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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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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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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  • 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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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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  • By Billie Jo
  • Published: May 19, 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 Kirston D. Warfield
  • Published: February 2006
A Thorny Rose

Our life is like a thorny rose
Not perfect, but always beautiful
The thorns represent the hardships in our lives.
The delicate red petals represent the fun and beautiful things in our lives....

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  • By Melody
  • Published: June 23, 2014
Storm

I am something that can be anywhere.
At roofs, soil, and souls I always tear.

I rain to cry,...

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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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Poem Of A Journey To Adulthood
A Stream, River And Ocean

She was born
The stream, from an old spring and eternal mother.
Goes down n' down with
The help of the power of the spring,...

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I really like the creative image likening the course of a river from stream to an ocean with the journey from childhood to adulthood. It's a cool literary scene.

Inspired By A Friend
The Pencil Case

The eraser erased my bad habits
While the pencil drew in new ones
The glue stick glued on a whole new face
As the scissors cut away my background and past...

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wowzaa :) this is really good. keep jotting.

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