Short Poems

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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Short Poem About Forever
  • By Terri Nicole Tharrington
  • Published: May 2012
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. ...

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My 12 year old daughter stumbled across your poem in her research to find a short poem to recite at school. We thought it was perfect for the world we live in today. Touching and moving. I...

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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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  • Rating 4.15

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Courage Poem
  • By Emma Jackson
  • Published: December 2011
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,...

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  • Rating 4.12
Mother's Short Poem To Her Little Baby
  • By Lisa
  • Published: May 2012
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 ...

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  • Rating 4.05

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  • By Maria
  • Published: September 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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  • Rating 3.98
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I love someone but I don't think he feels the same. I think he has another. My hearts broken in a million pieces

  • By Christina Renee Donnal
  • Published: March 11, 2013
Never Look Back

Never look back at your past,
The past is the past,
and nothing at last,
Look into the future,...

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Short Dark Poem
  • By Amber
  • Published: July 8, 2013
Still

The crow flies
People die
Souls are lost
Tears dry...

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Short Poem About Addiction
  • By Jeremy C.
  • Published: November 5, 2014
Addict's Heart

We are the dry wind, but broken shadows of our former selves,
Left with nothing but our own carnal pleasures
That day by day, hour by hour dry up the very well of our souls...

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  • By Sally.F
  • Published: April 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...

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A Veteran's Duties
  • By Jason Matthew Keller
  • Published: September 2008
Vet

If you are a Vet
You might be in debt,

Times were hard and it made you sweat...

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