in the air but no fire,
Hard drugs serves as food,
Haemophiliac men on the streets,
No halycon days of the youth,
Half caste children populates the area.

Sodom and Gomorrah now
In nekede,
Girls on the streets,
With their dwangling breast,
To sell their already sold dignity,
To young men who sees it as
Their duty to sleep with them,
Just with a token.

Parental advice untraceable 
In their characters,
They are lords of their own,
It is written on the wall boldly,
A good place for war is here.

Two sided humans stay in nekede,
The wise men and the jeuw men,
Wise men keep getting wiser and
Jeuw men keep getting foolish 

Wise men are not save,
Claiming to be owners of the road,
The jeuw are free men,
Move freely on the street.

Wise men die daily and the fortune 
Ones on the race,
In other not to miss the grace,
Could this be an herald trace?

The jeuw jeer at the wise ones,
Death tolls,
Tears rolls,
The fathers of nekede weep
In the grave,
The evils has over stayed its welcome,
And the area is ripe for judgement,
Who is the judge?
The stones of nekede is yet to be rolled

Poem Details | by Mark Toney |
Categories: conflict, courage, england, family,

Oscar-ku 15 -Mrs Miniver

world war II drama
courageous English woman-
helped Allied effort

Copyright © 2018 by Mark ToneyAll rights reserved
First published 2018 in Hollywood Haiku via wattpad.com

Poem Details | by Mick Talbot |
Categories: history, nature,


True desert memories of my time spent in the Libyan desert(Very early 60's)

The link rethe last senryu gives the details of how a young soldier lost his life by ignoring ordersNot a friend of mine, but we were comrades in arms.
HAIKU & SENRYU night time desert..cold can freeze..belies the hot days no moon..pitch black night ~ daytime desert..hot the sun takes no prisoners yet nature survives ~ tortoise..chameleons scorpions..puff adders..flies shy desert wonders ~ two four week tours my work..I endured free time exploring ~ North Africa unhospitable deserts watermelons..cool ~ there are hidden fears world war two ammunitions bomb..mines..shells..killers ~ look..don't touch..report standing orders..don't deny one did and died ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The link below will take you to a page where the young soldier's death is recordedPlease note this was not entered as html, I used converter entities to get it up in the html formatIf I have broken the rules I apologise and will remove it but for those interested copy it now. http://www.farmersboys.com/Roll_of_Honour_Pages/G_Evans.htm Farmers Boys

Poem Details | by Mick Talbot |
Categories: nature,


HAIKU SERIES ~~~~~~~~~~~ now all have to seek bleak winters..wild food wanting wrong..what man has done empathy applied man instigated the need mans greed kills wildlife birdtables well stocked not a supplement..a need gone the natural way for those who knew not the UK..once forested stripped for land..war too man..still no respect now being taught a lesson nature making right

Poem Details | by Quoth TheRaven |
Categories: november,

Peace at last

On eleventh hour,
of eleventh day, this month.
Peace at last, war ends.

Poem Details | by Bernard F. Asuncion |
Categories: birthday,

Distant Times

F-irst war of the world, 
E-nds of the earth as God said, 
C-hurch of Christ emerged

Topic: Birthday of Felix ECaacbay (June 01) 
Form: Acrostic Haiku

Poem Details | by sand blown |
Categories: absence, appreciation,


follow the golden rule
do unto others

it's the war mentality
that haunts religions