WAR SONG   --  My poems on this page are dedicated to the "song" of human combat. The honor, the bravery, the sacrifice.....and the horror, blood and death. It is neither a glorification nor a condemnation of war. It seeks to give some insight into one of the major occupations of Man from the very beginning of humanity.
 

Below is a list of my war poems in alphabetical order, just click on them to read.

© Carl Martin Johnson, All rights reserved

 

A Gaul’s Anger

A Love Note To My Enemy

A Man Defined

A Man Like Me

A Man's Valor Tells His Story

A Sinner’s Lament 
     (Birthdayday card to Jesus)

A Soldier’s Dream

A Soldier's Last Minute

A Soldier's Prayer

A Walk With Other Ghosts

A Warning To The Muslims Attacking
    Our Diplomatic Posts

A Warrior Mother’s Farewell To Her Son

A Warrior’s Boast

A Warrior’s Death

A Warrior's Prayer To His Angel

A Woman In My Arms

 

After The War Is Over

Alamo

Ambush

Ambush Serenade

American Veteran

Angel Falling

Arm Yourself, Good Man

Armless

As He Died

Awake

 

Badlands

Beast In Me

Beau Geste

Before The Sun Sets

Begone Death

Bells

Beware The Tiger

Black Like Me

Blades

Bleeding

Blood In The River
Blood Moon

Blood Of Vikings

Bold

Bravesong

Breath

Brother

Brother Killing Brother

Brother, Take My Hand

But For The Grace

 

Caedes Julius

Carolinas Fighting

Cease Fire!

Challenge To The Minor Gods

Chance At Glory

Chase Me If You Dare

Combat Jump

Come, Dear Night

Coming

Courage

Courage Be My Friend

Crystal Lenses

 

Danger Called

Dawn After Battle

Dead Man's Smile

Dear Dying Enemy

Death Bringer

Death By My Hand

Death I Do Not Fear You

Death In A Far Land

Death Is Not My Master

Death Of A Brother In My Arms

Death Of A Confederate Soldier
   At Vicksburg

Death Of A Mercenary

Death Of The Diplomat's Guard

Death's Cold Eye

Death's Laugh

Deguello

Demon Raging

Dying Ground

 

El Cid

Execution Of A Mercenary Soldier

 

Fallen Warriors

Farewell To Kindness

Fear

Fight

Fight now!

Free Fall

Friend

 

Gentle Breezes

Ghengis

Go Softly Down The Road

God's Memoirs

Great-Grandad The Lawman

Gringo Guerrero

Guardian To His Charge

Gun Run

Gunfighter

Her Baby’s Father

Hero

Hero's Legion

Hold Me Up, My Brother

Holiday Greetings To ISIS

Homage To A Gunship

Honor The Warrior

Hope

Hoplite At Rest

How A Soldier Dies

How I Died

 

I Am Only One

I Am The Paladin
I Am The Storm

I Cannot Be Killed

I Died For You Today

I Feel The Dead

I, Quixote

I Saw A Soldier Die Today

I Saw Him

I Saw The Enemy Crying

I Will Help You

I Will Keep My Honor Whole

I Will Walk With You
If I Don't Fight

If I Fall

If I Looked Into Your Heart

If Our Leaders Are Too Weak

If We Must Fight

In Honor Of Our Veterans

In The End

In The Shadowed Light

Incoming

Inside Your Mind

 

Jealous Life

Jimmy's Sleeping

John Jacob

Johnny-Boy Died Well

Josemaria’s Walk

Julius

 

Last Fight

Last Man Left

Laughing At Mortality

Legacy

Letter On The Trail

Life

Life Leaves No Prisoners Taken

Life Power

Life’s Spice

Like Wounded Wolves At Bay

Little Man

Lone Ambush

Long Time Coming

Look At My Life

Look For Me In The Sunset

Love Song To My Flag

 

Machete

Make Me Brave

Man Of Violence

Mangas Coloradas

Medevac

Memorial Day
Mercenary, Treasure Seeker

Midnight Ghosts

Missed Glory

Monsoon Patrol
Morning Haze

My Ancestor's Taunt

My Ancestral Neanderthal

My Enemy’s Eyes

My Ghosts

My Heart Has Empty Places

My Homeless Brother

My Tattered Face

My Words Will Not Stop Evil Men

 

New Man Dying

New Son

Night Fighter

Night Recon

Nightwatch

No One At The Grave

No Prisoners

Not Alone

 

Ode To The Cross At Mt Soledad

Old Men

Old Scars

On My Way To War

One Man

One More Hill

Our Nation's Quest

Our Warriors

 

Paladin

Passing By On My Way

Patriot's Ghost

Pictures

P.O.W.

Prayer Before Battle

Prayer To My Angel

Predator

Purgatory

 

Quiet Village