Ten of the best commemorative War Poetry for Today poems for Armistice Day

Ten of the best commemorative War Poetry for Today poems for Armistice Day

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

To commemorate Armistice Day (11 November 2014), we have perused over 600 War Poetry for Today submissions and picked "Ten of the Best" that show what today's generation owes to the fallen of previous conflicts.

We'v so far received over 600 submissions for our War Poetry Today project in conjunction with the producers of Pat Barker's Regeneration. The style and content of submissions has been so varied and we're thoroughly enjoying reading through them each week. 

To mark this monumental day, the Theatre Cloud team have picked their favourite ten poems which have a special theme of looking at the legacy of the fallen and how their sacrifice allowed us to have the life we live today.

1. Poppies All Around by Linda Griggs

2. Remember the Ones by Laura Gronow

3. Remembrance Day by Neelam Shah

4. When I Wear My Red Poppy by Lynn Cope

5. Ode to a Dying Soldier by David Cunningham

6. Here We Stand by Laurence Grimes

7. Veteran of Tomorrow by Serena Hughes

8. Hero by Lucy Davies

9. War Never Evens the Score by Kelly Martin

10. St. George's Cross by Phil Ritson


You can read the full poems by visiting our submission page

Want to submit to our War Poetry for Today project? Check out our submission page here.

You can also view the shortlisted videos made by the cast of Regeneration here.


Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.