Short Poems

Short Poems

Why a Short Poem?

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.

63 Short and Simple Poems

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  1. 1. Nothing Gold Can Stay

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    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.

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  3. 2. A Fallen Leaf

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    A trusting little leaf of green,
    A bold audacious frost;
    A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
    And youth for ever lost.

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    I believe this poem is referencing the fleeting duration of the human life span. A leaf in the spring starts out green and tender. Until the frost comes in the fall and gives the leaf a...

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  5. 3. Underface

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    Underneath my outside face
    There's a face that none can see.
    A little less smiley,
    A little less sure,

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    What a perfect poem! At times we could basically tell how people were feeling despite their facial expressions. It was in their eyes the tell- tale signs that led us to see at least the...

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  6. 4. A Day Away

    • By Brian E Pardee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
    Some make us smile, some make us weep.

    Some we love, some we don't.

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    I, too, have dealt with depression most of my life. I have learned two things. Feelings are just that. They are fleeting. They come and they go. I have also learned to rely on my rock, my...

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  7. 5. And The World Carries On

    • By Amy O Connor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2020 with permission of the Author.

    The plates will still shift
    and the clouds will still spew.
    The sun will slowly rise
    and the moon will follow too.

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    This poem is really so good. I feel this poem; it's just amazing.

  8. 6. Camouflaged

    • By Kim McCrea
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016 with permission of the Author.

    In all chaotic beauty lies a wounded work of art.
    Beautiful but torn, wreaking havoc on my heart.
    Camouflaged by insecurities, blinded by it all.
    I love the way you sit there and barely notice me at all.

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    With death being the only certainty of life, life is just a bit too short for regrets.
    Let's live while we're alive.
    Let's love while we're alive.
    Let's live and not just survive.

  9. 7. Despite The Storms

    • By S.C. Lourie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,

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    • Rating 4.38
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    Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.

  10. 8. Your Wounds

    Time doesn’t heal wounds
    to make you forget.

    It doesn’t heal wounds to

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    Very nicely done. I totally agree with you. I've used this same approach in my own life. I think sometime we pay more attention to what we're about to go through instead of how much you've...

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  11. 9. Drowning

    • By Amy O Connor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.

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  12. 10. The Terrifying Thing About Love

    • By Madalina Coman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020 with permission of the Author.

    It is a terrifying thing
    to watch love
    walk in your direction
    when you believe

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    Very well written and, in my opinion, very true. I like it and agree totally with it.

  13. 11. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    • By S Raine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am, from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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    I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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  14. 12. Forever

    • By Terri Nicole Tharrington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2012 with permission of the Author.

    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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    Very Inspiring and motivational. You can do anything you put your mind to. Keep having HEART!

  15. 13. Someday

    • By Sarah
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Someday you will cry for me
    Like I cried for you.
    Someday you'll miss me
    Like I missed you.

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    • Rating 4.32
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    That's a wonderful recovery poem. I believe that if one does all they can to make a relationship work and it doesn't, then it's time to move on. And for the one who put their all into it,...

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  16. 14. Just The Beginning

    • By Caroline White
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

    one day
    it will be so clear –
    what you thought
    was the end,

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    • Rating 4.58
  17. 15. Snowflakes

    • By Sabina Laura
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I caught snowflakes
    on my fingertips
    but they melted
    to my dismay.

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    Awesome. When more of us realize that, the better off we all will be. I really like this poem.

  18. 16. Choose How You Spend Your Time

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2020 with permission of the Author.

    You cannot
    slow the setting
    of the sun.
    You can only choose

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    • Rating 4.57
  19. 17. A Simple Plan

    • By Irwin Mercer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Simple Sam was a simple man.
    He lived each day by a simple plan.
    Enjoy your life and live while you can.
    Make each day count and take a stand.

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  20. 18. Little Baby

    • By Lisa
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2012 with permission of the Author.

    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 every day

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    So true. Before you know it the baby has grown. To a real mom they will forever be your babies.

  21. 19. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,

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    • Rating 4.54
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    I'm very fond of short, powerful, poems, and this is one for sure. Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always, always, worth it. Good write/read.

  22. 20. The Dark Days Will Pass

    There will be dark days,
    when you feel alone
    with your aching heart
    but that doesn’t mean

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    I think that is true to every person's life, and what he or she needs is patience that brings a glorious morning after a gloomy night. I had also once gone through such dark days, which later...

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