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Elements Of Poetry

Elements Of Poetry

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Poems
  1. Sad Poems Alone Poems Mask By Matt

    Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled

    This was a poem originally composed by my loved one as a child. When she showed it to me, I immediately fell in love with it, so we worked on it again. This is dedicated and should be...

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  2. Sad Poems Alone Poems I Wish I Wasn't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    Loneliness...it can destroy people. People pass you in the street and won't look twice. This poem is for those who have ever or do feel alone inside.

    • Stories 21
    • Shares 1148
    • Favorited 100
    • Votes 1295
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  3. Famous Poems Famous Inspirational Poems Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou is one of the most influential women of our time. Her writing pulls on the hearts of many readers. In addition to her proliferous writing career, Maya Angelou has been a civil...

    • Stories 7
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    • Favorited 68
    • Votes 1411
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  4. Sad Poems Depression Poems Inside Out By Angie

    People only see what I let them see.

    • Stories 40
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    • Votes 1232
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  5. Family Poems Father Child Poems Last Chance By Stefanie

    Poem To Dad From Angry Daughter

    A poem to her dad from a daughter who is slipping away before his eyes.

    • Stories 19
    • Shares 213
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 500
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  6. Teen Poems Depression Poems by Teens I'm Tired By Kristen Ottesen

    Poem About What Suffering From Depression Feels Like

    I wrote this poem when I was in 6th grade when I started to fall into depression. As things got worse, I kept changing the poem, and now this is what I have left. I think many people can...

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 660
    • Favorited 51
    • Votes 202
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  7. Famous Poems Famous Death Poems But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

    The message behind this poem is not to wait to tell the important people in your life how you feel about them, but do it right away. You never know if you'll get the chance again.

    • Stories 6
    • Shares 1927
    • Favorited 55
    • Votes 1746
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  8. Life Poems Inspirational Poems I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer By Laura Barnes

    Poem Of Overcoming

    Originally from England, Laura Barnes has lived and worked as a teacher, trainer and life coach across four continents. Laura now lives happily in Gilbert, Arizona and is the...

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 247
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 214
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  9. Family Poems Mother Daughter Poems The One By Crystal R. Adame

    Tribute To Mother Poem

    From a girl to her mother, a lovely tribute to a lovely mother. To my mother who raised me and was there when I needed her. I love you!

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 237
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 588
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  10. Sad Love Poems Heartbreak Poems I Tried So Hard By Whitney Barton

    I wrote this March 29, 2009. I was in a good relationship and nothing was wrong at the time, but the poem just kind of struck me. I liked the idea, so I wrote it out. Now I am no longer with...

    • Stories 38
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  11. Life Poems Inspirational Poems Never Stop Being You By Terrie Brushette

    Uplifting Poem About Making Life Better

    This poem I wrote was an inspirational look at life in general and the reason we live as we do because some of us never stop.

    • Stories 1
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  12. All Types Of Poems Metaphor Poems A Broken Family Tree By Lori McBride

    Tradition Poem

    A metaphor of a family to a tree, each branch integral to the whole.

    • Stories 20
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  13. Family Poems Sister Poems The Importance Of A Sister By Shiv Sharma

    Why I Love My Sister Poem

    Why I love my sister...

    • Stories 68
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    • Favorited 75
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  14. Death Poems Abortion Poems You Were Inside Me By Shirley Daley

    This poem is for any woman who lives with the regret of having an abortion.

    • Stories 3
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  15. Sad Poems Alone Poems Truth Untold By Shianne

    I wrote this when I woke up really early one morning and felt like the whole world was turned against me.

    • Stories 4
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  16. Family Poems Father Child Poems To A Terrific Dad By David L. Helm

    A son writes a poem to his father, telling his dad just how terrific he is.

    • Stories 0
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  17. Death Poems Sister Death Poems If Only I Knew By Sennette Gaoses

    I wrote this poem when I started thinking about the things regarding my sister Mencia Gawanas that I took for granted. I thought that she'd always be around, so there were all these things...

    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 96
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  18. All Types Of Poems ABC Poems If Only By Petra Sheane

    Poem About Hope For The World

    Every night I dream of how the world could be a better place. I long for the simplest of changes, simple acts of kindness, love, truth, and simple whispers of hope in the night sky. When I...

    • Stories 1
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  19. Sad Love Poems Betrayal Poems How Can I Forget? By Jason

    I wrote this to try to vent a little after discovering a picture on the internet of my girlfriend with another guy at a club, after she told me nothing had happened that night.

    • Stories 10
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    • Favorited 49
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  20. Love Poems Boyfriend Poems What I Love About You By Nidhi Kaul

    From his hug to his touch, his kiss, his smile, his stare, his warmth, I love everything about him.

    • Stories 13
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  21. Love Poems Girlfriend Poems My Melody By Eric Pribyl

    Love's First Words

    I'm in love with a girl, but she doesn't see it, and I want her to, so I wrote this.

    • Stories 14
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    • Favorited 53
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  22. Famous Poems Famous Inspirational Poems Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

    Caged Bird By Maya Angelou was first published in her book, "Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?" in 1983. The poem is a Metaphor illustrating the differences between African-Americans and Whites...

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 2397
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 896
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  23. Love Poems Confused about Love Poems I Wish He Knew By Maddie

    I Wish He Knew How Much I Love Him Poem

    Describes the millions of girls all over the world who wish their crush knew what they felt about them.

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 477
    • Favorited 35
    • Votes 448
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  24. All Types Of Poems Metaphor Poems An Ocean Of Memories By Kimberly L. Briones

    My family is like the sea

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1199
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 197
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  25. Friendship Poems True Friend Poems A True Friend By Nicole

    The poet tells about the forming of a close friendship.

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 659
    • Favorited 35
    • Votes 436
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  26. Love Poems Love Forever Poems Until Forever Dies By Serbec

    I wrote this poem because I've been thinking of my boyfriend nonstop, and we promised each other we would never leave, that we would be together forever. We're almost together for eight...

    • Stories 4
    • Shares 1309
    • Favorited 52
    • Votes 845
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  27. Love Poems Romantic Poems The Meaning Of Love By Krina Shah

    I wrote this poem the first time I fell in love with someone. I then came to know what love is and how it feels. I decided to write it down so I could express my views.

    • Stories 14
    • Shares 9493
    • Favorited 63
    • Votes 2259
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  28. Love Poems Girlfriend Poems When I Am With Her By Richard Giron

    Poem About What It Means To Love

    Dedicated to my best friend, Joyce. Sometimes your soulmate is just your best friend.

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 2325
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 918
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  29. Friendship Poems True Friend Poems A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed By Bea Williams

    I've always felt that true friendship is very important. The old saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed," goes a long way. True friends will always be there for you, and you can always...

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 779
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 1117
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  30. Love Poems Relationship Poems Life Without You By Nikki Wilfong

    What life would be like if you were not in it...

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1863
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 744
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