Category Archives: war poems

Poem for Armistice Day

The following poem was originally published in my book, ‘Towards Humanity’, in 2015. However, as we are now only four weeks away from Armistice Day, exactly one hundred years after the end of World War One, I thought it would … Continue reading

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The trauma of war

Not infrequently I write poems that I think I can describe only as ‘bleak and brutal’. I could argue that they are necessary, and that poets should indeed be engaging with all aspects of humanity and nature, however awful and … Continue reading

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Not the Dabke

The following poem has just been published on the webzine, ‘I Am Not A Silent Poet’. Here is the link: https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/not-the-dabke-by-dave-urwin/ The war in Syria goes on and on. Nor should we forget the plight of Iraquis, Palestinians, Lebanese and … Continue reading

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Suicide bomber, how do I love thee?

This poem has been difficult to write, choosing the right words not at all easy, and I had feedback from various people before settling on the final version. What else can be said? It has just been published on the … Continue reading

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