Short Free Verse Poems

10 Short Free Verse Poems Without Rhyme Schemes Or Forms

Writing poems without a rhyming pattern or a specific form can be more difficult than following a pattern. Here is a collection of short free verse poems that have less than ten lines.

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  1. The Opposite Is Also True

    • By Coral
    • Published: April 2018
    Happiness And Sadness

    in Crying Poems

    They say it's sweet that we laugh
    because our bodies literally
    can't contain the
    joy.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 339
    • Rating 4.33
    Featured Shared Story

    Yeah, it is actually true. When we cry, we get relief from the pain.

  2. You'll Cry For Me Someday

    • By Maria
    • Published: September 2008

    in Short Poems

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1059
    • Favorited 38
    • Votes 1193
    • Rating 4.18
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow, that hit me straight in the heart on the last part. Although it might have hurt because it's true, I love the poem and the impact it has.

  3. No Celebration

    Holidays After Losing Loved Ones

    in Short Sad Poems

    What's the point of celebrating
    When the ones you loved have gone?
    It's only the beginning of another year,
    Another year of struggling alone.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 913
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 253
    • Rating 4.16
    Featured Shared Story

    Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief...

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  4. I Look At Him

    What I See When I Look At You

    in Teen Short Love Poems

    I look at him and I see beauty.
    I look at his body and I see desire.
    I look at his hands and I see want.
    I look at his face and I see a wish.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 559
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 297
    • Rating 4.15
    Featured Shared Story

    l also want a man with a face that l see a wish and a body that l really see desire. A man who looks at me and my heart melts and my mouth will break into a smile. All l need is his touch,...

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  5. Whenever You Say I Love You

    • By Kate B.
    • Published: August 2013

    in Teen Short Love Poems

    My heart flutters like a butterfly,
    My knees grow weak,
    My stomach does somersaults,
    My mind goes blank,

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 199
    • Rating 4.12
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  7. The Song Of Wind

    • By Natalia Huja
    • Published: June 2017
    Spring Turning Into Summer

    in Summer Poems

    Wind is like peace
    A swaying song it sings
    Drifting away in the summer wind
    Dancing grass in the field

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 561
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 80
    • Rating 4.06
    Featured Shared Story

    I enjoyed reading your poem on wind. There is something magical about just listening to the sound of the wind.

  8. I Love You

    • By Jessica
    • Published: May 2012
    First Love Feelings

    in Teen Short Love Poems

    I melt when you
    smile.
    I can't breathe when you
    speak.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1777
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 510
    • Rating 4.03
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  9. Living Season

    The Beauty Of Autumn

    in Fall Poems

    Breathing autumn air
    amid rustling leaves...
    exhale.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 40
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 4.00
  10. Perfection

    • By Laura
    • Published: July 2012
    Poem About The Perfection Of A Storm

    in Short Poems by Teens

    Water pouring down around me,
    Music to my ears,
    Washing my worries away.
    Lightning shooting out from the clouds, nature's fireworks they say.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1396
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 176
    • Rating 3.99
    Featured Shared Story

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for sharing your poem. I really enjoy it. I just wanted you to know that I actually used your poem to write a song. For my music class, we were asked to find a poem we...

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  11. The Patience Of A Heart

    • By K_j_heart
    • Published: January 2017
    Finding True Love

    in Short Love Poems

    Love takes time.
    It takes patience
    to find the one,
    to find him,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1303
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 274
    • Rating 3.95

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