Metaphor Poems

People have used metaphors since the birth of mankind. Metaphors are a way to get around censorship as well as to help us see truths that we may not be able to face if they were stated plainly. It is a way to accentuate beauty as well as pain through this medium of the unstated comparison. When you are reading an appropriate metaphor you are immediately drawn between the truth of the comparison that is being alluded to. The ability to understand metaphoric language opens the key to poetry of tremendous beauty.

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Poem About Enduring The Hardships You Face In Life
  • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
  • Published: May 11, 2015
Endure Like A Tree

To get through life you have to endure as a tree does.
When Mother Nature tries to bring you down,
You will never fall; you will stand your ground.
You will encounter burning flames.

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This poem really spoke to me. I like the fact that you said "Your roots will always be there to support you". This like says that your family will always be there to help you thru whatever...

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Metaphor Poem About Love
Love Is

Love is a walk in the rain at night,
Two hands, holding onto each other tight;
Love is honey on a pair of lips,
Onto a tender heart it drips;

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I honestly really like both of the poems you have written. They are beautiful and have such meaning behind it, so much that every sentence strikes my heart and seeps into my soul. Your poems...

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Poem About Grandfather Clock Watching Over Family
  • By James Sielschott
  • Published: September 3, 2014
The Grandfather Clock

In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house, sits the tall, wooden worn out clock.
It has seen its share of memories and pain, keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.

From weddings to funerals, losses and gains, sorrows and days filled with fun.

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Poem About Skin Color
  • By Paige
  • Published: June 1, 2015
Rose Painted

If I were a Rose painted black,
would you cast me aside
like blackened, burnt rice?
Would my color tarnish my sweet smell?

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This person seems like they don't seem to exist or want to. They seem like they are afraid of what people think, well honey it shouldn't matter what people think, only what you think, and...

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Tradition Poem
A Broken Family Tree

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I am one of many
Small branches of a broken tree
Always looking to the ones above
For guidance, strength and security....

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I just want to say, wow...! wow..! wow..!
Your poem has touched my heart a lot. While reading your poem, I just remembered my mom and dad who had been looking after me and my sisters....

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Poem About Being Comforted By Grandma's Spirit
  • By Silvia Burley
  • Published: July 19, 2015
A Butterfly

A caterpillar walks in beauty
through the sunshine and the rain
leaving sweet memories
to ease away the pain

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The Mask

I look in the mirror at the beginning of each day, and ask myself what mask should I place on my face today.

No not the sad one it's too revealing, I don't want to show the world my true feelings.
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The mask poem is so real. I believe it's with every one on the face of the earth, except a child!

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You're Beautiful As Yourself
  • By Billie Jo
  • Published: May 2013
The Rose

The sun went away
The sky went black
Up came the wind
I fell on my back...

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  • By Laurie A. Eisenhart
  • Published: February 2006
The Well

You were to be my well
But there was little to drink
How am I to slake my thirst
When you taunt me like an oasis...

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