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 Skin Color
  • By Paige
  • Published: June 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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I love it but I wish it told me what metaphors were in the poem.

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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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!

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 Enduring The Hardships You Face In Life
  • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
  • Published: May 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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Poem About Grandfather Clock Watching Over Family
  • By James Sielschott
  • Published: September 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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Don't Judge Me
  • By Paul T. East
  • Published: July 31, 2016
Vibrant Colors

Don't judge my cover; it's not mine.
I was given this to wear for the duration of my time.
Over time it has become creased, ripped, and worn,
A once perfect canvas the day I was born.

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Poem About All That Love Is
Love Is Real

Love is pure like a
white wedding
gown.
Love is honest and

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I am the one that wrote that poem I am glad I could express it for you dear....

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 Kimberly L. Briones
  • Published: February 2006
An Ocean Of Memories

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My family is the ocean around us.

My father is the hurricane,
knocking anything and everybody out of his path.

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This reminds me of what my family is like. My mom is the sun and warms me up after the storm. Yet my older brother, the hurricane, ruins the calm seas (me) with whirling high pitched winds...

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