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 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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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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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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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!

Poem Comparing Love To A Thunderstorm
  • By Shana
  • Published: May 21, 2015
The Calm Before A Storm

I hate the way you remind me of a thunderstorm
The way the violent wind, rain, and lightning shake me...
You shake me
And yet I find myself unable to resist stepping out into the madness

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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 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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  • 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 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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