Short Poems

A short poem may be a stylistic choice or it may be that you have said what you intended to say in a more concise way. Either way, they differ stylistically from a long poem in that there tends to be more care in word choice. Since there are fewer words people tend to spend more time on choosing a word that fits the subject to perfection. Because of this meticulous attitude, writing a short poem is often more tedious than writing a long poem.

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  • by Kirston D. Warfield
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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 …

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  • by Terri Nicole Tharrington
  • Published: 5/9/2012
Short Poem About Forever

Forever we remain oblivious to the future,
lost to the past and enduring our torture.
Forever we take chances to settle our scores,
losing some battles and winning some wars.
Forever …

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  • by Emma Jackson
  • Published: 12/22/2011
Courage Poem, Life's Own Battle

Didn't want a battle,
Yet you declared war,
Each knock you gave me made me stronger than before,
I will not give up,
I will not give in,
You won't make me fall,
I won't let you win.

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  • by Lisa
  • Published: 5/9/2012
Mother's Short Poem To Her Little Baby

Little baby Oh so small
One day you will be big and tall
I watch you while you laugh and play
My love for you grows everyday
I tell you this with my whole heart
I love you just the …

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  • by Maria
  • Published: 9/8/2008
You'll Cry For Me Someday

Someday you'll cry for me, like I cried for you,
Someday you'll miss me, like I missed you,
Someday you'll need me, like I needed you,
Someday you'll love me, but I won't love you.

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  • by Amber
  • Published: 7/8/2013
Short Dark Poem, Still

The crow flies
People die
Souls are lost
Tears dry
Love fades
Blood stops dripping
The sun sets
Flowers turn to dust
People turn to stone
The crow freezes
And life …

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  • by Christina Renee Donnal
  • Published: 3/11/2013
Never Look Back

Never look back at your past,
The past is the past,
and nothing at last,
Look into the future,
for what you might see,
is you and me forever.

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  • by Jason Matthew Keller
  • Published: 9/5/2008
A Veteran's Duties

If you are a Vet
You might be in debt,

Times were hard and it made you sweat
Like dodging death and getting all wet,

We all carried our duties, I drove a H.E.T.
Our guns were …

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  • by Sally.F
  • Published: 4/14/2009
I Don't Like

I don't like poachers and animal harmer's
Like Japanese whalers and fox shooting farmers
I don't like people who waste and litter
Bully and hurt or speak very bitter
I don't like people …

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  • by Laura
  • Published: 8/29/2008
That Feeling Of Forever.

I want that feeling.
you know?
That feeling of forever.
So simple,
Yet combined with everything
Love, Lust, Happiness, Sadness
Everything.
But still,
I want that …

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