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One of our goals is to help students with assignments. Are you looking for poems with a certain technique, or do you want to learn about techniques such as using rhyming, metaphors, and personification? You'll find a Homework Help Center that showcases poetic techniques used in these poems and provides links to articles further explaining those techniques. Are you looking for inspiration and a format to write your own poetry? Check out the Try It Yourself articles, complete with PDFs to print and begin using for your own writing.

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Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled
Mask

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I was once sad and lonely,
Having nobody to comfort me,
So I wore a mask that always smiled,
To hide my feelings behind a lie.

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  • Votes 2457
  • Rating 4.50
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I wear a 'mask' every day, not really feeling like anyone can see the real me. I find it hard to actually smile, and it is easier for me to just put on the mask and 'smile.' I have tried to...

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But You Didn't By Merrill Glass
  • By Merrill Glass
But You Didn't

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Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
I thought you'd kill me...
But you didn't....

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  • Stories 8
  • Emailed 3
  • Favorited 34
  • Votes 1194
  • Rating 4.47
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When you talk deep, you touch me. This poem is so inspiring!

Inside Out

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Outside lives a girl with a smile that will brighten up the room,
yet inside hides a girl with a frown full of despair.

Outside lives a girl with eyes of joy that bring you to ease,

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  • Votes 1099
  • Rating 4.46
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I am really sorry about what horrible things that have happened to you. I hope that your life gets better. I am really sorry about what happened to you in High School. That is probably a...

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Loneliness Hurts Poem
  • By Jo
  • Published: June 2011
I Wish I Wasn't Alone

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Once when I was little
I was happy and carefree.
I used to run around laughing
Until it was time for tea.

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  • Stories 18
  • Emailed 45
  • Favorited 50
  • Votes 1002
  • Rating 4.46
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I know some people have it bad. I try to be happy but it feels like the law of the universe is that someone/thing comes out of nowhere and screws up my day.
I feel like a loser. I'm an...

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Poem Of Overcoming
  • By Laura Barnes
  • Published: August 2013
I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

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I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
I am not dying. I am living.
I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 13
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  • Votes 147
  • Rating 4.46
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I read this poem to the staff at a hospice where I work. It helped us to see our patients as living, breathing, alive, and hopeful, so we can encourage them to be all they can be for as long...

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Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman

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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.

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  • Votes 956
  • Rating 4.45
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@Monica Jones,
Thank you for sharing so honestly and with such sincere words the circumstances you went through in the process of realizing your worth and eventually moving forward...

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Poem To Dad From Angry Daughter
  • By Stefanie
  • Published: August 2008
Last Chance

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My heart aches, Dad,
For the things you won't do.
My soul breaks, dad,
For all that we've been through

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  • Stories 17
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  • Votes 426
  • Rating 4.43
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My father was abusive and stole from me. Not only did he steal my money, he stole my feelings, my strength, and my hope. He drinks nonstop and hardly ever calls to check in. I cry almost...

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  • By Shirley Daley
  • Published: April 2011
You Were Inside Me

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You were inside me but only for a while.
Only in my dreams do I embrace your smile.

In my thoughts I see you, my bleeding heart is torn

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 14
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  • Votes 163
  • Rating 4.41
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We always have a choice so to tell that someone made you to do this is silly!!!!!

Tribute To Mother Poem
  • By Crystal R. Adame
  • Published: February 2006
The One

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The one who brought me down to earth,
And held me every day.
The one who gracefully gave me birth,
And said, I love you in every way.

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 50
  • Favorited 8
  • Votes 536
  • Rating 4.40
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Great affection develops a mother-child relationship. It reminds me of those mornings in church, the way she made sure she proudly said, "This my boy." I miss those words of affection.

Truth Untold

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My pain and misery fall from the sky
So hard I try to ignore it, but it still gets by.
Surrounded with memories of what could have been,
The hatred screams under my skin.

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 0
  • Favorited 24
  • Votes 247
  • Rating 4.39
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I really love this poem because it makes me feel that I'm not alone. I know what this person is going through. Stay strong!!!!

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