Metaphor Poems

Poetry With Metaphors

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.

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Tradition Poem
A Broken Family Tree

Analysis of Form and Technique

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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This poem has enlightened my heart and is truly wonderful. It is not those poems where artist read aloud and tour friend comes along just to see what good poetry is...but this...it is truly...

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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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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!

A Mighty Storm Made From Anger And Betrayal
  • By Devavrat Bishwa
  • Published: January 9, 2017
Shipwreck

Like a gentle wave, you swayed against my ship.
With a gentle breeze, you guided me forward.

As the sun sank into the ocean,

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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.

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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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Hello I am Salih Abass. I lost my father while I was very young, and I was taken away from my mother to my grandmother even before I was two years. She took me to school. I lost my grandmom...

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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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The Guiding Light Of A Grandfather
  • By Kelly Graham
  • Published: September 20, 2016
Northern Star

Northern Star, Northern Star,
I gaze up at you from afar.
Shining brightly in the curtain of night,
Northern Star, you are my light.

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

Analysis of Form and Technique

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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