Metaphor Poems

Metaphorical 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.

Examples Of Popular Metaphor Poems

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  1. Northern Star

    • By Kelly Graham
    • Published: September 20, 2016
    The Guiding Light Of A Grandfather

    Northern Star, Northern Star,
    I gaze up at you from afar.
    Shining brightly in the curtain of night,
    Northern Star, you are my light.

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 23
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.48
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  3. Rose Painted

    • By Paige
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Skin Color

    If I were a Rose painted black,
    would you cast me aside
    like blackened, burnt rice?
    Would my color tarnish my sweet smell?

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    • Stories 3
    • Emailed 101
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 337
    • Rating 4.38
  4. A Broken Family Tree

    Tradition Poem

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I am one of many
    Small branches of a broken tree,
    Always looking to the ones above
    For guidance, strength and security.

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    • Stories 19
    • Emailed 189
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 911
    • Rating 4.37
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  6. 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 feelings.
    ...

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 60
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 545
    • Rating 4.37
  7. Love Is

    Metaphor Poem About Love

    Love is a walk in the rain at night,
    Two hands, holding onto each other tight;
    Love is honey on a pair of lips,
    Onto a tender heart it drips;

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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 70
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 248
    • Rating 4.35
  8. The Grandfather Clock

    • By James Sielschott
    • Published: September 2014
    Grandfather Clock Watching Over Family

    In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house,
    sits the tall, wooden worn out clock.
    It has seen its share of memories and pain,
    keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.

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    • Emailed 36
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 121
    • Rating 4.33
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  10. Endure Like A Tree

    • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About Enduring The Hardships You Face In Life

    To get through life you have to endure as a tree does.
    When Mother Nature tries to bring you down,
    You will never fall; you will stand your ground.
    You will encounter burning flames.

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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 122
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 247
    • Rating 4.33
  11. The Rose

    • By Billie Jo
    • Published: May 2013
    You're Beautiful As Yourself

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

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 25
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 271
    • Rating 4.32
  12. Shipwreck

    • By Devavrat Bishwa
    • Published: January 9, 2017
    A Mighty Storm Made From Anger And Betrayal

    Like a gentle wave, you swayed against my ship.
    With a gentle breeze, you guided me forward.

    As the sun sank into the ocean,

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 36
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 40
    • Rating 4.28
  13. A Butterfly

    • By Silvia Burley
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Being Comforted By Grandma's Spirit

    A caterpillar walks in beauty
    through the sunshine and the rain
    leaving sweet memories
    to ease away the pain

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 27
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 105
    • Rating 4.27

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