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.
One little branch trying
To keep the others from breaking …

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Hi and thanks to all who commented on my poem "A Broken Family Tree" or who have shared it. I truly have been blessed by all your responses. And I am so honored The Lord inspired my heart in a way …

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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 …

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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!


  • by Billie Jo
  • Published: 5/19/2013
You're Beautiful As Yourself, The Rose

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

It started to rain
I began to sink
Then I lifted my head
And took a drink

I perked myself …

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  • by Laurie A. Eisenhart
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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

You were to be my armor
Yet I still was hurt by our own
How am I …

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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,
Till she becomes mellow.
Now it's a beauteous young lady …

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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.

  • by Melody Tadeo
  • Published: 6/23/2014

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

I rain to cry,
I can never die.

Hail, snow, and hurricanes are my game,
I have always a …

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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
The ball point pen then made the …

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wowzaa :) this is really good. keep jotting.


  • by Kimberly L. Briones
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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.

My mother is the sunshine after the storm (my father),
clearing …

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  • by T.M.L
  • Published: 5/13/2008
Love Is

Love is a burning candle
It's not always easy to handle
It burns, but it's still beautiful
And it makes celebrations oh so meaningful

It's a sunset
Burning with romance
A …

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This poem touched me in a great way. The people could have well been my teacher of teachers this night. I fell better for knowing the one I love is more near to my heart this night then ever or …

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In a sea of salt waters
Endevours are enclosed
As insobriety washes away
My lifes secrets are exposed
Loss all around me is fully evident
As my soul begins to scream
Not knowing …

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